Monday, November 7, 2011

Fall Through The Years

Looking back through old Fall pics from when we've visited the pumpkin patch made me smile and laugh. It was fun to see how the boys have grown and just how different they look.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Trick or Treat!

Anthony--The Referee
Christian--the girl (aka Christina)
Diego--the phone

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Diego's Where??

He is in the bull pen warming up because he is pitching the last inning!!
With only 2 games left of the season Diego showed an interest in pitching. He showed his coach before his game last night and the coach asked him where he'd been the first few weeks of the games. He told him he'd let him pitch a few if the opportunity came. And today it did!! He has only practiced his pitching only twice. He was nervous but his teammate who warmed up with him kept encouraging him. His first pitch was a strike!! His first time pitching he had 2 strikeouts and a forced out at home. He did great!! I was so proud that he took the initiative and asked his coach if he could try. He received a game ball at the end. Way to go Diego!! All these pics were taken with my cell phone cuz I forgot the camera when I put it down to search for Yoda (the iguana) who got away from Diego this morning. So in the mess of looking for him and getting the other boys ready for their games I forgot to get pick the camera bag back up. I was killing myself the whole time. Hopefully he will get to pitch the next game and I'll get that on video!! As of this moment Yoda is still missing in the house!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Over the summer we added to our family. Diego bought himself this green iguana which he named Yoda. It took A LOT of convincing for me to allow him to purchase it and keep it at our house. He researched so hard to find out about iguana's so I let him get this one because it's mostly a vegetarian (no crickets!!!). Only bad part is that at full grown he will be between 4-6 feet! Diego is in heaven!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Happy Days Are Here Again!!

Happy days for me at least. I couldn't wait for school to start again. I needed the routine back in our life. Anthony started Kindergarten this year!! He has been dying to go to school with his brothers and ride that big yellow bus. He was excited and has loved it!
The 2nd Grader
The 3rd Grader (And no his shirt is not dirty. He had just taken the trash out and it had been raining.)
Waiting for the bus.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Animal Whisperer

We have an animal whisperer at our house and his name is Diego. This kid has a talent for catching animals or getting them to come to him. Over the past two months he has caught and released (most) animals. He is not afraid of anything and I haven't figured out if that's good or bad. While at the moment his favorites are reptiles (sadly to him they are not my favorite), all animals will go to him. I'm telling you if he doesn't end up with a job that has to do with some kind of animal I will be shocked! The above turtle is "Eco". He found this turtle at a park near our house. This is the only caught creature he has been able to keep. I was sketchy at first but the turtle grows on you. =) The next animals are ones that he has caught and released. There were some frogs in the mix but they didn't get a photo op.
This is a small bird.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


At the end of June we took our annual trip to the Outer Banks. Another great week flew by. You would think with the house filled with this many kids it would be crazy but it keeps getting better as each year passes.
I was very excited for a great week
This year there was: Turtle catching
Swimming at the pool
Digging in the sand
Trying to catch a wave (in super cold water!)
This year we played on the sand dunes and it made for some great laughs. (Keep your eye on the right side of the screen.)
A great way to relax

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Pinewood Derby

This past Thursday was the Pinewood Derby for Diego. He was very excited. We were ready for an exciting night. Here is Diego with his car. He went for the simple sleek look.
The track. Nothing fancy. I had to laugh that is was held up with hymn books and put together with pvc pipe. Not what I was expecting but it did the job. It was a very much laid back race than I was picturing, no weigh in or anything. This is the heat that Diego placed 1st. He was happy! I was nervous how he'd react if he didn't get a good finish but he did well even when he came in 3rd on one heat. He was so good!
Overall, he tied for 3rd place. Not bad for our first time.
His car won "Judge's Favorite"
So today the boys were out playing with our neighbor and they decided to have their own Derby race with our cars. It was a good laugh!
Christian...the old man driver.
Anthony vs. Christian
Anthony had me and my neighbor cracking up as he drove his car. It was Anthony meets the Flinstones. His little feet were trying to go so fast!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Anthony vs. The Swing

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Blue & Gold Banquet

Last Thursday Diego had his Blue and Gold Banquet for Cub Scouts. Each scout had to bring a cake and Diego chose to make a Yoshi cake. He did this all on his own. He did really well and really enjoyed making it. It was a proud moment!!
He got the award for "Most Artistic" for his cake.
Receiving a badge
His troop doing their skit
The next few pics are from Jan that never got posted. Here I am surrounded by my men (and Autumn) on my birthday!!
On our last snow storm the boys went to the hill at my parents house and had some good runs down the hill. Christian is wiped out!
Diego is trying to snow surf!