Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Like Christmas Morning

Have you heard of Hatchimals? Peyton is obsessed with them. I think they are ridiculous. About 6 months or so before Christmas she wanted one so bad. I was not going to pay like $80 for a dumb toy. I said no way. I knew she was also going to ask for Christmas, so in order to fight that I told her if she would save half the money I would come up with the other half. Peyton loved the idea. So for the last 8 months or so she saved all her money (she got money from soccer goals, lost teeth, birthdays, doing children studies for UCR). But somehow or another she earned $40 and decided it was time to buy herself a Hatchimal. It was while Wes was in Seattle we went, and I am so glad I did, because my girls were sooooo excited and I looked like the best, most fun mom ever. It was like Christmas Day for them. Jovie had about $7 to spend so she got mini Hatchimals. She was just as happy as could be with hers too. But seriously, happier children you never did see.

Peyton oooooo'd and ahhhhhhh'd the entire drive home from Target. I wanted to stop at Circle K for a drink and because she was so enamored with her toy I allowed her to bring them in with us. Well, it hatched while we were in Circle K and she could not hold in her enthusiasm.The workers were laughing at the girls thrills, and joked that they really felt like they witnessed something special.

I actually don't regret anything, even if I still think the toy is a bunch of malarkey.

 It's like a real mother's love. She just thinks they are the best thing ever!
Well, for a day or so. Now she kinda neglects them.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

100 Mile Club

Peyton worked so hard and earned her 100 miles at school. They go out each day to run in hopes to earn 100 miles by the end of the year as part of the 100 mile club. She loved running so much, and has a little of a competitive spirit in her, so she also ran at lunch and recess in order to earn it faster. So even though we had 2 less weeks due to our vacation at the beginning of the year she got her 100 miles by the end of January. She was so excited we had to celebrate her with her favorite treat... frozen yogurt.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Benihana 12 years

Every year for our anniversary we go to Benihana to celebrate. We went on the night of our first kiss, and then made that our tradition for every anniversary following. We couldn't make it on our actual anniversary, and kept trying to find a good night to make it happen. It may have happened a month later, but it happened and it was delicious. I sure love the guy I married and any night away with him is a good time.

12 years baby!!!!!!!!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Seattle Trip

At Thanksgiving my SIL talked to me about surprising our husbands with a boys trip to Seattle to visit their brother Shaun. Wes is always up for giving me a few nights away with the girls and never complains when I go to girls camp or some other thing for a few days. Sure he gets the occasional day away to play golf, but in reality, he never takes a lot of time for himself to do fun things so I thought this was a wonderful idea. So for Christmas, Kati and I surprised Patrick and Wes with 4 days in Seattle with just the boys. They ate and walked their way around the whole city and you know what? I don't think they missed us one bit. How dare they?! Kidding. I was so happy he had the best time and got quality brother time in as well. I should make him write this posts because well, I wasn't there. But the reality is that that may never happen and I wanted to at least get a few words in on the subject.

Highlights unanimously was food, and the underground city tour.

They also toured the baseball stadium there and Wes got yelled at for running in places he shouldn't. (Why was I not surprised?)

They also visited the public library, public market, the space needle and glass gardens below. They went barhopping and had fun playing games one night in different bars (who knew that would be so fun?), and went to some part of the city I don't remember what it was called and walked around.

I think we will have to make this an annual thing... if I can keep my sanity without him with me.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

January Wrap Up

Here we go... finishing up January.

Griffin ate his first In-N-Out cheeseburger... solo. Needless to say we were impressed. Kid is very much like his father when it comes to eating.
 Just some light reading.
 Peyton doing story time for her younger siblings. Makes my mommy heart happy.
 Enjoying some time outside... just the two of us.
The weather was wonderful during the month of January.
She always asks to have her photo taken. I almost always oblige.
Then every so often she gets a hold of the camera, and I really get some gems.
Even Griffin has "selfies" down.
For the longest time we could not get Griffin to sit and read a book. Like not a page. Now all of the sudden, he can't get enough. He wants to read all day long.  
 He also loves to wear this oven mitt, and he's pretty funny with it too.
 He either has chapstick or mints in his hands. Constantly!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Spur of the Moment Saturday

One Saturday we were on our way to our nephew, Asher's, soccer game when we got a call from Wes' sister offering up tickets to a Clipper game that afternoon. And because we didn't have anything else planned for that day, we of course said YES!

So after the game we headed into L.A. for a wonderful day with our family and Wes' dad at the Clipper game. We had GREAT seats and a great time! We even caught a t-shirt during one of the intermissions.

After the game we hit up a place we had seen a while back and had been wanting to visit. I think it was less than 5 miles away and totally worth the pit stop. This was an instagrammers dream come true! It's called The Last Bookstore! So cool.

I am so glad to have days like this. I love living in California and where we do just for that reason.

 Check out those seats
 Clipper Daryl... we had to have another picture with him. Our last one was about 7.5 years ago.
 Walking to The Last Bookstore 
 Checking it all out... it was so much fun!