Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Poor Ben came home today sick, again!

He has strep.
I wonder when he can get a break.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Miss Holly is Too Jolly

Daniel says, "Mommy, come quick. You have to see page seventy."

He shows me his book, Miss Holly is Too Jolly by Dan Gutman. He is laughing hysterically.

Arlo and Andrea kissed! He can't believe it. Arlo doesn't even like Andrea. They kissed under a mistletoe! He thinks that is funny.

He thinks we should get mistletoe and invite his brothers friends over to see if they would kiss under it.

What a funny funny boy!

Thursday, November 22, 2007


We have much to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day!
We have three wonderful sons, a beautiful home, a happy marriage
and our health.

We are always reminded of those less fortunate and count our blessings daily.

Now... we count down the hours until our 4 am tradition of going shopping!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Daniel's 7th Birthday

My baby is seven. I can't believe it.
It really makes me sad. I remember seven.
I remember all of everything after that.

We had a birthday party at home. He had a dozen friends and his cousins and brothers.
We got a bouncy and played fun games. He really wanted to play pin the tail on the donkey and musical chairs. He had a great time ... and I think the kids did too.

The highlight gift was a game called Rat-A-Tat-Cat and a car that you build with a circuit board. He also loved the legos he got.

He really is changing before our eyes. He is bigger than both of his brothers and is just a funny guy.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Honolulu Hanukkah !
We had a huge surprise for the boys!
We had a long weekend and took them to see our friends who are in Honolulu filiming LOST. They had NO idea!

We told them a series of white lies to get them to the airport and on the airplane and then once we got on the airplane I think they thought I was speaking Chinese to them when I told them where we were going!! The best part... we made some great memories with our dear friends & with our nephew Nick.

We visited Pearl Harbor & the USS Battleship Missouri.

We went to the Hawaiian Warriors Football Game. They played Fresno State and won. It was quite an adventure!

We got to see some of our favorite LOST TV show being filmed. ... and a little known fact (at least not to us... )Sayid - the big macho man who saves the day and fights the bad guys ... has a thick Australian accent and it sounds SO strange!
The boys learned to surf and had a great time boogie boarding and playing in the beach in Waikiki & Waimea Bay.

We saw massive sea turtles sunbathing on the beach!

The boys hiked to the top of Diamond Head Crater ...

We could have stayed in Paradise for another month!

Thank you to the Sweeterman Family & thank you to my husband for giving us this wonderful gift !

Friday, November 2, 2007

Conferences & Report Cards

Our boys are doing wonderful in school!
Daniel is above grade level in every area... reading, math, spelling, etc...
his teachers only complaint is that he makes his little 'm's' look like birds! How we will laugh about that some day!

Josh is doing great too. He is happy, well adjusted, loves his class and has friends. He does great in Math and Science and has even figured out that he likes to read too!

Ben is really shining too. What can I say about him? He is a good friend to all; he is funny, caring, kind... he loves math and has also figured out that reading isn't so bad!

We couldn't be more proud!