Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Santa came! Daniel got a penguin Webkinz, Ben got a Nintendo DS & Josh got a BB Gun! The boys were thrilled!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Eve

Only in California could you do this on Christmas Eve...

What an incredible day we had! Temperatures were in the 70s, the Beach was BEAUTIFUL and Jack (our Lab) had a fantastic time in the water and chasing the birds! We found tons of sand dollars and the beach was absolutely perfect! We took our friend Hanna with us and we all had a great time!
Now we go home and wait for Santa! Even if Josh thinks he is not real...he has some great things planned for the kids!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Elephant Seals!

Every year the Elephant Seals come to San Simeon on the Central Californa Coast! It really is quite a sight! The male seal is looking for a mate and he throws his head back and puts his trunk in his mouth and really creates a scene! It's definitely worth a stop to see these amazing creatures!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Hanukkah Revisited

Our Hanukkah tradition is to light all of our menorahs. We have seven! It's quite a sight when they are all lit. Once they are all lit we listen to the song Hanukkah Blessings by the Barenaked Ladies and give thanks for our family. This year in our little family for Hanukkah we gave gift certificates of special things the kids can do for each other rather then gifts. The kids seemed to really like that! I think that will be our tradition from now on - rather than all of the gifts. The kids need nothing! Happy Hanukkah!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Hanukkah 2007

We have had a great time! Have eating way too many Latkes!
Kids have received some fun gifts worth mentioning...

Ben got his very own camcorder!
A FLIP Video. He has had the BEST time with this little gadget!

Daniel got a Nintendo DS Lite. He is so happy! He also got a pair of headphones with monkeys on them... they actually look like earmuffs... he loves those! We got those at Kohl's.

Josh got Guitar Hero III for the Wii. He was thrilled with that. And, a UCLA sweatshirt (his dad is thrilled with that!)

Allen got this Tshirt. LOL He laughed so hard!

I got UGGS. They are so comfy!

All in all, we have had a great time!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Comedy Sportz

We are so lucky! We have a Comedy Sportz team at our local high school.
We went last night and had the BEST time!

check out Comedy Sportz and see if you have it in your area! It's great fun... even the boys *loved* it!

Ben's woes again

Ben came to me hyterical crying today. He said that kids were making fun of him.

This Mama bear took matters into her own hands.
I marched to his class and had a little discussion with the kids.
You need to be a nice friend... yada yada yada...

I received one phone call from a Mom relieved that I had done that.

It makes me sad when my kids are sad.