Half Moon Bay, California November 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Life has been busy...
I'll be back to update next week after the chaos!
Until then...
From our family to yours,
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Happy Halloween!

This week was crazy...  MG got the flu and was out of school for 4 days!  We even skipped trick or treating!
So, anyway, we made it to the school Halloween parade just in time to take a picture of MD as his class was passing us:

 MD and his buddy, Nicholas (not sure how he spells it, so I'll just spell it my way):
 MD and his teacher... meow!
 MD's class:
 It was an early release day. So after class we went home to eat lunch and get MG so she could get out of the house for a bit.  (Thank goodness Mom was able to stay with her today!).  We went to science class and MG decided she wanted to stay... good!  They had a great lesson on the importance of disposing water properly.  This is their homeschooling class.  MG and MD did not want to wear their costumes, but E wore his with pride!  He wore it all day (and night ti hand out candy to trick or treaters!)!  :)
After science class I took the children to Target so they could each pick out a bag of candy that they wanted.  Since we decided not to go trick or treating because MG was sick, I thought this was only fair for them to do this.  MG picked a bag of Jolly Ranchers.  MD picked a bag of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.  E picked out a bag of Hersey's Cookies and Creme.  The evening was fun.  MD and E took turns running to the front door to hand out candy to trick or treaters.  E was heard saying, "this is so much fun!  I love giving out candy!"  

Pumpkin Patch Group Photos

Every year since First Grade we have met the same group of friends to take pictures here at the same pumpkin patch:


But before the picture was taken... we had to make new shirts!
 After our group photos everyone went their different ways.  We had extra time so we hung out and took some pictures.  He liked this sunflower patch and requested a photo... right there!
 He found this pumpkin and insisted on carrying it... I asked him to get something smaller...
He found these... um, okay....
 She found this one!
 I LOVE this!!!!
 All three -- trying not to get blinded by the sunlight!
 Then they climbed.... (we don't know the little boy and I didn't want him to feel he had to get out of our picture so I just took the picture.  His parents felt bad and carried him off... He didn't object though -- nice boy.  We then found out his name was also Ethan!)
 They each wanted their own photos... #2
 and last but not least, #3!
Fun, fun, fun!!!!  :)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Will and So's wedding

This is a great photo... of 5 college college roommates (minus one who did not attend).  These guys have been roommates at one point or another since freshman year while at UCLA.  And the great thing is... they still keep in touch, no matter how busy they all are.  And this Sunday, October 21, 2012, they all gathered together to celebrate one special event... the wedding of Will (front and center) to his beautiful soul mate, So.

And here she comes now!
Handing her off to Will...
It was a windy day, I did not have the best view sitting behind a very tall man... so here they are -- MARRIED at last!  :)
The reception:
Their places:
Us -- finally able to grab a group photo:
The beautiful wedding cake!
The happy couple!

And the forks that were used to feed each other...  :)
They wouldn't smash no matter how much we asked....  boo!
SO CUTE!!!!!
A group photo to appear here soon of the college guys and their spouses:

Halloween Party

We were invited back to Astrid and Mark's Halloween party this year.  So much fun was had by all -- but mostly by my 3 noise makers!
The food was fun...

And delicious!
MG and buddy Jenna!
Astrid's creepy toilet....
This was so cute!  Made me smile....
Those light up ping pong balls decorated by her children were my favorite.
And of course, the donut game was a HUGE hot by everyone!
Look at then go!
I love that this year E played and had such a good time!  I laughed so hard when MD's and E's strings got all tangled up!
Both boys were very disappointed their donuts fell before they could finish it!
There's my statue of liberty!  :)
With bat girl helping:
Good friends, good food.... what more could we ask for?!  It was a really fun night!  :)

Pumpkins in the Park

Every year I start off this post with... We've been attending this since MG was 1!  Um.... shall I?

We've been attending this event since MG was 1!  Time sure flies!  She's now.... 9!  And my, they have grown!  :)
Look at my beautiful babies!  :)  I am so proud of them!
Here they are at a station where their science teacher was helping out with... "Hello, Mr. Richard!"
This station was pretty cool... you know why???
This guy made fire!!!!
Then the children spun some wool...
Even he gave it a try!
Then they all decorated a pumpkin to support their science program at the Guadalupe Rive Park and Conservancy.
Very creative....
He even made this cute spider!
Oh and we ran into this lovely family!  Hello their Yeh family!  Glad you were able to join us with your fancy camera!  (lol)  And somehow... my children must  have known to wear green to match their children! ;)
Daddy joined us again this year!!!!  (this was his second time with us)
What a great day!!!!  I am already looking forward to next year.
Okay, I couldn't help it... here is MG at this event for the first time when she was one!  (with her buddy, Emma)