Friday, August 15, 2014

Oh you character...

Here's a few of the characters we saw!

Belle & my beauty in MK!

Daisy and the girl!

We found Pluto!

We happened upon Chip & Dale 

Hugs from Minnie!

and a kiss from Mickey!

Goofy was great!!!

found Donald in Mexico at Epcot!

La scared Baloo with her cheetah.
We put away Shere Khan and all was well.

Love this movie and these guys!!!!

Breakfast with the princesses

This was a highlight of the trip! She loved seeing Elsa!

She got to dance with Anna as well!

July - you exhaust me!

OK so summer went into hyper drive when it came to July!

Let me recap...

The first Friday found me, La-La, RTC & his buddy BB at Andy Alligator's to celebrate the boys' straight A's!


A fun time was had by all!!









On July 4th while visiting Mimi & Grandpa,
La lost her first tooth!!!
Then the kids went to Kansas for their week with Aunt P & Grammie. They were treated to seeing the DCI competition, their 3rd year! Their favorite corps is the Blue Devils from Concord, CA. They found out where the corps practiced and they watched them there too! This netted RTC a pair of drumsticks & La a lanyard! They were so excited! At the competition, the  Blue Devils won so their experience was complete!




We planned one final surprise for the kids this summer and we were able to pull it off! Back in April we decided to take the kids to Walt DisneyWorld and we didn't tell them until the day before! I was able to not say a word, to them, about it for over 60 days! That's amazing for me because I love DisneyWorld!!!!!!  Anyway...I am so grateful we were able to go and enjoy it as a family this time. We stayed at the Boardwalk Villas because we could walk into Epcot & Hollywood Studios and I highly recommend it!!! Seeing their faces so bright and cheerful, being kind to one another, and all the other stuff that goes along with Disney magic was priceless.  I'll try not to go overboard with photos, but...

Yep! Matching shirts for traveling!


Downtown Disney our first night. Tired from traveling but I think they were getting into it!



On the way to Magic Kingdom!

Could he be any cooler?

First thing we did was ride the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train! 



























Other than Space Mountain being closed 
it was a great 1st day!


Our second day! After a Princess breakfast
of course!



Hollywood Studios - family favorite!

Just so fun!!!!



I promise - this was this boy's favorite ride of our trip!





Look who they found!
I have soooo many more - but I'll stop.

for now....

Thursday, July 17, 2014

June [joon] 1. the sixth month of the year, containing 30 days. Abbreviation: Jun.

How can it be past the 6th month of the year? Yikes! I guess I better get the cleaning I was planning on doing over the summer done!

Here's the highlights from us!

The biggest thing that happened in June was Cub Scout Resident camp! Camping with Dad, shooting bb guns, archery, swimming, flag ceremonies, oh the list goes on and on!! They both had a great time!












While the boys went camping - we girls went swimming! It was a lot of fun!
Here's the boy fooling around at Lowe's.
Just love those green & yellow yard tractors!



Hope your summer is going well. Until we meet again....

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

More than just May flowers

So May happened. There was a piano recital, a dance recital, last days of school, etc. I think you get the idea. Here are the pictures because they speak with more detail than I typically do...

 We took video on a camera instead of our phone, so I have no idea where that is as I don't think it's been downloaded yet, so just imagine a 3rd year pianist playing. He sounds pretty good actually and earned a I at State this year!
This is Miss Ursula & him. We love
her so much!!!

 Here's our ballerina. She LOVES to dance and be on stage. I got to be a backstage mom so I only got to see 3 dances of the 2 1/2 hour recital...you can decide for yourself if I was the lucky one or not!



 Our school has a reading program each year and if the kids read so many books and all different genres and award winners they receive a gold, silver or bronze medal. Both the kids earned a gold medal. He really was thrilled.


This was the last day of school - he was a bit sad as he loved his teacher so much he didn't want to move on to the 4th grade. Fortunately for us, she's one of our neighbors so he thought he'd give 4th grade a chance.


On Memorial Day we tend to gravitate to the Wichita Mountains and their Refuge for some hiking. This year was no different. The kids love climbing on the rocks at Mount Scott. We also took a hike so we could enjoy nature a bit as well!






One of the kids took this lovely photo of the 2 of us.  


If you look - there's a bird in flight in this photo above.

We were a little closer to this guy than we planned!

Just love the Indian Paint Brush with the rest of nature
in this shot.



Well, that was the month of May in our neck of the woods. Hope everyone is having a safe and fun summer!