Sunday, December 21, 2014


When Nathan was three, his Granny give him a wonderful book.  Richard Scary's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go.  It is filled with wonderful pictures of such things as a pickle truck, a crayon car being driven by hippos and rabbits and cats.  It enchanted him and then Kaiden and now Trevin.

One of the fun things about the book is a little yellow bug named Goldberg who is hidden on every page.  The kids love looking for him.

This is us reading the Night Before Christmas with Trevin trying to find Goldbug hiding on every page.  The closest he came was finding a mouse.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Tree Decorating

The Saturday after Thanksgiving, we donned Christmas hats and decorated the tree.

It has become a tradition.  Kaiden was really into it this year, Trevin was more interested in playing with the ornaments that play music.

Thursday, November 27, 2014


Tito had a big birthday last week.  One of those that ends in "0".  Tito is really just a great big kid at heart, so we had a kid's birthday party.

We played children's games,
Had a photo booth with silly props.

Kaiden wanted to know why we only put 2 candles on the cake, I didn't think the cake was big enough for all 70.

Whenever Tito and I start to plan a party, he always says first we'll get the USC marching band.  Well, they were busy, there was a football game that day.  He had to settle for our band with our funny hats.
Kaiden with his fishing hat, playing the whistle.
Nathan with his restaurant coloring hat playing the popcorn push toy (he says it needs a longer handle)
Dave with his two hat fusion playing the horn and the bells.

We had prizes for the best hat and Stacy won with her reindeer antler hat, but we didn't get a picture.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Super Family

It all started with one cape for Kaiden, then I made one for Trevin.
Then one of my big "kids" said we should all have capes.  I didn't pay much attention.  Then they kept saying it.  So I told them Santa might be nice to them.  But no, they wanted them for Halloween.  Finally I told them if I made them, I wanted pictures.
They agreed!  Then I asked them to fly.
This is what the big kids did.
This is what the little kids did.
Reversible capes, duel secret identities.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014


We took the boys to the Museum of Nature and Science while their parents were in Mexico. The museum is one of my favorite places and I think they love it too. They have so many hands on experiences for the boys. 
Kaiden is all suited up for his mission. 
Trevin is watching Kaiden at the control panel. 
The exhibit with the bugs is one of Kaiden's favorite.  He especially likes the display where you have to find the camouflaged bugs in the leaves and branches and flowers.  I think he can tell you where all of them are.
Trevin liked this little guy.  Kaiden was too busy finding looking at the animals and having us read all the facts to him.
There were two of these monitors with maps and facts of where the animals live.  It didn't matter which one Kaiden went to, that is the one Trevin wanted to look at - here he is ready to go back to the one he just left.