Sunday, September 30, 2012

Fall Fun

Although it feels NOTHING like Fall with temperatures near 100 degrees, we made a trip to Stanley Lane pumpkin patch and loaded up on pumpkins....

Even though it doesn't feel like Fall, it sure looks like Fall at our house now!

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Dylan's 1st Soccer Game

Dylan had his 1st soccer game yesterday. His team name is the Ninjas & he has really been enjoying practices-- he was really excited for the first game.  It was pretty comical considering the kids are all 4-5 years old. There was a lot of running the wrong way & scoring in the other team's goal, but the kids all had fun playing and are slowly learning the rules. 

Dylan's game face

Mitch-A-Palooza 2012

Last weekend we went down to the central coast for the 3rd annual Mitch-a-Palooza :-) As is tradition, we dropped the kids of with Poppy & Papa (thank you Pam & Dell!!!!!!) and then out to a super fun beach house in Cayucos with our friends Gabi & Chris. The house was in downtown Cayucos, right across the street from the Old Cayucos Tavern AND came with a cool 4-person Suri bike. The weekend pretty much consisted of drinking, a little wine tasting & riding all over Cayucos on the bike. We had a blast!!!

Gabi & Chris at Dark Star/Brian Benson Cellars

Chris & Mitch getting ready to take the Suri for a ride!

Outside the tavern

Sunset from our rooftop deck
This was pretty much the epitome of the weekend-- us on that bike :-)

The kids got to go for a a quick ride. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

First Day of School 2012

Today was the first day of school for our BIG 2nd grader! She was a little nervous, but excited to go see all her friends and her new class room. They move into the bigger desks this year, so she will have her very own desk and she was most excited to see where here seat was going to be :-) Here are some pictures from the morning...

All ready! She picked her outfit out last night & insisted on wearing sponge rollers to bed.

Love this shot! Dylan can't wait to start kindergarten.... next year!!!

Savannah and her buddies, Claire & Lily. Gives you a good idea of how tall she is :-)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Mitch and I just returned from 5 fabulous nights in Hawaii without our cute little kiddos! Our 10 year anniversary is in October, but we knew it would be hard to get away in then. So we escaped for a few nights and had an amazing trip! Thank you to Colleen & Hailey for taking the kids-- they had a blast! Mitch & I did a whole lot of nothing. We stayed at the Fairmont in right outside Kona-- which was beautiful! Aside from a little shopping we pretty much parked ourselves on the beach. We did go zip lining one day. It was so much fun. The company we went with (Kohala ZipLine) was great-- we would both highly recommend it! I actually got nailed in the eye pretty hard on the the very last line-- it resulted in a pretty nasty cut and a trip to the ER. They were able to glue me up and I have a slightly discolored/puffy eye to show for it. BUT the staff at the the zip line company was absolutely awesome and they handled everything  super professionally. Now back to the real world with school starting tomorrow...

the view from one side of our balcony

ready to go zip lining

Monday, July 30, 2012

Lawrence Welk 2012

We recently went down to Escondido and stayed at the Lawrence Welk Resort. This was our 4th year and we all had such a great time! We spent quite a few days at the pool and enjoyed a visit from Uncle Kevin, Auntie Karin, Coral & Kai AND another day with Gigi and Papa. We took the the Coaster ( a really fast train) to San Diego and went to a Padres game. Dylan LOVED being on that train-- he was so excited! We also spent a day at the beach this year. We haven't gone to the beach in the past  and I have no idea why-- the kids had so much fun and also have absolutely no fear of the ocean. It was  a great vacation and we are looking forward to next year. Thank you to Pommy & Papa for providing us with great place to create such special summer memories!!

Coral, Savannah, Kai & Dylan-- cousin LOVE!

Dylan and Kai

Savanah & Kai

Long days at the pool make for very tired kiddos!

On our way to the Padre game

Excited for the train

Dylan, Mommy & Savannah

It's coming!

Think he is excite?!

Dylan LOVES nachos!

Playing in the Beachers

Daddy & Savannah

Savannah & Mommy

Daddy & Mommy-- taken by Savannah


One of the many faces of Dylan...

So sweet!

Dylan & Papa

Savannah & Gigi

Dylan ready for the pool

Beach day in Oceanside

Dylan had a blast catching sandcrabs
Dylan was not quite tall enough to ride the water slide, but depending upon who the attendant was he was able to ride.  He was so excited-- he was been waiting 3 long years to get on that slide!
A nice view from our villa-- with a pretty cute little boy on the lake :-)