Saturday, November 12, 2011

Halloween Fun

This is Hailey at her preschool class as a peer helper. The teachers have told me a couple different times that Hailey is the perfect peer model and is so helpful and kind to her classmates.

This is Hailey after trick-or-treating. She was just too worn out to smile anymore--we went all over our neighborhood (which includes lots of hills!) for two hours.

Sophie with all her loot.
Cory still had energy to smile

Sophie before we left for trick-or-treating being her usual silly self.

Hailey was a bride and Sophie was Cinderella. They were very eager for me to put make-up on them!

Cory was a skeleton.

We spent a couple of hours carving these pumpkins. I can't wait until the kids are a little older to do this project themselves!!

Cory wore his costume to school that Friday before Halloween. I had fun painting his face.
He's not mad, I just told him to look mean.

This was at Legoland's Halloween "Brick or Treat" that we went to a couple weeks before Halloween. Sophie is kissing the little Legoland Frankenstein. Not sure why!

Lego Darth Vader.

These are various scenes fromthe 6 Star Wars Movies--all out of Legos!

Cory really likes that Milennium Falcon.

Cory and Sophie at Legoland's Brick or Treat.

This was in mid-October when we went to the beach to take some informal surfing lessons from a guy we know. It was too cloudy for the kids to want to get in the water, but they sure wanted to be buried in the sand!

I love this one! We even buried Cory's ears!

Trent and I with our surfboards. I only attempted to go out twice--it pretty much ripped me apart out there. Trent was braver and went out three times for a bit longer.

Mom and Dad and Annette were with us at the beach that day because they were visiting that weekend to go to my San Diego Mormon Choir concert.

At the Escondido, Center for the Arts after my San Diego Mormon Choir Concert with Trent, me, Annette, Mom, and Dad. I loved singing with this choir!! I'll join them again in the spring for our next concert where our special guest will be Sally DeFord and we'll be performing her favorite arrangements.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Full September

We had such a full month--with all the fun activities, it felt more like summer than school starting! But we still started school, soccer (Cory's plays on a team, I play in the mornings with other women from church), and I started teaching 4 piano students and next month I'll add 7 more!
The above picture is of Cory and Sophie at Legoland. I took the kids by myself (Trent met us there later at 3:30) on Monday, Sep. 26 because it was a teacher prep day at school. The park was so empty! Most rides we waited for less than 5 minutes and several rides towards the end of our day, we got to ride again and again because there was no line at all!! I guess a random Monday in September is the best time to go to Legoland.

They were setting up all their Halloween decorations for October.

We've been to Legoland 4 times in the last 13 months--and this was the first time I remembered my camera!

Annette with her 2 boys, me with my 2 girls at Pacific Beach on Sept. 17. Afterwards we ate at the Greenflash Restaurant overlooking the ocean. FUN!

Caleb and Cory boogie boarding when Bigelows came to visit on Sept. 17-19

Cory's team is called the Fire Eagles. He loves soccer!

These pictures are from the ward campout on Sept. 16.

They had various relay games involving pancakes. The kids loved it!

We took our kids to walk around the temple at night.

These pictures are in reverse chrnological order. We went to the beach to watch the sunset.
We had a lot of fun enjoying our time and the beautiful scenery!

The beach was Windansea Beach just south of La Jolla Shores.

Cory and Hailey had fun jumping off this little ledge.

I feel a certain poem coming on.......

This little hatched canopy was just too cute! (Annette--I think this might be the same exact beach we went to back in January or February of 2000 when we took that trip to San Diego and stayed in that hotel. We stopped here early in the morning on our way to the temple--do you remember?)

Pictures from our hike at Torrey Pines Reserve on Labor Day. The kids did great. It even drizzled on us for a little bit.

Trent took me to Humphrey's Restaurant for our 9th anniversary dinner. It was on Shelter Island in the San Diego Bay.

Our delicious carrot cake.