Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wow, that's a lot of white shirts!

I just wanted to post the family picture from Three Falls Cove. This is EVERYONE on my Husband's side of the family. I gained sisters, neices, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and another set of parents and grand parents when I married my husband. Most people can't say they have grandparents, and I have 3 sets! Thank you God! May we all continue to see many more pictures like this.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Mother of Invention...

This is a picture from the weekend that the boys went camping and I got the house all clean. Do you see the black bookshelf in the corner? Well it collapsed this past week. So I had do something until I can replace it. I couldn't stand having the books in the middle of the floor.

It isn't perfect, but it will work until I can afford something more long term.

5770 Happy New Year

My handsome men, off to celebrate the New Year! I love them so very much.

What I did this weekend:

Our wonderful nephews came over this weeked. It was great to see them and spend time with them. They are growing up so fast!
While they were here, I figured it would be a good excuse to break out the snow cone maker that I haven't ever used. My mother gave it to me two years ago, and I've never had ice to use it. I finally asked Avi to get a bag of ice from his latest grocery trip and it was perfect timing!

It was a lot of work for a little shaved ice, but I think the kids enjoyed it. I know Tzipi wanted more and more.

Then on Sunday we went to Ethan's football game. Unfortunately there were so many people that I couldn't ever get a decent shot of Ethan in his uniform. Maybe next time?

The rest of the kids found some shade and started playing with Blake's Star Wars figurines. They seemed to have quite a lot of fun. There were a few times that they were piled up on top of Blake. You can tell these kids aren't quite into the whole sports thing yet.
And here is Justin (Or as Tzipi says, My Baby). She loves Justin, but wasn't as interested in him while he was locked in this contraption. He was busy eating french fries and making as much baby noise as possible. He's gotten so big!
Ethan's Team won, by the way. He is on a pretty serious team. Hope he has a great football season.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Zee's Second Grade Open House

This was Zee's open house on Tuesday. He took some of the pictures and I took the rest. It was fun to see where Zee spends his days.

Not sure what this means, but it has to do something with 2nd grade Mondays and Wednesdays. (He's asleep or I'd ask him)

He's been learning about the half note and just had to take a picture of it.

These are the xenotropic plants in the science lab.

Here's a mini globe.

Here are some goldfish in the science lab.

Here are the adorable lab tables and stools in the science lab.

Here is Zee in his class.

Here is the StarBucks Store. He can buy things like "pink slippers for the day" and "show and tell". He has already purchased a movie and popcorn and he spent his hard earned bucks for my birthday Christmas bracelet.

Here is Zee's photo of their guinea pigs. I LOVE this picture. Watch out Leelee, looks like you have some competition in photography. I handed him the camera, and VOILA, he gets this!

His science book illustration.

The two water turtles.

A sand dwelling tortoise?

Tzipporah is giving me a fake smile because we had a big huge fight right before we left. I wanted her to wear clothes to the open house and she wanted to wear her bathing suit. I won, but boy did I pay for it.

Zee was trying to take a picture of Mrs. Trevino, but it's kind of far away. She's on the left side of the doorway.

The auditorium before PTA meeting started.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Kittens at Three Falls Cove

At any time you could probably find me by the kittens, holding the kittens, talking to the kittens, fetching kittens for the kids... This was the highlight of my vacation.

Samantha with a kitten.

Zippy protecting the kitten.

Kitten wishing it were back with its 5 siblings.

Black ball of fluff hiding from me.

Damon loving on a kitten.

Zippy loving on a kitten.
what a joy they were. Calmed me down and made me happy! Nothing better than a tiny kitten!
The pictures are fuzzy cuz the lens needed to be cleaned and I didn't figure that out until AFTER I took these pictures.

Labor Day Family Vacation

Hi! It's taken me a bit to get back to blogging. I wanted to share our fun family vacation. There are only a few pictures of me since I was the one taking the pictures.

Avi found me and took a couple pictures or else there would be no proof that I actually got in the water.

Here are the kids in the cove. Zippy and I walked to the cove, but the kids road a paddle boat.

The girls had a blast in their bathing suits just being girls.

They were busy cooking and making dinner of leaves, dirt and rocks. It was serious fun!

Here's Zippy wearing her life jacket. She was a very brave girl and spent many hours near or in the water.

Bubbe is blowing bubbles for our butterfly girls. This is Sara Bell.

You can kind of see Sophie (Little Tiny) in the background.

Here are Zippy and Sara playing with their own bubbles and have tons of fluttery fun!

Zee caught loads of fish. This is his third fish. His first fish is in the next picture but there was so much excitement, all we got was...

this. Sorry Fishy. We didn't mean to torture you. You just happened to be my son's first catch.

Here comes Samantha. Zippy was so excited to see her cousin. They had so much fun together. They even had a sleepover!

Here is a picture of the pond.

The left side of the pond.

The three falls that make this spot, Three Falls Cove. It is so relaxing and beautiful. I only wish I had had more time to play here.

Prickly pear in all it's prickly glory.

Yet another beautiful picture of the cove.

Zippy and I shared special mommy and daughter time during this picture. We talked and talked and looked at a blue Herron and snake and had a great time. (Zee was busy being a boy with the other boys.)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tea Party

We had an early morning tea party this weekend. It was a lot of fun. Zee was our waiter.

This is my tea set. I think it is so cute.

Zippy loved the little cups full of sweet tea. (A rare treat in our house.)

Zee was a great waiter. We paid him in hugs and kisses at the end.

The menu even says that the prices are 2 hugs and 1 kiss.