I'm Behind, I know

I've had a little issue with discipline in posting my pictures this year. It never helps that my computer chooses when I wants to let me post stuff to the blog and when it just wants to sit and "think about it" for minutes on end.

I'm working on it and really am taking photos this year. I appreciate that you stopped by for a visit even though my photos are behind and now apparently dated incorrectly on these most recent ones. I'll have to work on correcting that...

Saturday, June 21, 2014

172/365 ~ Soaring

Had a ton of fun with the capes the kids got at Magic Mountain and the trampoline. See more Soaring pics here.

Friday, June 20, 2014

171/365 ~ Wax Lips

I don't even know where she got these but she had a lot of fun with them!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

170/365 ~ Outdoor Enjoyment

So much you can do during the summer months, including taking board games out to the picnic table in the evenings. And eating ice cream while playing is definitely a bonus!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

169/365 ~ Magic Mountain

Headed south to Magic Mountain. At the gate....

...and after getting saturated on one of the rides!

Both photos courtesy of the "grands".

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

168/365 ~ Breakfast on the Beach

They spent all the next day at the beach, even getting their early enough to have breakfast!

Another cell phone pic sent courtesy of the "grands".

Monday, June 16, 2014

167/365 ~ Out for a Walk

The kids got to visit Pismo Beach this year courtesy of a set of grandparents. They went sans parents, so this pic was sent via cell phone for our viewing pleasure. Apparently this awesome cut out adorns the beach so when you can't get wet cuz' it's too late, take a fun picture instead!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

165/365 ~ His Friend's Performance

One of his best friends since preschool was in a performance of Don Quixote and we got to watch him. Pictures were not allowed during the show, so I had to settle for this quick pic afterwards. 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

163/365 ~ Skippolini's

Cell phone pic, not the greatest BUT we couldn't let the moment slip away...
We do not have cable or any form of televised tv at our house (yes, we have a tv, but use it for movies and games only), so when the Spurs are playing the Heat in the NBA finals and the games are really, really good we just can't miss out on all of them. So out to eat we went, to a place where we could watch most of it.

Three out of four of us were very entertained and the one that wasn't chose to entertain herself, LOL...

At the end of the night, the Spurs had thoroughly spanked the Heat on their own home court, winning game four of the NBA finals.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

162/365 ~ Last Day of School

Last day of school of the 2013 - 2014 school year. Both kids performed in the band playing "Pomp & Circumstance" for the kindergarten graduation. Awards later in the day revealed that she pulled in a nice Math & Bible medal as well as a Honor Roll certificate.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014

160/365 ~ Her Saturn Poster

It's odd because, when her brother was in the fifth grade he had to do a few posters to present to the class, but now that she's about to finish the fifth grade, it wasn't required of them. Still a few of the kids decided that they wanted the experience. Guess who was one of those few?

Normally with the posters we go all out. Stencils, scrapbooking paper, markers, etc. but because this one is last minute, as in almost last day of school last minute, she just winged it. BUT she had fun!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

159/365 ~ Performing on a Sunday

The kids' school band performed on a Sunday morning at church! This is a privilege that they work hard for each year. He is on the top row, right side, playing the trumpet. She is on the front row in the middle playing the clarinet.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

158/365 ~ She Hijacked the Camera #3

When she "steals" the camera and takes the pictures, it cracks me up to see how close she gets to our animals.

Friday, June 6, 2014

157/365 ~ National Donut Day

Gotta love National Donut Day! Especially when Krispie Kreme gives them away for free!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

154/365 ~ Chubby Bunny

There's this end of the school year tradition that Yohn has with his Jr. High chapel. It's called Chubby Bunny. The kids have to stick large marshmallows in their mouths and say "chubby bunny" after each one they put in. If they can be understood, they go on to the next round.

Some of the kids enjoy it and some, well... some just think it's gross!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

152/365 ~ Happening at Night

If you look carefully you can see them both. She is on her DS with her headphones on the left and he is on his DS on the right. They have camped out in the yard every night since last weekend when we put the tent up to back yard camp as a family. I hear there are plans to continue to camp for as long as they are allowed.

Oh the stuff memories are made of!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014

150/365 ~ Susan's 50th

An awesome friend and family member celebrated her 50th by renting out the local skate/batting cages facility. Tons of people were invited including the kids the minister to each Sunday morning!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

149/365 ~ Tutti Frutti

This has to be one of the worst pics I've ever posted... BUT when you stumble upon a promotion for $1.00 frozen yogurt with all the fixin's you just don't pass that up!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tomato Plants ~ 147/365

These plants were given to us a few weeks back. I finally got them potted last week and meant to take a picture of them then but time got away. They've nearly doubled in size since then!

Monday, May 26, 2014

The Reservoir ~ 146/365

Took a trip to a semi-local park (it's about a 30 minute drive) to have a picnic. Well, we didn't find the "perfect spot" and ended up dragging our cooler about halfway around the reservoir before finally stopping to eat. But it was still a lot of fun. Too bad it's forbidden to play in the water though, cuz' it was a warm day!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Back Yard Camping ~ 145/365

After failing to reserve our spot on our favorite mountain, I decided to set up the tent for the kids in the back yard. Yohn wasn't sure about sleeping out there with us but the kiddos can be pretty convincing. It was a fun night that we all thoroughly enjoyed and I imagine will be remembered by two kids for years to come.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Kid Fest 2014 ~ 144/365

A little bit of friend time this Memorial Day Weekend spent at our city's annual Kidfest. I wondering how many more years they will want to attend this yearly event until they feel too big to do it anymore.

The kids had a blast in the sports section and fell in love with puppies of all kinds in the vendors section (adoptable puppies from the county). Two of the kids even won Hermit crabs! Not mine thankfully, we have enough pets right now.

It was a hot day, it was a fun day it was an exhausting day. Bring it on again next year!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Loungin' ~ 143/365

When he's outside, this is usually where he is hanging out. On the top of the shed under the branches of the tree.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Track Team Party ~ 141/365

I got all four of "my" kiddos in this pic!
Love these kids and so proud of how hard they worked this season... even when they whined.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

She Hijacked the Camera #2 ~140/365

Another filler picture... not sure what happened these past few days...

Could she have gotten any closer!

Monday, May 19, 2014

She Hijacked the Camera #1 ~ 139/365

Admittedly this photo was not taken today, as I cannot seem to locate the photo that was taken today. Was it accidentally deleted? I hope not, but I am beginning to wonder if maybe I forgot to get a pic this day.

As you can see, she was having a bit of fun in the bathroom mirror, instead of brushing her teeth!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Cock-A-Doodle-Do ~ 138/365

This crazy rooster! Remember when I said he had returned? Yeah... Pluses and minuses to his return, that's for sure.

That's him on our fence, crowing at 5:30 in the am. He had been crowing since before the sun was even up too. And boy he sounded close. No wonder! He was right on our fence!

Yohn wasn't thinking and at 5:30 let the dog outside. Koda, our German Shepherd would love to have this bird for a snack so I shot out of bed to ask him if he had checked to see if the rooster was in our yard before letting the dog out. He wasn't, thankfully, but was on our fence and we were fortunate that Koda was merely getting a drink, oblivious as it were, to the noisy alarm clock. After photographing chasing him down we let the dogs back outside.

Later that day, while Yohn was locking up the campus long around 9:30 pm, he noticed something funny on one of the chairs in our multi use room. At first he was thinking it might be a jacket, but decided to investigate further when it moved and found that the crazy animal was all cozied in for the night on the seat of a comfy chair. Apparently he snuck in earlier in the day and no one noticed he was there and locked him inside. I'm sure he was enjoying his accomodations when Yohn rudely placed him outside.

UPDATE: Sadly the adventures of Cornelius the Rooster may have come to an end as he has disappeared once again and who knows if he is gone for good this time or not.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Just Hangin' Out ~ 137/365

This was my view from across the parking lot today... he and his friends after school, just hangin' out.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Well... She's Comfortable ~ 136/365

Went into the nap room today to deliver a message and discovered this little girl sleeping... I guess she's comfortable!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

A Bike Ride ~ 135/365

Our evening together was spent exploring the bike trail. We rode about 2 1/2 miles one way (and then back, of course!).

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Dinner and a Show ~ 133/365

Using the trampoline as a stage, the kids put on a little show for us while we ate dinner this evening. They planned it for a few hours and even had a program to go with it!

The lighting was awful but the black and white is still fun!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Ouch! ~ 132/365

Spend most of the day filling in the bubbles on the test cover sheets and then fixing the students bubbles so they were completely filled in with no white showing and no marks outside. The callous on my finger got a definite workout today.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day ~ 131/365

No he's not taller than me, I'm bending down for her. But it won't be too much longer...

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Using Their Imagination ~ 130/365

They had a whole script going that I can't remember now. The stick was definitely a weapon of some kind.

And no, he didn't use the weed eater behind the trampoline so the four foot tall weeds are still there.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Manhood ~ 129/365

Learning to do some of the "man's work".
He loves it because it makes his muscles bigger.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Spring Concert ~ 128/365

Annual Spring Concert
She's in the pink in the front row with her clarinet.
He's in the back middle with the trombone.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

She Loves Him ~ 126/365

She certainly loves him, but I not completely convinced the feeling is mutual.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Sharks & Minnows ~ 125/365

Last day of track practice and after Elisha running 3 miles and Bethany putting in another 2 1/2 they got to play a game. It's a cell phone photo, so I know the action's kinda hard to see, but I loved that their coach got right in there and played with them. Coach Jay is on the right in the blue shirt, Elisha and Bethany both appear to be streaking across the middle.