Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Friday after school, Sanford has his big BoWLinG shin dig for school.  Grandad dropped Connor off at practice since I was still working and Grammie hung out here for a few minutes mooching craft supplies and getting some things done for a baby shower she's planning.

I took Connor to get his favorite burger after practice and Sanford stopped at Chick-fil-a on the way home from a depressing defeat at the bowling alley.  He did end up with the men's high average (205.5) even though his team didn't win this year.

We ate our fast food out on the patio and then came in and began the nightmare task of writing Connor's social studies final assignment....a 4-5 minute speech on ancient Greece as told by Socrates (So-Crates if you ask Connor).

Of course the boy calling him So-Crates made me think of Bill and Ted and I called around to see if anyone had it...no luck.  I found it on Amazon and ordered it :)

 As soon as all the horrible studying for finals and GiaNT projects and stress of the end of the year is over, we'll do a big movie night and watch it...I may even make ZiGGy PiggiES to celebrate the end of the first year of middle school. :)

Yup...I'm thinking this is definitely in our future :)


Mack loves to lay in the sun.  His new FaV spot is in our bedroom...he just moves the curtain out of the way and lounges in the shaft of sunlight that streams in.

While he LoVeS napping in the sun, he's not a big fan of getting his picture taken.

All I get is CaTTiTuDe when I try to get a good shot of him :)

Thursday, May 30, 2013


I only had two kids at work on Wednesday so I decided to walk them down to the park in the afternoon to play for a while and watch Connor's second playoff game.

I love the path down to the Rec Center.  It's on a super busy street, but they builders put in a wide sidewalk and a bunch of shrubbery to encourage walkers

Connor caught for most of the game.  He's really strong behind the plate and like a vacuum cleaner...he just sucks up everything thrown that way.

He's gotten much better at his throw outs to second base as well.

This was an InstaGram picture from yesterday...green grass, blue sky, absolutely GoRGeouS day...perfect for baseball! 

I was hoping the boys would lose so that we could get the 9am game on Saturday...but the boys had other plans...our Cardinals won 17-6.

So now we have a 3:00 game on a day scheduled to be 90 degrees and Sanford has to be at prom at 6:00...I'm thinking that a nice dinner before the dance isn't going to happen and I'm going to be picking up fast food and driving it down to him...sigh...I was really looking forward to the Prado....


Tuesday I started planning the dessert bar for Kaylin's graduation party.

I laid out all of the dishes

checked that they would fit on mom's counter and then planned the desserts accordingly.

There will be cupcakes, a 6" layer cake, whoopie pies, royal icing decorated cookies, and the ever popular LiL DeBBie SwiSS RoLL diplomas :) ...CLaSSY...

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


We may not have celebrated in a traditional way on Memorial Day, but we still had a good time :)

Well...maybe not at first...the day started with getting Connor's big English essay written, edited, and printed up...but after that was done...we were off for a day of fun....CarvaJaL style...

BoWLiNG and MexICaN FooD

We live LaRGE over here!!



Sunday we went down to visit Banana with Jessica.

It was a nice visit, but after the late night of camping and staying up to talk to Jess when we got home, I was running on about 3 hours of sleep :/

I tried to nap but was unsuccessful so I spent the afternoon flaking out in front of a screen...

looking at dream kitchens

...LoVE the dark cabinets and light countertops here!!

...and playing my current video game of choice


I know it's a good game...cuz I've got Sanford hooked too! :)


The Hodges invited us up to Vail Lake in Temecula for the day on Saturday.

They were camping for the weekend with several Shoal Creek families.

Sunday was Laura's birthday and her hubby Tom asked if I could bring up a special dessert for her...I brought her FaV...chocolate chocolate chip cupcakes with peanut butter frosting.

We had a great day...swimming, riding bikes, driving the razor and the Wilson's cool buggy, grilling in the woods, singing happy birthday, and roasting marshmallows and making s'mores over a camp fire.  It was AwESoME!!  I'm so glad that we were invited and that there was no baseball to get in the way :)