Monday, December 14, 2009


The end of October brought a trip to Disneyland which was fun to see all decked out for Halloween. Ryan was so sick that he was unable to make it, but we tried to have fun without him! Zachary was the first to tell me what he wanted to be for Halloween...a dog. But when it came to his Halloween parade at preschool he wanted to wear his dress-up police costume. Whatever makes them happy, right? Allison chose to be a cat, and then I got to thinking that it would be fun to do a family costume related to cats and dogs. I came up with "It's raining cats and dogs," I had planned for Ryan and I to wear rain coats and rain boots, but Ryan was still under the weather, and it was extremely hot, and Zach and Josh were coming down with something, so we were lucky to get the picture we got! We did a little trick-or treating until Zach got a fever and then we called it a day!We saw all the Disney characters dressed up, which the kids LOVED!

Here is Zach with his teacher Ms. Jennifer

Allison was very proud that her pumpkin was carved liked a cat!

Here are my munchkins

"It's Raining Cats and Dogs!"

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Fall Fun!

October was a busy month with lots of fun activities. The first part of October we went to the Cal Poly pumpkin patch to pick pumpkins. It was our first time going there, but definitely not our last. We had a ton of fun! Ryan told the kids they could pick out any pumpkin as long as they could carry it. Allison looked long and hard for the biggest one she could carry! Zach was happy with whatever one was right by his feet. The kids got their faces painted and played a few Halloween games. Other then the almost 100 degree weather, it was how I pictured going to a fall pumpkin patch would be. Fun times!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

6 Years Old!

Well, here we are almost to the end of 2009 and I am hoping to catch up on my blogging! I feel that much of this year has been "catching up" when it comes to blogging, but something has to take a back seat to changing diapers, volunteering in Allison's classroom, teaching in my classroom, going to violin lessons, taking care of sick kids and husband and self, Wednesday night church activities, mounds of laundry, you get the idea! So...we start up again at Allison's sixth birthday, September 12, 2009. I really can't believe my little girl is six. She is fun and spunky as ever! She is always in a good mood and really cares about everyone. The littlest things make her happy and we are so lucky to have her in our family. For her birthday it was just Ryan, myself, and Alli that went to Downtown Disney to Build-a Bear where she got to make her very first bear. She loved it! It was nice to spend time with just her. We then surprised her by meeting up with the Koch's, Grandma, and the boy's at Chuck-E-Cheese for dinner, games, and cupcakes. It was a great day!

Here she is in her new sweatshirt from Grandma and holding up six fingers...very proud to be six!
After Downtown Disney we blindfolded her to surprise her with Chuck-E-Cheese. She didn't like it one bit! She was mad because she didn't know what was going on. She really likes to know what is going on at ALL times. She forgave us once she saw where we were.

Here she is with her new bear. She named it Rainbow Birthday Bear.

This sweet smile reminds me of something she recently said. She had a dentist appoint met the other day and before we went she said, "Mom, I hope I get a silver front tooth." I looked at her very surprised and asked why. She said, "because I want to be like my friends at school." All I could say was I loved her and her teeth just the way they are! Love you so much Allison!