Thursday, September 29, 2011

More Photos of the Babe

I don't want to ever hear this kid complain that I didn't take pictures of him as a baby. :)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Marco! Polo!

Last Saturday, we rounded up the kiddos to watch a free polo match. It turned out to be very, very informal and we were grateful that we had chairs still stored in the trunk. You basically backed up to the field and parked to watch, kind of a like a drive-in movie, with horses.

The kiddos started out watching the match, all super excited. Then, a very nice lady came to let us know that balls and/or horses cross the red "barrier." The barrier was that very small board in front of Vera and Keller. Sure enough, while watching we saw two horses and their riders jump the board to keep from colliding. We backed up a bit.

We also flanked the kids. If I ball did cross, I am sure that J or I would have caught it, he would have just thrown the baby to me first. ;)

Starting to Smile!

I can just feel his muscles working hard.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Three Months Difference...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Vera, Keller, August

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Gus, Auggie, AJ

B's Classroom

An afternoon visit to Mrs. B's kindergarten classroom provided this mama with lots and lots of inspiration. B had her students make fantastic self-portraits using marker, crayon, and watercolors all mashed together. I had to try and recreate them at home.

Mine (seriously, my outfit is a little ridiculous:):



Keller wanted to do the entire thing by himself, but I helped him with the drawing of his face, the crayon and watercolor part were all him.


Duck, Duck, Goose

The kiddos playing sled dog...I'll give you one guess who started the game.

Keller looks like he would fit in perfectly in Italy.

Phineas and Ferb Live!

This tarantula was found during a birthday party walking along in the grass at the park. Uhmm...I thought these things only lived in aquariums.

Goleta Train Museum:

A good chunk of my day:

Santa Barbara living:

This has to be my favorite self-portrait of Keller to date.

Sunday, September 18, 2011


PEP's new fundraiser is Touch-a-Truck, which equals Keller's idea of what heaven must look like. The basic idea is that there are a variety of different trucks that the kids can explore, climb onto, and have their picture taken while they pretend they are driving it. Wow! There was a huge selection of trucks, everything from garbage, fire, police, and a camper, trolley, and J's personal favorite, the bus. Vera also liked the bus, because in her own words, "You could see the bathroom, the bathroom. You could see the toilet!" It takes so little to blow a kid's mind.

Keller was overjoyed to run into Keenan!

This picture cracks me up. She was going for a serious construction worker look.

The crane was my top pick for coolest truck on the lot.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

All About Me!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

First Reading Lesson