Sunday, January 31, 2016

TaTa Rocks

I have found a new love. The Kindle Paperwhite is amazing. I love the fact that I can read in the dark, but that it isn't a computer screen. TaTa made a nifty cover for her new Paperwhite and when I expressed interest, knitted this one up for me. Love, love, love! Thanks, Sis!!  

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

10! 10! 10!

Vera turned 10! We celebrated with balloons and streamers, she wasn't the only happy with the decorations. They provided hours of entertainment for Mars. He eventually figured out how to stand on a kitchen chair, hop to the sill, and swat at all those colorful delights. 

Another birthday must, Birthday Guacamole!

A ten-year-old must celebrate in style and so off to the Lompoc Aquatic Water Center we went with 100 of our closest classmates and friends.

We didn't take any cake home!

A slight drizzle of rain forced the cake on the patio portion of the birthday to be moved indoors. It got quite cozy in our little room...lots of energy.

Then, the fun began!

New Year's Eve Sunset

A great tradition that we joined for the first time this year (or last year;). New Year's Eve Sunset on the beach with good friends, yummy food, and bubbly to say good-bye to the year. Only one of my children was crazy enough to enter the water...I'll give you one guess. He then froze for the rest of out time there.

Even with the big 'ole shadow hand, I still like this photo. 

Friday, January 8, 2016

The Cutest

...I love having cats!


I can't believe it has taken me this long to post one of our seasons biggest changes...earrings for the now 10-year-old. They were technically a birthday present, but due to her basketball schedule (and having to take them off for games) she was allowed to get them done right at the start of winter school break. This gave her three weeks for them to heal and adjust before she has to take them out for a game.  She loves them and has spent many minutes admiring how they glisten in the mirror. You better believe she can't wait to take them out and switch for a new pair.