Saturday, February 28, 2009

Last Trip to the Snow this Season...

This was a really fun trip. The kids knew this would be their last snowboarding trip for the season so they couldn't wait to try new things. I was getting over a cold and couldn't ski because of being 24 weeks pregnant. However, I enjoyed dropping them off, seeing them off and picking them up after, to hear about all of their new adventures for the day. In between, I would relax and get work done on the computer. All the kids are really confident on the snow now and everyone does a good job "keeping up" so it is fun for everyone. As a matter of fact my kids have far surpassed me! I am scared to death of steep hills and speed....something most people enjoy. the older I get the more scared i get to fall, and therefore do not enjoy feeling out-of-control....which is how I feel when I am going too fast. Major wimp, I know. My husband constantly teases me!
Above is a picture of the whole gang just before getting on the lifts together!

The above picture cracks me up. Josh did so well this trip and wins the "most improved" award. He wanted to snowboard all day, when the other kids would want t come back to the cabin to sled. He even conquered a double black diamond run, the hardest run on the mountain, called "The Wall". The name says it all and makes me feel nauseous to even think about it! However, when he has had "enough", he falls to the ground, with no warning and buries his face in the snow! Thankfully, daddy and Uncle Franco were able to talk him into 1 last run after the melt-down, so he would leave with a positive feeling!!!!

Daddy and Josh!

Here's another picture (above) that needs and explanation. Julia and Josh were hanging out together in the snow, collecting things. When they were told to come in, they dragged their sled, full of treasures back to the cabin. Josh proceeded to pull icicles out of his pockets to show me, and then set them in the sled with their other treasures! It's kind of hard to distinguish the icicles here. I don't know why, but it made me laugh so hard that he put icicles in his pockets! Maybe too much time collecting shells at the beach!!!

This is our favorite Mexican restaurant to eat at every time we go to Big Bear. It's almost impossible to get that many people to smile at the same time! ☺

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

These pictures are kind of hard to tell what you are looking at. They do so amaze me though. I had my 23 week ultrasound yesterday and got a few pictures to take home. He looks just like a little baby you would see out of the womb....but yet is still developing and being sustained by God inside the womb, until every little detail is ready for him to come into the world. These 2 pictures are of his face (with his arm in front of one side of his face). It's amazing to even see a pouty lip in one picture! It just makes me that much more excited to see him and meet him!!! What a blessing and amazing creation!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Funny Girl

Julia makes my husband and I laugh on a daily basis. She loves to be goofy and corny to make people laugh. She seems to have the perfect balance...she loves to dress up, wear make-up, get her nails painted and have her hair curled; yet, she is the 1st to wrestle and roll around in the dirt with the boys! The other night, we sent the kids up to get their jammies on for bed. Soon after, she came running down the stairs, posing and acting up in this outfit she found in the costume box: a power ranger with built-in muscles. She proceeded to pose in as many poses as she could think of, while even kissing her biceps (where did she learn that?). She had us laughing very hard. Is it that obvious that she has all brothers?

Monday, February 16, 2009

Valentine's Day Party

It has been so much fun to be meeting for our co-op group again, after such a long break for Christmas. It's amazing how much more enjoyable and relaxed it is this year, now that we have a year under our belts! We had a good time throwing the kids a little mini class Valentine party. Lots of food, and a card exchange, of course! The kids had a great time!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Lights, Camera, Action....

At the end of the semester at the Huckleberry Learning Center, the kids always participate in an end-of-semester show. This year, Jeremy played in a mini guitar recital for the guitar class he was taking, the older boys were in a play called "The 13 Colonies" from an "American History-Theater and Art" class, and the 2 younger ones sang a song from their "Classical Kids" class. For some reason it is always so painful for me to watch their performances...maybe because I am so terrified to be up in front of a crowd and I am picturing myself in their shoes. Kids plays and performances are always just so goofy and funny to watch. It was entertaining though and the kids worked really hard to prepare so I figured I should reserve a spot for it on my blog page!! :)

Louie thinks they look like convicts in the above picture!

The above picture isn't a very good shot,but I had to include it. It made me laugh so hard to see our giant boys break out in "song" and "dance" for the musical. So funny! They did a good job though!

Julia got VERY "into" it...Josh was a bit more embarrassed!