Saturday, December 27, 2008

December 2008 - Christmas Lights

I had to get some last minute Christmas shopping done, and it meant taking the kids out with me after school, and we made a stop to take a look at some Christmas lights

November 2008 - Thanksgiving with the Cleggs and Olsens

Mike's cousin Briana invited us to her parents home for Thanksgiving, and we had a great time! Aunt Bonnie made a WONDERFUl meal, and she also made the most AMAZING gingerbread houses for the kids to decorate.

Here is Tyler decorating, but had also obviously been "tasting" a bit by the evidance on his top lip!

Nicole, my creative child doing her thing

November 2008 - Holidays at Disneyland

We haven't been to Disneyland quite as much as we used to, but the day before Thanksgiving I took the kids to go and have some fun. It truly is a magical place.

Here are the decorations at the Main Street Train Station

Here is the Christmas Parade

The great thing was the the kids didn't have school the following day, so we stayed until after dark, and the Magic Kingdom gets even more magical!

At Disneyland they also have "snow". Even though it was just bubbles, the kids LOVED it!

November 2008 - Thomas the Tank Engine

Our neighbors Linda and Zachary invited us to go to see Thomas the Tank engine with them. We took a drive out to Perris, California, and had a really great time out there!

October 2008 - Halloween

Halloween this year was a lot of fun once again!

Here are the pumpkins that Mike and the kids carved

One of our Neighbors goes "all out" with the Halloween decorations. This was just the beginning of what he put out this year

This year Mike and Tyler were "Captain Jack Sparrow"

October 2008 - Nicole Turns 6

For Nicole's 6th Birthday she agreed to go to Dinner with 6 friends. We all went to California Pizza Kitchen, and it turned out to be a really fun evening! Happy Birthday Princess!

October 2008 - Toothless Grin

Nicole continues to loose her teeth, much to her delight. Here is the 3rd one to go...

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

October 2008 - Anaheim Auto Show

We usually go to the LA Auto Show, but we decided to try the Anaheim one instead this year. Tyler seems to share my interest in cars, and asks me what the car's make & model is when we are on the road. Our first stop at the show was by the DeLorean's - dated, but still cool in my book!

Here are Mike and Tyler with the Ford Mustang's done up for the "Transformers" movie

Tyler and the "Speedracer"

I could really go for one of these Audi's!!

September 2008 - Canyon Lake

Mike's Uncle Jon and his wife Jerrie have recently moved to California, and we got to go and visit them. They live in a gated community on a lake called Canyon Lake. After swimming in their pool and having a BBQ, we went for a drive in their golf cart...

Nic and Ty on the lake with Daddy & Uncle Jon

We had a really great time, and we are glad to have more family close by!!

September 2008 - Marina Del Rey

Nicole gets out of school early on a Wednesday, and I had heard about a local park where the kids can ride bikes, so we went to go and check it out. The Park is in Marina Del Rey, and it serves as a good reminder of how close we are to the ocean and all of its wonders.