Sunday, July 22, 2012

a little June recap ...

most of our photos from June were taken during our time in Albuquerque, but there were a few from that first week and I decided to just put them all in one post!  all random, just "day in the life" sort of fun stuff!

this is what I woke up to one morning ... we had a slumber party of sorts and I guess
Liam ended up on the couch with Annicka - lol!

Annicka and I had seen a late showing of Snow White and the Huntsman and when we got home
this is what I found ... Jericho is sound asleep in the tent, Liam - not so much ...
oh and yes, you can see that daddy was asleep too - ha ha ha hah!

really?  wow!

the fifth grade had a field trip to the base pool ... nearly an entire school day of
swimming, food, and fun!!!  she had a great time, despite her initially saying she wasn't going
to go - and despite the fact that she really wanted me to be there the entire time!
which, of course, wasn't gonna happen with two littles to drag along!
so while hubby was home for lunch, I busted over there to say hi and take some pics!

this is the "I'm scared now" photo ... 
yes, that's Jericho.
yes, he's in the rafters of our garage.
yes, it was hide and seek!
I laughed and nearly choked - at the same time - when I saw him up there!!!
he did make it down safely and has been told, in no uncertain
terms, that this is not ok (and neither is getting on the roof - his other ambition).

I don't have any pics, but this, of our first day of summer break!
the kids woke up at the crack of dawn - of course - and were restless and bouncing off
the walls by 9am!  so we packed up and walked to the commissary
for some groceries and lunch ... Zoey fell asleep on the way home!

so, the first batch of eggs disappeared???  I don't know anything about nests, eggs, birds -
but I'm so darn curious as to how the birds could get the eggs out?  I guess their
claws?!  anyway, right before we left for our trip Annicka noticed there were new eggs
in the nest ... there were five in all!!!

her hair is always in her face, so i decided to give it a try!

Zoey's little black dress!
I love it.
it's adorable on her!
did I already say I love it?
add the red shoes and she is one stylin babe!

I had some fun with this one!!!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Santa Barbara Zoo field trip ...

sadly, the hubby's grandpa passed away back in May, and though I was planning to attend Jericho's field trip to the zoo - I didn't think I'd be able to go when hubby left town to attend his grandpa's services.  thankfully my friend helped me out - and between her and Annicka (I kept her home, because my friend is pregnant and so I figured Annicka could do all the lifting of Zoey and such) the little kids were taken care of and I was able to go.  (hubby had a safe trip to/from Arizona and got to see some family he hadn't seen in ages - not to mention an extra little visit with his mom, brother, sister, nephew, and our nieces just a bit before we were headed to Albuquerque for our annual visit)

I'm so happy I was able to go too, because I had a great time ... even if it did seem like we actually spent more time on the bus than at the zoo!  it took nearly an hour and a half of driving, each way!  but I had a great group of kids and I took photos of lots of animals and it's a great memory with Jericho!

here's my pics!

funny side note:  this "monkey" really entertained all kids near it by not only taking a pee in the "river"
under it ... but a poo too!  all the "ewwwwws" and "grosses" and giggles were funny!!

I thought this was a pretty cool view!

what are they looking at? 

a gorilla!  he was so cute!

he took a little stroll and gathered some hay ...
then used it for a pillow and laid back down all comfy!

a fun little hill where the kids can use pieces of cardboard and slide down!

how sweet is this!
all tuckered out, he fell asleep on the ride home!
what a special day with my little boy ...
Jericho - it was a blast!!!

Friday, July 20, 2012

baseball ...

 (he noticed I was trying to take a pic, so he hid - stinker)

on this saturday morning the hubby was helping a friend move their church's temporary pastor,
so I had got to take all the kiddos along to Jericho's baseball game!
 she's had been doing good with a straw cup (remember, these pics are from late May)
but while on vacation we didn't use one at all!!!  I'm happy to add, however,
that she didn't forget and has been completely on cups for over a week now (as of July 12)...

 they played a lot in the trees that day!

 all set up with a snack and look at that face!!

 they caught a big bumble bee!
 Liam didn't mind being all up close and personal, until Annicka accidentally flicked it toward him!
 she eventually got it in there - but the poor bee was hanging on for dear life!

ha ha ha!