Saturday, September 29, 2007

Little Brown Bat at Red Rock

This isn't a great video, but he was fast!! This little fellow was out during the day. He was playing with a butterfly. What a great story that would be- the bat and the butterfly! I hope I have a shot of the butterfly, too.

Red Rock




Gino found this enormous flower that looked like morning glory- but gigantic! The pod was a spikey ball- strange! What a beautiful day!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Roman's Birthday

Great hats and shirts from Auntie Lynn and Uncle Dave, Heidi and George. Gino wanted it to look like the hat was his head!

Magnets!!
Happy Happy 8th Birthday my dear son!!
We all love you and adore your smile!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Trisha dressed up with Anna


Kimberly and children came over on Saturday- we all had a great time! The children had a wonderful time playing the "dress up for berries game".
We hope to travel one day to visit them on their farm in Iowa.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

More Pirates....




Arrrr, me hearties, let's eat some food to keep away scurvy, some eyeball, bloody soup and listen to some toe- tapping pirate music!! And a sword fight or two might be fun!!
Oh, now don't forget our pet sharks!

Talk like a Pirate Day






Captain Grace O'Malley (Mama) and crew...
Captain Ear Hook (Gabriel), Captain Skull (Gino, the ghost pirate), Captain Telescope (Roman the lookout) and Annabelle (Trisha).

Monday, September 17, 2007

Dust Devil


A dust devil joined us on the windy day at the lake.

Which is the real mudskipper??




Gabriel just being himself! I had to wash those clothes 3 times to get the mud out.

Kimberly came to town!


Everyone here enjoying the mud and water! We sure miss Kimberly and family!! Molly and Eli, too!

A great time at Lake Mead

Harvesting Sea Weed

The kids found lots of sea weed and made a huge pile! They later jumped in! Autumn in Vegas- no leaves but seaweed a plenty!

Field Trip Friday- to Halloween Spirit


This new store just opened in our neighborhood and Gabriel chose it as our field trip! There were lots of gross things inside but everyone had fun pretending through the store. I, on the other hand, had nightmares!!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Sparring Video

Trisha did an amazing job putting the video above together! I could watch this all day!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Meme from Tara

Tara sent me this meme. I'm usually quite private but I'll come up with something....
The Rules:
~ Post these rules before you give your facts~ List 8 random facts about yourself~ At the end of your post, choose (tag) 8 people and list their names, linking to them~ Leave a comment on their blog, letting them know they've been tagged

Fact 1: I find healing in all forms fascinating. I especially love the power of herbal remedies.
Fact 2: My first car was a 1976 Camaro. I had an 8 track player and used to rock out to Heart, Queen, and any other 8 track Goodwill had to offer!
Fact 3: I sing at any given moment. I make up songs about everything- my kids don't know if these songs are "real" or not. Usually a song such as "I love cleaning dog vomit" is totally made up.
Fact 4: I was a DJ in college on the radio station and for "The Pros" DJ-ing at weddings, etc. I was once asked if I was a "lady of the evening" while wearing my sequined DJ shirt by a stranger at an event. I never took a job in Washington DC again!
Fact 5: I went to 3 colleges before graduating. It still only took 4 years! I don't remember much but I was able to get my degree and teach for 5 years before becoming a mom. I taught night school for a year while also teaching during the day.
Fact 6: I worked on a organic farm for a year. I really learned to appreciate the effort organic farmers give to provide us with the best food! I would love to own a farm one day and be self-sufficient.
Fact 7: I brew my own kombucha.
Fact 8: Ketchup really grosses me out. I can't stand the smell, texture and the scraping off the dinner plates. Yuk!

I don't know who to send this to. I don't know 8 other people with blogs!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Trisha can fly!

Trisha can fly


Sunday, September 9, 2007

Friday, September 7, 2007

Big field to run in


Freedom was felt by all Friday evening when we all ran in the big grass field.

Fun with rubber bands

Trisha's Garden


Trisha has worked hard to create this lovely garden. She has cacti, succulents, ferns, tomato plants, satsuma orange trees, lemon tree and basil. She also has a fountain that she made and added some goldfish. A nice peaceful oasis in our desert yard!

Three Boys, water and rocks...


At the park, the boys enjoyed throwing rocks (landscaping rocks, but who's looking!), watching the turtles and throwing popcorn to the ducks. The breeze was blowing and although it was 100 it didn't feel so hot!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Gabriel gets glow stick in his eye




Glow sticks can explode!!! Gabriel was playing with a glowstick and it exploded and went in his eye. After a call to 911, a visit from the fire department and an eventual helpful hand from poison control, Gabriel was fine. Lolipops are miracle workers.

Roman as Roxas


Kingdom Hearts comes to life. Roxas came to Vegas!

What Brothers Do


This photo was taken at the Activity Pool by our house.

Gino couldn't reach the button to rinse off. Gabriel did what brothers do. Priceless.

Trisha earns her BLUE BELT

Today Trisha tested and earned her BLUE belt! Next is red, after is black!! We are so proud of her. The video above shows her sparring (no contact) during her testing in order to show good technique. She is amazing!



My friend Elizabeth's beautiful jewelry