Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!

This is by far Choobies FAVORTIE holiday of the year.  

Always has been.

Decorations out Oct 1st, nonstop Halloween CDs in the car, driving around neighborhoods looking at the "spooky guys" night after night, carving multiple pumpkins, and going to every kind of Halloween event imaginable.

He's pretty much Jack Skellington in human form.

I'm so excited I get to spend Halloween with him this year.  Last year I came home from the hospital with Tano on Halloween.  Talk about scary!!

This year "our whole family" is going out and about.  Yipee!

Hope this  video gets you in the Halloween Spirit!

Here he is at 3 years old in front of the Disneyland haunted mansion reciting in his spookiest voice,"what the guy says when you first walk in"

When hinges creak in doorless chambers,
When strange, frightening sounds, echo through the halls.
Whenever candlelights flickr,
When the air is deadly still,
That is the time when ghosts are present,
Practicing their terrors with ghoulish delight!

Told you we listen to Halloween CDs a lot.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

[Aug 4] Three Ameegs

After "Grunion 3"graduation we met up with some friends and swam some more!  

Choobie was in the pool nearly the entire evening (thanks Ashley!)

It was so fun for us to put these three little girls together and hope they will be great friends someday.  Aren't they beauts?!!
Julie put Tano's hair in her first ponytail!  Side pone Find it!

I was amazed because she HATES people to touch her hair and/or face.  That's what months of physical therapy will do to a kid.  But Julie just whipped that pony up like it was nothing.  Looks like I have a lot to learn in the "dressing of the girl" department.

Trying to undo the side pone was a hair ripping battle.  I ended up cutting the rubber band out of her hair, along with a few hair pieces.  I guess she'll learn sooner or later that beauty equals pain.

It was a blast to catch up with some of my oldest and dearest friends and just swim and eat like we used to back in high school.   Hope to see you girls again soon :)

Friday, October 21, 2011

[Aug 4] Grunion 3 Graduation

Graduation Day.  

That means all the kids get to jump off the diving board.  It is the highlight of swimming lessons for Choobie.  

And don't you worry, he invites EVERYONE to his swimming graduation.  For "Grunion 2" graduation he had over 15 people to watch him jump off the diving board since Dan's Dad and crew were visiting from Utah.  

Both Dan and my Dad stop work to come see the big jump.  Uncle Goosey drives in for the big jump.  Grandma wouldn't miss the big jump.  It's quite the event. 

Except that it's not.  

They just jump off the diving board and get a certificate printed on construcion paper.  

While people think it's strange that The Choob is the only one with a cheering squad, we wouldn't have it any other way.  Go CHOOBIE!
 Tiggy is thrilled on graduation day because there is always plenty of people to rescue her from her stroller.

 Standing in line for the big jump.  He's excited.

 She's excited.
And there's the construction paper.  

Which immediately gets placed front and center on the fridge.  

If one tries to move said certificate from it's front and center position, The Choob will notice.  

He Always notices.  

He's like Kathy Bates from Misery.  Don't move the penguins dude, she's gonna hobble you.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

[Aug 2] Summer Catch Up- Swim Lessons Grunion 3

Luke started out the summer in a two week swimming class called "Grunion 2".  He LOVED it!

When it was over, he was so proud to tell everyone that he graduated and was now a "Grunion 3".  

He loved swimming so much we signed him up for another two week session in "Grunion 3".  Which meant I had to wrestle The Tano everyday for another two weeks.  

She really hated her stroller by the end of it.  But look how cute she is with her two big toothers!
At first he was bummed because he didn't have the same awesome teacher "Coach Anthony" but as soon as he got in the pool he was having fun.
Tanji came up with a new fun game.  She played with a toy for about 2.2 seconds and then threw them on the dirty wet foot fungus ground, forcing me to give her a new toy.  There was a rather large pile of toys around our chairs when the class was over.
 His favorite part of class was at the end when the teacher would throw out the diving rings.  He would come up with almost all of them everytime.  That kid can hold his breath like no other!
Way to go big swimmer guy!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

[June 10] The Big Day

Our little Lukey boy graduated from his second year of preschool!  I took a few pictures of him before we left the house for the big ceremony.  All I did was ask him to smile.  I leave you with the many faces of The Choob:

He has learned so many things and grown up so much.  We are so proud of this big 'ol guy!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

[June 7] Soccer

Wearing Shorts and participating!  Progress!!
This is one of Choobie's favorite parts of soccer.  The kids grab their rubber dots and pretend they are boats floating around the ocean.  When the coach yells out, "shark!" they throw their dot down and stand on it and put their hands up to their eyes like they are looking through binoculars.  It's hilarious to watch all the kids do it together.

Walking and kicking the ball, a valuable skill just not as fun as the shark game.
Let's take a break from soccer and look at this little beauty cakers:

Today they played their first mock game.  It was cool because they got to wear jerseys.  Luke was on the green team.  They had to get all their own balls into their own goal.  Hmmmm not sure how this helps them learn how to play actual soccer but whatevs they had fun.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Birthday America!

 Enjoy some posts from past 4th of July's HERE

Sunday, July 3, 2011

[June 6] The Choob bowls on his own

[June 6] FHE Bowl-O-Rama

For FHE it was a free bowling family affair! 
This sweet little Tanji swordfought the air for almost the entire first game.  We like to leave her in the stroller as long as possible because once she's out she's NOT goin back in!

The lanes we went to didn't have a ramp this time so The Choob had to bowl with the big dogs.  He did great!

The Choob loves his ball, "The Green Mamba".  Apparently it's pretty powerful.
My Dad, The Goose, and Dan bowled without bumpers.  Big Lare won the first game!
My mom, Matthew, Choobs and me bowled on the lane with bumpers.  Sadly, none of us broke 100.  With bumpers.  Won't be joining a league anytime soon.

In the words of Brobee from Yo Gabba Gabba:  
"Bowling.... iiiiiiissssssss...... AWE-SOME!"

Saturday, July 2, 2011

[June 4] Legoland With Friends

We went to Legoland with some friends and had a wonderful time!  Tano liked the boat ride.
You can see those pesky teeth starting to peek their way out of her VERY sore gums.  She was really cranky which for her means she whined for like two whole minutes at a time maybe twice the whole day.  She really is the sweetest girl.
All Aboard!
The boys (and Dan) loved building their own lego cars and racing them on the track.  Please look at choobs car with the big "needler" nose.  He built his car all by himself.

Dan's car had a spike sticking out the side for "slashing people with".  Creative boys.
The Choob by himself on the horses.  He is so grown up now! 
The infamous boat ride.  Let it be known that these boats ARE MOST DEFINITLY NOT ON A TRACK.  When children steer them it makes for the worst log jam of the century and a whole lot of shrieking good fun.
Choobs and I are going the wrong way on a one way street. 
After a slow and somewhat disorienting boat ride we made it to the finish line.
Or so we thought.  It took us about five minutes to straighten her out.  We had fun though!
Choobie LOVES the big roller coaster there and asks to go on it every time.  Him and Dan are in the back seat.  You can barely see the Choob because he just clears the minimum height requirement.  He is so brave.  Dan is terrified of heights but goes on the coaster with him anyway.  True Love.