Thursday, June 30, 2011

Auntie Kate's new toy!

A tire swing!

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Not many posts this week...way too much going on.
I have been having a tooth problem that will result in a hopefully a sinus infection and more drastically an implant...  I spent tueday at various dentists and want to put a plug in for 
Okay, he had to refer me out, but he is a great dentist!

And yesterday was the retirement party for 3 (count em 3 out of 7) senior evals in the office.
We are so screwed is out new motto!
Juli and I now are International Evaluation....
It was a very emotional day and I am very happy for the retirees, but will sorely miss them.

Back to the family blog...Last weekend was some good weather and we finally brought out the sprinklers!
It was cold and rainly on tuedsay...this weather is so strange!
The boys had swim lessons in the rain with poor Loren having to find shelter near by.

I am much happier with the sun shine!

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Jack and Vaulting Vern

Up, up and over!
Finally I am able to get better pix of gymnastics...
my new camera rocks!

We have had to rush the past 2 Tuesdays to get Jack from gymnastics at 4:45 to swimming at 5.
We are usually late, but still they get some swim time in.
Unfortunately, by the time we got there, he was done on the trampoline.

But here you can see him flip!
Vargas Academy  rocks!

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Friday, June 24, 2011

young explorers

Hide the cars is always a hit at grandpa dick's house and tends to keep the boys out of the pond.

They tend to destroy everything in their path...
and already broke the pond so they are not allowed up there anymore.

but it is still a draw.

(You don't want to have one of these pine cones hit you on the head! - ouch)

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Play ball!

Thankfully, we have a giant back yard!

This is where the garden used to be...for now it is for baseball and soon to be for chickens!
Yeah, eggs!

And a trampoline!
Soon we will have the play structure back (after we take out one more tree...)

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

WW: More fishing

More pix from our fishing expedition at Lake Chabot.
It was cool the first morning and roasting the second!
Lake Chabot is a great place to visit if you are even in Castro Valley, CA!

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first time fishing

Over Fathers day we (Loren) took the boys fishing.
The first day we went with my dad and trish and the next day just dad.

They look all peaceful...hahahhaha

The boys did pretty good the first day, but the next was a little more unsettled.
Luke threw his pole in the water while trying to cast and grandpa had to fish it out.
I took Luke to the potty like 5 times (and the potty was not close.)

They basically like to cast...and yell and run on the deck,
not surprisingly, we didnt catch anything.
but is was still fun and hopefully the boys will grow in to it.
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Friday, June 17, 2011

At long last...swim lessons

Finally, we (loren with my prodding) got the boys in swim lessons at Cougar Swim School at the local high school.
I could not be more well as Jack who loves it.

His teacher Brad is amazing and very patient!

He is just getting used to putting his face in the water, and kicking up a storm.

The first day, Luke would have nothing to do with it...he hung out with Loren.
But the next day, not to be out done by his bro, he was all in.
He even is more likely to go underwater then Jack now.
They have one more week of lessons...I don't think that they will learn to swim this go around, but they are closer.
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Thursday, June 16, 2011


Daddy discovered "Angry Birds" for his lap top.
Jack LOVES angry birds thanks to Uncle Jake and Grandma Trish!

Luke, instead, used my yoga mat to make a bed in the living room...
with no plans to sleep!
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

WW: wagon time

Last year, the parents had to pull the kids...this year was a different story!

And, it was the hit of the party!

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fairy face/hand painting

Fairy's are also very talented to do face painting!
Jack wanted Flash...the fairy didn't quite know how to do that one.
(I don't know either, really)

Loren decided that it was lightning bolts on his cheeks to help him run fast!

Luke was anti face so went with a lion on his arm instead, just like his friend Nicky.

Right after this was taken, Luke was stung by a bee!
I have never heard him cry so hard and so long, poor kid!
I was really worried that he might be allergic, but thankfully, he was okay.
Then someone at the party said that it is the 2nd bee sting that you really need to watch out for...
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