Friday, November 18, 2011

Earlier fishing...

Some how blogger ate my here it is again.
You all will be seeing lots of older pix that never got posted now as
my computer has decided that it does not want any more picutres in it...
so I can not download any.

Here is hoping for some good black friday sales to get me a new, fancier one!
Wish us luck or I may never get to update the blog.

Anyway, these shots were taken a few weeks ago at Lake Chabot,
where we continue to have no luck.
I really think that they are not stocking the lake, but just telling us that they did!

But it is a beautiful fall morning!
And my husband was determined to catch a fish.

My brother has fished here all his like, and I don't think he has ever caught anything!

I like that I get to sit down and read a magazine for a bit in between feeding the boys pirate booty and...

The world's best breakfast sandwiches made by my husband!
Delicious egg, bacon and cheese!

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

WW: CA fall beauty

I must say that Arnold, CA was beautiful!

The reflection in the water was amazing!

Happy WW!
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Monday, November 14, 2011

Random fishing

Luke has the most energy and enthusiasm of any boy I know.
He doesn't take to fishing too well, because he has lots to do.
Swinging on fences.

Watching Daddy bait the hook.

More hook baiting...
Boys are pretty good at losing their worms.

Jack fishing on a rock.

And Luke giving fishing a try, again.
He does love to cast!
And he is pretty good at it!
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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fishing in Arnold

We spent the long weekend up in Forest Meadows with Auntie Kate and Uncle Bill.

We fished for 2 days.

On both sides of this lake.
The first day was a bummer...

But it sure was beautiful!

The next day proved to be much, much better.

Loren finally caught not just one trout, but 3 trout!
He was ecstatic!
And we went home and cooked them up for dinner...along with a nice pot roast.

Unfortunately, the boys didn't catch anything...and they lost interest in fishing pretty early on.
Luckily, this lake had lots of fun places for the boys to explore.
And, I got to read a magazine!

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Monarch butterfly field trip

I got to go on Jack's field trip to Natural Bridges State Park to see the butterflies!

He really could have cared less that I was there...he had fun with his friends!
So I got to do some socialized with other parents.
It was very nice.

And, I learned a lot about these amazing Monarchs!
I can tell a boy from a girl, and that they only eat milkweed  and who new that hey shed there skin 4 times before becoming butterfly!

It was a beautiful day!

Hard to see them, but they are in there.
The kids had fun looking,

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

WW: playdate # 2

The second play date of saturday was an afternoon/evening.
5 boys!

The oldest was a bit bored...

And then we did make your own pizza....
It was yummy!
Craziness until movie time, but lots of fun.
And our neighbors will watch ours next time!

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Playdate # 1

We double booked our play dates on Saturday.
The first one was Jonathan who brought his bey blades.
Oh the beloved bey blades.

For those of you without young boys, bey blades are all the rage right now.
It is kind of a fancy top that they kids battle...
We don't have any yet, but Santa has been alerted.

I tried to get them outside and they did for a little bit.
First they played on the play structure and then bamboo sticks were used.
Unfortunately, Luke whacked Jonathan with a stick on his cheek...
Poor kid had quite a welt on his cheek so we'll see if Jonathan gets to come play at our house again.

I hope so! Besides the stick, we had a fun time.
I got to do my first bey blades battle!

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Sunday, November 6, 2011


These half off Halloween toys provided lots of entertainment for the boys (yeah!!!)

Press them down and wait for them to pop in the air.

Take bets on which one will go the highest...

Good simple fun!

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