Saturday, September 19, 2015

Jax turned 6!

Daddy had lunch with them on Jax's birthday and took this great picture!
Jax got 7 Nerf Guns for his birthday!
Jax thanking Sissy with a big hug. She got him everything he needed to finally beat Skylanders Trap Team!
He had a Bring Your Own Gun party and the kids played shooting games with their Nerf Dart Guns. We bought over 100 darts for the occasion. 
He got Jusssic World toys. 
A cool USC shirt & Star Wars Legos too!
Daddy made him an awesome cake & cupcakes. 
He loved it!
He got a super cool new bike too!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Fun weekend in LA

We took the kids to the season opening USC Football game and to the LA Natural History Museum a few weekends ago. We're in that time of the year where we're on the go every weekend until Christmas!
Daddy & the kids walking through campus. 
Daddy & kids with Tommy Trojan. 
At the game.
Sunday we went to the Natural History Museum. The kids LOVED it!
Jax running from Tommy T-Rex!
Popop and Maryam reading up on T-Rex. 
The awesome stained glass ceiling!
Jax & I reading up 
The family. :)

First day of school 2015

Jax walking into class
Jax ran out of class for one more hug. Love this little guy. 
Maryam walking to class
Maryam found her seat
Me and my baby girl 
Maryam started 3rd grade and Jax started kindergarten. Both are loving their new teachers. :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Jax lost a tooth

Jax lost a tooth tonight! He's super excited because it was the first time. He immediately put it under his pillow & when bedtime rolled around he fell asleep much quicker & quieter than normal. Usually he puts up quite the fight! But tonight the magic words, "If you don't go to sleep, the Tooth Fairy can't come!" worked better than I hoped!
When his tooth came out he said, "My tooth looks like a baby shark tooth!" He was so cute & excited!
Baby boy is growing! I think Maryam was 7 when she lost her first tooth. What a difference!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Spring Break 2015

Brett & I took Spring Break off. It was my first vacation in a year. I took last Spring Break off too. We went camping in Joshua Tree National Park with family. This year we were going camping in Yosemite National Park with Maryam's American Heritage Girls troop. 
We took off for Visalia that Tuesday to see Auntie Karen, Auntie Kathy, & Brian & his family. We figured it was a good half way point.
We woke up Thursday morning to leave and some jerk stole our camping stuff out of the back of our rented pickup truck. Vacation ruined. Months of planning out the window. Hundreds of dollars down the drain. They took nearly all of our camping items. Personal stuff too! The kids' board games, football, my favorite Thirty-One bag, the kids' brand new snow globes. The list goes on and on. I'm still angry about it. Very angry about it. 
Brett & I tried to recover what was left of the vacation. It was already Thursday and the kids had to go back to school Monday. We headed home to regroup.  We had some friends over Thursday night. Friday morning we got up early & headed to Disneyland. We stayed at Disneyland all day. We left the park after midnight and drove to San Diego. Saturday morning we headed to the San Diego Zoo. We stayed there for quite a while! We got rained on both days but nobody complained. We live in the desert, we enjoy the rain when we get it!
Sunday we slept in, went to lunch, then spent nearly 3 hours in Barnes & Nobles I think Maryam found her new favorite place in the world! 
We recovered our Spring Break. The kids had fun with Plan B. Maryam was feeling well. 
Jungle Cruise
Jax & Mommy on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad 
Maryam & Daddy on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad 
On top of Mickey's Wheel
Photo bomb!
Zoo entrance
Family picture with a camel
Cutie pies
Seaport Village

Fun pictures of Jax

Playing with Pandy 
Hiking in Joshua Tree National Park
Modeling some of the loot from Daddy's Loot Crate
Helping build a trailer for Papa Martin
Pool fun
Riding a shark
Color run fun!