Sunday, June 28, 2009

Heat is On!

First Week of Summer


Happy Father's Day

Best POP Ever

We had a fun Father's day weekend
last week. On saturday
we enjoyed a nice breakfast at Paul's
favorite restaurant.

Again the boys gave their DD
the "BEST POP"
presents.
Personalized Jones Soda Pop



Paul smoked some yummy
pulled pork.
It was the best pulled pork ever!


SUMMER CAMP


Monday was first day at Summer Camp
and Jake was so excited since this is his 1st yr at Summer Camp
and they were both excited
to be together.
They already went on a field trip on Tuesday
it was my first time not to go
with them on a field trip.

Friends and Dinner

Cach and her family came to CA and we met them on Wed. at Jerry's Deli in Marina Del Rey.
It was the first time I've met her 2 boys. It was Cach's first time to meet all the kids.
(mine, Hedda's and Jinky's)
We all had a great time.
Im glad they did not kick us out
cuz we were all LOUD!

DANCE

Sunny, Me with Flat Annie, CJ ( the D.I.) and Luisa
Thanks Alyssa for taking this picture.

On Tuesday, I finally went with Luisa and went Hip Hop Dancing.
Yup, it's been YEAAARRRRRRSSSS!!!!!!
Alyssa and Sunny came and we had a fun time.
Before we even started the D.I said "Welcome to the Advanced Hip Hop class"
YIKES!
He was great and very patient.

"NOT SO" SLUMBER PARTY

The boys had their End of School Year
"not so" Slumber Party on Friday.
They invited 7 of their friends.
serious
silly faces

they played Wii, soccer, basketball
played video games on the computer.
They had yummy Pizza for dinner
and
some fun
Fear factor.
They had to eat these (9)
slimy worms, Worm a la MUD
etc....
They all said
NO, Thank you, Im still full
but when they saw it was Gummy Worms they
did not have any seconds thoughts.
I dipped it in oreos, chocolate syrup, strawberry syrup, caramel,
sprinkled red, blue sugars
etc...etc..
As they were finishing the
Fear Factor Game
Paul walked in the house
and told the boys that
he got some yummy desserts from
the garden.
Same thing the boys
said "oh, too much, we're full"
and they saw the dirt cups and grabbed one by one.
for movie night
they watched
"How to eat fried Worms"
and
had popcorn.
Nope, they were not full.
We laid blankets on the floor and
they watched and enjoyed the movie.
We all had a great time
and
yes we survived having 9 boys in our small house.
What a week to start
Summer!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Kalbo

..no hair in tagalog.

The boys had their hair cut for the summer and
they boys and DH are so happy!



Going...


going...


going...



GONE!



Saturday, June 20, 2009

Summer Solstice

What a week! Here are the highlights of our "end of school year week".


I helped my friend from work - Trish at the Redondo Beach Triathlon. Even though I missed this event, I got to be a "part" of it. I was also holding "flat annie" which I will post about her next time.


Denise - Tricia - Me


Here I am holding flat Annie's picture

I survived being the Room mom. I regularly volunteer at J.T.'s school on Fridays, read books to the kids, lead share time and fun friday activities, and also plan activities with for the year. Helped the Teacher make copies, check paper, staple this, staple that, organize this, organize that. And I tie-dyed 22 shirts. I know it's very easy BUT I needed to tie them really tight, do it in my washer and of course it was my first time doing it as well.



Here I am with one of the Room Moms
The 1st grade Room Moms organized a "tea party" for
the Teacher's Appreciation Week.
We made them hats and boa
and plenty of yummy treats.


Here are the awesome 1st grade teachers

We had a fun park day
"siblings" are welcome
and they got to play with their big brothers and sisters.
Jake esp. had a great time.


Thursday was
last day of school.

I made 22 DVD's
J.T's teacher is not coming back next yr
so I video'd the kids and they said their
Thank you's and Good Bye's it
was very special and memorable
for her last day at school.
I divided the pics Fall (Kids of the future)
Winter ( Move it)
Spring ( We're all in this together)


I made 21 Candy/toys leis
and a gift card lei for the Teacher
J.T handed out 10 Anti-bac soaps
to the Volunteer Moms
for giving
him an extra HAND this yr.


Before the last assembly,
the teacher and I handed out "special awards" for the kids
we each gave them a "3 cheers certificate" and a medal.
The teacher had to give the clue and the kids had to guess who it is
Teacher: 3 cheers for ______
for loving to read the most.
Kids: J.T
The awards were so fun!
She did a great job especially
coming up with 21 different awards.
She had "class clown,most organized,nicest,cool artist" etc...etc...
We also watched the DVD and
the kids loved the music and they were happy and singing
"Kids of the future and We're all in these together" Too cute!
And even though I watched this many, many times
I still choked up.


It was a fun yr for me as Room Mom and most of all
J.T had so much fun, learned so many things and made new friends.


Even Jake made friends from J.T's class,
which is going to help him a lot when he starts
K-this fall.
A few of his J.T's classmates asked for Jake's autograph.
Too cute =)

After that we went to the beach for our last day of school tradition.
(sans Paul)


Then Friday was
Jake's last day at school. I also
volunteer at his school by
reading books to them and doing
some crafty stuff.
Yesterday we went back to the beach
again and met up with Luisa and Jake.
We saw 5-7 dolphins
really close to the shore like 20 ft from J.T


As we packed our stuff, Luisa had a malfunctioning beach umbrella that had
to be carried and stuffed in my truck. Glad she was able to return and
exchange it.

Jake picked Islands for dinner.
And picked Movie night.


Today, we went to my brother's house and swam
even though it was overcast.

And this sums up our last week at school
and 1st day of Summer.

ENJOY SUMMER EVERYONE!

Fame

The 80's are sooooo back!
I can't wait to watch
this version.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

McCartney for GAP

GAP Inc. tapped Stella Mccartney to create a collection for babies and kids later this year. Read here.

Stella McCartney
image: Fashion indie



image: Gap-Hollywood

Now, I'm wondering
will I fit in XL for kids?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Is your Man like this?

Again thanks John for this "humor"
my DH loved it.

Because I'm a Man


Because I'm a man, when I lock my keys in the car I will fiddle with a wire clothes hanger and ignore your suggestions that we call a road service until long after hypothermia has set in.

Because I'm a man, when the car isn't running very well, I will pop the hood and stare at the engine as if I know what I'm looking at. If another man shows up, one of us will say to the other, "I used to be able to fix these things, but now with all these computers and everything, I wouldn't know where to start." We will then drink beer.

Because I'm a man, when I catch a cold I need someone to bring me soup and take care of me while I lie in bed and moan. You never get as sick as I do, so for you this isn't an issue.

Because I'm a man, I can be relied upon to purchase basic groceries at the store, like milk or bread. I cannot be expected to find exotic items like "Cumin" or "Tofu". For all I know these are the same thing. And never, under any circumstances, expect me to pick up anything for which "feminine hygiene product" is a euphemism.

Because I'm a man, when one of our appliances stops working I will insist on taking it apart, despite evidence that this will just cost me twice as much once the repair person gets here and has to put it back together.

Because I'm a man, I must hold the television remote control in my hand while I watch TV. If the thing has been misplaced, I may miss a whole show looking for it (though one time I was able to survive by holding a calculator).

Because I'm a man, I don't think we're all that lost, and no, I don't think we should stop and ask someone. Why would you listen to a complete stranger -- I mean, how the hell could he know where we're going?

Because I'm a man, there is no need to ask me what I'm thinking about. The answer is always either sex or baseball, though I have to make up something else when you ask, so don't.

Because I'm a man, I am capable of announcing, "One more beer and I really have to go", and mean it every single time I say it, even when it gets to the point that the one bar closes and my buddies and I have to go hunt down another. I will find it increasingly hilarious to have my pals call you to tell you I'll be home soon, and no, I don't understand why you threw all my clothes into the front yard. Like, what's the connection?

Because I'm a man, you don't have to ask me if I liked the movie. Chances are, if you're crying at the end of it, I didn't.

Because I'm a man, yes, I have to turn up the radio when Bruce Springsteen or The Doors comes on, and then, yes, I have to tell you every single time about how Bruce had his picture on the cover of Time and Newsweek the same day, or how Jim Morrison is buried in Paris and everyone visits his grave. Please do not behave as if you do not find this fascinating.

Because I'm a man, I think what you're wearing is fine. I thought what you were wearing five minutes ago was fine, too. Either pair of shoes is fine. With the belt or without it looks fine. Your hair is fine. You look fine. Can we just go now?

Because I'm a man, and this is, after all, the 90's, I will share equally in the housework. You just do the laundry, the cooking, the gardening, the cleaning, and the dishes. I'll do the rest.

THIS HAS BEEN A PUBLIC SERVICE MESSAGE FOR WOMEN, TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE MALE ANIMAL.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Power Nap

DH and DS heart naps. Especially Sunday Naps. They said Naps are great ANYWHERE.
Well, DS decided to take a nap next to Daddy? or on top of Daddy?

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Early June Gloom

Oh I do not even know where to start. June Gloom came early last week and we did not expect it. But it did not stop us from having a fun weekend. The boys had a Yard Sale . It was very hard for me to let go of the boys' books, toys, bikes etc..etc.. Paul was brave enough to help the boys sell some of their old stuff.

The boys were prepared and organized
posted prizes on the items/toys

and put stickers
on some of the toys and books.


Paul teaching J.T to write down
the items that were bought.
No fanny pack (sp) here but Paul
sported a "neck pack" hahaha.

at 7:15 the boys came inside the house and
told me that they sold $20.00 !
They had a great time and earned $100.00
Thanks Lolo and Lola for matching it =)

"Obey Gravity, it's THE LAW"

On Sunday, Jake had a bad fall from the stage at Church. He lost his balance and hit the floor facing down. We all panicked. WHO WOULDN'T!!!We were at Urgent care when Jake vomited and the Doctor called 911 and paramedics came. His CT scan was negative and Jake and I stayed overnight at Harbor UCLA (wonderful trauma center. The Nurses and Doctors were awesome. I did not sleep at all, yeah I dozed off but when Jake's monitor would beep I panic. We stayed over night and we're still observing Jake it was a very Traumatizing experience for him and for me to witness the fall.

Other than this Gloomy week in May and June
the fam is doing great and
we cannot wait for SUMMER!