Monday, July 17, 2017

8th Grade Dance

Friday, May 5, 2017

Cam wanted to go to the 8th grade dance.

We looked for a new dress for her to wear, but she really loves Lex's graduation dress and decided to wear that.

We gave a ride to Bryson Jenkins and Macy Mohler. the kids cleaned up nice and they had a fun evening eating and dancing at Schofield.

Angels Spring Baseball

Spring 2017

This spring Seth was drafted onto the Angels with Coach Shawn, Coach Nick and Coach Aaron, who we have had as coaches before. They are great guys.

Seth usually pitched on Monday games and played 1st base on the other games. He is a great fielder, but has been struggling with his hitting. 


Dave and I always sit behind the outfield and as the season went on more parents started watching from out there. It was fun getting to know the other parents. 


His team had a great first half of the season and then had a slump. They did win a game in the tournament but then lost their second game (they had led the whole game and had a bad last inning) and were eliminated. Seth loves baseball and enjoyed his time on the Angels.

Monday, May 22, 2017


Saturday, April 1, 2017

We decided to reward the kids for watching all of General Conference by getting dinner at Mayaco's. We played a little April Fool's Day joke on Dave. We got our TCT while he was in the bathroom and we made it look like we ate them all. He did not find this funny.

We got a puzzle to work on during conference. I became a little obsessed and got it done pretty quick.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Seth and I had a "ball" at Wally's second birthday party. They had cheese balls, pizza balls, and meatballs. The kids played games with ball and Wally especially loved putting the balls on the blankets and shaking it. He is so cute.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Lex went to the Athletics Banquet at USUE.

Kenadie & Lex

Lex & Tristan

2016 Women's Soccer Team

Seth earned his Great American Award. He had to write the Pledge of Allegiance, recite the Preamble to the Constitution, recite the Gettysburg Address, recite all the Presidents of the US in order, recite The Star Spangled Banner, and write all the states and capitals in the correct spot on the map.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Cam came with me to school for Take Your Child to Work Day. She read to the kids, ran errands, and did a little of the inventory.

That night was the Hummel Spring Concert. Seth performed in the DRUM group.


On our way out to the car after the concert, Cam got the call that she had gotten into STUCCO at Silverado HS. She was so excited, she almost walked into a moving car.

Battle of the Books

Friday, April 28, 2017

All year I have had a Battle of the Books Club. The kids are to read 8 books and take notes about them. We met all year and while I can't teach the kids about the books, I planned activities and treats that correlated to the books - like taking pictures with my nicer camera for a book about a girl entering a photo contest or making skeletal masks for a book about a Mexican artist. 

At the end of March, I had a day where the 5 teams played Battles (Jeopardy-type games) against each other. Seth's team, The Bookinators, ended the day with the most points. On Thursday, they played the 2nd place team, The Reading Cheetahs, in front of all the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade classes. Seth's team sadly lost this time, so the Reading Cheetahs went on to play other schools.

Friday, April 28, 2017

One of the girls on the Reading Cheetahs dropped out, so Seth went as my alternate.  We played Reis ES in the first round and lost (370 to 260), then we played Tanaka ES in the second round and won (230 to 140)!

The kids did well and had fun.

We went to the MP room where we had pizza and waited until they tallied the scores. we ended up right in the middle, a vast improvement over the previous 2 years we have participated.


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Dave's Birthday

Friday, April, 21, 2017

I decided to take Dave on a Progressive Dinner Date. We ate each course of our meal at  a different place. We started at Table 34 with the Crab Cakes. This is not a regular menu item and I had to call ahead to make sure they had them that night. Luckily they did and we made that our 1st stop. 

We had entrees at Zest. We each had a chicken dish and they were both so delicious. Dave always gets a shrimp stuffed chicken breast and I tried something new. We took a break from eating and went to see the new Fast and the Furious movie. It was fun but so implausible, it got kinda silly. we ended the night by grabbing a slice of cheesecake from the CheeseCake Factory, across from the theater. It was the perfect dinner. 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

On Dave's actual birthday we just had a quick family dinner, before heading off to the Spring Concert at Hummel. Seth put this note on Dave's package. We had a long discussion about when to celebrate Dave's birthday and when he actually turned 41, based on Japanese time differences.

Dave got a print of his favorite painting, Prayer at Valley Forge by Arnold Friberg.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Spring Break 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

We kicked off Spring Break with a trip to GVR for midnight breakfast. We ended up driving out to Meidra Canyon at 2:00 in the morning to taking one of Cam's friends home and a rabbit jumped out at us. We hit it!


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Schultz Family came to visit Vegas, all the way from North Carolina. We spent the day hiking in Red Rock. I thought we were going early enough in the year to see some water in Ice Box Canyon, but all we saw were a few puddles. We had a good visit, catching up and remembering the old days.

Zack & Cam                                                       Seth

Tim, Megan, Sarah, Zack, Seth, Cam, & Dave

Thursday, April 13, 2017

We took an impromptu trip to California to watch an Angels game.  Seth is on the Angels in Little League this season. We had thought to go see a game this summer, but when our cabin plans got canceled, we planned this. We drove down fairly early, so the kids mostly slept all the way there. 

We had pretty awesome seats, just above 3rd base. The game was not great. The Rangers were ahead the whole game, with the Angels not even scoring until the last inning. The game ended 8-3, Rangers. We did enjoy yelling out the player's names - Jefry (Jeff-fry) and Pulhoul (poo-hole).


After the game, we drove across town (which took forever) to Griffith Observatory. We parked below and hiked up to the top. The views of the city were amazing!

It was fun to see the iconic site. There were several scenes there in Cam's new favorite movie, LaLa Land.


We got tickets for the planetarium show. The lady narrating the show was very dramatic.


After the show, we stood in line for a little over an hour to look through the big telescope. Not everyone (Cam) was on board to wait in line. It was still pretty light out when we got to the front of the line, but we could still see Beetle-guise, a star 640 Light Years away. Of course, it looked like a tiny, red dot. The kids found this pretty disappointing and wanted to leave, but we hurried through a few exhibits.  


We drove to the nearby House of Pies and had some dinner - and PIE! My Lemon Meringue was delicious. I ate it so fast, I didn't get a picture.


We drove toward home and stayed at a hotel in Rancho Cucamonga and slept in a bit before driving back to Vegas. We got some donuts for the ride home. 

Friday, April 14, 2017

We had planned to watch Bo's kids that night, so we saved our egg decorating for our Wally Time. Chris asked Cam and I to go to a play at the last minute, so we just rushed through a few eggs. Bo had brought some for his kids to hunt too, but we had to take off.



We saw An American in Paris with Chris and Chase. We loved all the dancing and thought the costumes at the end had a very Hot Dog on a Stick vibe. We thought we Jewish piano player was cuter and funnier. We were a little sad that the girl ended up with the Gene Kelly type artist guy.


Saturday, April 15, 2017

On Saturday, we wanted to do a bit of an egg hunt. So we had Seth hide 3 eggs for Cam and Cam find 3 eggs for Seth. we timed them hunting for the eggs. the one who found them the fastest got to choose where we went for dessert. Cam won!


Lee had invited us for swimming, BBQ, and an MMA fight. We got Zach and headed across town. The kids had a good time in the pool and Lee educated me about MMA. The ribs were good and I had brought a few salads (pasta and orange jello) that got totally scarfed down. 


Cam got to pick our dessert on the way home so we ended up at Crepe Shack - ice cream cones that use crepes instead of cones and add fruit and other fun toppings inside. We tried to play Jenga there, but too many blocks were missing and they were all written on. Zach tried calling a few of the numbers on the blocks - it did not go well.


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Cam & Seth Easter Sunday