Monday, August 29, 2011

new chompers

fussy baby + runny nose = 3 new teeth... all in one week.

don't let this face fool you.
this boy has been an emotional wreck.

oh...and he is sitting like a pro.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

a bloody accident

warning: if you are a bit squeamish, don't look.

there is nothing like running on the treadmill at the gym and looking down at your phone to see that your child's school as calling.
come to find out, jack had a little accident at school.
while he was going into the boys bathroom another kids was coming out.
the door smacked him in the chin leaving a massive cut on his chin that was gushing blood.
the school receptionist forgot to mention that he had a gaping hole on his face and that he would most definitely need stitches.
she thought a bandaid would to the trick.
i didn't rush over to his school as quickly as i should've from the lack of urgency in the receptionists voice.
when i got there, it took everything i had not to break out into total shock.
i was expecting to see a minor cut, not a mile long gash down to the bone.
not to mention, there was blood everywhere.

a quick trip to the ER, and he was all better.
i mean, at least the cut was all better.


(watching phineas and ferb while waiting for the sewing doctor.)
(after: 7 stitches on the outside and 2 on the inside)

his stitched up chin reminds me of a football.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

first week of school

first day of school.

1st grade
ms. matthew

2nd year pre-school
ms. sheri


3rd day of school.

jack's 7th birthday.

(jack's favorite: banana cake)

the first week of school is always crazy for me. not only do i have to make sure all the school supplies are bought and ready to go but i also have to plan birthday party. (whatever happened to starting to school after labor day? dumb year round school.) i can always start to breathe again once the second week of school rolls around.

it's hard to believe my first born is already 7. in just a short year, he will be getting baptized. that is so crazy. now i know what parents mean when they say their kids grow up too fast. i wish i could start freezing time. jack is such a sweet boy (minus when he is playing toontown) and i love him to pieces. he is so smart and is great at carrying on a conversation with just about anyone. people can't believe he's only seven. i love that he still has the same chubby cheeks and squinty eyes from 7 years ago. it reminds me of my baby boy. he is my little buddy and forever will be. Happy one more year jack.

Friday, August 12, 2011

life's a beach

newport beach,ca 2011.

our annual trip to the beach started out with a 7 hour turned 11 hour car ride when we were held up for four hours somewhere in between blythe and indio,ca due to a semi carrying hay going up in flames.
the kids had fun climbing all around the car, building forts (yes, in side the car), drawing pictures and holding them up to the window for the semi drivers to see, watching movies, and, at last, sleeping.

jason trying to find an alternative route but no such luck.
we arrived at 1 in the morning.

the beach.

jason putting on a juggling show for the girls.

(hannah, jack, aubrie, kayday, and david)
we celebrated 5 birthdays that all happen to fall within a couple weeks of each other.

lifeguard stand jumping.

my sweet sweet jonah boy.

playing dsi's with cousins was a big part of this trip.
some days i had to force jack to go out to the beach.

digging holes in the sand.
speaking of digging holes in the sand, about 20 minutes after this picture was taken,
a 17 year old boy about 10 blocks down from us, was digging holes and tunnels in the sand with his friends when the sand collapsed on him while he was in one of the tunnels.
he was under the sand for 26 min and survived.
(maybe you saw it on the Today show)
it was a huge story and we were there.
ava and dani were even on t.v. for a split second.
moral of the story: don't dig tunnels in the sand and then go in them. duh.

jonah enjoying the sand and sunshine.
all the cousins.
riding the ferry to balboa island for the delicious and famous frozen bananas.


bike riding
bean bag throwing game
the two drunk guys who broke into our house at 2am looking for a place to crash
shark week
balboa island scavenger hunt
frozen bananas
morning runs on the boardwalk
the frigid ocean water
hanging out with family

the end.