Saturday, June 15, 2013


Off to a quince party. We are totally late for the mass...what's new. It's Ben, me, Sydney and Peyton.  Bianca didn't want to come since its not her friend. It's my friends daughter. I'm bummed because I wanted to bring Kamren too. He was so upset that he didn't get to come. There are going to be tons of kids his age and older. I'm sure he would have had a blast dancing and playing with the kids. Ben thinks he doesn't behave well enough, but how will he ever learn of he doesn't get to experience?  
I admit he doesn't act well in church most Sundays. He wants to play, sing and run around. Guess churches need more of the nursery-kid rooms where parents can go w lil ones. 
We could have skipped mass and went to the after party. I know he would have enjoyed that but instead he's home with Bianca. She's probably still fuming because I didn't let her sleep over at mckennas with Morgan. 
I did let her go with Morgan to hang out w Ben and Jason at Bens house. I had to stay awake and drive to pick her up at 1130. Not fun at all. 
Do you think she even appreciated it or said thank you?  Nope. 

Traffic says we are late and I think we will be there about 230. Guess I should have said mass was at 130. We might have made it on time. 

Peyton just asked me why didn't I get a job on tv???  And Sydney just told me I should quit my job and work at six flags so I could take then to work with me everyday.  I think I struck out on all at bats. 
Hoping I can get new lenses for my favorite sunglasses today... After mass

Mass went off w/o a hitch if you call me taking both kids to the bathroom during the short mass. Sydney went first and 3 minutes later I took Peyton. Afterwards I caught up with Delila and her lil man Adrian. So sweet and cute. 
Hit the mall to check out lenses for my sunglasses, I have to order them online. So I hope if I order them the Oakley place will put them in...  
We were on time for the party. I caught up a lil bit with my friends. We ate carnitas salad rice beans Mexican feast. There was a candy bar with lots of sweet treats. Cake pops, chocolate covered pretzels, a chocolate fondu waterfall with marshmallows, strawberries, and rice krispe. Jars of jelly bellies, gummibears, Swedish fish.... Sweetness. 
The waltzes were good but we left about 8, had to get home to Bianca and Kamren 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Happy happy fun day

At the pool. Last swim lesson of the session. All the kids were super excited. Even Kamren, of course he just wanted to see Emma and jump into the pool. We sang motorboat motorboat with Sydney and Peyton's swim group.  We sang 3 lil monkeys, and we did the hokie pokie too. Go team avila. 
Bianca came to the pool to take some pictures on the phone. Yay I was excited that she was gonna get some swim shots. 
After lessons Emma posed with Kamren for photos. Bianca swore she took 4, but there were Zero posed photos. She did get a couple candid shots. I really wanted a portrait style photo of Kam and Emma, his first crush.  Oh well. Here is what I got. 

Yesterday night the kids played home run derby with Caleb. Sydney was the champ with 5 home runs. Afterwards the kids rode bikes for awhile. Kamren was on a roll, he was going down the driveways fast and also down the steps like his sisters. While gliding around the street, Caleb was rising fast and right towards Kamren, instead of putting on the brakes or going around Kam, he crashed right into Kam. He ended up with a tire tread burn on his side and under his armpit. I cleaned it up and put neosporin on it last night and again today.  This is it now

Looks way better now. Well dueces- I'm outta here 

Swim photos

So these pics are from tonight. But I can't get them moved to the bottom. Peyton is at the bottom

Finally got Ben to take a couple pictures of Kam in the water. I'd really like a couple good photos but since Ben won't get in the water with Kamren that leaves me as the only interested party.  Ben can't seem to grasp the concept of photo taking either so he won't use my camera and I can barely get him to take a phone photo. Hopefully today I can get a photo of Kamren and Emma. It would be a shame to not have one for the blog and so we can document his first crush.  But for Tuesdays this is what I have.  

Yes Wednesday Ben didn't manage to pull his phone out once to get a picture but a few times for other things probably talking to his boyfriend Michael.  

Lessons were packed again since the weather is nicer again. Kam can be found jumping from the side of the pool, doing superman arms and kicking his feet, occasionally going underwater and growling.  Where are the monster arms that go with the monster growl?  Sleeping I guess. 

Sydney and Peyton are swimming up a storm. Strokes improving every time they get in the pool. The coaches miss brooklyn and miss layla both said the girls could have been in sea otters instead of guppies and next session for sure. Good to know. The girls really liked their swim coaches. They want to join the swim team next year. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Weekend fun

With the 110 forecast on Saturday it was good to have water feature fun at an 11 o'clock party for Caleb. He turned 4. Spoto park. The kids all got to play in the water. We ate tri tip and salads and hotdogs.  The cake was a police car... Very cool. When the sun got to hot and the water more cramped we headed to grandma and papas for a quick visit. Then headed to puddles to buy kam some natives. They are out everywhere or no size 8. Hopefully we get a call soon. Kam needs summer shoes. He wants orange of course. 
When we got home dad turned the sprinklers on and the kids played on the trampoline. I threw ice cubes on it and they had a blast. 
Bianca and I headed off to see the purge. She was thrilled. I know an afternoon w mom and a movie. Who could ask for more. 
Sunday we woke up a lil late but Ben and I headed off to brunch at the Grange. First time there. We had reservations cuz you never know.  It was gorgeous.  They said 3 minutes and our table would be ready.  We were early. A group of 3 walks in no reservations and were seated right away. Boo from Ben.  Anyhow we had a a good table by the window. Not a fan on the booth on my side. Ben had the chair.  Coffee $4 Ecuador it said. It was a bit weak for my taste. They left the pot on the table. Could have been hotter. Orange juice.  Fresh squeezed. Large is 6 oz I swear. $7. Ben drank 2 but he shared. I could have drank 2 as well. I really want a juicer and gorgeous orange trees with sweet fruit. Haha. I got the eggs Benedict. 1st time having it. So good. 
But way to much spinach. I like spinach but it was hard to master.  The bacon needed to be crisper but I would eat it again.  Ben got scrambled eggs, bacon, potatoes and toast. He liked it. I was hoping he would try something exotic. Haha.  We are so going back. I gotta try something new. 
Sunday we cleaned house and played outside. I wanted to hit the pool and gym but it didn't work out
Bed early cuz carpool life has begun. Dropping kam off at school at 630 and work by 645. Crying. Me and Kamren. Summer should be more fun. 
Day 3 at work...  Yep it's hump day!!!
Trying to eat Paleo.  Hunter gatherer style.  No grains. So far today has been good. Lunch at pita pit. Love the Greek salad. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


The plan was to wake up early, leave the house by 730 and arrive in walnut creek by 845...  In reality we woke up at 6, got the girls up and in the shower by 615, but the shampoo and conditioner refused to rinse outta their hair... Longest kid shower ever. I got into the shower last around 730 and managed to get Kamren dressed and the girls hair done and outta the house by 830.  Talk about running behind and then I had to gas up the beast. The kids watched beezus and romona while I listened to it.  Traffic was brutal towards the east bay. We arrived 945 ish.  
My sister jaylene and her husband Tom were there from Idaho. They had a wedding rehearsal and wedding in Santa Rosa for the weekend. It was great to see them. We didn't get to visit long, but had a scrumptious breakfast. Fresh fruit. Strawberries, blueberries and cantaloupe.  There was eggs, bacon, Canadian bacon, sausage and muffins big n small.  
Kam ate 2 small muffins and lots of blueberries and strawberries.  Sydney and Bianca love bacon, they ate fruit and muffins as well. I loaded up on fruit and a blueberry bran muffin. Yummy. The kids snacked on muffins and berries the entire  time we were there. 
Jaylene and Tom left quickly. I didn't get one picture... Shame on me. 
Great grandma was there and we played some board games. Sorry and battleship. The girls enjoyed sinking GGs ships as well as having their own go down. Fun times...  Reminded me of the many board games and are games I played with my grandma and grandpa growing up. Bridge, Yahtzee, poker, blackjack and clue to name a few. 
Loved my time around the kitchen table with grandma and grandpa, some of the best memories.
In our house these days we play apples to apples, life, go fish and monopoly.  But mostly we are outside on bikes or playinghome run  derby. All good things. With summer beating down on us we are getting pool time too. 
We walked GG back to her house, it's around the corner from aunt roxann and then we Hung out a lil longer but I wanted to beat the heat and traffic back home.  I did neither
We left at 150 and got home at almost 5. We sat in parking lots on the freeway. It was ugly and 109 in some places. Saw a dog hop out of the back of a truck and that was barely moving in traffic. He kinda hung himself a bit. Lucky the stupid ass owner/driver got out and hopefully saved the dog. I missed that part. Who puts their dog in the back of a HOT truck in triple digits?  Idiots. 
Got home crabby hot and tired. Cooled off in the air conditioned house. 
Ben and I went to see the purge that night. Didn't get very good ratings. Reminded me of the panic room with more violence. 
Great Friday and here are some pics with GG. Peyton missed photo time cuz she went to get the dog.