Monday, April 30, 2012

Cali was chosen as most inspirational for her team and Cassi received the "WILDEST" award which is a coaches choice.
They are both die-hard cheerleaders and evidently it's appreciated!
Very proud of both of them!

Kelly Sue's 50th Birthday at Gino's.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

It doesn't look like much but they are really off the ground a bit and using their guns to hang on!
Cori struggled with this so we pretty much decided it's strength these two gained from cheer!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Grandpa won Grand Champion again this year. 
He also won 3rd place today.
He has won Grand Champion at least 5 times.
Here he is showing the girls his trophy; it's a gorgeous cribbage table.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Wren called us to get our car washed.  
He was working at a fundraiser for his soccer team.
Of course we went, who could resist this guy!

Not Shoogie's favorite thing to do, but it has to be done.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

In true Jordan-esque style, Cassi gave it her all at during first attempt at the long jump.
I think her high score for the day was 11' 1''.  
Not bad!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lunch at Tijuana Flats. Yummy!

Frogs and dogs.
Scott and the girls didn't have a lot of luck frog gigging while we were in Florida, in fact they only got 4.
We froze them and brought them home.
The big girls were excited to try them, they said they tasted like chicken.
Cali was a little uncertain but she missed dinner and was trying it alone so I understand her nervousness.
It was a great way to begin barbecuing season!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

In need of a Kale fix!!  Just might have to eat the whole bag tonight :-)

Monday, April 23, 2012

I am taking advantage of this...late April, 65 degrees = windows open!!

Cali's class is hatching chicks.
She was very excited to hold one.
She looks so sweet and peaceful here, it's a trick. :)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Celebrating Dad's 73rd birthday at the "new" Yummy House.

Cali went to a classmate's birthday party. The first one she has been able to attend this year.
Here she is with her first 'crush', Reagan, who also attended the party.
The other little girl is a friend too. 

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Bought a new pair of flip flops that nobody but me will ever see on my feet :-)

Cali is trying really hard to improve in soccer.
She hasn't scored yet this season but her Dad and I know it's coming...soon!
P.S. Those snazzy socks her Aunt gave her are coming in handy as soccer socks!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Tonight was After Testing Fun Night.
It is one of the biggest fundraisers I have a large part in annually. 
Our mission is to raise money for a family in crisis. 
After many years of attending, mine and Misty's oldest are coming back to volunteer.
They are giving me a hard time taking a goofy picture 
but here they are getting ready to play in the Dodgeball tournament
It's one of the most popular activities of the night.
I am so glad they want to be a part of it. It makes me proud of the values we've instilled in them!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

With Disney on the brain Cali dressed up as Minnie Mouse for Celebrity Day.
How cute is she?
It's nice to know we got one good use out of those $15.00 Mickey Mouse hands we brought home.

I wish the squirrels would stay off my screen, it can't be good for it!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ouch!!  A Florida girl should know better.  I'm know whining though :-)

I was so proud of this picture when I looked at it on my phone. 
We just returned from Florida last night and I thought I looked tan and healthy.
Looking at the picture on my computer all I can see is a crooked smile, 
squinted eye, and paler skin that I thought I had after 10 days in the sun. Ugghh!
Just goes to show, that we are all way too hard on ourselves!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

It's sooo hard to watch these girls leave!  The past 10 days with them were very special to me!!!

Monday, April 16, 2012

This could possibly be my favorite picture from our trip to Florida.
I love the colors. It completely expresses the personality of my littlest bit.
It's at the beach, there is just nothing I don't dislike about it.

Who sits on the beach with socks on?  Me!!  Fun day at Cocoa Beach today!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Love seeing these two together like this. 
They are usually pretty good together, as it should be.
Cassi didn't do the hog hunt, I'm glad she and Cori did the frog gigging thing together with their Dad!
Here they were telling me their sad story...why they only came home with 4 frogs!

Cali, Chris and I went to play miniature golf while the big girls were frog gigging.  I won the "gold coin"!!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Mark looks so cool in this picture. 
I still can't believe we drove this way to Epcot just to save $15.00 bucks. :)
It was fun both ways, there and back, so in the end I guess it worked just fine!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Cassi was quite the go-getter while we were at Daytona Beach. 
There wasn't a lot to do there but what she could find, she did!
She convinced me to rent this hand steered bicycle which she tooled around on the whole hour we had it.
She even took London for rides which she obviously loved too!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

I was taking pictures of all the coaster cars that went by.
I got lucky enough to catch Uncle Patrick.
He is the one on the left, the 4th row back. Can you spot him with his hands up.
Cali is in the foreground waving at him.
Every time I look at this picture it makes me smile. 
Although they only got to spend one day with him, 
the girls got to know him a little better and really had a great time with him. 
We are all hopeful he will come visit Alaska soon.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

We had the coolest snack at Typhoon Lagoon. 
While the big kids were riding a big water slide,
Cali and I walked around and found this bucket full of ice cream with sprinkles and whip cream. 
She was so excited to bring it back and share with her girls and Daddy. YUM!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Cori with her first kill. 
Nothing went quite as she would have liked but still she is bringin' home the bacon!
She's officially an Alaskan redneck!
Very proud for her! <3

Monday, April 9, 2012

This was the look I've anticipated since telling Cali she was going to Disney World. 
The only thing that could have made it better, having Mickey in the picture instead of Pluto.
I hope I remember her joy for the rest of my days!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

We've only been here a few hours and look how relaxed he is already. 
(Truth be know we are just waiting to check into the house.)
We have high hopes the whole vacation is as relaxing but really we know better. :)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

No one can say we don't get the most out of every day.
We are headed to Florida tonight but that leaves us the day 
to have Cori participate in a volleyball tournament.
She is in yellow in the center. 
She is finally filling out and appearing more equal in size and strength
 as compared to other girls her age.
She is no longer the scrawny one. :)

Friday, April 6, 2012

Grandpa came by to pick up Booger, he's keeping him while we visit Florida.
Being gone 10 days, 
I would normally be very worried about him but he sure does love Grandpa so, 
No worries!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Cali's class went to Homer to visit Islands and Oceans, an educational center for Homer.
I was lucky enough to get to go with them.
We always take a silly picture as well as a good one.
This one was definitely silly.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Cali and I spotted the Easter Bunny out the window.
We think he might be on a trial run, getting ready for Easter.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Cassi sent this picture to her Dad in the bush.
She was packing for Florida.
These are the boots she will wear for frog gigging.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Annie never used to like NeeNee, he scared her a little. 
Now, whenever we say his name, she responds with "meow" and looks for him. 
She will even give him kisses.
He is really good with her. Don't you love this picture?

Sunday, April 1, 2012

This is my pile of laundry.  
There's always some on the end of the couch however 
with my mission being to get it all done before we leave for Florida, 
it's made a monstrous pile to take care of!
P.S. No, it isn't an April Fools joke!