Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

So thankful for a healthy family...

Steve made homemade from scratch Apple pie

He also made my favorite Bailey's Chocolate cheesecake from scratch!!

Two sassy girls, love the outfit...thanks Villards!

Me and the HOT pastry chef

Allie loved the onion dip



Remember when we were kids and used to put on "shows" for our families...well our kids and nephews did that for us!

Amy, Ronya and I chatting while the boys helped dishes!!

Steve's 35th birthday!

Happy Birthday Daddy!!

Uncle Steve and Jonah....Shannon made cupcakes and Jonah was helping Uncle Steve blow out his candle!!


Jonah was so into his chop stix!

My dear friends surprise party!

"SURPRISE" Leisha was shocked! It was our kids first surprise party and Allie said after we left " I think I need a surprise party"

Leisha has been a close friend of mine since I've lived in Fresno. She is an amazing woman, always there for me when I have needed to laugh or have a good cry.

Leisha's yougest son Keith's girlfriend Jocelyn was Allie's best friend by the time we left.

Keith got this amazing cake for his Mom. Our kids loved it because a family is huge fans of the show Cake Boss. They thought maybe Buddy made the cake. They knew all the terms like.....modeling chocolate, fondante, buttercream!!

Cousin's visit from Arizona

A few weeks ago Steve's cousin Brandy and her daughter Isabelle were in town so we went over to Steve's Aunt Jeanie's for dinner. Uncle Buzz made an amazing BBQ dinner and Aunt Jeanie's scalloped potaotes were out of this world. It was so nice to catch up with Brandy and see Isabelle and Allie play. I was so blessed to be there when Brandy had Isabelle so this little girl has a very special place in my heart!

The girls snuggled up and watched movies!

Steve and Brandy's birthday is a week apart so celebrated!

Allie bought Isabelle some lipgloss because last time she was here Isabelle loved Allie's!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Special time with Treysen

Steve and I are so excited to havea whole weekend to just spend with Treysen. Last night we played yahtzee and my son did beat me. We got Sonic because that's what Treysen wanted, then Steve and Treysen watched the Celtics game without a sweet little girl asking "when can I watch disney channel" Today were going to the last Fresno State home game and Treysen get's to bring a friend!! Treysen said this morning "Mom I'm going to watch Wizards of Waverly Place!" Allie can't watch it so he is taking total advantage of her being gone. Truth be told Treysen told us last night that he missed his sister. When he woke up this morning he also said "Allie is sleeping really long." Then he quickly said "that's right she is gone I do miss her." So what we have learn is that even though they fight like cats and dogs they love each other!

Your probley wondering where Allie parents took Treysen on a 5 year old trip and it's Allie's turn for her 5 year old trip! They flew out yesterday afternoon for sunny San Diego!! Last night Allie got to have a sleepover at Auntie and Uncle Joshy's, today they are all off to Sea World, and Tomorrow to the Wild Animal Park then a evening flight back to Sac town. Thanks Mimi and Papa for all you do!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Alllie's lunch with her FAVORITE teacher!!

The kids had their school carnival a while back, Allie came down with Strep throat that morning and could not go. We decided she deserved a very special surprise. I bid on lunch with Mrs. Lamattina who is a friend of our's and Allie refer's to her as "her favorite teacher"! Allie has always just loved Anna and her husband Pat. They went to Me-n-Eds with the other kids that won the same lunch. She came home and said it was the best day of her life!!

Our Academic All-Star

Mimi and Papa made the drive to see our sweet boy recieve his award. Then Papa took Treysen to the ball field after so Treysen could pitch to him and Papa could throw batting practice!!!

Steve and I could not be more proud of Treysen. He is an amazing student and his teacher recognized that also, He recieved the Academic All-Star award for the 1st quarter. Treysen has been playing football which is VERY time consuming so we are even more proud at his great academic honor!!

Allie's Harvest Party!

Miss Allie is so sweet and being in her classroom, watching her playing with her friends and treat others with such kindness makes us smile. On the ohter hand....Treysen let me know(the morning) of that he is in 3rd grade now and I didn't need to come to his party. "I said honey of course I'll come." He said " I dont think you got it Mom...I dont want you to!" How sad for Mom!!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The best brother-in-law EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I really have the best bother-in-law Ever!!!!!!!!! He loves my kids to pieces and always is so encouraging to me!!!!!!!! Just wanted to give him a little shout out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Halloween 2009

We had a great time. We had an adorable Cowgirl and a Bronco football player!

Yee Haww Cowgirl!!

We are so blessed that Mimi and Papa have spent every halloween with us since Treysen was born!! They came down Saturday morning for Allie's Soccer game, Then My Dad, Steve, Treysen and his buddy Gavin went to the Fresno State game and the girls did a little shopping. When they got home we went to the Villard's annual Halloween Party!!

Gavin, Treysen and Allie!! Happy Halloween 2009

I did in fact ask the man that lived here if we could take a picture on his porch and if he would come out and take it! It was too cute to pass up!!

Allie with Colby after his costume change!! It was so cute and he was a good sport with all the photo's!

My dear friend Tiff and I at her Annual Halloween Party/ soup fest!!

Macey is telling us to ssshhhhhh because Allie was sleeping!! My kids truly will sleep anywhere!

Me, Ash, Jess and Cherie!!!