Allie and I always watched Regis & Kelly in my bed together at night. One of Regis' last days he mentioned that he was doing a book signing in LA. Allie asked if we could go. Since we were going to San Diego I talked to Steve and we made it work!! Allie was so excited and I was too!!!
We headed to my Sister and Brother-in-laws! Beach for Thanksgiving, YES PLEASE!! We had a great time, hanging out, shopping, taking Christmas pictures, and celebrating Steve's birthday! On Friday (Steve's birthday, My Mom and Dad took us shopping for Steve's bday gift..NEW shoes!! That night Jill and Josh took us out for drinks at a roof top bar in downtown SD then to an amazing dinner at Searsucker. It was a wonderful treat and great way to spend Steve's bday!
So in 5th grade the school nurse does vision screenings. We go as a family to the eye doctor as well and had been just last January. When T brought his screening home it said his vision was 20/50+!! I didn't give it much credit but called and made him an appt. When we went in I was hit with the HUGEST Mommy guilt. My sweet boy could see perfectly with his right eye, however he could only see the GIANT "E" at the top of the chart!! I was inside dying...at 10 years old, only being able to see that down right scared me. After talking with Dr. Weins he said, eye sight is genetic and totally correctable! He then talked with Treysen about sports because let's be honest that was my little athlete's biggest concern. WE all came to the conclusion that T would wear a contact in his left eye and have glasses on the side as well. T has rolled with this and in my Mommy opinion is so handsome with his glasses!!
This past weekend was "Wake Up Santa" at the mall! Santa is sleeping in his cozy chair and Mrs. Clause reads a story to all the kids, then they "Wake Up Santa" for the holiday season!! My kids are getting so big so we really cherish these little traditions we have!!
We seriously could not love Allie's teacher anymore....She is amazing!! Allie had this shirt and Ms. Norsigian would tell Allie and I every time she wore it that she wanted one. She asked for the number a bunch of times. So when her Birthday rolled around this was the perfect gift! After Allie gave it to her, she told Allie that on Friday they both needed to wear their matching shirts, jeans and their black converse!! It was too cute not to get a few pictures....
This year the kids had Halloween day of from school. Allie and I made fun Halloween treats and Treysen went to hang out with some buddies then to his friend Parker's birthday party. I say that because Treysen did not feel like getting into costume because at the party he got a HUGE fat lip and hurt his tooth. (disclaimer for the jeans and football jersey)
We went to The Gordon's for pizza and Trick or Treating!! Allie was Alex from Wizards of Waverly place and Treysen was D. Jackson from the Eagles!
Treysen loved hanging out with Sammy and went door to door with him!
On the Mountain View campus, Mr. Ryan is one of the favorite's of all the kids. When carnival rolled around and we could bid on lunch with him, Allie was all over it. Mr. Ryan has a way of making each child on campus feel so special and loved! Allie had Ryan as one of her Campus Club teachers and every since has loved him. So after "winning" Lunch with him for Al, He went ALL out!! Lunch on the stage in the cafeteria while the other kids were eating. Table cloth, table decor, pizza, goblets to drink from, cupcakes, and goodie bags!!!! Allie felt like a princess and it was because Mr. Ryan made it so special for her!!!
I'm a dork! Yes, I posted the Dancing With The Stars post before our good friend was able to edit the picture of the girls and I with Mario Lopez when my eyes were closed! DJ fixed the picture and my eyes are now open...check it out!!
Steve and I went to the Bulldog game on Saturday night. For those of you who are not from Fresno...this town shuts down for Fresno State Football!! We tailgated with our friend Tim and enjoyed the game with our Tim! Our nephew's and sister-in-law were at the game too so at halftime we went to say hi. The boys were so excited about the game, we snapped a few picture's too!!!
This past Tuesday we went to watch our nephew Jonah play flag football. The sweet boy is LOVING being in that element! We had so much fun cheering him on and watching him run up and down the field. We love you Jonah James!!
On Monday My Mom, Jen, Cymblynne and I went to Dancing With The Stars!! We met at my house and left at 6:30am, Jen grabbed bagel's for us in the car and I had snack. We made it to CBS studio's where DWTS is filmed about 10:15. We got out and set up our chairs along Beverly Blvd. My Mom walked to The Grove to get ready, the 3 of us sat there watching people drive on and off the CBS lot. We saw Maks, Carrie Ann, and David Charvet (Brooke Burke's husband) When my Mom got back then it was our turn to get ready. We drove to The Grove, got dressed in the parking garage then went to grab lunch...
...but ran into Mario Lopez and two guys from Day's of Our Lives!!! It was fun chatting with them and getting a few photo's! (Yes my eye's are closed, so sad!!)
It was fun chatting with them and getting a few photo's! Needless to say great time!
The ballroom was going to be packed. 500 on the celeb guest list, 170 on the priority seating list then us..we were taken onto CBS lot. I knew we'd be on the 3rd level so after everyone else went to the restroom I did too. A Security man told me "I wouldn't go in there yet" I kinda stopped with a look of pure confusion...until the door at the end of the hallway opened and Derek Hough walked out!!! He said "You here to see me??" WOW, I got a big hug from him then he went out the door to where all the audience was waiting to be seated just to say hi!!!! So fun. We then we let into the ballroom. We were seated on the second balcony and the seats were not too bad. We were looking around when we caught eye's with one of the audience coordinatorswho we had made friends with while in line. He came us and said our seats were horrible and took us down to the floor. We waited for about 15 minutes to see what seats he had. Meanwhile, Courtney Cox walked in right next to us as well as Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner and the entire US Women's soccer team. We were seated behind the team on the floor!!! What a great time!!
WE got to have a weekend away with great friends and my sister and brother-in-law. The Thomas' and us headed to San Diego on Friday night for a weekend of fun! Saturday we headed to the beach for breakfast and to watch the San Diego State game. Then the girls and Ken headed to the outlets for a couple hours while Steve and Josh chilled, watched football and napped! That night Hotel Halsey provided an amazing dinner...we were all in bed early to prepare for our big day the next day. Sunday 9am we headed to the Charger's stadium to tailgate before the Charger's/Chief's game. We had SOOO much fun!!! Love being with my sister and brother but HATE leaving!! I'm thinking this trip needs to be annual!!