Sunday, June 22, 2014

Yes, We Do.....

Yes, yes we do.  We "take days off."  Some may call it 'ditching' but I choose the first.  Many may not like it, but my kiddos are smart and taking a day off in the middle of the week wont affect their studies in the 1st and 2nd grade.  We for sure will not be doing it in a few years when school gets very difficult.  So why not.

So one day we headed to Irvine Park to ride the train, play on one of the various playgrounds, look at the animals at the OC Zoo, take lots of pictures....

Oh and we rented one of these!  There was no one there that beautiful fall day, so the young man working the shop gave it to me for $5!!  I definitely got my leg work out that day.

 We had so much fun.  It was a time that we had together with few people around us.  No time limit, no where to be.  Just pure joy.

**of course, looking at these beauties all around the regional park is always fun.  they are everywhere**

Took 3 years

Literally took me forever to actually start and finish Drew's room!  Well, I am actually not done....but almost.  Like so many little boys, Drew loves superheros.  He does not even have a favorite, but likes them all.  He has also got the entire family into all of the Marvel stuff.  We lay around some days and watch the movies to find more secrets or things we missed so we can piece stuff together.  FUN TIMES!

I picked gray for the walls, spray painted his bed from white to black, and took all of super hero stuff and put them on the newly built book shelf.  He even got a new lap and posters.  I think the entire project so far has not cost me more than $100.  

I still have to buy a new comforter, frame the posters, finish painting the base boards and ceiling, have Derek properly hang up the curtain rod, get an area rug, and I think that is it.

Proper room for an 8yr old boy:) 

Love this!

Golf & Baseball for a good cause

This took place in February, but I still wanted to post it.  

Drew plays in the Pony Baseball league and we love it, but it really needed some updating.  So, last year they got a new president and some new board members.  They updated the website, changed the logo and apparel, and announced that they would be having The Inaugural Golf Tournament.  So we made a weekend of it with Mike coming down, playing ping pong, watching the fight, and having a small Superbowl get together.  Many BBQ'ing too.  Derek's old boss even came to play in the foursome.  

It was a very fun and all consuming weekend!  Derek and Mike got second in the tournament!!  There was a ball drop and for a small fee we brought Drew for dinner and a free golf lesson with a golf-pro, well at least someone who works there.  But the fun also came with a wonderful end result.  The tournament fee and extra proceeds went to help fund the leagues brand new "Champions League!"  

This tournament took place prior to opening day and once that day came the Champions League children played their very first game!  I never knew such things existed for children with disabilities.  It was truly heart warming to watch.  I am so proud of our city!

Really, that long!!!

Well, I stink at blogging nice I signed onto instagram.  But I am back.  Well, I hope so!  

So for my first post in forever I am going to start small.  My girlfriend, Tati told me about this site.  I am in love with it!

Check it out!