May 19, 2013
Anthony, Family, Nicholas
As the weekend wraps up I always like to look over pictures I snapped over the two days at home.
Thanks to the AWESOME Youth Auction at our church, we bid on and WON babysitting time from 4 of the High School girls.
Since “Guy” was in town, we took advantage of a Double Date night. The Godfather (super yummy Italian food restaurant) and a few games of pool.
After an eventful Saturday morning – chores and excitement…..
(AJ wore my heels and pretended to be Mommy…while Nicholas begged him not to go to work)
We headed to Chuck-e-Cheese for our neighbors birthday party.
These two boys sure are fun to hang out with…
Lately, it seems like they have gotten SO much easier – especially on the weekend (during the week, it’s still challenging since I get home from work and it’s a mad dash to eat, bathe, read and get them to bed). I love that we get to relax on Saturday mornings, cook a hot breakfast and stay in jammies a little too long.
After church on Sunday, we decided to hike Cowles Mountain as a family. The weather is amazingly beautiful here today and the mountain just reopened after being closed for a few months.
While on the mountain, we were warned that a SNAKE was headed towards our ‘lunch spot’ (pictured above). I nearly burst into tears. I was TERRIFIED! We made it out of the spot alive (barely) and then continued up the Mt (against my will). I felt like I was in prison! As soon as AJ got tired, I volunteered to take him down. Unfortunately, we both fell on the way down. I twisted my ankle and AJ hit a patch of rocks. We made it to the bottom w/o any snakes sightings – thankfully, but my ankle is sore now :/
Fort LaGreca is in full
use this afternoon An improvised rope swing was born and I am sure they are setting up traps for ‘bad guy’ out there, too.
Our weekend is nearly over….another one for the history books. May in San Diego sure is lovely.
May 11, 2013
As you know, Nicholas is in Transitional Kinder this year at a local public school. It’s been really amazing. He is doing SO good. He loves his teacher, he is learning a ton and he enjoys all the friends he has made.
Throughout the school year, different ‘after school’ programs are offered. Nicholas has been doing Soccer Shots for nearly the whole school year (Thursdays). Recently, he came to us and said he wanted to do a Dance class. Joe wasn’t too sure about it — but Nicholas really wanted to try, so we signed him up for that (Wednesdays: it turns out that he REALLY likes it!) And on Mondays he goes to Art Smarts.
The first week was FLOWERS (his art is pictured above).
Then they drew/painted houses.
This past week, he painted an iguana (above). He was really proud Joe & I both love it.
I am SO glad we can sign him up for these extra little programs. He seems to really like it all. It’s fun to encourage him in all these different areas. Yes, Joe, even dance (from the recent ‘Disney Dance Afternoon’ video I posted on fb, you can see that our boys need a bit of help when it comes to ‘moves’)
April 25, 2013
Elizabeth, Family, Nicholas
Today was National ‘BRING YOUR CHILD TO WORK” day. It should probably also be called “The Circus Comes to an office near YOU!”
I work at a really cool place. They certainly don’t have to put all the effort into a day like this — but they do. Our HR team really is great.
The kids all got their own badge. They got a REALLY cute t-shirt and a Peregrine bag full of stuff. They did Zumba. They went on a scavenger hunt for stickers (walking tour of our office, test floor, etc). They had breakfast, snack and lunch. They got to play kick ball in a big empty carpeted room. And they decorated a frame for a picture.
I didn’t get a whole lot of work done today but it was fun to have all the ‘mini-me’s at the office. It was a great game to match the child with the parent
It was a ‘work day’ like no other – that is for sure!
March 3, 2013
Anthony, Family, Friends, Nicholas
Another great family weekend for the LaGreca’s, and the best part…we were HOME!
Impromptu walk down to the Jolliffe’s on Friday evening — and fresh, juicy oranges had picked and peeled with love. (Thanks Mr. Jolliffe!!)
Dinner out at a local Mexican food place. Some of you would be awe struck if you saw my boys eat. At 5 and almost 3 yrs old…I am positive they could out eat some women.
***Saturday was our day of visitors, games and food!!***
The weather was so perfect on Saturday (in the 80′s at our house!) Joe and Neal BBQed pizza on the grill and it felt (and smelled) like SUMMER! We called our neighbors over to join us in the pizza . Grampy & Della were with us the whole day (and played a LOT with the two Littles). We finished off the night with Dani, Neal and vicious game of SkipBo It doesn’t get much better.
We topped off the weekend with church,
a ‘day date’ to RoadRunner to get new shoes (both Joe & I) while Grandpa LG took the boys/Otis to Dog Beach, and a family hike up the mountain…and, I think all of the means; that we will all sleep well tonight (parents can hope).
Oh – and it’s MARCH?!?! Is anyone else thinking “Whoa! Where did the first 2 months of 2013 go???” — Although I am shocked we are already in March, I am REALLY looking forward to everything that is coming up.
Stay tuned for stories & pictures
March 2, 2013
Anthony, Family, Nicholas
Well, with the speed of Instagram & Facebook – nothing is left to ‘surprise’ on this blog :/
Last week, we met my sister for dinner and while we were waiting for our food…my Mom walked up to our table!! It was a surprise for the boys & I. And, for the first time, I was actually SURPRISED!! (Good secret, Dani & Joe).
The boys were thrilled to have Grandma D visit us AND they loved that she was sleeping in the room next door to them.
Mom and AJ met me for lunch on Thursday and AJ did a little brainstorming in my white board.
Unfortunately, the stomach bug hit our house the next day :/ Mom had a rough day. Joe picked Nicholas up from school and he threw up in the car on the way home. I was TERRIFIED to go home on Friday. It’s nothing shirt if a miracle (and a WHOLE lot of bleach water) that Joe & I escaped this round. We were SO thankful.
(On Friday night, AJ and I enter down to the park to play for a bit. It was fun to hand out with just him and watch him master his super social ability with a boy playing in the sand).
By Saturday morning we were seeing signs of recovery…
Nicholas even planned a birthday party for Raspberry (I guess he turned 18…says NCL).
Grandma D felt good enough to babysit the boys on Saturday night, so Joe I had a date night! Shopping at Viejas outlets and the Seafood Buffet (for free!)
We finished up the weekend with church and a big family dinner at the Moreno’s.
Despite the yucky stomach bug, we all enjoyed the visit. We tried to talk her into staying longer…but we failed. Nicholas wanted her to stay forever…or 100 days (I don’t think he understand the difference yet).
Thanks for driving down to San Diego, Grandma D!! Come back soon — the boys are ready