Sunday, March 28, 2010

Stud Alert!

Little League Opening Day was Saturday. During his first game, I kept looking for a super-short kid in outfield to find my Eli, but it turns out Eli's grown a lot this year, and I'm going to have to start looking for the rather lanky kid on 2nd base. Oh, how these baseball pictures tug at my heartstrings!
(Eli's front row, third from right)



How Does your Garden Grow?

Spring has sprung here in the desert and we are enjoying our front yard flowers so much!


Look what else we found in the garden, sporting a Robert Pattison 'do:


I love the spring!


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Expressions

Trying to get the big O to smile while I snapped the camera made for some "artistic" pictures today!

Yes, it's true. He does cry - but just once in a while. Like when he's had enough of the photo shoot already!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Get to know Eli!

Do you know what Eli wants to be when he grows up? Do you know what Eli's favorite food is?

Well, here are the answers to all these questions you've been pondering,thanks to Eli being the Student of the Week!

Age: 7
Favorite Animal: Cheetah
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Food: Asian Brown Pear
Favorite Place: Disneyland
Favorite thing to Do: Look at and play with Screens (computer, DS, TV, etc.)
What does he want to be when he grows up? A Dad.
One Wish? That he could be a Wizard!


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Skiing at Sunrise,AZ



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Here's Ivy's 1st day of skiing







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Here's Eli and Lizzie going down an intermediate run. It was such nice weather and so much fun to see the kids having a good time!




And here's one Happy Dad:

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Lizzie's Potter Party

I think we're partied out for at least the next two years. Whew!
Check out our fun day:


At 1 o'clock, Lizzie's friends apparated, and some arrived by Floo Powder through the fireplaceThey brought gifts that were deposited in the Gift Trunk:Then they went to Diagon Alley. They received their Class Schedules,
Their wands,And Dragon Eggs, to be hatched later...


Eli, excuse me, I mean Professor Trelawney, gave individualized fortunes from the crystal ball.
The witches and wizards were each sorted into houses, via the sorting hat (equipped with a baby monitor inside with Adam speaking into it!) (The hat will make an appearance further down...)And given House Badges to wear.Whichever house had the most points at the end of the party would receive this:First Class was Potions: Professor Snape taught them how to make Root Beer with dry ice.Cauldrons were bubbling before too long.

The Ravenclaws won House points for their brew.

But the other houses didn't seem to mind too much.Time for Care of Magical Creatures!

The best wizarding minds conferred to hatch dragon eggs (complete with flubber inside!) Then it was time to apparate to Hogsmeade and Honeydukes' Sweet Shoppe. A contest was held to guess which flavor jelly bean they were eating.
Lizzie rocks the Sorting Hat as she prepares to blow out her Golden Snitch Cake.

Oh no! The Witches and Wizards find out they must retrieve the Sorcerer's Stone by following a Treasure Hunt.
They decide they're up to the challenge.Following clue after clue eventually leads them to the Green Belt
And to the Sorcerer's Stone. Good Work, Hogwarts Students!

Next, we played "Hoo's Hedwig?"
Then, finally, the class they'd all been waiting for, Defense Against the Dark Arts. We had no choice but to have a Wizarding Duel. With Silly String.












Happy Birthday Lizzie!