Monday, January 23, 2012

Camping - Weekend of January 20th

We went camping last weekend. Can you believe I didn't take a single picture?!?! Ugh!!! Bad Heather. We went with new people this time. We were invited by one of the families at Connor's school. A little boy that was in Kindergarten last year with Connor (Domanik). He is just the sweetest boy and the kids (even the girls) had a ton of fun this weekend. It was a lot of fun. The weather was pretty good Friday and Saturday morning. Saturday afternoon we had a dust storm blow through. That was the first time that's ever happened to me before!!! It was so bad, there was about 2 inches of dirt IN my motorhome. Some of the windowsills had an inch of dirt sitting on it that I had to vacuum up. It was unreal!!! There were tables blowing over, shoes blowing away, garbage cans flying - even Christmas trees running around!! Yikes! Thankfully it only lasted about an hour or so and then it was beautiful the rest of the night. :) Of course, the time the storm hit was the same time the boys had gone on a ride so needless to say, it wasn't a great ride since they couldn't see more than a foot in front of them.

But we all had a great time and the group we went camping with was really fun. Hopefully we'll be able to go back out with them again!! (And I will take pictures this time!)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Three Day Weekend

And what did we do?? We were of course busy as usual. :) Saturday was Connor's final karate class. He got his orange belt!!! Yeah. And of course, now he wants to continue on. Hopefully he'll start paying attention more. . . He knows the moves. He just needs the confidence to know he knows the moves. :)

After karate, we went to the Monster Jam truck show. It was a lot of fun!! We went early and went to the pits to see the monster trucks up close and personal. We were even able to see three dirt bikes go round and round in this enclosed globe like structure. I have no idea how they did not run into each other!! After checking out the trucks, we went back to the car and ate some dinner and waited for our friend The Graether's to meet up with us. Once they met up with us, we made the walk up to our seats in what I would call the nose bleed section, however, they were the best seats in the house!! From up there, you are actually able to see the whole track and see the monster trucks race and get wild. It was a lot of fun!! Some of the trucks did ok and some of them put on a GREAT show! Definitely fun. Although it got quite cold towards the end.

Sunday I went to church and cleaned the house. The kids and Daddy and Bigi and Mona went to the Gurdwara. Afterwards, they came back and while I was still cleaning, the kids got to play with Mona all afternoon. They wanted Mona to stay for movie night but we didn't plan very well (I kept forgetting we had Monday off!) so we promised the next time, they would get to do movie night with her. We did movie night and watched Ramona and Beezus. Didn't quite finish it. The kids decided they wanted to watch Jungle Junction instead so they watched one episode of that and then it was bed time.

Monday was a busy day! I went to the grocery store with Taylor and Connor. Then I went to Costco with Taylor while Emily and Connor stayed home and Daddy washed the motorhome. After I got back from Costco, we all went to Knott's for a couple of hours. It was a little chilly and the kids started complaining they were cold, so we went home.

It was a fun weekend!

Friday, January 13, 2012


Wow. I'm a slacker. I'm a total slacker. I have done hardly anything in here and I am so so sorry!! I love going back and reading the weekly highlights. I need to start doing that again. And I have no excuse. I can do it.

We enjoyed our Christmas. Grandma come down and was able to spend the weekend with us. Yeah!! And even decided to stay and leave on Monday instead of Sunday. :) Double yeah! The kids loved having her here.

The day after Christmas we took the kids to Big Bear to see snow. They've been asking since like May. So we told them we would go the next time it snowed. So it was time. :) It was a beautiful day. Sun was shining. Not too much snow unless you went a little higher where not a lot of people go. We decided to take the Durango and go 4x4 ing in the snow. FUN! We stopped off the trail and made a snowman. It was a lot of fun!

On Tuesday, we decided to take the kids on the Amtrak to San Juan Capistrano so we could go to Zoomars Petting Zoo. Always fun. We brought our friend Kaylee along since she was on Christmas break as well (she goes to the same school as Connor). We went to a little coffee shop when we got there and had some hot chocolate and then made our way to Zoomars. After spending about an hour there (the kids got to feed rabbits, donkey/zebra mix, llama's and goats, they all rode a horse and also got to play on the playground), we went and ate lunch at Ruby's. After lunch, we headed over to the San Juan Mission and the kids (except for Taylor because she didn't want to) made Adobe huts. I had never been there before. It is so rich with history and things to look at. We ended up getting a family membership as it was cheaper to buy that then to get us all in so we can go back now for free for the rest of the year! What a deal. After the mission, we went back to the train station to catch the train headed home.

Wednesday was just a get ready for camping day as we were going camping for New Years. The girls also had their 4 year old check up that day. OH MY GOD. The check up went fine until it was time for shots. We did Taylor first. That was a mistake. Should have done Emily first. Taylor was screaming because she was getting the shots and Emily was screaming because Taylor was getting the shots and she didn't want to. It was so bad, one of the other nurses came in to help out!! I actually started laughing so hard there were tears coming out of my eyes. Emily was hysterical it was pretty funny. Poor thing. Maybe next time I'll do them on separate days. ;)

Then Thursday - Sunday we went camping but that will be a post for another time. I hope to start posting more! If anything, I love doing those weekly highlights. It makes me remember the little things that happened. :)

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Mommy's Helper

While on vacation, Connor helped me clean house. :) Now to make this a regular thing. Lol!