October 19, 2014

This week in pictures | Oct 13-19, 2014

Halloween comes in all different flavors:

Halloween candy

and colors.  Haven't you seen a purple spider before??

Costumes are being finalized:

Party City

It's even starting to feel like fall.  At least in the mornings:

Portia and I have discovered how awesome Walmart is:


It's bigger than life:


I always have the boys on my mind when they're at school.  They would say, "COOL!!!":


Presley thinks this snail is pretty "COOL!!!" too.  We've been watching him for 3 weeks.  He hasn't moved from this spot:

After 8 years and 3 kids later, we finally have a lice victim.  NOT COOL!!!!!

On to other news, the kids loved my nachos with pork carnitas.  Dinner is so enjoyable when they don't nitpick:

Nachos with pork carnitas

I always think of Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible 4 when I'm at my doctors office.  You see it too!!??:

Reflections on Ventura Blvd.:

We played with Stacy and her boys:

Truman took a Lego class.  He's totally in his element.  I get lost at battery packs:

Our first time at the Peterson Automotive Museum:

 Lemonade and mac & cheese.  The kids FAVORITE pairing:

Lemonade L.A.

Carving pumpkins with the Lopezs:

I'm so happy they live in our neighborhood now!

Happy "BOO" weekend!!

October 05, 2014

This week in pictures | Oct 6-12, 2014

It started out with egg splats:

Egg splat

Spilled milk:

Spilled milk

and lizards in the house (gross!!).  This is lizard #2:

Baby lizard

There were hazy nights.  I can't even remember where I took this picture:

I thought it was the night our neighbor was putting up Halloween decorations...and I was spying:

But then things started to look UP!! (18 days and counting):


Like finding lost treasure in the dryer:

Banana cake!

Mickey Mouse pancakes!!

and the sound of her humming while she rides:

Family dinner is definitely a thankful time especially when we're celebrating Felix's birthday:

Manna, Little Toyko

But hands down, watching 5 yr old's play golf will be the cutest thing you see all week:

Tregnan Golf Academy, Little Linksters

Rise and shine at Barnes and Noble:

Barnes and Noble, Book Star

celebrating Star Wars Reads day.  They gave away FREE posters and stickers!!

Barnes and Noble, Book Star

They NEVER want to leave:

Barnes and Noble, Book Star

We stopped at our favorite pumpkin patch.

Tapia Bros., Hubbard Baby Godzillas

We were having a great time:

Except Presley...why the long face??

Tapia Bros.

"I'm hot and thirsty!!" he says.

Tapia Bros.

After some water and lots of cheering up, he was all smiles:

Sometimes (o.k. all the time), they drive me PEA-NUTS!!

Tapia Bros.

While trying to figure out what we should have for lunch we hit a road block.  We decided to park and see what the commotion was all about:

Taste of Encino


Taste of Encino

with life-size food for entertainment:

Fresh Brothers

We suddenly had a craving for pizza:

Mulberry Pizza

Happy "FULL" weekend!

This week in pictures | Sept 29-Oct 5, 2014

YES! Pidan!!

Thousand Year Old Egg

I also said yes to a playdate with friends at Sky Zone.  I'm broke now:

Sky Zone, Van Nuys

So, we have to shop at the Dollar Tree for Halloween decorations:

Dollar Tree

Presley is good at impersonating zombies:

Dollar Tree

But NOT good at listening.  I'm CHANGING all that.  David says, "Best of luck!":


But some things are still CONSTANT like...bubble baths:

Packing lunches (boring):

A weekly ramen dinner (what soup base are you?):

and almighty Lego:

Oh wait! Sunday bacon!!

and froyo!!!

8 yrs. old is such a challenging age to discipline.  Mainly because I'm crazy about him and he's...just crazy:

Truman inherited David's flat head and Presley my round head.  Genetics are awesome!



Portia got (side) bangs:

and then aged overnight:

Cherishing the time we have together on her days off from preschool:

Buuuutt...it's nice having time with my girlfriends too.  Jenn is parking her car:

The Humble Bee bakery and cafe

I was also out to dinner on a Thursday (treat!):

Preschool's back-to-school night:

Does bringing store bought cupcakes to a bake sale qualify as a "bake item"??

We're blowing things up this Halloween:

Summer may be over but my limited-edition Yogurtland summer spoons remind me how sweet it was (dork alert)!

Yogurtland limited edition spoons

The one thing David and I don't share. He's hot and I'm mild:

Senor Sol

"You are gorgeous, Sink!" said Presley.

Senor Sol

Happy "gorgeous" weekend!!