July 31, 2015

Superhero teachers treats

The boys had probably THEE best summer school session ever.  Five weeks flew by but what they learned in that short time was packed with creative art, tons of history, hands-on-science, and fun Math (that makes sense). Here's an easy farewell, appreciation treat I made for Truman and Presley's teachers to say thank you for keeping them excited, engaged, and eager to learn:

Diy superhero teachers treats and favors

You can find everything at Target:

Diy superhero teachers treats and favors

Superheroes meets granola bars.  I love cross overs:

Diy superhero teachers treats and favors

Wish I could take credit for the cityscape.  But I did create the font and bubbles:

Diy superhero teachers treats and favors

Slap on with tape:

Diy superhero teachers treats and favors

Sign and deliver:

Diy superhero teachers treats and favors

Super thanks to all the teachers that helped save summer!

Now, time for the second half of summer fun to begin as we try to finish off what's left on our bucket list!!

July 26, 2015

This week in pictures | July 20-26, 2015

Gave oven ready lasagna noodles a try.  So easy!

Oven ready lasagna noodles

Replace ricotta with tofu.  You can't taste the difference:

Oven ready lasagna noodles

Porto's is worth it:

Porto's Burbank

Anna and I had company:

Porto's Burbank has yummy guava danish

I won!

Working on treats for the boys summer school teachers:

superhero granola bars teacher's treats

Truman took R O B O T I C S this summer:

I wish I had half his brain:

They attend summer school where I went to college.  This parking garage didn't exist when I was a student:

They were sad to say goodbye:

She's a leftover's kind-of-girl, like her mommy:

247,000 pins for this One Big Chocolate Chip Cookie.  Late night indulgent that doesn't disappoint:

The perplexing world of Korean skin care.  Otter sheet mask:

Dragon sheet mask.  What will they think of next?

Sink and soak:

School supplies to fill backpacks for needy kids:

school supplies for fill-a-pack

I have a lot of patience for them:

Even when they stomp on my heart:

Then, in the car on the way to tennis one of them will say, "You're my hero because when I call you, you always come."

Skipped church again:

oven baked bacon

Evening swim:

David grilled burgers and we ate outside:

It was a good night:

Till next week! XO!!

July 19, 2015

This week in pictures | July 13-19, 2015

Donut breakfast for the birthday boy:

One dozen donuts for breakfast

Buying ingredients:

Oh Fancy That British Gifts

Truman wanted a banoffee pie for his birthday:

Banoffee pie

He turned 9!!

But he is forever my BABY:

Banoffee pie

Presley is learning still life:

Kids first casting call:

Kids first Bob's experience (I think):

He still lays on my lap:

Latest UK headlines:

Me time:



It's raining!!

Third generation violinist.  My nephew has many talents!

Walking to dinner:

Food Court favorites:

David was unsatisfied with his meal.  But my Bibimbap was delicious!!

Till next week! XO!!

July 12, 2015

This week in pictures | July 6-12, 2015

Hello friend!

Folding laundry or watching HIM fold laundry.  What's worse?

Date with Ariel:

Live theater!

Canoga Park is eccentric:

FACE paint:

The Queens Throne:



It's been like two years...

Obsessed with furikake.  I've been putting it on EVERYTHING! Thank you Karen!!

Head above water:

Carlsbad, here we come! It's Truman's birthday weekend!!

He received a lot of kisses from all of us:

Ice pick-er:

Hotel checkers:

Hotel channel surfing.  It's fun even when there's nothing on.  Right!!??

David found a brewery in the middle of an industrial park:

Typical Truman and Presley on vacation:

They reconnect:

and fall in love all over again:

Good morning Legoland.  We just saw you 4 months ago!

Why don't we have season passes yet???

I can appreciate beautiful landscape anywhere:


A way to this boys heart is Lego:

Park food is goooood even when it's not goooood:

His ride:

Her ride:

Legoland California sign

Goodbyes suck:

But...we'll be back soon!

Till next week! XO!!