S: August-December 2011
FC: August -December 2011 | More Fun & Adventures with the Dynamic Trio
1: The last of the summer time fun | And the last of the twins' nap | Love the Daddy
2: First Day of First Grade! Zach is super excited to be in Ms. Denniston's class. He quickly discovers his love of tether ball!
5: Disneyland Trip October 2011
12: Who's this lady? Don't know but we look really cute!
15: Having fun up until the last minute before having to load up for the ride back home. It took 2 minutes before someone said "Daddy, when can we come back?!"
16: Mommy's "Franken Toes" win $25 at Daddy's Halloween work party contest!
17: Trick or Treating at Daddy's Work
18: Cuddling with Pops on the cozy new couches at the beach house
19: Yay! We got a new TV so our fireplace is back! We are enjoying lots of cozy fires. The kids LOVE to help Daddy build fires. | Sierra turned 14 on 12/26! She's still hanging on! She stays with us every weekend when Grammy & Pops go to the beach
21: Happy Thanksgiving! | The kids have so much fun on Thanksgiving! All 5 cousins danced like crazy on Bailen and Mina's Wii. Great entertainment!
22: Cristian, Grandma & Aunt Mari come visit over Thanksgiving weekend. Zach & Cristian play "Super Spy" all weekend. We are sad when he goes. | Pops takes Zach for his first "real" non-Mommy hair cut! Then Grammy & Pops take him out to dinner. | BEFORE | AFTER
23: Luke discovers he can pick up Ellie! They are still exactly the same height and weight!
24: Auntie Kim invites us to a fun "Breakfast with Santa"
25: Our 6th Annual Cookie Party! | We put poor our beloved Dr. Maggie to work to check out poor Ellie who spiked a fever that day
26: Poor Ellie made it through the whole party before throwing up on Pops after everyone had left!
28: We had some freezing cold mornings over Zach's Christmas break. The water around the tether ball froze into thick sheets of ice. Very exciting for us California kids!
29: Everyone loves helping Mommy cook; we're making toffee and ginger snaps here
31: Christmas Eve Dinner at Our House
32: Mommy mad yummy homemade cinnamon rolls for a special breakfast | Christmas Morning! Zach was so excited, he woke up at 3:50 AM! | Santa came! He ate the cookies and Rudolph ate the carrots we left for them.
33: Then off to Grammy & Pops for Christmas Dinner
35: Here is what we love best about Christmas this year: Zach says 'I love being home with my family' | Ellie says: 'I love my new scooter'. Luke says: 'I like going to see Santa Claus'. Daddy says: 'I love watching my kids open their presents' | Mommy says: 'I love when its cold outside & we are warm & cozy & together inside. | We all love Christmas music from sun up till sun down, especially 'We Three Kings' & Barenaked Ladies Holiday. Daddy goes crazy for Frank Sinatra's Jingle Bells
36: Auntie Kim had passes to Six Flags Marine World. We had so much fun with her & Mina 12-26-2011
38: There's even snow! This is the first time Zach, Luke & Ellie have seen real-live snow! They are so excited!
39: Whoa!!! Slow down, Daddy & Ellie!!
42: Watching Shouka, the Killer Whale show...although Orcas are not really whales at all, just really big dolphins
45: Zachie Zach-a-Do "Z" Zebra Boo Boo Chicken | Zach
46: Ellza-Bug Ellza-Bellza Ellie Bug Fishie Jelly Fish | Ellie
47: Luke | Lukey Lukey BuDukey LuLu Bug Lu Lu Lucious