S: The Monroe Family Yearbook 2013
BC: The Monroe Family Yearbook 2013
1: In January, we made the long trip west and moved our belongings to South Pasadena!
2: While my mom was in town helping us move, we took a day trip to San Diego!
3: Nora's 4th Birthday Party at Garfield Park-
8: Spending some time at the archery range in January-
11: Valentine's Day!
12: Erin & Katie sent me on a fun adventure for my birthday! Then, off to Cambria to celebrate some more! We toured Hearst Castle, hiked Fiscalini Ranch and relaxed in the seaside village-
16: Hanging at the hotel and Moonstone Beach-
22: COOP fun! Hiking Deb's Park and JPL
24: Who needs a swimsuit? Hanging in Santa Monica for the day-
26: In March, we went for a six mile hike up and down Echo Mountain.
27: We went to Old Town to listen to Irish music on St. Patrick's Day-
30: Easter Sunday-
33: In April, Nora had her first ballet class- She took them with her friend, Sofia!
34: Picnic at Arlington Park.
36: In April, Liam slammed his head into a wooden plank while swinging on a rope swing. He was very brave going to the ER and getting three staples put in his head. Our friend, Sarah graciously paid us a house visit to remove the staples a few days later-
40: Liam's 7th Birthday Party! We also celebrated at home and at Disney!
42: Homeschooling at Eaton Canyon-
47: Nora's Cars themed ballet recital-
50: Mother's Day breakfast in bed- Rachael's Birthday Party at the park-
52: In May, we went berry picking at Underwood Family Farms
58: Celebrating the Ruiz's anniversary at the beach-
59: In June, my mom, dad, sister, bother-in-law and niece came to visit!
61: We went to Disney-land, the Americana and Catalina Island-
63: Catalina Island-
65: We went to Riley's Farm for Father's Day dinner.
66: We went to the Santa Monica Pier and Huntington Gardens-
67: An evening with friends at Huntington Gardens.
72: In June, Justin's folks came out to visit! We spent the day in Malibu and had breakfast at Julienne.
73: On the 4th of July, we walked in the South Pasadena parade and then went to the Elliott's.
74: Nora wanted to learn how to sew so we made a baby doll blanket.
75: Taking a walk to the "wall" near our house.
76: For Justin's birthday we headed down to Crystal Cove for lunch and then headed over to Balboa Island for dinner and fun!
81: Hanging out in Old Town on Justin's Birthday-
82: In August, our neighbors invited us over to pick peaches off their tree. We went hiking near JPL with the Ruizes.
84: Swimming Lessons with friends-
85: We spent an evening with the Elliott's at the Norton Simon Museum-
88: Hanging in the Carey's backyard. | Vacation Bible School- | Science Center- | Meeting Jack & Annie from The Magic Tree House-
89: Justin meets Lyle for the first time. | Playing at KidSpace Museum- | Travel Town- | Griffith Park Carousel and Griffith Observatory-
91: We spent the day with the Brewer family in Santa Monica while they were in town from Hawaii!
93: Hanging with the Carey's on Campbell's birthday-
94: In September, we took a field trip to the Victorian Kellogg House. We churned butter, washed clothes and dressed in period clothing!
96: Field trip to Judson Studios- we learned how stained glass is designed, created, painted and assembled.
97: Shelley's going away party before moving to Singapore.
99: Spending time at Disneyland through the year.
101: In September, the kids and I went to Oklahoma to help Katie decorate her house. We had fun with friends and going to the Tulsa State Fair!
103: In October, we took a field trip to Amy's Farm. We learned about farm animals, organic gardening, picked pumpkins and milked a cow!
104: A few days before Halloween, we went with friends to the Americana for a Halloween celebration. The kids played games, made crafts and got their faces painted.
105: Halloween! We decided to dress up as a vampire family!
107: In November, we went back to Riley's Farm with friends to attend their Harvest Dinner celebration!
112: We went to Disneyland to meet Santa in December and spent an evening at the Americana.
115: We went to see the Nutcracker.
118: The Nativity presented by the kids at Mercy Town Church!
119: We drove to Tulsa this year for Christmas. We had fun playing in the snow in Flagstaff.
120: Tulsa was frozen solid when we arrived!
121: Christmas Eve Dinner at Kilkinney's Irish Pub- Writing their notes to Santa Claus-
123: Christmas Morning...
127: New Year's Eve 2013!!!
128: Our first year at 826 Magnolia Street.