Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Fun with Grandma Bruschke

We often get Grandpa Bruschke to come stay with us because of business, but it is not very often that we get to see Grandma Bruschke. She decided to come down with Grandpa on his most recent trip, so Brett took the day off on Tuesday so that we could spend the day with her.

We started the day off driving out to Corona to look at a home. It was big and beautiful, on nearly 1/3 of an acre of land AND within our price range and we all fell in love with it, especially Grandma (I think for a couple of minutes she was thinking about moving back down here.) Unfortunately, it would mean a 50 minute commute for Brett WITHOUT traffic, so as of right now it really isn't an option. But oh, we can dream, can't we?

After going out to Corona, we picked Spencer up from school and then headed out to Laguna Beach. It was a gorgeous day with perfect weather. The kids had so much fun running along the beach, scaring the birds, and looking for sea shells, while all of us boring adults took in the beauty of everything around us.
After the beach, we met up with Grandpa for dinner at In-n-out, a perfect meal to end a perfect day. Thanks Grandma Bruschke for spending the day with us. We had a blast!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Outstanding Citizenship

Spencer received an award for "Outstanding Citizenship" this past week and we are so proud of him and the good boy that he is.
Mrs. Peterson, Spencer's teacher, is the one in the black tank top. She is a new teacher at Spencer's school this year (although she has been teaching for 8 years), and so far we love her, and more importantly, Spencer does too.

After we sent Spencer to class, Natalie needed to go to the restroom, so we played with the camera for a little while we waited for her. I thought these pictures turned out cute.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

We must be crazy. . .

Brett got home a little early on Friday night and we wanted to do something fun with the kids before it got dark. When we asked the kids what they wanted to do they immediately said go to the pool. Brett somehow decided this was a good idea in the 67 degree weather, so he sent the kids to get their swimsuits on and off to the pool we went. On the way out the door I grabbed my jacket because I knew I would be cold. When we got the the pool the kids jumped right in and had so much fun. Luckily the pool is heated! I thought that they would complain about the cold while swimming, but they swam for a good hour without any complaints. The only complaints came when they had to get out. There was a nice cool breeze just waiting for them and they were cold. . .but they had fun and who knows when we will brave the cold again.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween

Every year Halloween gets better and better. The kids are more excited and more involved in all the festivities. And as a mom, there is nothing better than seeing their faces light up as they see themselves in their costumes. I think that the smiles on their faces are better than words in telling you how much fun our Halloween was this year.