Saturday, May 21, 2011

Chino Hills Air Show

Sarah and Justin got tickets to go to the Chino Hills Air Show, but weren't able to go, so we bought their tickets off of them.  Neither Brett or I had been to an air show and we didn't know what to expect, but we had a good time.  We went with the Hughes Family, so it was nice to sit and chat with friends when things weren't going on in the sky.
We did a lot of walking.

 Tanner, Bailey, Natalie and Spencer in Dave Hughes' plane.

 Spencer and Tanner checking out the cockpit.

 Dashel, Tanner and Bailey

 Old war planes.  Yeah, I should know more, but that is all I got.

This jet was by far the best part of the day.  It was the final plane to fly and it was amazing the things that it could do.
All in all, it was a fun day with beautiful weather.  Thanks Sarah and Justin for giving us the chance to go!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Our Garden

 A couple of weeks ago we got our garden in.  It took a little bit of work.  There were four bigger bushes and a tree stump that we had to take out, a couple of rose bushes, plus the normal weeds and what not.  The kids were troopers helping out.  For the most part they were just back and forth emptying little trash cans into the big one, but they did their fair share of pulling weeds and helping to dig out stumps.  Here are pictures from the day we planted.
Ultra Dwarf Kieffer Pear tree and a zucchini plant.

 Two green pepper plants, four beef steak tomato plants, two better boy tomato plants and two early girl tomato plants.

 And some kind of onion.

And lastly our cucumber plants.

It is amazing how quickly plants can grow in two weeks.  I should have gotten the same angles on the plants, but I am too lazy to go out and take more pictures.
Can you see how much are pear tree has grown?  Me either, but look at that zucchini grow!

 I'd say we will have zucchinis to pick in less than two weeks.

 The peppers are in the background, with the beef steak tomatoes in the foreground.

 One beef steak, followed by the better boys and the early girls.

 And our cucumber plant with a bean plant behind it.  I don't know if the bean plant it going to make it.  Spencer planted it at school and it was doing great inside, but since we transplants it it hasn't been doing so hot.

So, there you have it.  This post is more for us to remember what we have planted and how it grows and what not, so hopefully you haven't been too bored.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Oops. . .

Enough said.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Family Room Tent

Natalie and Bailey decided to make a tent in the family room the other day.  It was pretty awesome.  They played "house" in it for hours.
 Of course I wasn't allowed in, as per the instruction on the sign that they posted outside the "front door":

Saturday, May 7, 2011

First Furniture Redo

When Brett and I were first married we got this cabinet from Jill,  Brett's sister, who got it from their Grandma Willardson.  We used it for a couple of years in our basement apartment in Provo and when we moved down to Southern California passed it on to Jeff and Ali Hallstrom.  To our surprise they returned it a couple of years later to our home on Tradition.  Although it has served its purpose as a toy cabinet, TV  holder, and blanket cabinet, I have never loved the look of it, so I decided to paint it black.  I went through hundreds of pictures trying to find a before picture, but couldn't find one, so you just get to see the after picture.  I am really happy with how it turned out and love how it looks in our family room.  

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Look out big balls. . .

Have you ever heard of the show "Wipe Out"?  Well, if you have, you will know how crazy it is that my mom and Adam went to the casting call for the show.  Basically, it is a game show about an obstacle course that is over water that contestants are trying to get through and, of course, "wipe out" on.
Mom and Adam waiting in line.

Adam "Flash" Higham
 In the casting call directions it said to bring family and friends and make it fun.  So we brought all of the southern California grandkids to the event.  They were all really good.  We ate lunch there:

 And playing lots of games:

And held up signs to support Grandma Higham and Adam:
It was a long day, but lots of fun too.  Did they get on the show?  We are still not sure, but it was a fun experience none the less.  We will definitely keep you informed if there is something to inform you of.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Beach Days

We have been to the beach 5 times in the last month.  It has been beautiful here and we have definitely taken advantage.  Most days it has been on Friday afternoons.  The kids and I meet Brett at work around 3:30 and drive down for an afternoon at the beach.  I just pack a picnic dinner and we go home when it gets cold (somehow I am the first to get cold even though I stay clear of the freezing cold water the kids are playing in).

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Baseball 2011

Spencer is playing baseball again this year and is having a blast.  He is on the White Sox (although they wear black socks.  Don't quite get that!) and Brett is the coach.  Somehow the season is already half way over (ten games down, ten to go).  Here are some of the shots we have taking this year.
Spencer getting ready to bat.
Spencer is #11.  Here they are doing the Little League pledge.
Coach Brett playing pitcher.
Coming into third.
Another pledge picture (this one doesn't want to go up by the other one.  Sometimes I get frustrated with blogger.)
 And of course you can't have a game with fans.

 Great work this season Spencer.  Every game you improve and it is so much fun to watch and cheer you on.