August 2013 -Part 4 End of August

August 20th 2013

LAYLA’S FIRST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN!

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Our beautiful, smart, kind, amazing girl is growing up so fast!  It is off to Kindergarten she goes!  South Oceanside Elementary school watch out, this girl is awesome!

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Her pennant flag she made at Kindergarten Round Up!

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Big first day of kindergarten hugs for Abby!

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Finding a hook and hanging up her backpack.

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Swings!

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Lining up!

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Her very first Pledge of Allegiance!

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First day of kindergarten rug time!

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Learning the rules and how to play on the Kindergarten playground.

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The first day of kindergarten calls for a trip to Golden Spoon for frozen yogurt with lots of toppings!

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Layla also chose what she wanted for her first day of kindergarten dinner, Hawaiian Plate Lunch!

August 21st

Second Day of Kindergarten!

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August 22nd

Third Day of Kindergarten!

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With big sister off at school we had a play-date with Anderson at Hidden Canyon Park!

August 23rd

First Friday of Kindergarten!

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This girl made it through her first week of Kindergarten and absolutely loved it!  She said she doesn’t want there to be weekends because there is no school on weekends!

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First Friday Treats!

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South O Ice Cream Social!

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Ice cream at school on a Friday evening!  Does life get any better? Layla is so happy to be in kindergarten and we are so grateful she is at such and awesome school!  South O ROCKS!

After the South O Ice Cream Social we drove up to Santa Margarita Honda and got……

Mommy’s sick new ride!  Meet Odessa The Odyssey aka: “The Fun Bus!”  The soon to be mommy of 3 needed something bigger and carpool able!  Stoked on my “Mommy Car” because I love my role in this life!

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August 24th

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Avery’s Minnie Mouse Luau 2nd Birthday Pool Party!

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August 25th

Zoo trip with Abby!  Filling up the Fun Bus with three kids for the first time.

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August 26th

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Silly boy wearing daddy’s Crocs!

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August 27th

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Gymnastics fun!

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26 Weeks Pregnant

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August 30th

Sam wearing his future Alma mater shirt!

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August 31st

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Layla’s Lemonade Stand!

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This girl rakes in the dough when she has a lemonade stand!  She is so cute and her lemonade is so good who could say no?

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August 2013 Part 3- Mid August

August 11th

Jackson & Sam waiting for lunch!

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August 12th

ZOOMAR’S!

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The Guinea Pig Whisperers!

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Feeding the goats.

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Horseback rides!

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Fun on the Zoomar’s Playground!

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The corn pit is so much fun!  Then when we get home and I do laundry I find corn in the drier!

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Choo Choo train rides!

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August 13th

Legoland Day!

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Finally big enough to ride the horses in Castle Hill!

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Slides!

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Air planes.

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We even caught a show in Castle Hill and got a photo with the princess and the court jester!

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ICE CREAM!  Mmmm!

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I cant believe what a big girl Layla has become!  She is able to on rides by herself!   It feels like just yesterday that she was barely 18 months old and Guy bought me a Legoland pass for Mothers Day.

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A stop at the Water park to cool off!

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It was a super fun summer day at Legoland!  It always is!

Mmmm pasta!

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That face!

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Layla’s Camp Certificate of Recognition for being the “sweetest camper”

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Some of her camp creations: beautiful wings!

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August 14th

Pool time and lunch at Nanny’s

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24 Weeks Pregnant!

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August 15th

Kindergarten Round Up at South O!  We were invited to Layla’s Elementary school to see who her Kindergarten teacher would be and to check out the Kindergarten playground!  I signed up for PTO emails to be in the know, Layla decorated a pennant flag craft that would then be hung on the Kindergarten fence.  We played on the Kindergarten playground, had some snacks and found out that Layla would have Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Templeton for Kindergarten!  She was thrilled and so excited to be a Kindergartner very soon!

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Layla and Abby excited for the Kinder Round up!  We had to get a few photos by the South O sign!

August 16th

American Girl Place Day with Nonna at The Grove in Los Angeles

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Our trip up to The Grove is never complete without a stop at our favorite candy store Dylan’s Candy Bar!

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Now time for lunch at The American Girl Cafe!

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August 17th

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Another beautiful camp creation by Layla!

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Beach days are best, especially with Daddy!

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or when you go naked!

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Post beach wagon pass out!

August 18th

St. John’s Fiesta, Kehulili O Kailani performance

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Celebrating Nonna’s Birthday.   Happy Birthday Nonna, we love you!

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August 19th

Sam’s First Dentist Visit

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August 10th 2013 Marcella’s Wedding

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Marcella’s Wedding

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It is very sad when a marriage is over before the blog post is up.  As a family we are grateful that Marcella is happy and free.  We got some adorable pictures of the kids and some fun memories too!  And Layla got some practice for her next role as flower girl in November!

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Our gorgeous little flower girl!

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Sam eating butter!  Just using the bread!

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Weddings are exhausting when you are 19months old!

August 2013 — Part 1

August 2nd

19 Months Old

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So big!

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Summer Reading Program Fun!

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Making Pizzas with Nonna at Round Table in the Price Center on UCSD is always fun.

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We were extra lucky because Nanny was there too!

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Fun in The Bottom’s backyard.

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August 5th

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Layla’s First Day at Itty Bitty Chefs Camp at the YMCA!

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Camp is exhausting.  A much needed couch nap!

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23 Weeks Pregnant!

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August 8th

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Sam eating yogurt… was he trying to share with Louie or just finger paint on him with yogurt?

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Backyard grilling with Daddy.

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August 9th

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Layla’s last day at Bitty Chefs Camp at the YMCA.

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Leaving Marcella’s wedding rehearsal, Layla was a flower girl!

August 10th

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Gymnastics Girl in her adorable Hawaiin themed leotard!