October 2013 – Part 2 – End of October – Halloween Festivities

October 26th

Annual Zavodny Kids Halloween Party!

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Venus and JP!

Johnathan Sushi!

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Jackson the lion

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Little Miss Avery Pebbles

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Spiderman Simon

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Layla Belle and Emma Cat

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Ninja Carson

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Sam The Beast

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Beauty and The Beast

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Exploring the creepy and gross touch and feel boxes!

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Nonna checking out the touch and feel boxes!

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Pumpkin decorating!

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Sam and his wizard papa!

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Nonna witch and Papa wizard with Sam the Beast!

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Pumpkin pinata!

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Awesome Rylan the Harry Potter Robot!

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The mummy wrap game!

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Mummified Jackson!

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Mmm lollipops!  Lost the costume too!

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Pinata time!

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Shannon as Peter Pan and Brian as Tinkerbell!  Classic!

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Venus and her family enjoying time together!

October 27th

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Sam eating his chocolate doughnut face first!

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Sam gets a Big Boy Bed!!

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Sam Sleeping in his new big boy bed!

October 30th

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Front yard pumpkin carving!

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2013 Zavodny Family Jack-O-Lanterns!

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October 31st

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Sam showing off his big strong muscles!

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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Halloween dinner with Nanny!

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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!

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Nanny with her Beauty and The Beast!

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Nonna and Papa with their Belle and Beast!

Trick Or Treat!

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First stop, next door, The Roerigs!

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Special huge candy bars for the kids from Todd and Diane!

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Trick-or-treating!

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Auntie Val even joined in on the Trick-Or-Treat entourage!

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Happy trick-or-treaters with their Papa!  Papa always sits on the front porch and passes out candy to the trick or treaters that come to our house!

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Sam and Papa passing out candy and eating some too!

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October 2nd

21 Months Old!

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October 4th

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More fun at Clint Perry and the Boo Hoo Crew!  Today Sam got to be The Rocket!

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October 5th

Carlsbad Oktoberfest!

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Face painting at Carlsbad Oktoberfest!

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October 6th

Bates Nut Farm

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Annual family trip to The Bates Farm Pumpkin Patch!

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We love these little pumpkins!

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October 12th

Diaper Drizzle!

Instead of a “baby shower”  or “sprinkle” the last Zavodny baby was celebrated before his arrival with a “Diaper Drizzle”  Admission to the party was one package of diapers!  We had a blast, blue jello shots, Weenies (because baby Z number three was going to be a boy)  and bourbon and oreo balls, (again a boy) for goodie bags!  “balls for all!”

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Guy and I!

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Brian and Nanny!

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Dave T. and Joe Ross

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Joan and Vince Herrera and Darren Caltigerone

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Jackson

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Mark and Angela

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Joe Sassano and Shawn

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Eileen and Linda

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Papa and Sam!

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Mmm Hotdogs!

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Dean, Courtnie and Anderson Marshall

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Dave T. and Diana

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Sam

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Blue Jello Shots, of course!  Because it is a Zavodny baby “shower!”

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The Butterfinger cupcakes were AMAZING!

 

 

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Me and my love celebrating our final baby!

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Sean and Debbie Keenan, Val and Mark

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Sam had somebatting practice with Auntie Linda

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Louie gave Alica some love

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Cheesy grins and kisses for Nonna!

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The guys hanging out!  Guy, my dad, Todd and Mark

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“balls for all!”

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The diaper haul from the diaper drizzle!

October 17th

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Uncle Marky and Deblois played at the Sunset Market in Oceanside so we went down and enjoyed some live music with Sean and Debbie!

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October 18th

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Layla and Abby decorated the cakes I baked for the cake walk at The South O Halloween Carnival!

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Beauty and the Beast at the South O Carnival!

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Layla and Abby

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This would be one of the last times I would fill out my pumpkin shirt with a baby belly!

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The kids both enjoyed getting crazy color hair spray!

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Sam playing Plinko!

October 22nd

The Diaper Drizzle Diaper Haul photo on the thank you note!

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October 24th

Greg, Venus and JP visit!

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October 25th

Zoo trip with the Kreyers!

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September 2013 – Part 2 – End of September

September 22nd

Day trip to Julian!

Every year we try to go up to Julian to go apple picking!  This year we stopped at Cook’s Pig Ranch in the morning before we went to pick apples.  The pigs at Cook’s are raised humanely with love, they are fed seasonally and we all loved meeting the family, the pigs and Guy loved leaving with a huge cooler filled with delicious pork!

First stop: Cook’s Pig Ranch

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The kids got to meet, pet, and kiss pigs!

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Next stop: Apple Picking!

We have tried to make Apple Picking in Julian an annual tradition!  The kids and I love to pick apples and pears, eat them and run around the orchard!

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Yum!  Organic apples and pears from Apple Star Orchard!

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Our apple and pear haul!

September 28th

Disney on Ice Girls Day!

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How cute is this girl?  The answer is, SO!

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Front Row – On the Ice!  Is how Layla and I like to roll!

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Churros!  Yum!

September 29th

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The back row of the fun bus filled with Keenans and Val for a fun night to see Earth, Wind & Fire downtown!

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September 2nd

20 Months Old!

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Movie Day!

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Mommy and Me Gymnastics fun!

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27 Weeks Pregnant

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September 6th

Dancing, singing and fun at Clint Perry and the Boo Hoo Crew!

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Kid has got style?!

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Kindergarten Fall Picture Day!

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Winter hats and jammies, silly kids in September!

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29 Weeks Pregnant

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September 20th

Padre Game and Park in the Park Fun!

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Waiting in line for their turn to play at the park in the park watching the kids play!

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When we were waling to the stadium a very sweet stadium employee saw Sam and gave him one of the warm up balls used at tonight’s warm up!  He was super stoke and held on to his special baseball all night!

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Daddy helping Sam with his at bat.  Sam’s first Park in the Park experience and he loved it!

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Run Sam run!!

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Layla’s at bat.

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What a fun family night!

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!

August 28th

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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~The life and times of Guy, Sheila Mishel, Layla Grace, Samuel Charles, Lukas Young and our K9 friends