Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Sssshhhhhhh! It's a Surprise Birthday Party
Unbeknownest to Cody and Davey I took these pictures of them and used them as invitations for their Surprise Party. Amazingly with 30 kids in attendance, they had no idea. It was a standard surprise at the door party. Cody was so excited he started yelling and jumping up and down. Davey was so overwhelmed he ran away, momentarily. The party was packed with food, games and kids. My kids had a blast. And thanks to Sacramento's great weather the whole event took place outside. I'm glad we did it and I know the kids loved it, but I don't know that we'll ever have such a colossal party again!

Mighty Lightning

We think soccer is a great sport, because it involves so much running. Cody needs to run, run, run and burn as much energy as possible. Cody loved having his dad for a coach. In fact David requested that Jeromy coach his team next year and Cody was very possessive. It's nice to know they love their dad! Cody's been lucky to have his best friend, Tanner, on his team every year. Cody and Tanner have been friends since they were 1 1/2 years old.
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Saturday, November 15, 2008


Noelle and I read "Pinkalicious" and I asked her if she wanted to make pink cupcakes. She said, "No" with a very frightened face. I explained to her that the book is pretend and she won't really turn pink if she eats pink cupcakes. She believed me, so today we made pink cupcakes. She was very careful as she poured the water and oil into the strawberry cake mix. I was impressed. She lined the cupcake pans with pink wrappers. Then she watched them bake. After they were finished baking she put on her new pink dress (I finished sewing it yesterday and she's been begging to wear it.) We read the book and ate pink cupcakes. It was definitely pinkalicious. I've been wondering if the book is really pretend . . . Noelle's been eating and sneaking cupcakes just like the girl in the book, will she be pink tomorrow?
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Happy Birthday David

The night before David turned 7 I asked him what he wanted to eat for his birthday. Without hesitation he informed that he wanted a pancake with a blueberry mouth and berry ears with Happy Birthday written on it. He also wanted a fruit shake. I was a little surprised, has he been planning this? His request was so specific. Then I asked if he wanted to buy hot lunch at school. And he said, "No, no, no I want to take it so I get exactly what I want." He wanted a tuna fish sandwich, a kudos bar, cheddar bunnies, a juice box and a cupcake. I was a little dumbfounded and I wasn't sure that I wanted to know what he wanted for dinner, but I asked anyway. He told me, "Hmm, I'll have to think about that and get back to you." We had to compromise on dinner, but we finally agreed on Happy Meals.
After dinner we had a few people over for cupcakes. Not just any cupcakes, David wanted "under the sea" cupcakes. He even found a picture for me to follow and he wanted one with an octopus on it. A little string licorice and a jaw breaker later and phew! I did it!
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