Sunday, November 30, 2008

Turkey Day

All the photos from Thanksgiving can be seen here
Driving time
How many Suttons does it take to fix a lightbulb?Dad & Ava (sporting Realtree camo)
Lilie feeding Jack Avas first swing on her own

Almost all the food

Time to head out

Five Months Old

Ava is 5 months old!
Maybe we should add a swing to Avas List? Pink Polar Bear

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Turkey trot results

Our Family wishes you a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Lilie ran/walked her one mile at her schools annual Turkey Trot on Tuesday, Ava and I walked it.

The P.E. teacher leads the school in some warm up streaches then they were off.

Lilie passed me by

Great country road to school

End of the race


Work out video:-)
Start of the trot!

Thank you to all of you who sponsered Lilie with your donations!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Stack it!

Lilie got her hair cut, she went from wanting a small A-line to a dramatic Stacked A-line.

Uppercase Living little at a time

I know Ava's looks crooked but it's not in person:-) Only a couple more things to "tag" I will post the next prodject when it's done.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Love this video

I love this video of Uncle Nate & Uncle Dan feeding Ava!

Papa Suttons Birthday

We went over to Santa Cruz to hang out at Josh's parents house on Saturday for Papa Suttons birthday. We spent most of the time playing games on their new Wii system.

Birthday cake Ava's dinner

Papa & Grandma with Ava

Wii gaming with Uncle Nate Wii gaming with the birthday boy
Cousin Hannah playing in Ava's new toy from Grandma Nancy& Papa Ken
Bath time, what a better place than the sink?

All clean

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Lists are made

Lilie sat down and made Christmas for herself and her sister with anticipation of our trip to see Santa Clause. We will be e-mailing Santa this list soon. All the bold red words are links, just click the word.

Lilies Christmas List
Cell phone (real)
Book case
Egg shaker
Cloths (6x-7)
Sonic gift card
Target gift card
McDonald's gift card
Sparing gear
Tae Kwon Do belt holder
Cat litter scoop
Night light (here)
Nintendo DS (refurbished)
Littlest Pet Shop DS game (
Bolt stuffed animal
Nintendo DS Games age appropriate
High School Musical 3 sound track

Premier Cinema gift card (here)

Avas Christmas List

Toys (Cause & Effect & Busy Stuff)
Toy TV remote control
Baby butt wipes from Costco
Pampers Swaddlers size 2 or 2-3
6mnth-12mnth winter
9mnth-18mnth summer
Car seat (Britax Rear face ability) 1 of 2 has been purchased
Stoller (Babytrend

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Family photos

These photos where taken for our Christmas card by neighbor Amanda. the girls are going to take their half birthday photos next month. Hopefully we will get some Christmas gifts out of them:-)
(click the bold word to be taken to the photos)

Friday, November 21, 2008


Thanks to my mom and Uppercase Living I have one Thanksgiving decoration up! It was fun to paint the canvas and stick the two part decor on. Next is the girls decor.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Report card time!

So should we be surprised that Lilie is chatty in school and needs to slow down when writing so her penmanship is nice all the time not just when she wants it to be? She hates "busy work" so she just doesn't finish it. I know she didn't get her spelling, math or love of reading from me:-) She is very excited to share that on Monday night she finished reading a Junie B. Jones book all on her own!

Family movie day

We took Sunday off!
To spend time together.
All four of us went to lunch and a movie after sleeping in and being lazy as a family.
Oh that just feels good some times.

Monday, November 17, 2008

My Review of Rainforest Rock n' Play Center

Originally submitted at One Step Ahead

You'll go wild for our fabulous 4-in-1 rock 'n play! It's a play mat, baby gym, travel bed, and crawling hill in one! First, you'll use our premium play mat as an activity gym, with a jungle of stimulating activities to explore. (Lay the walls flat for tummy time.) Traveling? It...

Best thing ever!!!

By Avas mom from Hollister, CA on 11/17/2008


5out of 5

Gift: No

Pros: Educational, Durable, Easy To Clean, Colorful and Fun

Best Uses: Infants, Preemies, Newborn, Toddlers

Describe Yourself: Parent of Two or More Children

My daughter LOVES this! She is 4months old, 26inchs long and ready to roll. This has fun colors, things to grab and is full of colors and textures.

bed & play at grandmas house


Tags: Using Product

play time before bed time camping


Tags: Using Product


Lilies & Avas day

The girls day consisted of playing and eating and cheering for our teammates!

To see all 42 photos copy-and-paste this address into your browser:

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Josh's Tae Kwon Do Video

Josh is blue


The tournament was held at Diablo Valley College. The tourni had over 800 contestants plus all the coaches and "support" aka parents crammed into this ever so small/old gym. It was hot, smelly, very disorganized and a long day. I heard the medics called 4 times all to black belt rings, one girl was taken off to the hospital due to a head kick.
After getting up at 4am then heading to Gilroy to meet the rest of the team at 5:30am we made it home at a little after 11pm. Josh, Lilie and I had no nap! Ava got up at 8am and went down at 9:30pm with only three 30min naps! Josh didn't fight until 8pm. Then they shortened his fight to two one and half minute rounds. All I can say was what a long freaking day!!! Unfortunately the forces of the long day, sinus infection and not feeling ready/prepared but already putting in the entry fee got the best of Josh. He took third place but got second because they ran out of third place metals.
Opening ceremonies

Where is Waldo I mean Josh?

Waiting our turn

Josh's turnGetting instruction

Placing First place here!
I will post a video later today!