Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Derrik's new car!

Derrik finally got himself a "new" used car!  He chose a 2000 Mercedes - because he doesn't do daily freeway driving and it was in excellent condition.  It's nice to see him treating himself to something nice!


We did SWARM (Skits With A Redeeming Message) at church last weekend and a few photos were taken.  I thought I'd share!  I'm a part of the band and sing crazy songs with the kids. 

Party photos

Ashton was invited to a party on Saturday for a girl that lives across the street.  They've known each other since kindergarten and it's sweet that they care about each other.

I did the slide with Ashton a few times!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter 2014

We had a wonderful Easter!  We woke up to see what was in the Easter baskets, and then headed to church.  Cameron got an opportunity to usher with Derrik!
After the service, we headed to a swimming pool with the grandparents to eat and swim.

Being ushers

Soccer eggs for Cameron

Cross Pancake

Grandma gave the boys eggs with $ in them!  Wow!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Spring Break Event #5: LA Galaxy Game

Derrik, Cameron and I took his parents to a Galaxy soccer game last night.  Bonus: they WON!
We had a great Spring Break but we head back to school and work tomorrow.  BOO!  We're in the home stretch though - almost done!

Teppanyaki Japanese Food

We took the boys to their first Teppanyaki dinner experience!  Everyone was a good sport and tried new things and will never forget the chef lighting things on fire in front of us!  Wow! 

Spring Break Event #4: Indoor Rock Climbing

Yep, sound crazy and it just about was!  We all learned a lesson on never giving up, that's for sure! 

Getting suited up in the harness

Resting after first round of climbing

More playing

Here is a video of Cameron getting the top of the wall - he almost didn't try again! 

Guitar Center - Sunset Boulevard

I had heard that this Guitar Center was THE place to take Ethan, as it has wall-to-wall guitars and is the largest around.  We were all blown away by the amount of things to see and play!
Cameron and Ethan on the digital drums
Ethan enjoying the bass

Spring Break Event #3: Hollywood!

We went down to Hollywood one day to walk around and be tourists.  Lots of interesting folks trying to make a living on Hollywood Boulevard!  We enjoyed seeing the stars along the street, a bus tour, the Hollywood wax museum and eating at the Hard Rock CafĂ©! 

Jan & Mickey Rooney, Danny Kaye, Annette Funicello, Sting and
Ashton with Winnie the Pooh :)

Spring Break Event #2: Magic Mountain

We got the family season passes to Magic Mountain and spent the day riding rides!  Here are the highlights:

Spring Break Event #1: Mountasia

Hooray for Spring Break!  We spent our first day at Mountasia Fun Center.  Here are the highlights:

Dance Battle!

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Cameron as an MC!

Cameron had the honor of being chosen as an MC for our school's talent show.  He had lines to memorize and many rehearsals to attend.  He did a great job!  I included just a brief video of one of the skits he was in where they were introducing an act.

Happy Birthday, Ethan!

Our Ethan is 15!  We had so much fun celebrating him over last weekend.  He got to open two big gifts before the weekend and the last two presents on the morning of his birthday.  He got a new microphone for recording his music and a new electric guitar!   We are so proud of him!!  Thank you for all the cards and love! 
I added a video of him trying out his new guitar.

Muppet Movie and Johnny Rocket's!

We all went to the Muppet movie and Johnny Rockets to celebrate our birthday boy!