Welcome to the life and times of John, Alisha, Micah, Caleb and Lima the dog!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Team Photos

The regular photo:


AND the silly photo:


Play Ball!

Today was the opening ceremony for Lompoc Little League.  Micah got all dressed up in his Yankees uniform and we headed out to the baseball park.

Each team had a banner, and Micah’s team won best banner.  Their prize is a pizza party at Mi Amore’s.  He’s pretty excited about that.


But enough of pictures of other things!  I know you really want to see a picture of the Yankees best player!


And a close up picture.


Of course, Caleb wanted his picture taken too.  And when both boys get together, they inevitably want to take silly face pictures.


And one more picture.  Micah recently lost both front teeth.  They  must have been ready to fall out because both of his new teeth are almost all the way in.  But you can still see the cute gap in the following picture.


He has his team pictures later this afternoon.  Now we just have to keep his uniform clean until then.  Wish me luck!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Little of This & A Little of That

It’s been a while since I blogged last, so I thought I’d better catch up a little.

Micah started T-Ball this season.  He is on the Yankees team and has been to a few practices already.  This Saturday is Opening Day.  He really enjoys going to practices and can’t wait to play in a real game.  Here are some pictures from his first practice and a  few pics in his uniform (he doesn’t have the hat yet because the coach is holding on to them as long as possible so they will be clean for Saturday’s pictures).

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Isn’t he just too cute!  Go #14!!!

A few weeks ago I won a family pack of tickets to go see the Imagination Movers in Santa Barbara.  The boys were pretty excited because they enjoy watching the Imagination Movers on tv. 

So we loaded the boys in the car and headed to Santa Barbara.  I think John and I may have had more fun than even the boys.  We of course know all of the songs and it was fun singing along and dancing.  We also got to see Genevieve and DC from Choo Choo Soul.  Forgive me if you have no clue who all of these people are, but to us it was a big deal!

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Micah was star student last week in Kindergarten.  That basically means that it was all about Micah last week.  He was able to bring in a share every day.  Monday, he brought in all of his Angels baseball stuff and some signed baseballs to show the class.  Tuesday, he wore his T-Ball uniform to school and brought his t-ball gear to share.  On Wednesday, he shared some candy bars that he was selling for t-ball (thanks Aunt Ti-Ti!!!  They loved the candy bars!)  On Thursday, Micah was really excited because he got to bring his Daddy and Caleb to share with the class.


Micah really enjoyed getting to share his dad and brother.  And I know John enjoyed getting to go to the class.  Caleb hammed it up.  He walked into the class doing the robot. 

So that’s about it for now.  We just got done putting in new flooring, but we haven’t put on the baseboards yet.  I will show before and after pictures, but that will be after all the finishing touches are done.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

And They Lived Happily Ever After…

Yesterday, John and I celebrated seven years of marriage.  I love that man!  Over the years, I have seen him grow as a man of God, learn to be a great and loving husband, and become a father his children can look up to and admire. 

I don’t think John or I realized what we were getting into seven years ago, but I think that John would agree that he wouldn’t change a thing.  At least, he’d better say that while I’m around if he knows what’s good for him!

I thank God every day for putting John into my life.  Here’s to many more years of love and happiness…..


Saturday, February 5, 2011

A Day at the Park

Micah discovered that his teacher worked at the Solvang Bakery on weekends.  She helped decorate gingerbread houses during the holidays for the owners (all of their kids have gone to Ballard School) and enjoyed it so much that she asked if she could stay on after the holidays were over.  Since John was working today, I figured I would take the boys to Solvang to see Mrs. Carlson and we could have a treat.  So that’s what we did!  We ordered some cookies, apple juice, and chocolate milk and visited with Mrs. Carlson while we ate.  Micah loved getting to see Mrs. Carlson outside of school, and both boys showered her with hugs.

After we were done, the boys and I went to a shop that carries fabric for $1/yard.  Since my amazing cousin Kim explained to me how my sewing machine operates, I have had so many ideas of things I would like to make.  I had gotten an new-to-me table from Goodwill and I plan on refinishing it, but I also wanted to make a tablecloth and recover the ugly fabric on the chairs.  I found some really cute (and also a bit on the girly side) fabric and decided to get it.  John will just have to deal with girly fabric.  I’m outnumbered in this household, and need something that isn’t Hot Wheels or Star Wars related.  Here’s the fabric, and you can also see the hideous blue chair cushions.  I plan on either painting the wood or staining it to a chocolate color.


As a reward for not running hog wild while we were shopping for fabric, I took the boys to Sunny Fields Park.  The boys had a blast.  They ran here, there, and everywhere.




And I feel I must apologize to all of you not in California.  It was a beautiful 70 degrees today.  No, my boys may not see snow in real life anytime soon, but at least they get to enjoy nice days like this pretty often.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

micah garden 1

micah garden 2

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