Wednesday, September 2, 2009

February 2009

2 years running

Kaleb placed 2nd last year in 4th grade science fair at school, and went on to County. His project was called "Homerun" he wanted to know what kind of bat would hit the baseball the farthest:wood or aluminum.
They only take 5 kids from each school to County. When you go to County you get a free shirt, a "day off" of school (he still has to make up some of the work) and lunch at John's Incredible Pizza...oh and a chance to place at County. Last year he didn't place and he was pretty bummed.
Well this year Kaleb placed 2nd out of all the 5th graders at the Science Fair at school, and he went on to County and this year...he placed 2nd at County in Materials and Consumer Science. (plus the shirt and pizza and stuff). This year his project was called "Hot Pockets". He wanted to see what would heat up and retain the heat the longest in a heating pad:sand, rice or beans. Ask him what he found out.
It was fun for him to have Grandma and Grandpa Kingston here to watch him get his award. On the way home he told me now he has alot of pressure to do well in 6th grade so he can go at least 3 for 3. :)
Great job Kaleb, we are proud of you for working so hard!

January 2009

As you know we went to the Newport Coast Villas (condos) with most of my family. Everyone but Mandi's family was there, we missed them. It was definitely NOT a vacation. I believe as a mother it is very hard to have a vacation with children, so we will call this a trip. Here is a rundown of the days and events.
Friday-drove to condo after work and school, we arrived about 10PM.
Saturday-Picked up Nate and Laci at LAX, Ashley & Brandon's families arrived. (8 adults & 8 kids all in one condo-can you say cramped)

Sunday-Universal Studios-We went on the Studio Tour, Jurassic Park, The Mummy, The Simpsons, and we met Spongebob & Curious George. We saw Shrek 4D and Waterworld.
Dad & Mom arrived and we got another condo.

Monday-Disneyland-For being January it was pretty busy. We rode Space Mountain, Matterhorn, Dumbo, Gadget's Go Coaster, Pirates, Splash Mtn, Thunder Mtn, Star Wars, the Teacups, (to name a few) And we met a few Characters too. We were pooped.
Tuesday-Our day off-Dad, Mom, Peggy, Nate, Laci & I went to a taping of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno (Dwight from the Office & Hoobastank was there) (No cameras allowed)That took 6 hours of our day off, but we had a great time. Everyone else went down to the beach and found out all the fun things the condo had to offer.
Wednesday-California Adventure/Disneyland-We rode Soaring (Tycee's Fav), Screamin', Grizzly Rapids, Tower of Terror(even Tycee) King Triton's Carousel, and we spent alot of time at Bug's World, (to name a few). We saw Playhouse Disney, Bug's Life 4D, and the Pixar Parade. Then we walked Downtown Disney.
Thursday-Sea World *My kids favorite* We rode Atlantis, and we saw alot of sea animals. We watched the Sea Lions, Dolphins, and of course the SHAMU show. We loved Sea World and we are planning on going back as soon as we can fit it in.
Friday-Disneyland/Cal Adventure-We went back to catch some of our fav rides, and to ride a few we missed.
Saturday-San Diego Zoo-I thought Tycee would love the zoo, but she was "so tired" she couldn't have cared less. She just wanted to go home to the condo and play with her cousins. I don't blame her. We went, went, went and we were all tired. So the zoo was short lived and we rested and played the rest of the day.
This was just the daily events there was also alot of swimming in the pool, playing basketball, putting at the green, playing in the sandbox, and rolling down the hill too.
Sunday-Drove Home-It's always nice to be home after 10 days of running around. As you can see we had a GREAT time and there was never a dull moment. I definitely could have used a vacation from my vacation...I mean trip.
Thanks for the memories Dad & Mom.

YEAR IN REVIEW aka Catching Up

Sorry for the lack of updates, no excuse just life. Here they come ready or not...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Newest Project

Hello everyone. Sorry it has been so long. My friend and I have been trying to come up some new ideas for this year's craft season. Here are a few things we've come up with. You can go to her blog for more details-
Let me know if you want more info, or if you want to host a home show and earn great stuff.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Happy Father's Day to all those wonderful men out there!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Takin' A Long needed Family Vacation.
Be Back Soon!!!