Sunday, November 15, 2009

They are the CHAMPIONS!!

Viejo Competitive Under 12 Team wins the Tournament!!! What a great way to end the season!! As always, Grammy and Grampy were there to cheer Nathan to victory!! They are his biggest fans...
Even Kyle showed up to cheer on his brother...He really does love him, even though they drive each other crazy sometimes!
Nathan on the left...walking away from the huddle on the pitchers mound mid-game. Must give the pitcher a pep talk!
Here's Nathan in the middle playing 3rd base...his favorite position.
Ready to make the play.
Fielding the ball.
Crashing the bunt...
Swing and hit...Good job Nathan! You played great tonight, we are very proud of you! have a couple of months off until Little League begins.


Yesterday Kyle (shown here with his friend Kyle) hit his first-ever-in-a-game-homerun as a High School player!!! Last year he was SO CLOSE so many times...and now he did it!! We were so proud and I was screaming my fool head off. He has trained and practiced very hard and he deserves all of the recognitions and high fives he was getting. The huge bummer, Larry missed it!! He has been to every stinking game nearly Kyle's entire life, and he was working and missed the game. The other huge bummer...Darrell took a phone call at the minute Kyle was on deck and also missed it. The AWESOME Mom and I saw it.
Here's the actual ball perched proudly on the mantle.
Okay, now off to Nathan's game...Hope you're having a Happy Sunday!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

San Clemente Farmer's Market

Yesterday morning, Darrell and I walked through the San Clemente Farmer's Market. I just love going there. You can see the ocean and buy great organic produce at the same time!!
Baby cute!
Beautiful fresh cut flowers. I didn't buy any flowers.
To top it all off...a homemade pork tamale with fresh Mango salsa. What did we buy? A dozen organic Fuji apples, 3 avocadoes, 3 ears of corn, and a dozen brown eggs.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Brian's Waffle Iron

Darrell's childhood friend, Brian (aka BJ) gave us this waffle iron when Kyle was a baby. It is 16 years old and I have used it on a regular basis for all of those 16 years. One time, we spent a New Year's Eve at his house and he made waffles the next morning. Brian loves waffles and had many waffle irons in his closet, so he gave us this one and it's been making waffles for my kids...and husband...ever since. Each time I get it out, I think of BJ. Maybe he can come over for waffles sometime soon!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Hard-Boiled Eggs

Did you know that if you add a little vinegar (any kind...I used white wine) to the water when boiling eggs, they will peel easier?? I just learned that trick from Martha Stewart and it works!! Linda Trenz...remember trying to peel those eggs at Christmas a couple of years ago. I think it took you and I an hour to peel 12 eggs!!
Today for lunch I made a tuna salad sandwich with hard-boiled egg!! Yummy...

Monday, November 2, 2009

How's Kyle Feeling??

Grammy and Grampy came over for dinner last night as my kids and I all have Cabin Fever. We haven't really been out of the house in 2 weeks, except for Drs. appointments. Kyle doesn't have a fever anymore, but still has headaches, sore throat, fatigue, and body aches. Hopefully, he'll be able to return to school tomorrow. He has really difficult classes, and it's hard to catch up when he is absent. The Tamiflu did seem to work to lessen the duration and severity of the flu.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Wordless Wednesday #32 ~ "The Wig"


Nathan ended up going trick-or-treating. He had been fever-free for 3 days, so we let him go with Eldon and Holly. They have gone in my Mom's neighborhood for years together. My Mom and Larry are very active on their Homeowner's Association board, so the kids totally score on the they need it!
Nathan is a hockey player,(he wasn't too thrilled with his costume, but we had to put something together last minute) Holly is a dark bride, and Eldon is an jailbird. They're so cute.
Holly with all of her candy.
Nathan separated his candy when he got home. He got 7 full-sized candy bars, and 2 religious pamphlets...I think from Jehovah's Witnesses.
Nathan's favorite.
16 Reese's. Does life get any better??