Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The beach

Lori invited us to the beach on Saturday. The weather was perfect. The boys had a great time playing in the waves and I got a little sun.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

El Dorado Nature Center

Last week the boys and I spent the morning taking a small hike at El Dorado. We ended up doing the two mile hike which was probably a little too much for me. It was a lot of fun to take our time and enjoy God's creation.

I'm not sure what they were doing. I said pose and this is what they did.

It wouldn't be an adventure without someone getting hurt. Of course, it was Justin.

Pictures of the boys

Our friend Michelle met us at Seal Beach one evening to shoot some pictures of the boys. It ended up being a cool night but the boys didn't care. They goofed off in the water and me being the "bad" mom that I am, I didn't have any extra dry clothes for them. After they were done we went across the street for some delicious Mexican food. Thank you Michelle for the great pictures!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Spring part 2

Here is an update on the different things we are growing around here:

Our root vegetables are starting to grow. The plants on the left are radishes and the plants on the right are carrots. We're still waiting for the green onions to grow.

Our caterpillars transformed into chrysalides. They should hatch into painted lady butterflies in a couple days.

Our seeds sprouted.

And I'm still growing. My feet have disappeared somewhere under my large belly.

Long Beach Grand Prix

Our friends Kirk and Tara invited us to join them for the LB Grand Prix Family Night. We went last year and had a lot of fun.

We watched the qualifying races for a bit and than headed over to Pine to watch the BMX bikes. Rene and Kirk came up with the brilliant idea to try and go upstairs to watch the show. We ended up going into the Lotus Cafe and out on to their balcony. It was the perfect spot! They were flying into the air right in front of us. Plus, the food was yummy.

Rene will post some cool video and pics of the yummy food.

Thank you Kirk and Tara for another fun night!

Let's go fly a kite

It was very windy last week! Rene and the boys decided to take advantage of it and go fly their new kites that the Easter Bunny brought them.

Yes, my kids wear socks with their wanna-be Crocs. That's just the way we roll.

Easter 2009

Egg Hunt Revolution Style

Once again Revolution put on an amazing event. I love the egg hunt and it holds a special place in my heart.

Five years ago I took the boys to a free pancake breakfast and egg hunt. Matthew was almost 4, Justin just turned 2, and I was five months pregnant. I really liked the people there and convinced Rene that we should check out this nice church the following week.

It was different, something we had never experienced before and we made the commitment that we would try again the following week. Actually, the pastor was giving out little trinkets to go along with the message and we were curious to see what we would get the next week.

Now, five years later, I'm at the egg hunt with Matthew who is almost 9, Justin who just turned 7, and once again I am five months pregnant. God has taken us on a crazy journey over the past five years and I am excited to see what He has planned over the next five years.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Spring in in the air at the Uribe household

The spiders are starting to spin their webs.

We planted some root vegetables to see how they grow.

Our "dinosaur plant" is growing.

Our seeds are starting to sprout.

Our caterpillars are starting to spin into chrysalis and will soon hatch into Painted Lady butterflies.

Oh yeah, and I'm 18 weeks pregnant! This picture if for you Jeannie!

The maze

Matthew and Justin created a maze on our driveway with sidewalk chalk. Where does the maze end? McDonalds of course!