Saturday, June 5, 2010

Law Day Run, 5-15-10

In May, most of my family agreed to run the Law Day 5k. My sister, Robyn, and her husband are co-chairs of the event. From the get-go, there was trash talk between me and my oldest brother Alan about who would win the race. Below are all of the runners.

Alas, I am not much of a runner. I had started training but really slacked off as the race got close. Here you can see Alan's victorious finish. Fists in the air and everything.

Here I come. Actually, I did pretty well for myself. I finished around 31 minutes which for me- was fabulous. The kicker? On the far left bottom of the photograph is my 8 year old nephew, Parker, who had just beat me in the race. That was a bit humiliating. It was a fun race anyway, and I'll get Alan next year! Or at least Parker.

Friday, April 23, 2010


Man. I can't believe it's almost May. So far our spring has been really busy. Soccer and baseball are in full swing for Will, which keeps us busier than I had planned. Right now we're on day 5 of "screen-free" week, meaning we haven't watched television for going on five days. The kids haven't played video or computer games either. This means, that we are all so pooped by the end of the day that I couldn't even stay awake to watch TV even if I wanted to.

That being said, I find myself alone in the middle of the day with two sleeping children, and a chance to catch up on blogging.

First- an envelope Will addressed to us as a school assignment. He knows our address, but I thought it was super cute that Blaine Avenue translated as "Blan Abenoo." This kid seriously makes me smile. Usually.

Next, a few snaps of Lydia's 2nd birthday. It came and went in a hurry. She had two small parties. She pretty much wasn't aware of the concept, but she does love to blow out candles. Here are the pics of her blowing out the candles on her donut cake, and her real birthday cake.

One night I found Will attempting to brush his teeth while holding the toothbrush with his feet. Lydia wanted to be part of the good times but she didn't quite get the joke, and ended up brushing her feet with her toothbrush.

And last, Will and Lydia enjoying some oversized lollipops, courtesy of Aunt Shannie and Uncle Paul's trip to Disneyland.

Monday, February 22, 2010

100 days of school!

So, in celebrating 100 days of kindergarten, Will brought home the following list. He had to fill in the answers.

I wish I had 100: Wes (translation: Wii's)
I wish I could eat 100: Cats (hmm.....)
I wish I could see 100: Wes (Again, Wii's. Obsessed much?)
I wish I had 100: Dads (what? Moms are better)
But I'd never want 100: Poops (obviously)

And truly, if he was referring to 100 poops at the same time, I can say I wouldn't like that either.

Monday, January 4, 2010


Man, I love the holidays and man, I love when they are over. Back to 'healthy' eating (which for me just means not eating everything in sight all day long) and the much needed routine. Here are some pictures from Christmas and other December events. Please congratulate me on posting, as I haven't done so since August.

Love having Santa come to our family parties! Here's hoping they got what they wished for.

Early Christmas presents at Aunt Shannie's. Lydia had a poo-plosion and her slacker mother didn't have extra clothes.

This pretty much sums up our Christmas break. We were lazy. Jammies all day kind of lazy.

This is what you get when you say, "Lydia- show me your grumpy face!"

Will, irritated and embarrassed with his having to pose his Snuggie.

Well, he loved his Leapster. I swear, he's awake and playing 'Batman' but he looked asleep in all three photos I tried to take. He's obsessed. We'll have to place limits soon.

This was some Christmas morning fun. Both of them loved Lydia's present. Balls popping all over the place.

My Christmas gifts included warmth. Coat, hat, scarf.

Lydia found some glasses in her stocking, and despite the fact that she got some cool stuff- I think this was her favorite thing.
It was a fun month! I hope to blog with more frequency. My goal is once a month. That's not too bad eh ?

Monday, August 10, 2009

Huff Reunion etc.

We just got back from the Huff Reunion this past weekend. The weather was nice and cool, but not freezing. Good times! We camp in Huntington Canyon, which is near Price.

Sandy doing the 'washer toss,' which along with horseshoes, is a Huff family tradition.

Will and Blaze.

Lydia kissing grandma Janet.

Will with his uncle Lee, making bracelets.

Will, Cheyanne, Alyssa

And here is Will, who told me, "mom, take off my training wheels. I know how to ride a two-wheeler now." I kind of brushed him off, but he kept asking so Sandy took the wheels off tonight. Sandy tried to show him but Will wanted to do it alone. He was right! He does know how to do it. After an hour, he was mastering turns and getting really steady. What a big guy!

Friday, April 10, 2009


As it turns out, I'm not much of a blogger. Oh well. Lydia turned one at the beginning of March and I neglected to blog it. She was sick on her big day, so only got to eat a cupcake without frosting (diarrhea and dairy aren't friends) but she loved it anyway. Now she's walking all over the place and just looking like a toddler instead of a baby. Where did the time go?!?!? We are so glad to have Lydia in our family. I have a hunch that she's going to be a goof, just like her brother. She's always cracking us up.

Lydia opening what turned out to be her very favorite toy in the world.
Home-girl can shove a lot of food in her mouth.

Totally loving the uninhibited cake eating. It didn't end up being too messy
with no frosting, plus she ate just about every crumb possible.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Damn wind.

The wind has been blowing really hard for a few days. The fence got tired of it.