Gavin Wins A Character Award

Gavin won a character award from Turtleback for “fairness”, which Aliciana was able to see him get awarded. Every month, the principal awards students who represent one of Turtleback’s character pillars.


Valentine’s Day Army

Connor gave out Valentine’s Day robots this year in his preschool class. Here they are gathered the day before his party, plotting a takeover of the house.


Preschool Valentine’s Day Party

Pictures taken by Aliciana of the preschoolers having a blast at their party. They made heart shaped pancakes with strawberries, as well as doing other fun crafts.


2nd Grade Valentine’s Day Party

Aliciana took photos while helping out at Gavin’s Valentine’s Day party.


Quick Safari Park Trip

Connor and I had some one-on-one time together at the Safari Park. I was too busy trying to keep track of Connor to take many photos (it was just me and him) but we had a blast exploring the park together.


Exploring At The Discovery Cube

The boys exploring and having fun at the Discovery Cube.


Stem Cell Fun

The Reuben H. Fleet has a great new exhibit about stem cells the boys really enjoyed learning from. Maybe they will grow up to be scientists?


Gavin’s Science Fair Project

For the science fair this year, Gavin experimented with various objects to investigate which properties impact how fast they fall (not in a vacuum). He won an honorable mention… good job little scientist Bub!

Photos by Aliciana:


Walo’s Birthday Party

All the San Diego family gathered at Mando’s house in Highland to celebrate Grandpa Walo’s 21st birthday party. He has been celebrating his 21st birthday every year since I have known him. Best we can tell, he really turned 88, but he hasn’t been his real age for so long that no one can quite remember 😉

Photos 2-6 are of the boys taking pictures of each other using mine and Ross’ (Mando’s brother-in-law) cameras. Luckily, they managed to get a few good shots without dropping the cameras.