1/7/2017

Building At Home Depot

Every month the local Home Depot puts on a free kids workshop to build a project. This was the first one we had attended and the boys got to build toolboxes. Connor especially enjoys building but both boys had a good time hammering and painting.

1/20/2017

Gavin Wins A Responsibility Award

Roughly once a month Turtleback gives out special awards to students from each class who represent the “Character Pillars” they try to teach the children. This month’s pillar was “Responsibility” and Gavin won the award for his class! At a school wide morning assembly he got to pick up his award in front of all his peers.

2/11/2017

Playing With Science

We headed to the Fleet Science Center to explore optical illusions and walk though a new interactive exhibit about Sherlock Holmes.

2/14/2017

Kindergarten Valentine’s Day Party

I was lucky enough to get to take in the crafting chaos during Connor’s Valentine’s Day party, before having to head to work. The kiddos spread around a lot of love.

Craft stations:

Spreading the love:

2/16/2017

3rd Grade Kumeyaay Field Trip

Aliciana and I were excited to get to chaperon Gavin’s field trip to the Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center. We all learned a lot of about the historical daily life of our local tribe of Native Americans.

2/19/2017

Making Wooden Peg Dolls

The boys always enjoy Family Sunday at the Mingei International Museum. This month’s craft was wooden peg dolls. After creating their little wooden people, the boys explored the museum while doing the treasure hunt.

2/22/2017

The Happiest Place On Earth

It had been several years since we visited Disneyland, so we decided to take advantage of the Southern California deal this year. As expected, there were way too many people at Disneyland, but there just isn’t a more magical place to visit.

We happened to visit the same day as one of Connor’s best kindergarten buddies. My monkeys, Connor’s buddy Sofia, and her big brother Diego all had a blast meeting up with each other outside of the classroom.

2/25/2017

Visiting With Grandma, Nick, and Jessie

We made the trip up to Bakersfield to meet up with my brother Nick and his wife Jessie. They flew in from New York to visit family up and down the West Coast.

Grandma enjoyed seeing my boys, along with everyone else. She is having a rough time, having broken her hip and having the mind of a 95 year old. We all love her very much and hope she gets better.

3/3/2017

Gavin Wins The Science Fair

Our little scientist Gavin won first place in Turtleback’s science fair!

We are very proud of him and his hard work conducting the experiment, typing up the results, and putting together the board (with a little bit of help from Mom). I hope he continues to have a love of science as he grows up.

Photos by Aliciana:

3/4/2017

Little League Opening Day

We were up bright and early for the 4S Ranch Little League opening day celebration. The boys enjoyed the airplane flyover and the team parade.