Friday, April 29, 2011

micah's legoland field trip

i love how micah's preschool goes on field trips. malia's preschool didn't have any field trips. field trips allow me to have some quality one-on-one time with one of them without the other getting jealous.

i was really excited for micah to go to legoland because of the new star wars models in miniland. and of course, he loved it.

we mostly hung out with two moms and their sons. micah got to drive a lego car all by himself for the first time since he meets the age requirement now. and he was able to do more things, like the slide and the lost kingdom, since he is taller.

we were able to do a lot of rides because we chose to stay longer after most of the preschool group left. i hope they do legoland again next year. $30 for the 2 of us for 7 hours isn't bad at all. bringing lunch saved us a lot of money too. can't pass up on those apple fries though. those are a must! but of course, he wouldn't leave until he bought something from the store.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

swc concert choir performance

malia's school choir had a field trip to southwestern college to perform for their concert choir. her choir director sings in the swc concert choir. apparently, the southwestern college concert choir has quite a background. they've been to carnegie hall several times. they've also performed at the sydney opera house. malia's school choir sang some songs for them during their weekly practice. it was a medley of 50s songs, which explains the poodle skirts. it was cute. and of course, my daughter is the smallest one so she's right in the front. the swc concert choir sang a couple of songs with them. then the swc concert choir performed for us. they were pretty awesome. it made me miss being in choir when i was in college. i hope malia got something out of the whole experience.

Monday, April 25, 2011

easter 2011

the easter countdown started on thursday when we went to watch the movie HOP. it was pretty cute.

on good friday after church, m&m colored eggs with the 3 jo's. it probably only took them 10 minutes and they were back off to play again.

on saturday, we went to an egg hunt sponsored by the chula vista fire department. the kids had fun exploring the different types of fire trucks, saw the easter bunny, got free sandwiches from chick-fil-a, and the egg hunting was organized into different age groups. it was the best egg hunt we've been to and we will certainly go next year if they have it.

easter sunday was also roel's birthday. after mass we headed to grandma & grandpa's house for lunch. the kids did their egg hunt there and we celebrated roel's birthday.

dinner was spent with papa vic and the adventos. (kids were loaded with sugar, no photos)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

calling the kids

malia is on spring break and roel only has to work in the morning. so the kids are home by lunch time. i love calling them. it's so nice to hear their little voices over the phone. they are sweet on the phone. they miss me, i miss them. some of the reasons i love calling them: i can't see if they're dirty, i can't see what they're wearing, i can't see what they did to the house, and they can't ask me to do something for them. we end the call with i love you's and they know when i'm done with work that i'll be home. and then i get home. my visions of perfect, clean kids are gone. back to reality, but at least i can kiss and hug my stinky, crazy kids.

Friday, April 8, 2011

ballroom dance club

malia has been participating in her school's ballroom dance club. they meet after school twice a week, but she only goes once a week since it overlaps with school choir. she's tried to teach me a couple of dances at home. i did take a ballroom dance class in college, but remember nothing. so it's nice learning from her and watching her and having that 'oh yeah' moment.

anyways, they had a performance this afternoon since the club is finished for the school year. there are only 2 boys in the club, so the girls pair up. in one of the dances, malia and her partner were both trying to lead, it was funny. in another dance, her partner was almost twice her size. but she did great. my favorite was the tango.

after they were finished with all of their dances, they took partners from the audience. she picked me for one and grandpa vic for another. it was cute.

i'm sure she'll join this club next year. one of the best parts about it is that it's free!

a rainbow

we saw a rainbow today! kids love rainbows.
micah said, "God made that."
malia said, "let's go to the end and find the leprechaun."

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

a.m.p. night

it was art, music, and PE night for 1st & 2nd graders at lia's school. first, the 1st graders sang a couple of songs. then it was the 2nd graders turn. malia told us she would be playing the xylophone. it was funny and cute at the same time.
then it was off to the hall to view a video of their PE class and there were displays of artwork. each class had a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner for their art. malia received 2nd place in her class. i really do enjoy all the artwork she brings home. she can be pretty creative.
ever since she was in preschool, her teachers have been telling me to put her in an art class. but i can't seem to find one i like or one that isn't really expensive. bad mother! no excuses, i should really find one.