Jacob’s Kindergarten Holiday Program

On Friday, we were treated to some seasonal songs by the Kindergarteners, first- and second-graders at Jacob’s school. It was just adorable! Jacob scanned the audience for us, and when he saw me, Grammie, Daddy and Jackie, his face lit up and he was all dimples. 🙂

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Christmastime is here

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Jacob is excited for Christmas

“I love Christmas” Jacob said. “I love lights and beanstalks and presents!”


“Yeah! We hang them here” he gestures to the mantle “and Santa fills them!”

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Thanksgiving at kindergarten

Jacob’s class baked pumpkin pies!

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Baptism Birthday

Yesterday was the boys’ second baptism birthday. We marked the occasion with candles in chocolate chip cookies, and set out some pictures and mementos.

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Jackson at school

Jackson the daredevil, climbing on and jumping off of everything in sight!

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Got boys?

Got messes like this?

I just asked them to wash their hands.

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Rogers Gardens

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Canyon Fire 2

We had a few scary days thanks to the canyon fire 2. It’s burned over 8,000 acres, which includes homes and my favorite hiking areas. 😦

It started off a very calm day, and then the wind came blowing in with a vengeance.

I took these photos in my way to hike at Peters Canyon. My aunt and I decided not to hike in the crazy wind. We went to Costco.

The view as we left Costco was shocking. Something was burning…but what?

There was a lot of traffic reaching Jacob’s school up the 55 because the 91 was closed. The fire started at the 91 and 241 and then moved east.

I was starting to get nervous about our house. Jacob’s parent-teacher conference was canceled, and then the school was evacuated.

Cars and trucks were exiting the 91 in the wrong direction up the on-ramp.

traffic was bad.

it looked pretty scary at our house.

(the picture above is the sun shining through Jackson’s window)

So here are some of my favorite pictures at Santiago Oaks (my happy place), Irvine Park, and Peters Canyon:

And some pictures of how it looks now from the parks’ Facebook feeds:

And my drive to BSF today:

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First day of Preschool for Jackson!

Jackson started parent-and-me preschool in September, and he loves it! I am taking him to the wonderful St. Paul’s Preschool in Tustin, where Jacob spent three years. It’s so nice to see familiar faces of the teachers who meant so much to Jacob, and for Jackson to finally get to play here! It’s also fun to see how different the boys are through watching them both go through the same program.

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