Sunday, August 29, 2010

We're Baaaaaaack......

Yo blog world! Feeling neglected? So sorry. Life at the Soler house has been insane in the membrane. I've thrown a major garage sale, celebrated some precious peeps bdays, had a minor house repair, gone to a job interview and got the job all in the last three weeks. I know there is more, I'm just forgetting! Anyways, most of the peeps that read the blog know about the new job, but for anyone who doesn't, it's such a God thing.  I was interested in enhancing my career and this perfect opportunity came along, for a Finance Director for the City of Hanahan. I got the job and I start September 13th. Everything about the new job is just perfect. Although I am going to dearly miss my sweet friends at CPD, I am eagerly waiting to start this new stage in life.

Late August thru October is birthday season in the Sherman family. And now I've added some great friends and in-laws to the mix too! My Dad (below), 2 of my closest CPD peeps: Dave and Scott, my sisters: Julie & Rebecca and sister in law Carla and my two nephews Devon & Dante... what amazing people to celebrate!
Judah's so helpful at blowing out other people's birthday candles!
And one of my favorite parts of visiting my parents, the boys get a bath before we go home, so as soon as we get home, it's story time and bedtime. Ahhhh.
BTW, here Quinn is saying gat,gat,gat,gat,gat. He is so thrilled with his vastly expanding vocabulary. So he says things about 100 times, just so we know he knows how to say it. He also has this amazing ability to not say the endings of most words: Ha Raa (hot rod), Cah (Car), Truh (truck), you get the idea. Oh yea, he calls elephants Elmos, and Miss Evelina Waawaa.

Judah has been going thru some, how should I put this, some trying times lately. Trying to us, trying to him. Anyways, there has been some major correction in our house lately, SO when he begged us to go to Chuck E Cheese we used this as incentive to continue to behave everyday. SO- he was good and got to go. Here he is giving G hugs and kisses in gratitude, he was SO excited to be there.
Seemed so much scarier when I was 4! Tick tock and ya don't stop!
Can you make this thing go any faster?

Judah never really got into Barney (or Boppy as Quinn calls him) like Quinn has (thank God for small favors) BUT Quinn is in LOVE. He's probably thinking: Boppy! It's really you!! *tear*

Everyone except Judah made their best crazy chuck e cheese face!! Judah still appears to be silently tormented by the animatronic chuck e cheese.

We went back to our special beach spot.... and realized that it was the lowest tide we had ever seen. It was good for the boys to see about 1,000 little crabs everywhere.

Poking at the crabs always seems like a great idea??

The driftwood here is unbelievable.

Dear Summer. Thank you for all the fun. If you don't mind leaving now, it's almost september and as fun as you were, I really like fall better. It's not you, it's me.

Somewhere down the line Quinn has decided to slide like he's riding a horse side saddle. And it's just very interesting to watch him.

And then the crazy sliding gets scary.....
Then we all got some monkey bar action. Judah's really good on the monkey bars! If you give him the illusion that you're helping him (even if you don't) he'll make it all the way across)! Makes a former cherry bomber-jungle gym-monkey bar climber mama proud!

Monday, August 9, 2010

I know it is fun to wrestle. A nice piledrive to the face... or a punch to the face... but you cannot do it.

........Because, it is in the Bible not to wrestle your neighbour.

Have you seen Nacho Libre? We'll get to the mexican wrestling in a minute.

But now, it's time for Escuela para los ninos!!

It was sorting week. They sorted, colors, letters.....
more colors, stickers, shapes....learned more spanish (which Judah and Quinn know soo much now! Judah can say about twenty different phrases and lots of vocab. My favorite is when I'm changing Quinn after bath and he's shouting "Estoy Bien" to let me know he's ok)
See, you can do activities without googley eyes and macaroni noodles for a hot minute!

We had two awesome weekends with family down. First the Vicens came down and took Judah & Quinn to the Fire Museum!
Stop, Drop & Roll Dudes!
Now that's a good Abuelo getting in the fire man action!
Judah is the apple of his Abuela's eye!
Naaaaaaaccccchhhhoooooo!!!! Look at the awesome mexican wrestling capes that Maria & Jose brought down for the kids!! I want one to wear to work!
El Mistico!!
And this past weekend Rebecca & Will came down or should I say: Aunt Becca and Uncle Wheel!
G loves Uncle Wheel!
Judah loves Uncle Will too!
The boys chililn with Mimi & Rebecca!
Wagon time! I want someone to pull me everywhere in a wagon.............
We've been taking the boys in their wagon to the neighborhood park a lot lately. They loooove it cause usually there are baseball games going on at the park too.  Or as Quinn says "Bay Bah"........

This is look of victory!
Whoop Whoop.
We are constantly counting our blessings. Amazing, sweet family, friends who are as close as family, great jobs, great coworkers, running cars, food on the table, unbelievable nanny. We are so richly blessed and if you are one of the peeps reading this private blog (which I HATE it being private, hopefully soon we can make it public again)- we are thankful for you and you make our lives that much better!