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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Auction Success!

Phew!  What a week!  We had a very successful day at the auction, raising just over $2400.  The carnival will bring in around $4500+ on it's own, a very great thing.   

Friday night, the van is packed from front to rear!  I always underestimate the size of this thing! 

 The lone left over, waiting to hitch a ride in the morning.
 All set up and ready for bidders...
 The chair on the end was from Cody's class, it was the winner for the most bids of $160. 

 Private party donations, the stuff I worked hard to collect.  
Lots of happy customers.

I've written my notes and am on the post auction high, we are defiantly on the down hill slide until summer.  HOORAY! 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Auction Time!

Come one, Come all!  Pershing Elementary's Carnival and Silent Auction, this Saturday (30th) from 11-2pm.  9010 Pershing Ave in Orangevale.

My part has been the auction.  Things are coming in and my house is being taken over!  Luckily there are only 5 more teacher's baskets and 4 more private donations to come, phew! 

This is the "basket" for Cody's class.  Very cool chair with a cooler in the seat, filled with summer fun things, including passes for Sunsplash Golfland, Sunrise Rollerland and Big Spoon!
 These are mainly the classroom baskets, lots of summer fun type baskets, gardening and cooking themes. 
 More gardening, summer fun, Ice cream lovers (with an ice cream maker!), 2GB IPod Shuffle and 2 20" bikes!  They look great and are awesome!

The private party donations went well again this year, here's the line-up.
Good, Bad & Crafty: 6 produce bags and a stock of fresh produce
Sunrise Rollerland: 8 skating passes
Massage Envy: 1 one-hour & 1 half hour massage
Granite Arch: full day climbing pass for 2
California Canoe & Kayak: 2 full day canoe or kayak rentals
Sacramento Raceway: 4 pack of tickets to the May 14th Nitro race
Cupcake Craving: 1 dozen cupcakes
Technique Gymnastics: 4 classes and a year membership
Monster Mini Golf, Sky High & Sunrise Rollerland: 4 passes to each
Sac Zoo, Fairytale Town, Sunrise Roller & Roundtable Pizza: 4 passes to each and a large pizza.
Tricks' Gymnastics & Cupcake Craving: Birthday Party Package and 1 dozen cupcakes.
Sac State Aquatic Center & Baskin Robbins: 2 two-hour rentals & 2 quarts of ice cream
Orangevale Community Pool: Family Season Swim Pass
Fair Oaks Rec & Applebee's: 2 tickets for Comedy Under the stars 7/29 & $25 certificate
Bounce U: 2 one week of summer camp passes
Dimple Records: $50 gift card
BeautiControl: 1 hour Spa Facial
Bow Wow Bed & Breakfast: weekend kennel (I think)
Rachel Durling Photography: family photo session (she's awesome!)
The Smile Gallery: Teeth whitening kit
Pampered Chef: a basket of wonderful products.

So bring your family, good spirits and wallets on Saturday for a great day of fun! 

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Spring Break Fun!

And another fun week in the books!  We were busy from Friday afternoon through the week until Sunday, just the way we like it. 
We spent some time at the park flying kites.  Although there really wasn't much for wind, the boys ran around and made it work.

 Cody had a basketball game on Sunday, and they finally won!  
They played a team that was an even match and the game was decided by 1 point. 
 Cody played a lot more aggressive, getting in for the ball and at one point was 
fouled and had two free shots. 
 Another good part of our week was spent watching the budding romance of Beau and Bun. 

 Tuesday we went to open gym at Ty's gymnastics place for 2 fun packed hours!  Both boys were able to join in and had a good time. 
Wednesday we hit the bowling alley.  It wasn't the best of time for mom, but the company was good and the boys saw some of their friends. 
Thursday we had Ty's regular gymnastics class, then spent some time flying kites and playing at the park. 
Friday the boys and I went to see Rio.  If you have a chance, it's a good one.  We all laughed and loved it. 

Saturday we headed over to Fair Oaks park for the Eggstravaganza!  Hunt and celebration.  We started off with a pancake breakfast , then rode the train before it was too busy. 
 Next we spent some time in the bounce house...
 Then it was time for Ty's egg hunt.  They did things by ages and the kids were only supposed to pick up 6 eggs.  Ours were all filled with candy, but supposedly there was a lucky golden egg with a special prize. 

 Cody getting ready to hunt, the bunny in the background getting ready to let them loose.
 After hunting some eggs we headed back over for a slide...
Then to play all the carnival games.
 We finally arrived at Easter Sunday.  The boys were up way to early scoping out their loot and we finally got up around 8am to check it all out. 
 The  Easter Bunny hid some eggs around the living room for the boys. 
 Then after a lazy breakfast and some lounging around we headed over to family dinner.  
My Mom-in-Law put on quite the egg hunt this year.  
6 eggs per person, one of each color from the package and marked with your initial on the outside!
Once we found our eggs, the big kids had to put letter together (think Scrabble) to find out what we won. 
Hearing the rules of play...
 The hunt is on!
 Ty getting a boost to see one that he couldn't reach...
 Checking out his loot.
We had a really good week, a much needed break from the school routine and wonderful Easter weekend. 
We also squeezed in time for the gym every day and I finally finished reading my book! 

Now, we just have to get through the rest of the school year.
This week I'm busy getting ready for Cody's school Carnival and Silent Auction (my part).  Fingers crossed it all gets done! 

Monday, April 4, 2011

Cody turns 7!

Another year has gone by and I'm always amazed we've gotten so far.  Cody turned 7 on March 31st!

His breakfast pancakes, complete with M&M's.
 This year we decided to have a party at the skating rink with a LEGO theme. 
That meant a LEGO themed cake! 
 All of his party friends received glow sticks...
 Best buddies!
 Out and rollin'...
 Tyler had some fun skating with Uncle Stu...
 but spent a lot of time watching the video games...
 until Mom would come along and drag him back out.
 After skating they had some pizza, cake and ice cream in the party room. 
 After some much needed rest time, the evening rolled around for family dinner and presents!  
We had one of Cody's favorites, breakfast for dinner.
 Look at all that loot! 
 He was so excited to finally get one of the "Wimpy Kid" books! 
 Last but not least came his new bike from Mom and Dad. 

 Tyler benefited with a bike trade and upgrade as well! 
We had a lot of fun with family down from Boise, parties, treats and a basketball game.  Yay for Birthday weekends!