Sunday, November 16, 2014

Christmas time

I know it is a little early but we have decide to put up the Christmas list.

We did like we did last year where we are putting all the girls with girls and all the boys with boys.  I think that worked well, so why not do it again.  Also talking it over with some we also decide to have all the girls do handmade gifts! So that is another good reason to have it early!
Here we go Ladies First
Lori has Bonnie
Kathy has Taylor
Lauren has Kathy
Jessi has Lori
Bonnie has Lauren 
Taylor has Jessi

Now the boys
Biggest Steve has Jim
Big Steve has Tim 
Joe has Tom
Jim has biggest Steve
Tim has Joe
Tom has Jimmy
Jimmy has Big Steve.

Boys can do whatever they want.  

Monday, August 25, 2014

I guess it has been a long time

I know I have been absent from blogging for quite awhile.  Maybe even the longest ever, which is saying something!! Well with Summer coming to end we have had a many adventures.  Here some photos of vacations, Wild Animal Park and Sea World visits, fishing trips, and more.

We went up to Mammoth for a vacation and got to see somethings that I had no idea where even there!
My grandpa, Ken built a cabin up there years and years ago, it fun to have my kids stay in the same place I did at their ages. Jim and Jimmy got do some fly fishing on the Owens River. It was really something. We went on a hike to Parker lake 4 miles round trip! and the kids did great! Michael walked the whole way never once even complaining. I needed more rest then he did, especially on the way up. 




We have sorta started a new pier fishing trip.  We go to Crystal pier and Jim and Jimmy go down the pier to start fishing while Mike, Keira and I  go and get Kono's for breakfast.  It is awesome!! although the boys wish they would have got shark by now, I am just happy to have yummy food and reel in a few mackerels.  As they say we have had a few Mack attacks.
 We have a year pass to the Zoo and Wild Animal Park, one pass gets you into both places. I loved going when I was kid, and I think the kids enjoy it too. The Wild Animal Park has a new tiger exhibit which is a great way to see them.


 For Jimmy's Birthday we went to Sea World.  The kids all loved it. We saw Shamu and Jimmy can now tell you how long a killer whale can hold its breath under water and how far it can dive.  Very educational!!! 


Monday, June 23, 2014

The summer had started


Well since summer had started I thought I would share with you some happens around here!!
Here is Jimmy's Field Day, where he competed without competing and some fun things..like sack races and surfing lessons.  Mike got in on the fun too!

A few weeks back Uncle Steve, Aunt Kathy, Steveo, and Hank came for a visit.
we had fun running all over and seeing the zoo and going to Mission Bay all in the same day!
 And of course more rock spot photos!!!
 And our first "keeper size" halibut!!
 And in very exciting news Jimmy lost his first tooth and then a few days late lost his second.  Both on the bottom.  The first one he accidentally swallowed it. But he says it happens!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Fun Times!!!


"There is fun to be had you just have to know how!!!"
My favorite quote from Cat in the Hat. And we have found out how to do it!!
We have been going to bays, beaches, Padre games and fishing.

what can I say Keira loves to get wet, no matter what temp is outside Keira will stay in the water the whole time!!!

 Keira and Michael's first Padre game was a hit.  Thanks Dad for the awesome seats!!

 We have been doing a lot fishing at the "Rock Spot" aka Harbor Island.
The boys love it because there is a rock wall to climb down in order to fish, it is very dangerous to them

Most of the catches at the "Rock Spot" are halibut and different types of bass.





Saturday, May 17, 2014

Easter

I know, two post in less then 24 hours.  Crazy!!! Bu t I wanted to make sure that we got some photos in of Easter, because they look so cute!!!

My sister, Tara, put on an Easter party at Poway Park.  It was awesome.  All the kids had so much fun and the weather and location were great.  The kids had fun playing games and having a big Easter egg hunt with a bunch of little kids. Of course the Easter Bunny visited our house first.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Recent activity

We have been having fun and trying to stay cool in the heat!!
We are really enjoying our little house but are hoping that the heat ends because we have no A/C.  It is not too bad. I heard that it is the hottest it has been in a 100 years.  Not sure if that is true or not.

Here we have photos of Mikey at the Zoo and the Kids playing in the water trying to beat the heat



Tommy and Taylor came to visit and it was a fun time!! We went fishing at the bay and the kids, especially Keira loved getting wet.  She would fall in the water and just laugh and get right back up, never even cried about it.  And that water was cold!!


The Padres had a Little League Day at Petco. So Jimmy's team went early and got to walk on the field and then they sat together at the game.  It was a fun day.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

I know it has been forever!!

Sorry sorry sorry!!!
I know it has been FOREVER!!! But as they say "Good things come to those who wait." Well we have been busy busy busy!! we have moved again, this time I am back in my home town San Diego! We have been having so much fun with so many things.
 
What van you do in San Diego in March?? Well go to the beach!!!


And in big news on the O'Brien said, there is a new sister-in-law! Welcome to the family Taylor, aka Ta-Ta.

 

 
 Big news in our family Keira is now One!!!!
 
The boys have been having a fun time with there cusions in San Diego. They love playing with Ellery and Lexi and are always asking if they can go see them.
 
And of course we have been doing a lot of fishing.  Of course I am never around they catch any of them so i do not have any cool photos of fish! I know a bummer but they have been catching a ton!!