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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

We survived the big party!  Bill went all out with the Haunted House.  There were over 60 of Nikki's closest friends here, about 10 of the big kids to help scare in the haunted house, Ali had 2 friends over and we had 6 other adults here for extra eyes.  It was a really fun night!  The DJ kept the music blasting and the kids all had a great time.  Today we got the whole house cleaned up and the haunted house disassembled.  Bill and Stephen went to John and Victoria's to scare people and I took Nikki and Ali out trick or treating.  It's going to take us a week to recover!  It was a crazy few days!  Stephen had a water polo tournament on Friday and Saturday.  Friday we left Damien at 4:00 and didn't get home until 10:30.  We had to leave Saturday morning at 7:15 and got home at 4:30.  People started arriving for the party at 5:00.  It was a complete mad rush!  I was able to bake the brownies and cupcakes just in time.  We had tons of snacks left over.  I guess I over bought snacks, although the baked stuff got eaten pretty good.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Bieber Fever!

Let me first say that Ali LOVES Justin Bieber.  I had gotten an email about a month ago for suites at the Honda Center for the Justin Bieber concert.  I had mentioned to Bill that it might be a great surprise for Ali to rent the suite and have her friends all buy tickets to go.  It was $3000 for 30 people, which I didn't figure was too bad.  The problem was finding 30 people that wanted to go see that concert.  So we decided to scrap the idea and moved on.
So last night at 5:30, just as we're finishing dinner, I get a phone call from Pam asking if I have any interest in going to a Justin Bieber concert that oh yeah starts at 7:00.  Well Ali was sitting next to me and heard every word and starts bouncing up and down begging and praying.  Pam said she wasn't positive they were still available but she could call Karen and find out if I was interested.  I told her to check it out and I'd see if I could swing changing our evening around.  Well it all worked out and we ended up taking Grace, Millie and Leslie as well.  Karen had 6 tickets to a suite and a parking pass!!  The girls screamed their heads off the entire night and had a fabulous time!  I'm so glad that we decided to just go for it.  It would've been so much easier to say it was too late, too much trouble, etc but I'm so thankful that we didn't.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Bill's Birthday!!

Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband!  Thankfully the Village Venture was only on Saturday because he would have been REALLY sad to have missed bagels on his birthday.  Then we were off to Nikki's soccer game.  They were playing Los Gauchos, and knew it was going to be a tough game.  Ended up losing 1-0, but it was a good fight.

Stephen went to Damien to give tours to prospective students and their families for next year.

Not sure yet where we're heading for dinner.  As of about 3:00, Bill said he was leaning towards Tokyo Kitchen.  That is probably the kid's first choice anyway.  Too much salt for me, but hey it ain't my birthday!  All in all it's been a great Sunday.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

My first blog

I thought this might be a fun way to keep track of what we're up to as well as keep friends and family up to date with what going on in our lives.  Let's start with today...Nikki was supposed to have a soccer game in Burbank but it was cancelled because the middle school didn't want them to mess up their field.  Ali played her AYSO game still though.  Her team is undefeated and they were playing the other undefeated team.  They won 3-1, in a great game!

We had a turkey dinner at home, with some homemade oatmeal bread.  It was yummy and nice to have a night at home relaxing.