Our Week in Photos (Week 33)

What Happened?
*Young Families Book Study
*CC Parent Practicum – Play Camp and Geo Camp
*Daddy/Daughters Date – Chinese Bakery and Xtreme Science Magic
*Packing Party
*Mom’s Birthday Lunch at Banana Island
*DC’s 3rd Birthday Party

What’s Happening?
*Back-to-School Ice Creamery Lunch
*FPCH Young Families Gathering
*Anniversary Dinner at Simply Fondue
*MOPS Spark Leaders Live
*Golfland with EB&DB

This was the best CC Parent Practicum ever! I am thankful for the reminder of why we homeschool, and encouraged for what our homeschooling future looks like. The girls had a lot of fun at Geo Camp and Play Camp. We ended it with a bang: me babysitting kiddos during a packing party for friends who are moving while Norm took the girls on a Daddy/Daughters Date to the Chinese Bakery and an event at the library. We drove right over to celebration Norm’s mom’s birthday at Banana Island, and then we drove right back to celebrate DC’s 3rd birthday! Woot woot! It’s how we roll. šŸ™‚

– Joyce

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Our Week in Photos (Week 32)

What Happened?
*Family BBQ
*Oakland Zoo with SL
*Walking Group at Lake Chabot
*AR’s 5th Birthday Party

What’s Happening?
*Young Families Book Study
*CC Parent Practicum – Play Camp and Geo Camp
*Daddy/Daughters Date – Chinese Bakery and Xtreme Science Magic
*Packing Party
*Mom’s Birthday Lunch at Banana Island
*DC’s 3rd Birthday Party

Kicked off the week with a BBQ at my little sister’s house, and we celebrated my big sister’s birthday. We used our Summer Reading Program Oakland Zoo passes to go on our annual trip to the zoo. It is only 10 minutes away, but I don’t know why we don’t go more often. We ended the week with our final hiking group meetup at Lake Chabot, and celebrating AR’s 5th birthday! It was a super fun Frozen themed party.

– Joyce

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Our Week in Photos (Week 31)

What Happened?
*Family Birthdays Picnic
*Vacation Bible School
*SF Giants Game (Norm’s work)
*Freezer Meal Party
*VBS Ice Cream Social
*Tour of SF with cousins

What’s Happening?
*Family BBQ
*Oakland Zoo with SL
*Walking Group at Lake Chabot
*AR’s 5th Birthday Party

We are kind of all over the place this week. We went to Foothill Park of Palo Alto to celebrate some July birthday. It is a hidden gem for sure! It is also kind of like a secret society because you have to be a PA resident to enter, or you have know someone. It was a great afternoon of hanging out. I had planned to be “off” this week while the girls were at VBS, but I got asked to be the photographer at the last minute. It was super intense, but also super fun. We have a wonderful church community. I had signed up to take part in a freezer meals workshop before committing to being the VBS photographer, so Tuesday ended up being a looong day. It was my friend’s first time hosting one, and it ended up going longer than we expected. It was worth it though because we had a wonderful time and we made 10 freezer meals. And we ended the week playing tourists in San Francisco again!! We love rediscovering all the fun and cool things to do there. I just wish parking is better.

– Joyce

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Our Week in Photos (Week 30)

What Happened?
*AD’s Birthday Party
*Young families outing to Golfland
*Popsicles at the Park
*Sleepover
*Walking Group

What’s Happening?
*Cow-fu’s Birthday Picnic
*SF Giants Game
*VBS
*Dinners Done Freezer Meal Workshop
*Tour of SF with the Twins
*New laptop??

Ā – Joyce

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Our Week in Photos (Week 29)

What Happened?
*Girls Day Out at Forge
*VBS at SLzJCC
*Brunch at Frodo Joe’s
*HM Planning
*Brunch at 85 Degree Bakery
*Lunch at Minami
*Family Group Walk
*Toms Warehouse Sale

What’s Happening?
*Young families outing to Golfland
*Nothing else set but probably lots of park playdates

What We Blogged This Week
We will update one day… :p

Ā – Joyce

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Our Week in Photos (Week 28)

What Happened?
*Bubbles Playdate
*Moms’ Night Out
*Parents’ Night Out
*Friends’ Potluck

What’s Happening?
*Girls Day Out
*VBS

What We Blogged This Week
*A’sĀ  vs. Tigers {Baseball 2014}

Another full and wonderful week. It was nice to get some friends time, kids time, mom time, fam time, and time with Norm this week. šŸ™‚ Looking forward to the week ahead, as the girls attend their 2nd VBS of the summer. I don’t have to help out at this one, so it will be nice to get some me time. How’s the summer going?

Ā – Joyce

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Our Week in Photos (Week 27)

What Happened?
*Arrived home from Southern California trip
*Nephew’s Birthday
*Alameda County Fair
*Marina and Snowflake with Len & Bonnie

What’s Happening?
*Bubbles Playdate
*Parents’ Night Out

What We Blogged This Week
*Book List 2014 {June Update}
*I Need Some Help Here!

Since we got back from our trip, we have been trying to rest and also play catch up. Hope you will see our Disneyland/San Diego trip pics soon. Our laptop is also on its last leg, so here’s hoping to have everything backed up before it dies. :/ Have you been on a trip lately? How old is your laptop?

– Joyce

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Our Week in Photos (Week 24)

What Happened?
*Community VBS Workers’ Meeting
*Hiking with DK
*MOPS Playdate
*Broken refrigerator
*AOK Summer Blast
*Walking/hiking group
*NJ’s 4th Birthday Party

What’s Happening?
*Father’s Day Dinner at Daimo
*Community VBS
*Playdates and get-togethers

It was quite the interested week. Did you see that up there? Broken refrigerator. šŸ˜¦ It was not fun, but I’m glad we discovered the freezer was broken before everything melted, and we were able to bless others with all of that food we had just bought! Otherwise, it was a fun week getting ready for VBS and kicking off our walking/hiking group, along with 2 visits to Greenridge park with friends (once with MOPS and another time for the birthday party). Who has VBS going on this upcoming week? We are looking forward to it! 800 people together for 9 days! Woot!

– Joyce

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Our Week in Photos (Week 23)

What Happened?
*Happy Anniversary L&B!!
*More Stanford Testing for Melody
*Week of Insanity
*A Year with Frog & Toad Show!!

What’s Happening?
*Community VBS Workers’ Meeting
*MOPS Playdate
*AOK Summer Blast
*NJ’s 4th Birthday Party

It was the Week of Insanity, and boy, did it live up to its name! :p The girls performed in A Year with Frog and Toad with the Creekside Kids’ Theatre. It wasn’t Emily’s first time performing and singing in front of an audience, but it was her first time in a full-length children’s musical. Ever since we watched a friend perform as Cinderella in Cinderella Kids, and Melody performed in Winnie the Pooh, she has been wanting to be in a play. Every single musical Melody has been in, Emily has memorized the entire thing, every line and every song, so you know she was ready for her role in the bird chorus in A Year with Frog and Toad. šŸ™‚ There are a ton of children’s theatres in our area to take part in, so if you have a budding performer, sign them up! What was your first live performance that you watched?

– Joyce

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Our Week in Photos (Week 22)

What Happened?
*Emily’s 1st Haircut EVER!
*MOPS Leaders Dinner @ Don Jose’s
*Free Oakland A’s game vs. Tigers – Yay! They won! Super exciting ending!
*Stanford Testing for Melody
*Dinner and a Movie and the girls won Horton Hears a Who DVD!
*Monthly Date Night @ Sushi Land
*AY’s Red Egg and Ginger Party @ Moonstar

What’s Happening?
*Happy Anniversary L&B!!
*More Stanford Testing for Melody
*Week of Insanity
*A Year with Frog & Toad Show!!

What We Blogged This Week
*Signed, Sealed, Delivered

I don’t think we uploaded all the photos from this past week, but we’ll let the pictures do the talking this week. It’s been quite a week! šŸ™‚

– Joyce

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