Hello Monday, Hello Summer

Hello Monday!

Hello Summer!

Hello to my new running coach!

Isn’t he cute? He’s kinda mean. He yells things at me, like “Mama, you run too slow. You need to catch up! Run Faster!”

My running coach tonight. He might as well had a cattle prod. "Mama, you are not going fast enough. Run faster!" 4.41 done! #40milesinjune
Hello to the end of the school year!

Hello to photos from the first day and last day of school!

First Grade: First and Last Day of School! Hello to the Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano!

Hello to the kick-off celebration for the Chipotle Cultivation Foundation and Billabong “Design for Humanity” Launch Event.

At The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano for the @ChipotleTweets Chipotle Cultivate Foundation and @BillabongUSA Farm to Table event. So pretty!
The menu for tonight's Farm to Table dinner. Yum!
Hello Camping!

Hello to Angry Husband’s truck packed full!

We had to add some extra things to our load because other people’s cars were full!

Camping.....or some could call it hoarding.
Hello Yosemite!

I’m editing my photos from Yosemite and I should be posting some tomorrow.

I hiked about a mile to the closest wifi. CRAZY!

My husband thinks that I’m practically dying inside without the Internet.  I’m not…really?

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Linking up with Lisa Leonard’s Hello Monday Series!

 

Wordless Wednesday: Artistic and Crazy

Yesterday I posted a picture of a worksheet from my son’s Open House at school. He kept writing that he was “artistic and crazy”. I think I capture that tonight while he was working on his homework. He even smiled for me. That’s a first!

Artistic and Crazy

Welcome to “Angry Julie Monday’s Wordless Wednesday Linky”!

If this your first time here, HELLO! I do a link-up every Wednesday! Post a picture(s) and link back to it here. Wordless Wednesday is a great day to post an awesome picture that “speaks” for itself, no words needed.

Be sure to check out Wordless Wednesday Link-Ups at these other sites also:

Project AliciaBetter in BulkBy Word of Mouth MusingsCrazy About My BaybahDear CrissyFive Minutes For MomLive and Love…Out LoudNaptime MomtogParenting By DummiesSeven Clown CircusThe Divine Miss Mommy

Also, Lindsey from The Pleated Poppy does “What I Wore Wednesday” every week with a great big link-up.

And, I can’t forget Krystina from Lollipops whom does “What I Love Wednesday” every week with a great big link-up.



Wordless Wednesday: Star of the Week

Angry Kid is “Star of the Week” at school this week. As usual, the Angry Family likes to wait till last minute to do everything. It is how we roll. I’m sure that you can guess what time I was up until on Sunday night.  Angry Kid knows how Type-A and umm crafty I am somewhat.  I had Angry Husband spray paint his name on the poster with a stencil. I attacked my Flickr account for pictures, added some glue, foam stars from my craft boxes, and Angry Kid had a presentable poster.

Angry Kid is "Star of the Week" this week. It is also his birthday week. Poster done! One thing checked off my massive to-do list.

Welcome to “Angry Julie Monday’s Wordless Wednesday Linky”!

If this your first time here, HELLO! I do a link-up every Wednesday! Post a picture(s) and link back to it here. Wordless Wednesday is a great day to post an awesome picture that “speaks” for itself, no words needed.

Be sure to check out Wordless Wednesday Link-Ups at these other sites also:

Project AliciaBetter in BulkBy Word of Mouth MusingsCrazy About My BaybahDear CrissyFive Minutes For MomLive and Love…Out LoudNaptime MomtogParenting By DummiesSeven Clown CircusThe Divine Miss Mommy

Also, Lindsey from The Pleated Poppy does “What I Wore Wednesday” every week with a great big link-up.

And, I can’t forget Krystina from Lollipops whom does “What I Love Wednesday” every week with a great big link-up.



Celebrating Stella’s 7th at Sky High Sports

My best friend’s daughter, Stella, and my son are two months apart in age. On the 16th of March, Stella turned seven. Angry Kid turns seven in May. This year Stacey held Stella’s birthday party at Sky High Sports in Costa Mesa.  Because Stella’s party was held on a Saturday, Stacey rented a private room. It was one of the best decisions that Stacey made in regards to the party.  The day of Stella’s party was a VERY rainy and stormy day.  It seemed like everyone in Orange was looking for something to do, so they headed to Sky High Sports.

Angry Kid and StellaAngry Kid and Stella posing.

Angry Kid at Sky High Sports in Orange County, CA

Sky High Sports is a trampoline fun center.  You can bounce forward, backward, or even do flips on the 360 degree walled trampolines.  They even have balls available for a little trampoline dodge ball game.  It was super fun to watch the kids bounce around on the trampolines.  Angry Kid had never been to a place like this and he had a blast.

We were supposed to go there during Christmas Break for their open play time, but unfortunately Angry Kid was sick.  They have several open play times during the week where you can pay a flat fee for an hour plus of jump time.

I utilized my iPhone during the party to take a bit of video of Angry Kid. I spliced several different videos into one, so don’t be hatin’ on my craptastic video skills.  After you see this video, you will understand why the kids were all so tired. Obviously my kid is the one wearing the green shirt and jeans. It was St. Patrick’s Day after all.

After some food and jumping, it was time for cake, well cupcakes.  Stacey purchased the lovely cupcakes from Kristin of Meringue Bake Shop, a local favorite.  I was able to get some pictures of Stella before and after she blew out the candle. I’m trying to make-up for my son’s birthday last year, when I didn’t get pictures of him blowing out the candle.
Stella blowing out her birthday candleUnfortunately, Stella’s present did not arrive in time for her party. I received her present via UPS this week. Stacey consulted with me on options, and I think Stella really liked her gift. Stacey had me order Stella a Spirograph. I hope that I’m not dating myself, because I loved mine as a kid. I could do those circles for hours and hours. I remember received one as a Christmas present.  I’m pretty sure that Angry Kid would want one of these if he had actually seen what it does.  Stacey and Stella came over on Saturday and we all went out to lunch together.

Stella using her SpirographHappy 7th Birthday Stella!

How To Catch A Leprechaun, Our Trap

My son’s first major elementary school project assignment came home last week.  The instructions were to build a Leprechaun Trap and then explain how it works.  This was somewhat of a challenge for me as my husband was out of town for two weeks.  He is the project person in our house.

I wanted something a little different than the average Leprechaun Traps that I see online.

Leprechaun Trap

The photo is a bit fuzzy because I took the picture in my kitchen with my iPhone. I went to take a photo of it today with my DSLR and the battery was dead.

I hunted down supplies in my garage, in my little craft storage area, and a mini trip to Michael’s to gather the supplies for the project.

Building A Leprechaun Trap

Step 1: Get a white bucket from the Dollar Spot at Target. Apply Modge Podge and sprinkle with black glitter = for the pot of gold.

Step 2: Small thin circular wood discs from Michael’s.  Paint with gold glitter paint, several coats as glitter paint is thin.

Step 3: Fill “Pot” with bubble wrap as filler, glue wood “gold” discs to top of bubble wrap, place chocolate gold coins on top of wood discs. {Gold chocolate coins were found last minute by Nana}

Step 4: Find a box. Apply green duct tape (there are a ton of colors and patterns now) in rows overlapping each other for grass. I could have spray painted the box, but I am NOT a good spray painter. See note above about husband being the project guy.  Find bunting from my son’s birthday party from last year in office cabinet. Stick bunting into holes in box. Glue down pot of gold.

Step 5:  (Not pictured) Apple black sticky material to box. Glue down pot of gold. Fill in area around edges with moss. I also found some plastic four-leaf-clovers on clearance at Michael’s that we glued down also.

So How Do You Catch A Leprechaun?

You bait the Leprechaun with a nice large pot of gold under a rainbow. The Leprechaun is walking through the greenery and then “boom”, he steps on the sticky surface which is like tar. He gets stuck and cannot move. He has been caught! Also, this trap is not harmful to any member of the Leprechaun Species.

We teach safety first!!!

Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day! Don’t forget to wear GREEN!

Wordless Wednesday: Chapter Books

Angry Kid is in first grade. Unbeknownst to us, he was/is a great reader. He is plowing through chapter books. I took this photo tonight while he was reading his book for homework. The book was 36, yes thirty-six pages. Ye gads!!

Welcome to “Angry Julie Monday’s Wordless Wednesday Linky”!

If this your first time here, HELLO! I do a link-up every Wednesday! Post a picture(s) and link back to it here. Wordless Wednesday is a great day to post an awesome picture that “speaks” for itself, no words needed.

Be sure to check out Wordless Wednesday Link-Ups at these other sites also:

Project Alicia, Better in Bulk, By Word of Mouth Musings, Crazy About My Baybah, Dear Crissy, Five Minutes For Mom, Live and Love…Out Loud, Naptime Momtog, Parenting By Dummies, Seven Clown Circus, Supermom, The Divine Miss Mommy

Also, Lindsey from The Pleated Poppy does “What I Wore Wednesday” every week with a great big link-up.

And, I can’t forget Krystina from Lollipops whom does “What I Love Wednesday” every week with a great big link-up.



Hello Monday-The President’s Day Edition

Hello Monday!

Hello to No School for Angry Kid. Hello to another work day for me!

Abraham Lincoln. First grade journaling.Hello to Angry Kid’s first grade journals. Should I be proud that he knows how to spell assassinated?

Hello to a busy work week last week.

Hello to going shooting with the boys on Saturday. I survived. Angry Kid got to take his revenge out on zombies?

My family has a weird zombie obsession, does yours?

The newest warrior to defeat the zombies. He looks so proud. #zombieapocolypseHello to my husband’s new favorite photo. This photo has so many things going on in it.

Angry Kid's cleaning spreeHello to Angry Kid going to sleep at around 4pm on Saturday night.

Hello to Angry Kid waking up at 5am on Sunday morning. Angry Kid went on a cleaning frenzy on Sunday starting with his closet. He then went and cleaned the toilets in both of the bathrooms in the house. He is quite random.

I'm in the land of pretty food. I have no clue on what to but here. I also feel like I should have driven a Prius instead of my Tahoe.Hello to Whole Foods. Or as my BFF Stacey likes to call it, “Whole Paycheck”. Everything looked so pretty and shiny. And ouch the prices! I felt odd driving my Tahoe there.

Hello to Angry Husband’s recent Celiac diagnosis. Goodbye to Gluten.

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Hello to Monday, end of the weekend, and start of my work week.
Hello to a school Holiday for the kid.

How was your weekend? Did you do anything exciting?

I’m linking up with Lisa Leonard and her Hello Monday Series.

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Wishing Everyone A Happy Valentine’s Day Today!

Most Eligible Bachelor! Happy Valentine's Day from Angry Kid! #febphoto366 #valentinesday

I volunteered in Angry Kid’s class today. We split the 1st graders into three different groups. They each had a project to do. Our project was sewing this puppy puppet with yarn. It was super complicated for the kids to figure out so most of the puppets were sewn by the moms. I thought it was super cute though.

Angry Kid's Valentine's Cards are all done! Very fishy! Thanks @Pinterest!
We chose to do these Fish Bowl Valentine’s from PBJandJ which I found through Pinterest and Etsy.  I wonder how many other moms did Valentine’s Day Cards via a blog or Pinterest idea? I gave Angry Kid several options and he picked these. I just had to figure out how many Swedish Fish to buy. Seriously, it required a mathematical equation for Swedish Fish. Luckily Target had a 1.9 Lb. bag.

Hope Your Day is Great! Don’t Eat Too Much Chocolate!