Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wiggles Concert!

So we're driving to San Diego and I turn on the radio and they announce caller 10 gets Wiggles concert tickets. So I pick up my phone and call in and I'm the winner. Now my kids have not watched the Wiggles for years, had it been 4 years ago they would have been so thrilled. We had the dvds, cds, slippers, toys... you name it they loved them. So I have these tickets and we're going back and forth should we go should we not??? Well I decided to take them since they've never been to a concert, and they loved it. It was fun, we had good seats and Murray came into the crowd. The kids got to go up and give him a 5. I got a shot of each kid enjoying the moment. It was a great time and I'm glad we had the experience!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Summer Homework!

I really wanted the kids to keep busy with learning this summer so everyday I made a homework assignment for each kid. It wasn't always ABC's or 123's. Some days it was learning about the planets, some days we did letter writing, or math, but some days we learned about the prophets, how to tie our shoes, table manners, gentelman/lady like behavior, presidents, maps, how to use the scriptures... It was a great time and Cassidy was able to get involved as well. We loved being able to have this special time together every day and made it a fun time for them.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Cassidy's Big Fever!

Poor sweet little Cassidy. She had a cold that was really getting to her so I let her sleep in my bed while Darren was gone at a late soccer game. She woke up shivering with the chills. Darren had got home not long before so he took her downstairs and we wrapped her in a blanket to get her chills to go away. I felt her head and she had a fever, but it didn't feel that warm. Still something told me to check her temp. So I took her temp and it was 106.3 and still going. I called the doctor right away and we tossed her in a cool bath. I took it again and same thing. The nurse called and told us to get to the hospital asap. I took off with her and had them get her in right away. I had already given her motrin and when they took her temp an 1 1/2 later it was still 103.5 so they gave her more meds to bring it down. When the doctor saw her he checked her and said she had an ear infection. I couldn't believe that her temp would be that high just from an ear infection. I had them run blood work just to be safe. She was fine, besides the ear infection. Poor girl got a shot of antibiotics, and her blood taken. She was amazing. Such a brave little helper. I was so proud of her. We got home at 5:30am. Just in time to feed the baby. I was just so grateful she was ok.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Darren Drago Soccer Camp Year 3!

Naomi totally came out of her shell at soccer camp. She was making goals, taking the ball down the field and really became a little soccer player.

Cassidy had a blast, she was more into it than some of the kids there.

Malachi had a great time scrimmaging.

Naomi loved taking water breaks to see Liberty.

Poor Libby, she had to get 4 shots at the doctor and yet here she is smiling happy as a clam.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

San Francisco Trip

Darren's grandpa passed away at the end of June so we went to San Francisco for the funeral. Even though the reason for the trip was not the best we had a great time with family. We stayed at the Embassy Suites which the kids loved! It had a separate living room area so we could hang in there and then sleep in the other room. The little ones slept in the beds with us and Naomi and Chi enjoyed sleeping on the pull out couch. Who knew that would be such a treat to someone? Darren's brother and sister got hotel rooms next to ours too so we got to spend a lot of time together.

Libby sitting up

Naomi and Liberty matcher's!

Libby has gone in our hot tub, but not in a pool yet, so this was her first time in a swimming pool. She looks excited!

The Drago Family swimming at the hotel.
She did so good!
Sophia and Cassidy after swimming.

Naomi sitting in front of the Bay bridge.

We went to the Fisherman's worf pier 39 for a day. The kids had fun climbing the giant guitar at the Hard Rock.

We meet up with the Wiley Family our friends who live in San Jose. It was so nice of them to drive up to see us. We went to school at SDSU together. Our kids loved playing with them.

Cassidy made instant friends!
Naomi and Bella on the Merry go Round.

Our family on the pier in front of Alcatraz.

The kids with their Great Aunt Sis and Great Uncle Dave. Naomi LOVED being with Sis. She calls here Sissy now. I told her it's just Sis. She said "Sis told me I can call her Sissy!"

Cassidy at dinner w/ olive fingers!

Our little family!
The kids w/ Grandpa and their cousin Jaden.

A park next to our hotel was named after a firefighter Jack Drago. Pretty cool!

On our way home to San Diego we meet up with our Friends the Fetherolf's who used to live in Temecula with us. He is now the Chief of Police in Salinas. It was a great visit! We miss them.

After our visit with the Fetherolf's we went to Uncle Sonny's and Auntie Alma's house outside of Salinas.
Cassidy got a chance to hold Liberty. She kind of liked it!

The Strange Sites We Saw.

No this was not the Dukes of Hazard set. However we do believe this was a functioning police car. Seems a little lost in the 80's to me!

A fake Buffalo.

Some old farm contraption.

Our Indian friend.

Libby decided she wanted to drive the rest of the way. Ok not really, but it looked funny!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Bringing out the Walker!

We decided it was time to bring out the old walker and let Libby give it a whirl. You can tell how much she liked it!

Bringing out the Walker!

We decided it was time to bring out the old walker and let Libby give it a whirl. You can tell how much she liked it!

Thursday, July 2, 2009


So Cassidy decides one day to bust out Malachi's Superman costume and put it on. She was running around the back yard in it like she was saving the day!
This goes to show you can dress for business, yet still show a softer side of your self!

Playin' Some Hoops!

This was a really fun day. I took the kids over to the park to play. Malachi really wanted to bring his basketball. So I watched him play hoops for a bit. It was really neat to see the improvement in him. He had a lot of fun playing and I had a lot of fun watching!