Happenings with The Gonzalez Five

David, Tina, Philip, Paul & Samuel

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Weekend with family

We went to Gridley for our annual visit with my cousin Michelle.  Our children were all born with in a few months of each other - so they get along great.  Since we are "city folk" - Philip and Paul have a great time on my cousin's huge piece of property out in the boonies.  This year they got to shoot bb guns, ride little dirt bikes and quads, see a movie on the barn and camp outside in the yard with their cousins.

Auntie Bonnie, Me, Auntie Bonnie (my Dad's sister), cousins Nancy, Michelle, and Jenny (in front)

Uncle Merle and Me



Sammy (2 1/2), Kennison (3), Paul (8), Ty (8), Philip (9), Samuel (9)

Michelle, me, and Nancy (Michelle's sister)

Friday, July 25, 2008

Santa Cruz Beach Babies

Philip, Sammy, and I went to the beach in Santa Cruz.  We met up with my dearest and oldest friend from high school who lives there.  We had a GREAT time.  The weather was perfect and the boys had a lot of fun!!

                                                     Collette & Me

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Tough guys, hanging with our "cuz", and playing at the park

"Tough Guys" 

Philip and his tat.  That lasted about 1 day and then he wanted it removed, wishing he had put it on elsewhere ; )

Samuel, Daddy and the Hulk!

The boys and their cousin Tay-Tay

Playing at the park by Papa and Grandma's house.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Blade No. 1 haircuts

Everybody got a haircut, everybody wanted the blade no. 1, i.e. "An Army Haircut".   And there you have it!  I do like it when they are freshly "shorn".

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Last day of work

I finished my last day of work on July 11th.  I was laid off.  This is the first time in my work career that I didn't voluntarily leave a position.  Kind of weird.  Sad too.  Met lots of nice people and made some good friends there. 

Last of the crew

Me and the girls

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Staying cool

It's been HOT, HOT, HOT - we've been staying cool at the pool.  Dave bought me a new camera that takes pictures underwater - pretty cool!  We decided that a camera that is shock proof, water proof, and freeze proof is ideal for our family of three active guys and one clumsy mommy! : )

Friday, July 4, 2008

Summer is here!

Summer is in full swing.  I am getting laid off of my job this week (week of July 7th) and don't tell Dave but,  I am looking forward to enjoying this time and the summer with the kids.  I'm planning a bunch of day trips and I guess we will be doing a "stay-cation" (vacation at home ; )

We will be spending a lot of time at the pool in our neighborhood, it is SO nice there.  We were there all the time last summer and that's when and where the boys really learned how to swim. It's comforting knowing that they have this life skill now.  

I have this picture on facebook and everyone seems to get a kick out of it, so I thought I'd post it here as well.  Crazy guys!