Friday, July 18, 2014

A Theater Rat Birthday

What does a theater rat do for her birthday. She invites theater rat friends over to put on a show. "Newsies" was the theme, and all the world's a stage, which is good because the best we could muster was the back deck. Well, the show's over, and they're watching a movie. Newsies.

AJ got some mic time, too!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

It's Sum-mer!....

Tracy: My babysitter just sent me these pictures! ‪#‎love‬ ‪#‎summerfun‬ ‪#‎twins‬

Saturday, July 5, 2014

2014 PCPA Summer Camp Graduates

There they are! This was Serafina's first PCPA experience, and of course she loved it. This shot captures the finale of the Showcase that the campers put on for family and friends at the end of the week. Serafina is 2nd from the right on the first row.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Matt and Tracy Thank Sierra Vista NICU with Hand To Hold Grand Prize

Matt and Tracy recently won a fundraising contest by Hand to Hold that led to their twins' NICU at Sierra Vista Hospital receiving the grand prize. The hospital/NICU held a little party to celebrate.

SLO Tribune video (YouTube)
SLO Tribune article (PDF)
KSBY article (PDF)

Tracy: YEAH!! It was so much fun seeing everyone and saying thanks for all Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center NICU did for our boys!

Tracy: Today we had the honor of helping present Sierra Vista's NICU with the gifts from the Hand to Hold giveaway! We posed for a family pic but my camera wasn't in the action so hopefully someone will forward one to us! @handtohold #handtohold #preemiepower

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Lynn's Retirement Party

And what a party it was! We lost track at 30-some adults and over 15 kids. The event doubled as an inauguration for the back deck, too. Check it all out in the photos: guess the quantities, taco bar, tequila sunsets, quilts for the chilly, s'more kits, a couple doses of labradoodle puppy, a blessing for the under-construction classroom, fruit sculptures, quilt squares, hide-n-seek and cops-n-robbers, prizes, lots of smiles, and just a couple tears. All the photos:

Monday, June 23, 2014

Meet Emmy Sandy

She's a relatively small Labradoodle puppy. I think full-grown she'll be about 35-40 pounds. Cute kid, too! This is what retired teachers do, get students...

Loveable Labradoodles

Lynn is quite the disciplinarian.
About 2 minutes into the bedtime whining
and look where Sandy ends up. 
Tracy: My pet lover, my child who is (was?)
deathly afraid of dogs, and our new puppy Sandy!
I think we chose the right dog!

#compoundliving #labradoodle
But wait, there's more. Janice also has a puppy. A full
sister to Sandy named Molly. Sandy is the one
on the pillow. Napping away in the office.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

All Six are IN the Wedding ?!

Yup, all six kids were in Karlee and Aron's wedding. If that didn't make for an interesting preparation period and some very clever "management tools" Mom put in place. Like baggy after baggy of treats that the kids love but won't stain wedding clothes - even if drooled. And there was the last minute run for new pants! A baggy marked "Bloody Nose Kit." The things that never cross your mind if you haven't had kids. Sam ushed. Serafina was a Jr. Bridesmaid and sang The Lord's Prayer. Matteo bore (the ring). AJ stood with the groomsmen (the ENTIRE wedding) after helping get the twins get down the aisle. I'm not sure what role you'd call the twins', Cute Dispensers?, but there they were! It was a beautiful wedding, everything worked out. Karlee and Aron are off to a great start. Here are some pics Tracy took along the way. I grabbed the words she used to describe each on Facebook...

AJ thought that stripping was part of the wedding
#compoundliving #boys

Not going to walk down the aisle.
His brother is plastered to my leg screaming. 
Amazing heart pancakes to inspire
awesome ring bearing action! 

Big bag of non staining (even if you drool) snacks
on individual bags that don't make noise to open.
Bribery is not beneath me today....
The kids will walk down the aisle!

#karleeaarron #weddingfun
I could eat them.
#karleeaarron #preemiepower #love

Pre-wedding fun!!! #karleeaarron #boys

The Fam! #compoundliving
#karleeaarron #lifewith6kids

They made it down the aisle!
#karleeaarron #soproud @kscalzo5

One more super cute picture!! My babies!!
#karleeaarron #lovemykids#lifewith6kids