Tuesday, July 26, 2011

California in June - Part 2

So the main event - Buggy's graduation! We all got ready to go and see Buggy get her diploma on Wednesday! There were so many people however, we had a very difficult time finding her among the rest of the grads - they all look the same! And afterward trying to find our family was even harder.
But we found them, and got pictures.
And then more swimming time! Eben and Kivi got very brave and kept jumping off the top of the waterfall into the pool.

That night, Peter, Mamacita, Dodie and I all worked Buggy's grad night party as chaperones. The only thing we had to do though was ride on the bus and make sure all our kids got back on the bus at the end of the night, well, next morning. Once we got to the party we were able to do all the fun things the kids did! But I'm old, I got tired way faster than I remember getting at my grad party.

One of the days we went to the beach in Laguna. We buried the kids in sand. Bubba was a fish.
Kivi was a mermaid and Eben was a shark. Opal did not want to get buried or go near the waves.
Kivi and Eben ran away from them with Dodie.
But in the end, the one girl who got swept out to sea about 4 years ago returned to the waves and mastered them with a bogie board! Go Kivi!
Back at Poppie and Nonnie's we did more swimming. Jasper even swam around a bit without a life jacket. And Berg swam around without a bathing suit. I love how Jasper is pinching his booty while Eben is trying to pour water over my head. My crazy boys!
After Buggy's big grad party on Saturday, we headed back up to WA with a short stop for breakfast on Sunday at my Aunt Mary and Uncle Tom's house. Both of my cousins were there with their kids too so it was a fun little reunion for a couple of hours.

2 comments:

Tiffany Nevil said...

Ok, this comment is in reference to ALL those posts from June...FUN TIMES! I can't say I would even remotely enjoy a drive like you had. No fun at all! All that other stuff looks like a lot of fun though. I guess getting there is the worst part!! Can't wait for the July post. Happy Birthday Peter! We miss you guys. Tiff for The Nevil Crew

Suzie said...

I was aimlessly going through blogs and this one came up...wow, what a treat! It was quite ironic because I used to follow "John & Kate Plus 8" faithfully. I must say...it is quite inspiring to see how you all (large families) keep it together. I'm having a hard enough time just keeping myself afloat, lol. To God be the glory...stay blessed!