Thursday, August 28, 2008

Newport Beach Pictures..

the story of the week...

So picture this..we all wake up in the morning to the sound of the ocean and the morning breeze coming through the windows. The men are usually gone before we get up because what Cleveland male does not enjoy either basketball or tennis. They tend to disappear for hours at a time in the early morning. The girls are busy trying to get the kids breakfast and waiting for the men to come home so we can go on a morning run/walk before the sun gets to hot that it's not enjoyable to exercise along the beach. So this particular morning I was trying to get something done and I wasn't paying attention to the girls, which I must admit happens more than it should, but moms are just busy what can I say. So all of a sudden I hear in the kitchen the sound of hundred little coco crispies falling to the floor and this is the picture I got right when I came in the kitchen. All I could do was laugh about and move on and vacuum. Just one of those mommy moments that happens everyday...but I love them not matter how dirty it may get!

FaMiLy LoVe..

                       Me, Kip & Kaylee, Katie, Em & Cooper                                                               Grandpa Bob & Jon Kyle..                                                           My two little precious girls                                                           Crazy cousins in their p.j.'s Getting some one on one Grandpa Steve time (which is very difficult to get, but he always makes time for his family)

Cleveland Family Reunion 2008...

It all started some 30 odd years ago, when the once small Cleveland Family took their children to Newport Beach every summer. So small in fact that everyone could fit in one little house. Now we need a house for every child in the Cleveland Family. We look forward to going each and every August. It truly is one of the main highlights of the summer... Bob & Betty Cleveland...Where this whole crazy group got started!                                                               My sweet little MaE MaE... Jon Kyle & Ashley, Me & (not so happy Kaylee), Em & Coop..just waiting at Knotts to go in and eat our chicken dinner! I just love this picture of Jon he is such a sweet boy and has the best little spirit about him.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

DiSnEy LaNd...

We were also able to go to DisneyLand with my parents before we went to Newport. We had so much fun with my parents. It was so nice to have them there. We took Mckenzie bright and early and my parents stayed back at the Hilton with the baby until after her morning nap. They met up with us then and we enjoyed the rest of the day together. I have come to accept the fact that DisneyLand is the "happiest place on earth" Here is a quote from Casey Cleveland about what he thinks of Disney Land..we agree.... Hotel 3 nights... $250 Disneyland 2 day hopper... $350 Gas... $125 Food in Park.... $100 Food out of Park... $25 Hollywood stars map...$7 USA Today...$ .50 Riding the Matahorn back to back with no hands.... PRICELESS!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Dodgers Game...

So we decided to go to a Dodgers game on our way to Disneyland and the beach. We happened to get great tickets from one of Steve's friends and front row parking, which just made the game so much enjoyable. We were also able to see our good friends the Brothersons while we were at the game, it was great to see them and their cute family.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

More Summer Pics..

Brielle's 1st Birthday...

I know this is about a month late to post, but it's better late than never. We had so much fun with Skylers cousin Jana, her hubby Brandon and daughter Brielle.. coming back to Fresno to visit.  Can you believe all of these babies. We have a few more that were not pictured, but you get the point..we have lots of babies in the family, that are all around the same age This was the tutu that I made Brielle..if there is one thing I love to craft it's tutu's, cause it's impossible to mess up, and hardly any sewing is involved! The cute Parker family..Tyson, Cara, Jenny, & Jon... we just love them! Last but not least, the darling Brielle. Skyler took this picture and I thought it was so dang cute, hope you like the pics Jana. It was great to see you and we miss you already!

Saturday, August 09, 2008

4th Of July (Re-Cap)

The 4th of July makes Mae Mae want a hot dog "real bad"... as we were driving off from Kip and Steves house we looked back at Kaylee and she had got a hold of the hot dog buns and had like 6 scattered all around her with a few bites out of was hilarious! For the 4th we spent it in Fresno. Emily and I ran the Freedom Run in the morning. We went swimming at Copper River during the day and then we spent the evening at Skylers parents house with some of the FSU Basketball players and coaches and family. It was a fun filled day! Great Grandma Betty was talking to Kaylee and she was so into whatever Grandma was saying to her, it was like she knew every single word that came out of her mouth. It was so sweet. Emily and I with the two little babies... we are enjoying them living in Fresno so much! This is the cake I have make every year for the 4th since we have lived in Fresno. We make it and serve it with homemade Raspberry Ice is sooo yummy!

Thanksgiving Day...

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and so has my family. We were so blessed to be able to have them come out from Utah to join us (even if it was for 3 short days). We had so much fun just being together and hanging out. Steve made the turkey which was really impressive and the rest of us all pitched in to make the meal a delight. Bette's yams are always one of the favorites of the meal.We also got more aquainted with the WII, especially Sky's g-pa. He was so fun to watch at tennis.. We did miss Kip & Katie who were in Utah and my bro. Robby (who is now devoting his life to delivering christmas packages for Fed Ex..who knows he may just drop something by at your house! I love the holidays and I am so grateful to be able to share it with those I love most!