Monday, December 29, 2008

Shirts vs. Skins...Logan's 1st game

Can you believe he was 9lb 11oz at birth?
What happened to my chubby baby boy?

Shirts vs. Skins....Go Stars!

Logan is beginning his 3rd season playing basketball at the YMCA. We went to practice tonight and at the end of practice, the coaches had them scrimmage. Since they didn't have any pinnies to wear so the kids knew who was on their team, they played shirts vs. skins. It was the funniest thing to see the looks on the boys faces when the coach told certain boys to take their shirts off....priceless!! After the coaches finally got the shirts off, the boys were so modest....except Logan...of course! He just got back in the game and started playing. I remember watching Gene play in skins at the Hoop-it-Up outdoor tournaments...hubba hubba. I am sure glad my kids have his good genes when it comes to muscle tone!! Logan is only 5 and has a six-pack...not fair! I know Logan will play in many more shirts vs. skins games but I will definitely never forget his first...too funny!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Mi Cali

My Cousins and Grandma in California

I was blessed to be able to spend Christmas with my parents and sisters and nephews..and bro-in-laws.. :) but I couldn't help but miss my family in California. I look forward to my visit out there every summer but once a year is just not enough. I think about them all the time and I wish we could see each other more. We have such a BIG family...I mean HUGE. :) I want to wish all of y'all in sunny California a Happy New Year! See you soon. All my love~ Amanda

Thursday, December 25, 2008

More Christmas pictures...

Me and my Trinity

The Oreskovichs
The Streets

The Watts

One Big Happy Family

Papa playing the wii...

You all know that I am a picture person...understatement of the year. I love em and have them all over the place. Here are some special ones of my family. FYI...the red vests are a tradition...each year my Mom gets us girls something matching for us to wear on Christmas. Ahh.. :)

Christmas in Katy

The Grandchildren

Me and My Sisters

Christmas morning...still sleepy!

My 3 beautiful Angels.....

Gene and Stephen boxing with the Wii...intense!

We spent this Christmas in Katy, Texas at my sister's new house. It is always nice to have family around and build memories together. Mill and Stephen got the Wii so we spent two days playing it.....lots of competitive fun! We just got off the phone with our family in California...we miss y'all!! Maybe next Christmas we can spend it in sunny California. :)Enjoy the pictures of our fun family time. Here's to a great new year!!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

The Watts Family would like to wish everyone a very MERRY CHRISTMAS. Be Blessed!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Trinity's Solo!!!

We are so proud of Trinity!! She had her performance today with her class and they did the Sound of Music. She sang "A Few of My Favorite Things" There is a video clip of most of the camera cut off but Gene got it all on the video camera. She had so many people there cheering her on....Coach Weaver, Coach Blackman, Coach Fuente and Cecilia, Rosie, and the ENTIRE basketball program. Great Job Trinity!!
(don't forget to pause my playlist below before playing the clip)

From All Saints' to Dartmouth

Margaret, Coach Gene & Brittney

Logan and Mar-Mar

Brit and Mar-Mar in Action

Gene has coached Brittney and Margaret Smith for many years. They played for him with Team Ichiban and then came over to go to school and play for him at All Saints'. They are great girls and we are so proud of them. Now, they are standout players for Dartmouth, an Ivy League School. Last night they played against SMU and we went out to Dallas to watch them. They had a great game but unfortunately their team lost in the last seconds...63-65. Our kids were excited to see their "babysitters" hoopin it up on the court. Trinity was actually part of the half-time entertainment. She raced a 10 year old girl...they had to put on a HUGE jersey, shorts and shoes and then go dribble a ball and shoot it. She almost beat the girl!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Time with Trinity

Trinity and Cameron showing off their masterpieces

Getting started....yummy stuff

Having a blast...making a mess

Trinity's class invited the parents to help build gingerbread houses. It was a lot of fun and I was so impressed by the creativity of all the kiddos. I especially enjoyed spending some one on one time with my middle child, Trinity Blake. I love you baby!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Road Trip

Kids on the charter bus...having a blast!

Family pic in The Woodlands

I got all my sisters with me.....

Love me some Mexican Food with mi familia

Gene's boys' basketball team went down to The Woodlands to play in a round robin tournament at John Cooper School. The kids and I joined them on the bus for a short road trip. The bus ride down was fun...we ate lots of snacks and watched Kung-Fu-Panda and Shrek 2. I was just glad I didn't have to drive and I could just sit back and relax. Mom, Jess, Mill and the boys met us Saturday afternoon for some lunch and shopping at Sam Moon. It was a short visit but I cherish anytime I get to visit with my family. See you all at Christmas!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!!!

Mom and her 3 girls

I want to wish my wonderful Mother a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! As I mentioned in a previous post, my Mom is awesome! She has always put her daughters before herself. I could not have asked for a better role model. I love you mom and hope you have a wonderful birthday!!