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Love these grandkids!

The kids came in for the weekend to celebrate theirs anniversary and we got to watch the grandkids while they gambled a bit.

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The boys were eating purple popsicles, so wanted to see their purple tongues.

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Aurora, Sophia at 3 months old, huge earthquake, and jury duty.

The boys were out of school this week, so we had the chance to go out to watch them and Sophia. Ryan and Derek were out of school, Irene just took a few days off so we could watch them. We had to go to Temecula and drop Phil off since we still had him at our house. Aurora was very playful and friendly. Sh likes to make fish faces.

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Fish face

Since we were watching Sophia, we couldn’t go to the park or go bowling, which Derek and Ryan really like to do, but we forgot our bowling shoes anyway, so that was good. We let the kids play out in the yard, and Janis bought them a new toy, an inflatable ball that squirts water out. We blew it up and they went out to the backyard and played with it and liked it a lot.

Sophia enjoyed watching them while sitting on Nana.

Sophia loved to laugh and smile. She was very happy. Here’s some new pictures of her.

We loved spending time with them. I forgot that I had Jury Duty scheduled for July 5th. I called on the 4th and they said that I had to go, so it was either drive all night on the 4th and be there downtown at July 4th, I got a real ad cold (IN TWO DAYS) and wasn’t going to be able to go to court even if I was in Vegas, We ended up not driving, and calling in the morning and they said they will give me another summons for a month out, and to make sure I will go to that one.

While we out there, Ridgecrest which is about 150 miles out in the desert north of Barstow, had a huge earthquake. The first one was 6.4 We felt it in the living room, Ryan and Derek were in their bedroom and didn’t feel it. Jenn called them out to the living room and explained what was happening. Derek was frightened when he felt it, Ryan seemed ok. On the 5th while Ryan and Derek were with Irene, there was a much longer, rolling quake. This one seemed stronger and lasted over a minute. Compared to the 6.4, it was at least a 7 (IMO). We were watching the Dodger game while it was going on, and the shaking of the cameras were visible. Janis said that it made her nauseous and dizzy for about an hour afterwards. That was confirmed as a 7.1 right after hit happened, but then was downgraded to a 6.9. It was later upgraded back to a 7.1. Thankfully perhaps, that it happened in the desert in a vary underpopulated area. It was crazy that everyone back east were going crazy, my cousin Rosemary kept on facebook asking if we were alright after each aftershock.

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The boys and their toys!!

Fun at Porter Ranch

Had a good day with the kids at Porter Ranch park. Ryan worked on his swings

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Ryan stopped to smell the flowers

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and together they had a ball on the slide.

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Janis got baby time

and we got a nice family photo of the family

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More Sophia photos

We left LA yesterday and had to come home. Jennifer and Sophia were able to come home from the hospital yesterday, so they needed to get some quiet time (until Ryan and Derek came home from school.

Luckily we were there when they left the hospital, and I got a a picture of Sophia in her fist car seat ride!

After they went home, we were going to drive out to Temecula to see Aurora, Susan, and Phil. Prior to that we stopped to eat at Bear Pit Restaurant on Sepulveda Blvd. in Mission Hills. Knowing that Neil was starving, I asked if they wanted a lunch order and we’d drop it off on the way out of town, They jumped at that, and Janis jumped at the chance to see the baby sleeping in her new swing.

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I have a google album that I created and will update the album Frequently

Capacity Crowd!!

Jenn and Neil, Howard and Eryn, Kyle and Emi, all came out for the weekend, as Jenn, Emi, and Eryn were all going to the Brittany Speers Concert at the Palms Hotel.

Nice having everyone here, and wish they had more time.

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Bobby and Phil with Ryan and Derek.

Jenn and Neil came out this weekend and Bobby and Phil were here, so they were able to spend time with the boys. Little did we know that this would be the last time Roberta would see the great grandkids. She passed away less than 3 weeks later from a massive stroke.