Reasons to Celebrate!

Rudy went from “Super Star of the Week” to a weekend full of stars as we celebrated at SBRM’s “Viva la Bayou” event on Saturday and the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital’s “Party at the Pier” on Sunday.  It was a jam-packed weekend but it was filled with things that refresh my soul (good friends, family, hard work, hope and sunshine) so it was energy and effort well spent.  We’ve had another wicked heat wave blaze across southern California so I was a little nervous these outdoor events would be too hot for Rudy but he handled it all pretty well and we all focused on the fun to be had.  🙂  We’ve had a crazy schedule of significant experiences in the last week and a half on top of the regular family routine so it’s going to be hard to slow down and catch up on the chores I’ve let go in the last few weeks to prepare for all these special events.  It’s time to get back to real world stuff…;)

Months of hard work by the SBRM Women's Auxiliary culminated in a beautiful fiesta that raised  $366,000.00!
Months of hard work by the SBRM Women’s Auxiliary culminated in a beautiful fiesta that raised $366,000.00 (so far)!
A gorgeous day at Rancho Dos Pueblos.
A gorgeous day at Rancho Dos Pueblos.
A full house!!
A full house!!
Thanks, Dale Weber, for this little gem!  ha ha…local News Anchor Victoria Sanchez?…80s Super Model Kathy Ireland?  Rolf just may frame this one!
Thanks, Dale Weber, for this little gem! ha ha…local News Anchor Victoria Sanchez?…80s Super Model Kathy Ireland? Rolf just may frame this one…
…I'll DEFINITELY  be framing this one!!!!
…I’ll DEFINITELY be framing this one!!!!
Celebrity sightings continued for our family on Sunday in Santa Monica…sharing a laugh with "Modern Family" star Nolan Gould...
Celebrity sightings continued for our family on Sunday in Santa Monica…sharing a laugh with “Modern Family” star Nolan Gould…
..getting autographs from another "Modern Family" cast member Rico Rodriguez and his sister Disney Star Raini Rodriquez...
..getting autographs from “Modern Family” cast member Rico Rodriguez and his big sister Disney Star Raini Rodriquez…
We also ran into a few of Rudy's Rock Stars like UCLA's Dr. Nina Shapiro...
We also ran into a few of Rudy’s Rock Stars like UCLA’s Dr. Nina Shapiro…
…Dr. Gary Satou...
…Dr. Gary Satou…
…and Dr. Rick Harrison!
…and Dr. Rick Harrison!
Rudy and the big kids played a few games….
Rudy and the big kids played a few games….

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…rode a few rides…
…rode a few rides…

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…and enjoyed a day filled with hope!  ;)
…and enjoyed a hope-filled day! 😉
You can't go to a Mattel event and NOT stop to say "hi" to Barbie...
You can’t go to a Mattel event and NOT stop to say “hi” to Barbie…
…who, by the way, Olivia and Rudy met in the CTICU in December 2008!  :)  Yeah, they're besties!!!  Ha
…who, by the way, Olivia and Rudy met in the CTICU in December 2008! 🙂 Yeah, they’re besties!!! Ha
Two dolls!
Two dolls!
Oh my gosh!  Just ONE of the piles in my house that needs to be addressed today!!  :)  Ha Ha Ha
Oh my gosh! Just ONE of the piles in my house that needs to be addressed today!! 🙂 Ha Ha Ha

7 thoughts on “Reasons to Celebrate!

  1. I love that you guys live life to the fullest AND wear incredibly obnoxious hats. It’s just a win win combo!!! Love u!

  2. The reason Trish has so much energy is that I gave her all of mine!
    There WAS a time when I could have kept up with her.

    The great pictures always make my day! Thanks for taking the time to post them. I love you MORE!

  3. You guys have added to the community in SB in some very unique ways, but make no mistake it’s become of richer place because of all of you guys.

    Rolfie does seem to be leaning more towards ’80’s super model of all models of all time, Kathy Ireland. Irony of all ironies. Rolfie, the kid from Jersey, gets a photo op with one of his boy-hood “poster on the wall” models and he’s wearing a bolo-tie…..

    Trish must of had something to do with dressing Rolf that day!!

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