Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Santo's Visit...

Neyvada's class has a turtle..An extra class project is every weekend a student gets to take Santo home and do fun things with him and record the events in a journal.. this past weekend was Neyvada's turn.. Neyvada and her sisters were very excited and could not wait for Santo to get here. Boy did Santo have a busy weekend...this is what Santo did.....

The mall playhouse..

toy store..

the disney store..

toy store...

disney store...

the chocolate store...

Build a Bear Store...

the Sneaker Store..

reading with Gabi...

listening to Neyvada play...

Went to Maui Dog for Hawaiian Hot Dogs..

Went to see Dr. Peter...

lettuce break ...

and the park...

Santo was the busiest turtle in Az. this weekend:o)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Chocolate Chip Pancakes...



4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
1 cup whole, 2 percent fat, or 1 percent fat milk
1 1/4 cups flour
1 tablespoon sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips, or less to taste
Butter, for cooking


In a small saucepan, combine the butter and milk. Place over low heat just until warm and the butter is melted. Let cool slightly. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; mix well.

In a large bowl, whisk the eggs with a fork. Whisk in the milk mixture. Add the dry ingredients and mix just until barely blended. Add the chocolate chips and mix.

Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat. Add about 1 teaspoon of butter and melt until bubbly. Ladle 3 tablespoons of batter for each pancake onto the hot surface and cook until bubbly on the top and golden brown on the bottom. Turn and cook until golden brown on the other side, about 30 seconds more. Repeat until all the batter is used up..:o))

we always top ours off with a little Nutella:o)...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Dressed for a Disney Audition..

next week we audition for Annie:o)...

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sunday at The Circus....

A Clown’s Blessing

Author Unknown

May your noses be red and shiny...,
And your smile always bright....
May your cheeks be nice and rosy...,
Your eyes sparkle in the light....
May your shoes be always too big...,
Your costume be perma-pressed...,
Your heart overflow with laughter...,
Every time your clown is dressed....
May face paint be at the ready...,
And your balloons be “easy-blow”....
May children run to greet you...
Wherever you may go....

The Clowns Prayer - 2

Author unknown

"As I stumble through this life, help me create
more laughter than tears.., dispense more happiness
than gloom.., spread more cheer than despair....
Never let me become so indifferent that I will fail
to see the wonder in the eyes of a child or the
twinkle in the eyes of the aged....
Never let me forget that my total effort is to cheer people..,
make them happy and forget at least momentarily
all the unpleasantness in their lives.
And, in my final moment, may I hear you
whisper..: when you made My people smile..,
you made Me smile....."

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Friday Night With Cinderella..

pizza and play time with Cinderella..

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Organ Stop Pizza..

 The WORLD'S LARGEST Wurlitzer organ  that controls 1000s of pipes and real instruments spread throughout the restaurant and even hanging from the ceiling at the Organ Stop Pizza in Mesa ...( In 1910 the Rudolph Wurlitzer Company opened its No Tonawanda division ..the larget manufacturing company in the world at that time.... )

neyvada's piano teacher ..ryan

Today we went to an anual event that Neyvada's piano studio ( Kirks Music Studio) at Organ Stop Pizza .. it is a "must do"... ..it was an amazing performance on the "Mighty Wurlitzer" by Charlie Balogh .. Neyvada took her friend Maya with her and we all ate lots of pizza and enjoyed the many songs played...

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Mark West --Phoenix Suns..

We were invited to an event at Chasr field for Goriila Play Center and meet the amazing Mark West , formers Phoenix Suns Player..He signed autographs and told his story about becoming a player... It was a super fun evening and we won the raffle of a goodie bag filled with a basket ball ,tee- shirt, Suns cap and many more goodies.. the girls has a great time!

Petersburg, VA.

High School:
Petersburg High School



11/05/1960   Mark West guarded the basket like no one else during his four years at Old Dominion. The three-time All-American led the nation in blocked shots both as a sophomore and junior. He scored 1,308 career points, grabbed 1,113 career rebounds and shot 56 percent from the field. As a senior he was named to the Sun Belt Conference's first team.

West hauled in a career high 23 rebounds in a game against Texas Wesleyan in 1980. West was named ECAC-South Tournament Most Valuable Player in 1980 and 1982. He performed the triple-double (points/rebounds & blocked shots) three times.

West hauled in nine rebounds in the Monarchs 63-62 upset win at undefeated and top ranked DePaul in 1980. In his four seasons at Old Dominion the Monarchs were 80-37 reaching the NCAA's twice and the NIT twice.

He became the school's all-time blocked-shot leader with 446 and was honored by the Associated Press as an Honorable Mention All-American in 1981 and 1982, and The Sporting News in 1981. His career field goal percentage was .559. West graduated with a degree in business administration with an emphasis in financial management.

He was drafted in the second round by the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA, and has also played for Milwaukee, Cleveland, Detroit, Indiana, Atlanta and the Phoenix Suns. West played 17 seasons in the NBA and ranked second in league history in field goal percentage at .580. He led the NBA in field goal percentage (.625) in 1989-90 season. He is currently second in NBA history in field goal percentage (.580), trailing only Artis Gilmore's .599 rate, and West led the NBA in shooting in 1989-90 when he shot .625 from the field.

In July of 2001, he was named assistant general manager for the Phoenix Suns. West is currently Vice President of Player Programs. In his role, West carries out a wide range of duties focusing on the business of basketball, Player relations and development and community representation. Mark also serves as the team liason for the NBA Player Development program administered by the league.

West was featured in the July 19, 1999 "FORTUNE MAGAZINE" about being a licensed broker since 1992 and partner at Prudential Securities in Phoenix. West was honored by ODU in 2000 as a distinguished alumni. West has been a licensed stockbroker since 1992.

West was very envolved in the Player Association where he served as a "player Rep" and Union Vice President.

West's jersey number 45 was retired in 1984 and the Petersburg, VA. native ws inducted into the ODU Sports Hall of Fame in 1988. He was inducted into the Hampton Roads African American Sports Hall of Fame in October of 2004. He was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame on April 22nd, 2006.

"I will say this, I am completely overwhelmed. I am here in the Hall of Fame. But Petersburg is here, ODU is heare, my family is here. You are all heare, the influences you had on me."

West grew up in Petersburg, Va., but was Born in Fort Campbell, Ky. He and his wife Elaina have two sons, Markus and