Monday, August 31, 2009

Elle is so, so into her Disney movies. Some how, she can pull the exact movie out of a stack(only the binders are showing!)every time. Today she wanted to watch Tinkerbell, I then remembered I had these wings in the garage. I went to pull them out, I put them on and flew into the house past her! She loved it and immediately wanted me to take them off and she wanted to wear them. She is so cute!

Tonight we went to Walmart, and of course, I had to look in the clearance toy section! Guess what we found! Tinkerbell pet party playset. It has the smallest little pieces, but she only wanted Tinkerbell, ladybug and the caterpillar. She is sleeping with them tonight.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Elle loves, loves to play. She is great at pretending! Her imagination amazes me more and more each day. She has always liked this hat, but this is the only way she will wear it. No one can help her put it on, she is the only one that can do it, its pretty funny! Enjoy:)

Yes, she does have pen marks all over her body! Thank you Patrick:) He lets her draw on herself when I am not home. She told me she was a zebra! haha

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Ivan has officially turned over from his back to his stomach!! This was a huge step for him. He has also been pushing up on his hands from his stomach for some time now, but never was caught on film. Here are some photos from today, enjoy!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

So our Walmart now has a Clearance Toy section!! I love having Walmart here in town, but at the same time I hate it. Its so addicting when you have kids to always see what great deals you can find. Well, I found the kids a car! It was kind of a pain to put together, but they both love it! Here are the photos of our new car, enjoy!

I put Ivans little bumbo seat in now, so he can hold the steering wheel and not fall over, so cute:)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

So our friends Jodi and Bob are into WWE. I have never watched this type of wrestling on TV, or watched it ever. They had been bugging us to come with them when WWE came to Phoenix. So we thought, why not?! WOW, not for us. It was fun to see the drama and how ridiculous this show was. Our highlight of the night was seeing Darnell Dockett who is a DT for the Phoenix Cardinals. I took a photo of him as best I could with the lighting in the arena.

It amazes me that people really like this type of thing, it had so much drama involved. I can see why kids like this, but adults?? I am not here to judge, just weird! Anyways, Bob had told me he wanted cotton candy and a foam finger. On our way to our seats at the beginning of the show, we bought him a mask, belt and t-shirt. We had awesome seats, 3rd row from the ring! That was cool too, plus okay, I will admit some of the wrestlers were very good looking:) It was a great night, whether we liked the actual show or not. Bobs motto is "I will not make you have fun!" We always have fun, no matter where we are!! Enjoy the photos!

Monday, August 24, 2009

I have had photos of Coral that Ali and Brandon's friend Sandra took of her at 9 days old. They are so good and she captured some great emotions from Coral. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

So we have been sick since we got back from San Diego. So not fun. Right now Ivan still has a cough, but it seems to be getting better. We have been house bound and have been trying to stay busy within the home. Its pretty hard, especially with two little ones. I have been trying to take some photos of the kids, to show how much fun we can have without going out and about all the time. Here are some photos, enjoy!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ivan is 4 months! Wow how time really flies by when you are having fun. I wanted to share with you the photos I took of him and compare them to Elle at the same age. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I got out of the house today to venture down to Tucson to visit my new niece, Coral Amelia! She is a week old and such a cutie. Typical first week behavior, eat, sleep, and poop! It was so nice visiting Ali, she looks great and is in great spirits. Why would she be any other way?!

I took Ivan with me, since Elle was still pretty sick, however Ivan started coughing today while we were there. It was a great change from our chaotic house filled with two munchins and four dogs barking! They have three dogs, but the house was so quite. I know its not always like that, especially with two teenagers.

Logan was sick and stayed home from school, so we got to hang out with him for a while. Ivan also got to meet Brigette when she got home from school. Ivan really enjoyed playing with Brigette! Right before we were about to leave Brandon got home, so we visited with him for a little bit. They are such an awesome family! I can't wait for Coral and Ivan to get a little older, they will have lots of fun playing!! Here are the photos from the day, enjoy!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

San Diego!

We are planning on heading to San Diego every year, we love it there. So this year, I was watching Jon and Kate plus 8. They were in San Diego staying at a really cool resort that their 2 year olds loved; Paradise Point! I looked into the resort and knew we were to go there. We got a great deal through Travelocity for flight, resort and car. The best part was, we did not have to drag our car seats and a pack 'n' play through the airport. We only took our luggage and a stroller! The rental car company provided us with the car seats at no charge and the resort had a pack 'n' play for us!!

So we get to San Diego after a morning of missing our flight with US Airways, telling them to forget getting us on another flight that left at 4pm. We bought one way tickets with Southwest for an hour later than our original flight. It was all working out. A little stressful, but whatever we got over it pretty fast. We were off to the San Diego Zoo, which Elle had been wanting to go to for about a month now. Every day at least 4 times a day she would say to me "I go Zoo!" We had a great time there, we missed a lot of great exhibits, but will go back another time. Right when we were getting ready to leave we noticed a band and a bunch of kids hula hooping. Elle just woke up from a nap, she said she wanted to join them, but just watched. She would not even touch a hula hoop. Oh, well it was fun watching all the kids do there thing.

We headed to Paradise Point to check in and grab a bite to eat. Our room was on the corner of a four unit building, right on a little canal, with ducks. We went down to the Barefoot Bar and Grill for dinner right on the marina. While we waited for our table, Patrick and Elle went down to see the boats. Patrick told me she had to touch everyone of them. She was having so much fun, it was great! Dinner was okay, but we decided not to eat there again. We were tuckered out so off to bed we went.

Tuesday morning we went down to the lagoon, Elle and I climbed up the lookout tower which was really high. I was very surprised she climbed up all the way with me, not even a scared bone in her little body. We then went back to the marina to feed the gigantic fish. There are even sharks in the little pond by the restaurant. Elle started getting fussy, so it was nap time. After nap time we went down to the beach, or what they call Paradise Cove. It was fun, there were not many people there, so it was nice and quite. Patrick swam from the shore we were on to the opposite shore to catch crabs. Sure enough he came back with one, Elle was not shy at all and wanted to hold it. At this point we were getting hungry and so we cleaned up and went to Gringos. I had been to Gringos in the past with friends for their bloody Mary bar, which was EXCELLENT!! I had to take Patrick there, our food was just okay.

The night was still young and we wanted to do something else. We went down to Belmont Park at Mission beach. Its a little amusement park, with rides, games, shopping and food. Elle wanted to ride the carousel, so okay! Now she has ridden carousels in the past now four times and cried the entire time. However this time she was laughing and having a great time. It was very enjoyable! Elle saw these blow up monkeys and wanted one, so Patrick played a game while I rode a wild ride. I get off the ride and she has a new stuffed dog. It was Patrick's turn now to ride this ride, which was pretty scary. I love roller coasters, flipping upside down and stuff, but when you have not ridden rides in a long time; it was pretty frightening. There was another ride Elle could go on, which was a submarine that went up and down in a circle. She loved it, she rode it twice, once with me and the other time with Patrick. So fun! Right next to the submarine ride is a rubber ducky game, Elle wanted to play because of the blow up monkeys! So we let her play, she won and of course she picked the monkey!! She was the happiest kid on the planet, screaming, laughing and running with her monkey. So cute! Patrick and I rode one more ride and we headed back to the resort to end the evening.

Wednesday we played in the pool till nap time, then rented a pontoon boat; thanks to my mom! It was Patrick's birthday present to do something at the resort and this is what he picked! So we took the kids out and drove by Sea World, Campland, homes and resorts/hotels. It was a lot of fun, Ivan fell asleep. I was surprised, he did not mind the life jacket at all. Elle laid down too and took a rest, she did not like the wind blowing her hair in her face. After the boat ride we were in the mood for seafood. We went to Mission beach and found a great local restaurant called Saska's. Patrick had a Po Boy and I had fish and chips, both very good. After dinner it was time to try to have Elle rest up for movie night. At the pool every Wednesday and Saturday they have a kids movie. We got to watch Wall-E. Elle was so excited to watch it. We got to the pool, Elle fully clothed, hops into the pool. She was having fun, it was getting dark out and there were so many kids swimming. I had her swimsuit, but oh well. I let her be.

Thursday we checked out of our resort and headed to Coronado to hang out at the beach. It was not all that fun, the kids were tired, Patrick and I were hungry but we made the best of it. We stayed for a couple hours, playing in the sand. The water was 62 degrees, too cold to swim in. I took Ivan down and put his feet in and he did not seem to mind, he loved playing in the sand though! When beach time was over time we headed to the airport. We were all exhausted and ready to get home to our beds. We had a fabulous time and will definitely go back to Paradise Point! We really did not want to leave the resort, there is so much to do there!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

We love to walk up to the entrance of our neighborhood. At the entrance there is a pond with a lot of ducks, turtles and fish, a playground and lots of grass to run in. Elle loves it there, Patrick and her like to hike onto the golf course too. So Patrick and Elle went before Ivan and I, so they could hike for a while. When Ivan and arrived, they were not done. Ivan and I just laid in the grass and watched the ducks and turtles come around us. When they were finally done hiking, Elle ran straight for the playground. She is still trying to get brave enough to go down the slide herself, she is not quite there yet. I did get some photos of us playing, enjoy!