Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tea for Two

would you like a cup of tea?
please sip your tea like this
okay, i better help you

thanks for coming to the tea party. you are my best friend!


The temperature has cooled off enough (96 or so at 6:30pm) that we can play outside again! We are so fortunate to live by wonderful people. Specifically, the Esplin's who have 3 kids 9,6 and 3 that live right next door. Their grandma is staying with them for a while. She was giving the kids a ride in the wagon and it was cute enough that I ran (acutally ran) into the house for my camera.

It's so great to see about 10+ kids just on our street riding bikes or whatever they have and all playing so nice together!

San Diego Day 2

On Sunday we went to Sea World. We went up on the sky ride, sat in the splash zone, and ate lunch with Shamu! The kids did really good concidering the amount of activities we were doing, the heat, and lack of sleep.

The last night we were there, the kids slept together for the first time. It was really sweet.
I am such a lucky girl to have such wonderful in-laws! If it weren't for them, our trip wouldn't have been possible!

Monday, August 24, 2009

San Diego Day 1

At the begining of the month we took a quick trip to San Diego to see Dave's Mom and Step-dad, the beach, and Sea World. We went to Silver Strand State Beach Park on Saturday afternoon. Kayleigh was content searching for seashells. Zoe on the other hand liked the waves and sand.

Of course we had to take all the seashells back to the hotel with us. In the above picture she was telling me which of the seashells were her favorite. It turns out they all were!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

art work

When I say my girls like to color and make artsy things I'm not lying. They are seriously coloring all day long.

This first little gem Kayleigh made yesterday. Her name is at the top. She always writes her name last. Then she drew Kona on the top left. You can't see it in the picture but she has a pink tounge. Under the 3 pink dots you'll find me. The big head is dave and to the untrained eye above Dave's head you may not see anything, but the arc and the line make up Dave's hat. The two little girls on the bottom right are Kayleigh and Zoe. Finally on the bottom left she traced her own hand and wrote Zoe's name.
Yesterday I was supposed to wash the kitchen floor. Instead we spread out the paper, stickers, markers, and glue and went crazy with the art supplies! Zoe made a card for Dave and Kayleigh made I card for me.

K drew me then gave me a candy bar sticker because I was eating it, duh! On the left she made a candy truck. On the right she wrote Mommy Love Kayleigh. She hasn't quite figured out spacing just yet, but we are working on it. At least all her letters are there.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Zoe's First Day of Gymnastics

Zoe is also in gymnastics once a week. It's a class that I participate in with her and it's for 30 min. Kayleigh just sits on the side lines and does whatever. Today she played the DS and met a new friend who is 6 and wears earings! ;o)

Zoe was not feeling up to much today. I think the terrible twos are here already! Hopefully she will get used to our new schedule soon and be able to have fun.

By the way... Kayleigh took our picture. She was very proud of herself and she should be. She did a great job.
So ignore the mess and focus on the kids. I was being silly one night and we hid from Daddy in the laundry closet. They thought it was the coolest thing. Now just about every time I go into the laundry room they ask, "again? again?" This time I let them scare me. It's the simple things isn't it?

Kayleigh and Zoe- who is who?

Kayleigh's First Day at Gymnastics

On Wednesday August 11th Kayleigh started gymnastics at a cute little gym called Trinity (

She really liked it. I think I will too. Her class consisted of 3 girls and a boy and she had 3 teachers one of which was a guy, which is good. Her favorite was a Stink Bug Roll (summersault), and learning how to do a cartwheel. They even climbed the rock wall, did the beams and bars!

I told K to put shoes and socks on and she came out with brown shoes and striped socks. Whatever. I wasn't going to fight with her on her first day. Hey, at least she let me do her hair. I told her it was a rule to have your hair in a ponytail to be able to attend class. Mwaahahaha!

Friday, August 7, 2009


Some day we are going to look back at all of Zoe's pictures and tease her. Why? Because EVERY time she has her picture taken she thinks it's protocol to tilt her head to the left and smile.

I love it!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Phoenix Children's Museum

On Wednesday we (me and the girls) drove up to Phoenix to visit with Danielle, Gunnar, and Bennett. We met up at the Children's Museum and let me tell you, IT WAS A BLAST!

Here the kids are at the entrance by a dragon. Kayleigh is loving Gunnar!
There was an area just for kids under 3. Zoe loved it! This was a crazy "shoe wall" I guess you could call it. It was a bunch of shoes on the wall that were painted the wall color. Strange yet cool.

Zoe got to paint a house.

The Museum was so busy the kids didn't get a turn on the cool trykes, but they still had fun on the wooden scooters.

They had this really cool grocery store with carts, real looking and feeling food items, and even a checkout stand! It was a hit!
We waited a while for Danielle and the boys to show up, but it wasn't a problem because they were having so much fun TOGETHER!
Oh and I wanted to try this thing... I don't know what you would call it but it was awesome!
Zoe really liked the museum. She would play with one thing and love that thing so much that when it was time to move on she would throw a fit (and she's really good at those).
$27 for admission, $7 for snacks, 3 hours of air conditioned fun priceless!


We have been so busy lately and it's all about the kids. I can get so frustrated with them, but I love them so much.

After a morning playdate, lunch with my mom and only 2 hours at home, we were off to another playdate with Becky (the mom), Felicity (Kayleigh's friend from ballet) and Michaela (a girl Zoe's age). The little girls aren't quite sure how to play together yet, but the big girls (that includes me) had lots of fun! They of course played princess... and they went on dates (ugh). All very cute. We were there before Kayleigh's first day of her second year of ballet and tap dance lessons, so they were able to get ready together. Again, very cute!

They even had matching Sleeping Beauty high heals to wear on the 2 min. car ride to class. LOL! The pic was taken from my camera phone, so it's not a good. Becky took some so I'll add those later.