Saturday, November 29, 2008

Gracie's famous faces...

Taking pictures of Gracie can be very difficult at times. She either sticks her tongue out, pulls a weird face, or scrunches her face up when she says cheese. Here are a few of her classic photo faces...

Yes, those are just a few......

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A day at the park...

The weather has been so beautiful lately, so Ryan and I decided to take the kids out and enjoy one more day at the park before it snows! They made friends with two other little girls that were there and Haley and Ryan were playing on the soccer field most of the time we were there pretending to be bears that lived in a cave. Grandma Lucy taught her that one!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

There's a mouse about the house

EWW! EWW!! EWW!!! I was going down my stairs today and there was a mouse on the step!! I went to the store and got 8 sticky traps, so hopefully that will do the trick. Hopefully he didn't bring any friends along with him!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008


We made it home from our trip Thursday night. We had the funnest time ever!! The weather was absolutely perfect (about 75 degrees). The kids loved the airplane, and Isaac was so good on it too. We spent three of the days at Dineyland and California Adventure. We also took them to the Princess dinner so we wouldn't have to stand in line to meet them all. We took them on all the little cute rides and Haley really wanted to try out a rollercoaster, so we took her on the one in toon town. She loved it so much, she only wanted to ride on the rollercoasters from then on. Luckily, the height requirement is 40" and she is exactly 40". Her favorites were Soaring over California, Matterhorn, Star Wars, and Splash Mountain. We tried to take her on Space Mountain, but it was too late and we decided to bag it. Gracie was a little nervous on all the rides, but loved them so much. Especially the Carousel! She also loved Buzzlight Year. We spent a day at Sea World, but they closed at 5 p.m. so we weren't able to see everything there. They still really enjoyed it though. The last day we were there, we went to Newport beach. I wish we could have spent the whole day there, but we had to get to the airport. Isaac was great and spent most of the time sleeping in the stroller. He even slept through the night twice there!! He hasn't since though. A few people told us to wait until the kids were older to go, but I would do it all over again in a heart beat. So whoever wants to plan a trip for next year let me know!! Maybe I could talk Ryan into letting us go again.
Ryan and the girls going for a train ride

Haley and Gracie waiting to board the airplane to go to Disneyland

There most favorite character they got to meet

Gracie chasing the seagulls

Me and my kids with the cool birds in the background

Haley had so much fun letting the waves crash into her feet

Isaac watching t.v. and very sleepy

They loved the stingray migration

I love his little dimple

Me and Haley riding the bumper cars

The princess dinner (they also got their picture taken with all of the other princesses)

I let Ryan go on most of the spinning rides

Isaac fascinated with the Pixar parade

The parade of dreams

Haley on the Carousel

Hanging out by the honey pots (Tigger was only a few feet away from them)

Friday, November 7, 2008

So long for now...

Well, today has been a very long day. I always wait until the last minute to get all the little things done and it ends up taking all day since there are a lot of little things to do!! We have to leave our house at 6:15 a.m. so I put the kids to bed early. They decided that they were too excited to go to bed, so they didn't actually fall asleep until 7:30. They're going to be pretty tired tomorrow! Anyway, I don't know what I'm doing on the computer, I need to get my butt in bed. I'm getting a cold, so hopefully my ear drums don't explode on the airplane from all they pressure! I'm not excited about that part, but we are very excited to finally take a family vacation for the first time with our kids!

Monday, November 3, 2008

any ideas?

Can anyone think of a cute boy dog name? I'm still not sure if we are going to keep him, but I really want to give him a name. So hopefully you all have some good names!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

my poor little puppy....

Yes we still have our puppies! We have 7 puppies left out of the 12. We finally posted them in the newspaper so hopefully that will help us sell the rest. We are going to Disneyland Saturday so hopefully the majority will be sold by then! They are getting bigger and more agressive. Mostly playful agressive, but for some reason one of the male puppies keeps getting beat up by the rest of them. It started happening about 3 days ago and luckily we were here each time it has happened. If not, they probably would have killed him. We figured out that they were targeting the same puppy, so we are able to keep them separated and he hasn't been harmed since. It's so sad because he loves playing with them but they don't like him for some reason. Last night I was petting him and noticed that the end of his tail was missing. Luckily it is just the tip. I don't think anyone is going to want to buy him now. It looks like we might end up having 2 dogs at the end of all this! Hopefully someone will still want him, so we'll see. I've kind of grown attached to him and he's grown attached to me since I have been taking care of him.
Look how sad he is :( If you zoom in you can see the end of his tail missing

Here he is feeling a little happier

Aren't they cute? (Even though I'm mad at them)