Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I know I have posted these out of sequence. This is all very new to me. Just know they all happened in the month of August. Updates will come sometime in the future.
This year was a little difficult. Can you see what I mean. I never thought about being on the other side looking into childhood. As a child, I know how it felt to be told I was now too big for the ride. "Jeez I just got big enough for the kiddie rides, now I'm too big, this is bogus". Those would have been my thoughts. So how as a parent do you tell your too big son that he just can't fit, or the car won't go with you in it, or sorry your not a kid anymore. See my deep rooted dilemma. I was hoping the attendant would tell him, but she didn't. I did tell him......but see where it got me. Just another kid enjoying and hanging on to childhood for dear life. For those who are curious, it was difficult to get him out. But he wasn't fazed. Keep hangin' on son.
Sophie once again, not impressed by the ever slow moving motion of a boat. Leena is always up for anything.
We got to go to Lagoon thanks to Franklin Covey. They have taken us the past few years and we all love it. This is mem, Daredevil Leena, and Auntie Jilly, just chillin on the boat that swings back and forth (dang I can't think of the name of the thing).
I took this one as we were swinging and I love the look on Leena's face, it makes my tummy tickle just looking at her.
Sophie is the one in the middle with her hands in the air. She absolutely loved the water. She is in control so thus no crying.
I was pretty shocked she loved this so much. It is moving and she isn't crying.
Here is the log flume. Sophie wasn't too impressed.
I flew out to San Diego to my brother Jake's wedding to his sweetheart Maria. It was nice to get away and see family and enjoy beautiful San Diego. We stopped at a pizza joint and Jake enjoyed his pizza.
See how this is a much more complimentary picture Nett? You are welcome to swap it with the one on your blog. Thanks
Ahhh the beautiful beaches of San Diego. It felt good again to smell the salty air and get caught in the ferocious rip currents and see my life flash before my eyes as I am trying to figure which way is up as I am tossed like a rag doll along the foamy waves. Yes, a thing of beauty. For seriously it was a blast, I love the beach. Now dad you might want to follow the footsteps of your son and start utilizing a razor......... well maybe not, the hair gives you some skin color. Oh, dang there goes the sarcasm again. I really am trying to work on that. Really though, thanks for everything Dad, I had a blast.
Here we are at the wedding Grandma Jean, me, sis Nannette, and cousin Vanessa. It was fun to see family that I don't get a chance to see often. I had a blast with my sister and cousin. Wish we all lived closer so we could have more exciting adventures.

Here are just a few random pictures I took at the wedding and the day before. What a cute couple.

Is anyone else a part of the Mario world? Well, we are very much a part of it. Bradyn just felt like being Mario for the day and who am I to sqwelch his creative/artistic ambitions? With no help from me he constructed this outfit and was very proud of it. I love seeing my kids use their brains and seeing what they come up with.
We did the whole Indiana Jones theme and I made it into a treasure hunt (including boobie-traps) for his presents. Daddy who is much more computer savy (I was actually taking up way too much time trying to figure out how to do it) made up the codes and decoder. I thought it all turned out pretty cute. At least Bradyn got a kick out of it.
Here are the boobie-trap setters. Mom Bath, Megan (Justin's sis) and her husband Mike. The two blondes are her kids Ella, and Sammy, and of course my Leena. We all enjoyed ourselves.
This is where he ran into boobie-traps. He was a little confused, maybe he doesn't truely understand what is the essence of Indy.
He loves lego's and he got Indy and Batman one's. What a cutey, chocolate face and all.

Bradyn's 7th Birthday

Bradyn had a great Indiana Jones birthday. I made a treasure cake. It looks homemade, but don't think it turned out too terrible. Can't you just feel the excitement of Indy's find?