Monday, July 23, 2007
So then Saturday we got to drop our kids off and head to The Fray concert. It was an entertaining night
I came to one large conclusion after this great concert...
I am old! Here is my reasoning...
First, the opening bands did very little but completely annoy me! I just wanted them to turn it down.
Second, when The Fray finally came onto stage at 9:30 I was yawning and ready to lie down for bed!
And lastly, I wanted to SIT and actually enjoy the music for the LARGE majority of the time!
It does make me feel better to know that my sweet sis-in-law, who is also 24 felt pretty much the same as I did, and she doesn't have kids!
Thursday, July 19, 2007
I love these kiddos!
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Now for my question...
So now that a have a sometimes sweet and sometimes not-so-sweet little 2 year old I get to thinking. Of course every mom wants to raise their children well and teach them to be good kids and even better adults...my question is HOW???
Lucky for me I have 2 wonderful examples, my mom and mother-in-law and countless examples of good parenting around me. But I am always wanting to pick peoples brain about little tactics. So, with concern for my children's well-being I turn to you...the blogging world, scary I know. Let me know what you think. You know the little bits of advice you've received or rather the special traits or abilities you admire in the mother's that you look up to most.
Monday, July 9, 2007
Seriously? SO CUTE! Christian had fallen asleep and I look down to see his big sister holding his hand. I melted! I always think of the many ways she could be torturing him as I go on long runs, but I was pleasantly surprised today. Maybe a fluke, maybe she is the sweet girl my imagination makes her out to be! :)
My cute boy! Ava didn't let him sleep that long...she needed a play mate!
So let me start my next thought with a story...
I thought I was doing so well in my 1/2 marathon training when this past Saturday my friend Alie and I ran 7 miles! I came home to my sweet husband that is just a "little" behind in his training (can't blame him when he has to work 16 hours days for 14 days straight) proudly telling him how far I had run. So that night comes, we put the kids to bed and he said, "I just really need to go running. I think I will run about 4 miles or so." So time goes by, and by, and I am starting to wonder whether he passed out on the road somewhere. Then I hear the door open and get his ipod thrown at me. You see he has the Nike + which is a cool little device that tells you how far you have gone, how fast you ran, all the cool stats. So I look down to see it read 7.58 miles!!! What? He isn't even in shape yet! Let's just say he hurt a little more than I did the next day. In his words, "like a baseball bat to the knees."
So this means war...I realize it is a war that I will most likely never win, but I am competitive and will try. So I need some help. I am in a mad search for good pump up songs. 7+ miles takes (me at least) a long time and good music is key. So let me know if you have a song that just keeps you going...thanks :)
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Ward breakfast, Ty was incharge of the whole thing. I really wanted to get a pic of him in his apron and my kids at probably the only time during the day with their clothes clean and hair nice, BUT my battery in my camera was dead, so do your best to imagine...hard I know!
Then after some good battery charging we headed to a pool BBQ at the Pharris'. It was tons of fun with great food and even greater friends.
Here is Ava just helping herself to some leftover fruit dip...that's my girl!
So after the fun part-ay, we gathered our things and headed to Central park (in Santa Clara that is) for the firework show. This is where Niel Diamond got the best of us!Three nerdy accounting husbands playing their games, just kidding, we wish we could do them too!
Ava loved running around with Hayden!
Christian was great. He fell asleep right before the fireworks and slept through them all!
Thanks Niel and Uncle Sam...it was a great Fourth of July!!!
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Amanda and I at Mary Poppins
Amber, me and Amanda in Times Square
Day 2: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, my parents bought lunch for any of us that could resite what's on the Lady Liberty's tablet. My mom's grandma and grandpa came to Ellis Island so we took pictures by their names.
This was Christian 95% of the trip...he was a little angel. It was obvious that not many kids are around in NYC, he got SO much attention! And he loved it of course!
On our way home we stopped by Ground Zero, which for some reason surprised me that nothing was really there but a HUGE construction site.
So that night was Jersey Boys!!! I LOVED this show. (Disclaimer...a lot of language for those of you that might see it). The music is AWESOME. It is in San Fran right now and I am totally taking Tyler. It got over at 11pm or so, but we had all the energy in the world from the show! And Fergie was playing right next door.
I had to snap a picture of this store. Is that seriously there slogan? Clothing Bargains for Millionaires? Too funny...we didn't stop!
From here on out the days blur together so here is what we did...
The Empire State Building
My cute boy and his new shoes!
Christian and me at Grimaldi's Pizza in Brooklyn.
At church/ the Temple
Amanda and me at WICKED!!! LOVED IT! I am driving Tyler crazy with the music now!
Christian loved his uncle Jake by the end of the trip
Serendipity then down the street to Patsy's for lunch. Then to a cute little childrens store where we picked up this cute outfit for Ava...that she literally puts on EVERY single day!!!
A few things I forgot...Les Miserables, "The March" (a gay parade) we sure did get more than we wanted that day! Walking around SoHo, Fifth Avenue and just enjoying being in the big city. We had a blast! Thanks sisters, mom, dad and jake! :) It was a trip to remember. If you can think of something significant that I missed, let me know.
Okay so believe it or not there are more pics on our smugmug site...if you can handle more NYC go ahead and check them out.
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Haley made the slight mistake of mentioning "boogies". Ava knew just what to do. I love this picture though!
Okay, so I loved them all. The rest of the pictures from the shoot are on our smugmug site. Feel free to check them out.