Monday, June 14, 2010

Grant turns 1!

We drove back from California on Friday, June 4th so that we could celebrate Grant's first birthday with Dan on the 5th. For his birthday I chose to have "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" theme since he crawled just like a caterpillar. It was fun to make invitations and centerpieces. We had fun with a few friends and family over for a BBQ. Grant was pretty confused as we all sang to him and did not like having cake all over him. He is such a cute kid. He has 2 little teeth on the bottom, loves to be outside and really loves to take a bath. We are so grateful he came to our family!

The invite

The Birthday Boy

The caterpillar balloons

The table


Opening presents

Center of attention

He didn't like being messy

Trip to California

The day after school was out the kids and I, along with my sister Melissa, drove to CA to spend some time with my family. We had so much fun hanging out, swimming and enjoying our first vacation of the summer. On Saturday, the kids went with Grandma and Grandpa to the Fiesta Days Parade. The next week my mom took us to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (aka Marine World). The kids loved the rides and got completely soaked by a killer whale. Bradley even got picked to pet a sea lion. We had such a fun trip and we can't wait to visit again!

Grant loved being outside

The kids would go straight to the backyard when they woke up and work in their "restaurant"

Kylie and Bradley petting the pony

Bradley and Kylie on the swings at Discovery Kingdom

Grandma and Ben

The kids on another ride

This was a little drop zone and Ben's face on the way down was priceless!

Grant just hanging out

Ben got soaking wet in Thomas the Train town

Bradley petting the sea lion

Killer Whale show

After the big splash

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

New Car

Just a quick update, the Accord served us well for the last 9 years, but it started having some trouble this week, so we decided to get something more reliable. We found a screamin deal on this 2008 Toyota Camry, so we're the proud owners of what Ben calls "Baby Blue". It's a smooth ride, has a sun roof, and the air conditioner doesn't make the car overheat! Pretty exciting stuff.