Showing posts from April, 2011

Happy Easter 2011

We spent Easter with Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Mallory, Uncle Josh, Uncle Brady, Aunt Shannon, Aunt Kelsey, Uncle Michael, Payton, and Scarlett. We had tons of fun looking for baskets, eggs, going to Sarah Henry's Easter Egg hunt, dyeing eggs, playing games, and more. We really enjoyed attending sacrament meeting with the family. It was a ton of fun to be with our extended family this past weekend. We love being so close to family it is a huge blessing.

All the kiddos ready to go find the Easter Eggs that Aunt Mal filled for us. Thank you Aunt Mallory for always doing the Easter Egg hunt.

Ella found some Eggs. She stopped and ate the candy before finding the rest of her eggs. Yes she is wearing big girl panties. She is potty trained. Yipee for us. In the last two days she has gone poo poo on the toilet. Which is a huge accomplishment. We are not completely accident free yet, but we will get there. One accident yesterday and that was Mommy's fault for not helping her get her undies…

Six Flags

Waiting for the bus to take us back to the parking lot.

Gabriella was trying to kiss the Tiger. When Olivia turned her back to the Tiger it leaped at her. I screamed and the park employee said, "Wow I'm surprised that the Tiger pounced at your daughter, they do like to prey on the weakest animal." It was a little freaky and a little crazy that it waited until Olivia turned her back.

Waiting to see the dolphin show.

This is Merlin. He was part of the Shouka show. She did not come to the widow very often but finally did and stayed there responding to our movements. It was really cool. At on point he put his nose up to the window where Ella's lips where. Ella was trying to kiss him. It was so cool. Kev took this picture shortly after that happened. It was really neat to see the dolphin responding to us. The second day we were there he was blowing bubbles in the water and then poping them with his nose.

Here we are hanging out with Shouka. She did not respond like the dolp…

Six Flags

The kids had this entire week off for spring break so we wanted to do something fun with them. Kevin suggested six flags. So on Thursday and Friday we went to Vallejo, California and rode a ton of fun rides, saw Shouka the killer whale, watched the Dolphin Show, and saw a ton of safari animals. It was a ton of fun and the kids did really well considering they did not nap and were up for over 12 hours. Ella was a gem. We were surprised she was not more grumpy.

Madalyn and Olivia loved the rides.

Jaydn loved the rides as well. Can you tell he likes the color red. It use to be his favorite color. Now it is his second favorite color. Purple is his favorite, it has nothing to do with the fact that it is Uncle Brady's favorite color too :)

Ella enjoyed the train. It was a little less frightening then the other rides.

Lilly and Daddy riding the roller coaster. If you look close you can see Jaydn and Madalyn in the second to last cart as well. Our kids were pretty brave.

Jaydn and Lilly ha…

Day Two

Jaydn running to home plate after his teammate hit an infield ball.
Jaydn is ready to run to third base. I love how serious this sport is to the players. Yet they look so adorable in their uniforms that are way too big for them. It kind of reminds me of Sand Lot in a way.

Jaydn hit the ball. He has pretty nice form. Thank you Aunt Tracie for this sweet picture.

Each player gets to play a different position every game. This game Jaydn was the catcher. It was so cute to see him in all that gear. I am glad he got this position done before the dead heat of the summer comes.

My blogging madness begins. I am going to try to keep up until I am caught up from the last several months. Today we will talk about baseball.

Jaydn's first year of baseball. Half of the kids on his team are in their third year of playing. Apparently before this league you can play two years of t-ball. He is doing pretty good for starting his first year in Farm league where you are pitched to by a machine. He has hit …
Every time I think about blogging I get a bit overwhelmed at how behind I am. So I will start with what is happening now. Last weekend Aunt Tracie came into town. So we went up to Table Mountain and hiked down one of the small trickling falls. The kids were each able to find a salamander with the help of Uncle Michael, Aunt Tracie, and Kevin.

We had a fun little picnic and enjoyed the outdoors. We found salamanders, lizards, and a frog. Jaydn got to the point where he was easily able to catch a salamander.

Aunt Tracie and Madalyn holding a salamander. We had to dip the salamanders in the water a couple of times to keep them alive. The kids kept them as their pets on the short hike.

Aunt Tracie and Olivia holding another Salamander. I must say the salamanders here in Cali are of a different breed then in Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania the salamanders are very tiny.

Kevin is pro at catching lizards with a weed. He ties a slip knot with a weed and slips it over the lizards head and catch…