Friday, April 29, 2011


Day 2 started out by going to Mormon Battalion. The Church remodeled this place about 2 years ago and it's very high tech. Plus the story of the battalion is really cool, especially since the church helped established much of early california.

Panning for gold

Then onto the Beautiful San Diego Temple

Then we went down to La Jolla Cove...there was more wildlife in this little cove than there is in all of Tucson.

these little crabs are everywhere

Nemo without the stripes

A baby seal

Then to Mission Beach, we rode the rides and walked around, it was very relaxing.

Thursday, April 28, 2011


I had extra vacation time that needed to be used by April so we decided to go to San Diego and our 1st stop was Sea World. Me & Ethan rode this ride and he wasn't tall enough to ride it but I they didn't measure him and just let us on. However the 2nd time Samantha took him on and they wouldn't let him go so he cried for about 20 minutes.
Cute Kids and little penguin behind them

all I could think of was Danny Devito when he played the Penguin in Batman

the Dolphin Show...a cool video is at the end of this post


look at those teeth

PIRANHAS, there skin was neon

We got to feed the SEALS

this EVIL bird would steal the fish out of little kids hands

This Seal would beg

We decided to play one game...It's the game where you throw the rings onto the bottles...we thought it would be a fun game for the kids and didn't think we would win...well Samantha got a ring on the bottle and now we are stuck with this giant idea how we are going to stuff it into our van when we drive home...but I am proud of her...she's my southpaw.

The Shamu Show...we decided to sit in the front so we could get splashed!

At the Shamu show...Ava was flipping out so Samantha had to nurse her...well that's right when we got was funny.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter boys...pyros in the making... and some other fun stuff

We had a pretty low key Easter. We woke up at 5 am to Malia throwing up in her crib, nice. No church for some of us today. So that is why none of the girls are dressed in their Easter dresses, it was boy's dress up day. So daddy and Ethan put on their suits and we got some great pictures of them. Ethan is such a poser now. He's so fun to take pictures of!The studs of the house
He did this one all on his own

Ethan trying to make a mad face

So hopefully soon we can get the girls dressed in their cute little dresses and get some pictures

We also had some fireworks and decided we should set them off in our backyard, totally safe right? The kids LOVED them, not quite to Disneyland expectations, but they were good enough for them.

Malia found a new love, jumping. We were down in Safford and Adam's aunt and uncle have a trampoline in their backyard. Malia couldn't get enough of it, she would be up there all day long if I let her, and she is pretty good at it. Ethan was scared to leave the edge and kept jumping by the edge, which was totally scaring the crap out of me, but they made it without a broken bone, I think we might need to look into one of these. It would keep them occupied for hours =)

Ethan's run in with a permanent blue marker. At least it was only on his lips and NOT the couch!

All dressed up.

Ava will hardly sit still for a picture so I had to be quick, this is all I could get of her.

I still can't believe how big he is!

Isn't she beautiful? I feel sorry for any boy that likes her. They won't stand a chance! She's gonna walk all over them!

The only good one I got

Our neighbors down the street had an awesome yard sale. I feel like I almost ripped them off, but whatever, we got some great stuff for the kids and hardly spent any money, awesome!

All of our yard sale loot.