Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cereal Time

We decided that we would try Mo on some cereal last night. She will be 4 months in a little over a week. This kid loved it! No odd faces she is so funny! I expected a small scene from her. I was hoping it would help her sleep longer at night but no such luck last night! We will have to try again tonight and see.

I can't believe how quickly time is passing right now! She is growing so fast.


I planted a very small garden back at the end of April. Here are the first of the crop. It isn't much but for me this is perfectly incredible. I pretty much kill EVERYTHING! Wahoo for me

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

San Diego Day 3,4,5

Here is some picture of the last few days of our trip. Some thoughts on what I LOVE ABOUT SAN DIEGO.
1. I LOVE Sea World night shows. They are far better than the day shows and
you get to drink Hot chocolate during them. Mmmmm
2. I love watching Taylor on the beach. She loves the water just like her dad. She swam and played non-stop while we were there.
3. I love the little self serve frozen yogurt shops that are all over!
4. The weather is great.
5. I love the tourist shops at mission beach.
6. I love the Mexican restaurant in La Jolla.

Check out that BIG fish. and my cute kiddos
The Fam at La Jolla
( a cute side note)
Taylor and Colin were chasing squirrels in this little grassy area. Taylor would run after them yelling come here squirt! I loved that she was calling them squirts!

seals at la jolla
the polar bear

Friday, May 22, 2009

San Diego Day 2

Waiting for Shamu show to start.
They Loved the Beluga Whales.

Outside the Penguin encounter. Seeing the warm weather Penguins
Checking out the Otters.

Colin in his ride. Love this wagon.

Taylor and the Clysdale. Colin didn't want to have many pictures taken today he is far too busy.

Today we hit sea world. It didn't open until 10am and the kids were up at about 6am so after entertaining them most of the morning by the time we made it to Sea World they were already getting tired. We check out the Clysdales then the Dolphin show. Hit the Salt Water aquarium and the interactive starfish and Bat Ray exhibits then headed bay to the Hotel for some lunch and much needed naps.

Around 5:00 we headed back to Sea world for a couple of hours before they closed at 7:30pm

We miss the dolphin interaction and will have to catch it tomorrow. So after walking there and finding it was closed we walked over to the penguins and other artic animals. SO COOL! These exhibits are some of our favorite in the park. We caught the last Shamu show at 7:00pm and grabbed some dinner and are headed to bed.
Another crazy fun day. Tomorrow: Beach in the am, Lunch, naps and Sea World in the evening I can't believe how fast the days are going.

Family Picture... Only 400 miles away

Here is the picture that Jarom took from his work in Phoenix while we were at wave house.

We are the little blog of tourist looking people! :)

Thursday, May 21, 2009


We jumped in the car this moring and headed to San Diego. Wahoo! What an awesome time so far. Here is what we did on day 1.
Left Phoenix and 90 degree weather at 6am and headed to San Diego we got here about noon and it was right around 70! Wonderful! First off we hit the Wave House where Josh got to spend an hour playing in the flowrider. He did great. He of course was a bit disappointed the hour went so quickly and he didn't get as "good" as he wanted to. While we were there Jarom jumped on the wave house San Diego website and took a family photo for us via the live cam! So fun!!!! When we get that picture I will post it. We played on the beach for a while and in the ocean just a bit cause it was a little cool with the wind for Morgyn to be out too long. So we went and swam in an indoor pool that is at wavehouse. After swimming and checking into our hotel we went back over to mission beach to have dinner. We love this place that has roof top dining its called Canes Cantina. We have eaten there one time before. While eating dinner and watching the sunset, surfers and paddle boarders we saw DOLPHINS! I was so excited. I have only seen them in the wild one other time. Taylor even saw them! I got a few pictures so there you have it our first day. Check back tomorrow for more FUN! (Picture are in reverse order :) )

Ice cream after dinner
Mom and Tay at dinner

Dad and Colin at dinner

Our Dolphin entertainment

Tay Ocean behind her at dinner she looks perrty

Tay playing in the sand at Wavehouse

Josh on the flowrider

Mom and Mo on the beach

Dad and kids by the water

Thursday, May 14, 2009

New Project!

Well I fell in love with a new project! Watches! We Started making them at a church activity and I have had LOADS of compliments on mine so I decided to expand and with much help from my friend Joanna we have started a little business making watch bands. We are going to be selling them as soon as the watch faces come in. They are all custom and individual. This is what we worked on tonight while I hosted a Slumber Party for Tay and some of her friends. Loads of fun!

Which would you buy? Which is your favorite?

Friday, May 8, 2009

Morgyn's Blessing

Josh and Mo she looks so sweet sleeping with her dad. I put a red bow in her hair to remind of us her special little heart and in support of the American Heart Association.
Mo wasn't so into pictures so I didn't get very many. I keep saying Im going to put her dress back on and take some more but of course I haven't done that yet. Bob and Carter

Cowboy buddies

Cousins hanging out Saturday Morning

Mom and Dad with our kiddos, this time Colin didnt want pictures.
For those of you that don't know my mom she is the one that delivered Morgyn.

We blessed Morgyn the Sunday after Easter. Mom and Dad were able to come and Bob and Carter made the trip also. It was great to see them. We stayed at the Arizona Grand for fun on Friday night and played all day in the pool on Saturday. Getting plenty of sun and wearing everyone out. Friday night we also went to Rustlers Roose it was kind of late when we were there so all the kids fell asleep. It was great to have family and friends there.


Taylor's Basket

Colin's basket
Enjoying The eggs they discovered Easter morning.

Taylor was very excited to leave carrots out for the easter bunny and even more thrilled that the bunny ate most of them!

Before an egg hunt. Colin not such a fan of pictures that day.

Its late but here are some pictures. Easter was a bit like Christmas at our house this year. We don't usually do big baskets like this but the kids needed new clothes and I found a great deal on leapsters. We knew they would be great when we travel this summer.


Well it has been brought to my attention that I haven't updated the blog in a while. I can't believe another month or 3 weeks has gone by. Time is moving way too quickly. I want it to slow down but at the same time I am anxious for the future. Things like: A trip to Disneyland and Sea World, getting to meet Grandma and Grandpa Swallow, Aimee and Rjay coming home at the end of the summer and in the fall. It seems like all that will happen in such a short amount of time. We seem to keep busy even though I keep thinking we will slow down here pretty soon!

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