Sunday, July 20, 2008

Beach memories

Well since it has been really nice lately and we bought a state beach pass we have decided to take advantage of my time off and go to the beach as much as possible. It's not as often as we would like since we have little Brianna but we are going as much as can be done. So this last week we got two good trips in. On Friday we went to the state beach but ended up not getting too much beach time due to Sean falling asleep early in the car. We went out at noon to set up table by fire pits for the ward party that night then Sean ended falling asleep so we headed home to get him a good nap but of course as soon as I got him home we was wide awake. So we tried again and this time we succeeded. So we started are day out just relaxing by the beach and playing in the sand and water with Sean while we took turns holding Brianna and keeping her covered because I was the smart one that forget her hat and baby Bjorn. On top of all that Greg brought his boards along to get there and find out no surfing was allowed. So the day at the beach ended up being poorly executed but still fun. That night we had our ward beach party where we roasted hot dogs and then had wonderful smores. Also we had a great sand castle contest that Sean kept trying to destroys the Parker boys sand castle. We had a great time and ended staying almost to the end. Surprisingly Brianna did great and slept most of the time. Then the next day on Saturday Greg headed back to work and me and the kids headed to the harbor beach for a birthday party of one of Sean's friends. I have never seen so many fun toys for the kids to play on in the water. Sean was in heaven. Now you see the party was at noon so I thought we would go for two hours then go home and take naps, well that didn't happen we ended up skipping the nap and staying till four or five but as you can see from the pictures Sean was in heaven going from the trampoline in the water, to riding the boggy board or surf board, to getting a ride on the little sail boat and paddle boat. Oh I forget to mention the whole time we were there Sean was running around with girls didn't even bother to really play with the boys. He mainly chased after little Kate that is in our ward, she's the cute little redhead, which means trouble. But for some reason since we went to visit them at their house a few weeks ago they inseparable when they are together. Sean kept sitting with her in her little chair at the ward beach party and chasing her around at the beach. Kate's dad says he's never seen her be so daring and try so many new things since she met Sean, their match made in heaven. Last but not least when Sean was being pulled around on the surf board he was trying to paddle while he laid there it was so cute. Also Brianna got a new bathing suit that I love. We are loving the nice weather and the beach, anyone can come visit and join us.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

More Pictures from the farm

We had so much fun I had to do another blog just to show you all the pictures.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Only on the farm!!

So for the fourth of July we decided to go visit my family in Idaho. So we packed up the kids in the car and drove 16 hours straight through! Amazingly, the kids did great, I think the trip was harder on us than it was on them. We stopped once on the way there and on the way back we got smart and stopped once and slept for a few hours. I have now decided that portable DVD players are life savers and I understand why everyone has one. So we came up with the theme "Only on the farm" because Sean got to do somethings that we could never do in California. So here's the list : 1. Drive the car(like actually drive, in the front seat down the road) 2. Go to town without a carseat (Don't worry Jillonnie, he was seatbelted in the back and it was still safe, Idaho drivers don't go faster than 8 miles an hour) 3. Drive a tractor(he really knows how to operate a front loader for any of you that know what that is) 4. Ride a horse(bareback and with a saddle, and when he was leading the horse he was stepped on! What a tough little guy) 5. Play in the ditch(irrigation canals are so much fun when they are full of water) 6. Make a fire in our yard 7. Light fireworks 8. Feed the cows(and scare the bulls, I told you he was tough) 9. Ride the four wheeler(he even learned how to operate this one on his own, thanks Greg!) 10. Pee on the side of a public restroom building(thanks Rachel and Kyler). So when we got back home Sean kept asking to drive the car or light fireworks so our new saying is "only on the farm." It was great to see everyone and show off Brianna to everyone. Sean loved getting out and getting dirty on the farm. He got to play with his cousin Kyler and Kambrea while he was there and loved every moment of it. I've never seen a kid so excited to just go outside and run around and explore. Everyday Greg and Sean would go on an adventure to look for bugs or feed one of the animals. We also spent alot time at the water park where Sean got daring enough to go down the slide on his belly. We love spending time with the family and letting Sean run around on the farm. Of course Brianna loved it because she was held almost the whole time getting passed around. Also she was great in the car and pretty much slept the whole time expect when she wanted to eat, she is a great baby and so cute. We cant wait to go back to do all those things we can do "Only on the farm".