Saturday, September 27, 2008

2008 Events!!

So we have had a crazy but fun year so far. We added Brianna to our family, we took a trip to Idaho and Utah, we went to lake arrowhead, we bought a new fridge, went to the park, Greg got hired on at Huntington Beach fire department as firefighter/paramedic (which has been his dream job for the last four years),went swimming a lot, went boating, saw wicked, and took Sean to meet the superheros at magic mountain(he was so excited he could barely talk and then once batman walked away Sean was like "mommy batman has ears and a cape). It's so fun to watch Sean and Brianna grow up and see how much they are learning. The pictures above are from our trip to Lake arrowhead which as you can see we had a ton of fun. Sean loved swimming with us and riding the go karts with us and his grandparents.

Brianna is now 4 months old and talking way more than Sean every did, I don't think Sean started to say anything until he was like 6 months old. She is also laughing out loud and it is so cute. On Wednesday we took her to get her ears pierced and I felt so bad, she was so mad, I had to leave and let Greg hold her cause I felt so bad. After it was over she was fine, she doesn't even notice them. Also she got a bracelet from her aunt Rachel so now she is all dolled up. It's so fun dressing up girls, but I sure do love rough housing with Sean. Also Brianna loves to just sit and watch her brother or anyone around, her favorite thing to do is to be held while watching people. It's amazing she's our first baby that we can take to the movies and she just sits there or sleeps its so fun. Right now she just wants something in her mouth at all times cause she is working on her teething. When she went to the doctor she only weighed 12 lbs and is in the 25% for weight and height, unlike Sean who is still in the 90% for weight and 75% for height. I guess its better she's small and not Sean. Brianna is our little peanut.

Here's a cute little video that her grandma did while she was watching her and you can all hear what a good talker Brianna is. You might even be able to see her cute earrings.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

They grow up so fast!!

Well its so crazy how fast your kids grow up. It seems like just yesterday
Sean was just figuring out how to walk. Now he is running around, climbing, 
and jumping. I love to see how his imagination has taken off and how is so interested
in everything. His new thing is to say for about everything he says "mommy what's that"
and he'll keep saying it until I say back to him "Hey Sean what's that." I love this 
stage. Also he has made good friends with all the neighbor boys. They are all around eight 
to twelve but they love Sean and every time they see him they are saying hi and asking
Sean to give them high five. So the other day one of the boys was riding this new bike 
he got and wanted to to take Sean on a ride and of course Sean loved trying to be just
like the big boys. Tonight Sean found Greg's hat from Columbia and so he decided to put
it on with his sunglasses and he said "mom I'm Dora" so this is Sean pretending to dress
up as Dora. I love this age right now. Lately Sean as turned into shy boy if he hasn't seen 
someone lately he gets all shy and tries to hide from people, its so funny to watch. His 
preschool teacher says he's doing great on his numbers and letters. His favorite song 
right now is "ity's bity's spider" with hand actions. 

Brianna is 4 months old tomorrow and has changed so much. I used to think people 
were making up stories when they said girls were so much different than boys but I 
believe them. Brianna loves to be loved and held, where Sean not really, also she has 
already started to coo and babble and even laugh, where Sean didn't talk until he was 
like 6 months old. Also she always wants to be involved and watch everything that
 is going on. We have had so much fun with her and she is such a good baby. Overall 
she is mellow and loves to just be involved. Everyday people say how much she looks
like Sean and i must agree expect she has some red in her hair and I don't think she'll 
be as tan as Sean. I am loving having a little girl and making her all girl. I have now learned 
how to make headbands to go in her hair, paint toenails as she is kicking, and put on lots
of cute dresses. I can't wait until we can go shopping for dolls and jewelery it will be so 
much fun. 

Monday, September 15, 2008

5 Year Anniversary

Can you believe it me and Greg have been married five years already, its just crazy to think. I love being married and it is so much fun. Greg is the best husband and friend in the whole world. I don't know what I would do without him.  Well I had big plans for us to go on a cruise for our five year anniversary but after having Brianna and with Greg being super busy at work this summer, my three months I had off of work came and went away so I wasn't able to get off more than four days in order for us to go some where so we decided to take a trip to Malibu and pretend we are rich for a couple of days. 

So we found a house to rent right on the beach in Malibu 
that was beautiful and so nice. As you can see from the pictures the house sat right on the water and the waves would come crashing up right on the house. So we enjoyed eating dinner on the porch and listening to the waves all night while we slept. 
Our first day we tried surfing but didn't realize their beaches are rocky so I could barely walk out to get on the board and then after cutting up my feet I gave up and came in. Then I made Greg drive south for awhile and tried to find another beach to try  surfing. Well I came to realize I need some surf lessons. So you good surfers next summer I need lessons it has been like two years since I surfed so now I forget how to surf. We also went out to eat to really good sushi place, watched some movies and just relaxed and hung out. Greg's parents were nice enough to watch the kids and they had alot of fun with the grandparents. The second day we rented a Kayak and took it out in the ocean. I tried to take pictures of all the neat things we saw but none of the pictures came out but this one of us trying to paddle. So while we were in the Kayak we saw 1- family of dolphins(that swam right past us) 2- a green balloon 3- a sailboat 4- a airplane that came right above us 5- sea lions 6- surfers. It was fun to just hang out and talk. Luckily Greg was a good sport and did most of the paddling. The last night we were there we went down to Santa Monica third street and walked around and just talked. We saw this crazy dog that could stand on a skateboard without falling off. 
Five things that I love about being married:

1- Greg makes me laugh everyday
2- Always having a best friend
3- Best dad in the world (he is so creative and fun that Sean never has a dull moment)
4- Someone to share my struggles and great moments together
5- Someone who I never get sick of and I always want him around