Monday, May 30, 2011

Back to work tomorrow - blah!

We wrapped up the day yeterday with company for dinner. Todd's boss, his wife and three kids stopped by for a grillout. Veda was super excited to host "her friends."

We woke up this morning and headed to breakfast again and a stop at the outlet mall for the mega sales. Adele and Veda enjoyed the adventure and were both very helpful picking out clothes - and in the fitting rooms;)

We spent the rest of the day by the pool and rounded it out with Chinese Take-out and the Justin Bieber Documentary. I sobbed - seriously - I have issues. All in all it was a fabulous relaxing weekend!

Wild ride! Veda drives like her dad;)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend

Started off with a big neighborhood cookout and Erin and Michael's Friday night. The camera battery died so no photos which is a shame because all seven kids (including Adele) were sitting nicely in a circle playing duck duck goose. Although it went something like this... "poopy head, potty head, poop." Nice huh?

Yesterday Todd and Veda got in a lot of sun at our pool and then the water park up at Lake Casitas where BJ and Melissa were camping with the kids. I have been battling a little stomach virus so Adele and I were holed up inside on what was probably the nicest day of the year. So depressing. Our kind thoughtful neighbors came over last night to watch the kids for a couple of hours so we could catch Hangover II. As raunchy as it promised to be, but plenty funny.

This morning we headed to the local airport for breakfast at the cafe and now Veda and Todd are off running errands while I sit with Dell while she naps. Lots of weekend left for fun and it's shaping up to be another sunny beautiful day.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Head Bobber

We've been regretting Veda's move to her booster seat because it looks so uncomfortable. But it's good blog material;)


I finally figured out how to get the videos off my phone...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

More pics from the weekend

 Cousin Nate had a soccor game at the park near our house - it was early but of course we were up anyway!

 Playing at the beach with Alex and Jacob. There was sand everywhere... it even made it into our bed - blah!

 Wasting time at the mall. Looking at puppies and riding on rides.
 Deep in conversation...
 Ha ha. I have Mom's keys!
 Hungry Hippo!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Another Birthday Party at Clubhouse

This time Adele is old enough to join in the fun;) Happy Birthday Drew!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

At the beach making a mess...__

Happy 1st Birthday Owen!!!!

Have a big day with Mom and Dad. Enjoy your Cheese Cake;) We wish we were there;)!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Pucker Up!

Adele's new thing is giving kisses. She'll pucker up for anyone who wants one!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Fun at the Park

We met some friends at our community park the other day. It was a warm day and the park has a sprinkler playground. All the other kids ran from the water... Adele ran into it and stood under the spray laughing. That's our Monster;)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Didi!!!!

We love you and miss you!!!
(hair by Todd)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


It's getting easier to get Adele down for her naps;)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Posing with Princesses

Veda went berserk when she was in line to get pictures with Snow White and Jasmine...they actually had her speechless (for the first time in her life), she was all embarassed and blushing when they were talking to her...Very cute!

Best ride of the Day - Nemo's Submarine

The best ride of the day (and well worth the 20 min wait in line) was Nemo's Submarine...Kathy even went on the ride (underwater in the submarine) despite her insane clausterphobia (what a mom...)  Veda knew every single creature under water, from Dori, to the bus driver (aka the stingray), to the "screwdriver", which I later figured out was the "scuba diver" (as Veda later told me how the screwdriver was swimming really fast and he caught Nemo...)

Disney Land - The day before Mother's Day

we had a whale of a time....

waiting for Mickey Mouse

Veda had this exact picture when she was 1 yr old
Pirate's of the Carribean Premiere set

Too much fun at Disney...
We had a great time at Disneyland on the road by 7:30am and was down to Anaheim by 8:30...the girls made it to about 2:30 before crashing hard.  Veda went on pretty much every ride (that admitted 39" people), including her first roller coaster, the Matterhorn Bobsleds (aka Abominal Snow Man ride.)  It was a little hectic as they were showing the premiere of Pirates of the Carribean at 6pm that night, but we survived.