Friday, December 28, 2007

Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Side Note

Yesterday when we were going through customs, Ainsley wondered why. After Ryan explained, she asked, "Does Santa Claus have to go through customs?"

Merry Christmas! Back from Vacation

We got back from our cruise last night and had a great time! We were SO glad we went! We had a few favorites I thought I would share, and as soon as I get some video loaded, I'll try to upload it to this site. Ainsley's favorite was, of course, rock wall climbing. She is so competetive and athletic. Although, miniature golfing came in close second. They had a kids fast climb contest and she was not about to let either the boys or the big kids beat her up the wall. My six year old won first place. Of course! She is still proudly wearing her gold medal. She loved the beach and had so much fun while she was there, but if you ask her, she will grump around it. (You know Ainsley!) She'll tell you how much she hated the beach because she got sand in her pants.

Brandon had such a great time! Isn't this the cutest picture? He loved Tortola and found a new friend while he was there. We called him Spot. We were a little nervous when we got to Brewers Beach, because all the books said it was SO calm and the best beach to snorkel at. However, it was so rough and overcast. It still ended up being my very favorite day. We didn't snorkel, but all had SUCH a great time. Even my grandma loved it! Brandon also loved going to the kids camp (Ainsley wouldn't touch it!) and eating cookies! Every night our waiters had a huge plate for him to take back tot he room. Yum!
Puerto Rico was another fave of mine. It is such a beautiful place! The Castillo de Morro was amazing and the city had so much charm! I would LOVE to go back to Puerto Rico for a week or two. I really fell in love with it!

Ryan's fave was Tortola, as well, and he always has a soft spot for St. Thomas. The island of our honeymoon. He did not really like St. Maarten, as we rented a car and he had to drive. The traffic was horrible, and we had a tough time parking. He did get to use a lot of his French, though, and the food was AWESOME! Best we had the whole trip. Also, none of us really liked Bahamas. Very dirty and nasty. Sally said it reminded her of downtown LA. That sounds about right.

Great trip! Come with us next time!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Funny Kids

Brandon has really been cracking me up lately with the things he says, so I thought I would type in some funny things before I forget. Last night we were having dinner. Like usual, he didn't like it. Instead of complaining, though, he said, "I am thankful to have food." Then he pushed it away. "Aren't you going to eat? " I asked? "My teacher Sister Johnson said to just be grateful, so I am. Now since I am such a nice boy, I don't have to eat it." And he was final.

Last week at playgroup, the mom said someone wet on the floor. My kids seriously NEVER have accidents, so I didn't even think twice about it being Brandon. On the way home, he said he peed on the tile at Gabes house. I was shocked! "What happened?" " Well, I wouldn't have had a problem if people kept bathrooms where they belong!" He said he looked and looked until he finally gave up. "How come your pants aren't wet?" "I pulled them down." NICE!!!

As a side note, Ainsley is now excited about having a sister, as she gets free reign on decorating her room. She gets to pick the paint color and the new crib set for her sister. She'd pick the name if I let her!!! My little designer.