Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
If you knew my other children at this age, you know they were talkers. They could both say just about anything.
Here comes Alexa! She doesn't talk. Well, I will ammend that by saying she doesn't speak English. She may possibly speak Vietnamese.
Here is the extent of her vocabulary:
Tickle tickle tickle
Anana (This is NOT banana. It is "another" and she says it when she wants more.)
That is it. Once she said "mom." Once she said "night night." Even better, once at church Ryan was up saying the prayer. She stood up and said really loud, "Hi Daddy!" Clear as day. Every one at church thinks she is a talker now. :) Tricked them!
We love hearing her babble and love her funny quirky ways. Hope you enjoy hearing and seeing her tickle the camera.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
All the teachers get to pick a student of the year for their class. We assumed it was that....
Friday, May 15, 2009
Laura at http://www.realmomkitchen.blogspot.com/ sent me this cute green bracelet!
I have been following this blog for a while, she has great recipes!
And http://www.babesinhairland.blogspot.com/ sent me hairbows! I love learning to do new styles for the girls!
So here's a GREAT giveaway at All things ribbon. Seriously, I hope you enter. You could win, too!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
All except for me! I am the only ethnic looking picture in the group. Isn't it funny how your children see you?
I love that boy. He is such a doll!
I think I am missing a few items.
Yum. It had to sit for 40 minutes in the freezer. In case you are wondering, I did NOT eat it. I am not that nice of a mom.
Ryan, on the other hand, went all out for dinner this year. He made deviled eggs and shrimp cocktail for appetizers (and LOOK at that shrimp cocktail!)
Twice baked potatoes and Steak Oscar for dinner. They were so good my mouth is watering again. He is the best!
For dessert, I made the BEST banana cake ever, with strawberries and whipped cream. YUM! Brought to my sisters and ate with mom and grandma.
Aside from dinner, we had a great day. Everyone tried to be nice, and kind. That is what makes it a great day, right?
Sunday, May 10, 2009
So, on to Thursday. We met up with Sally again for a beach day. We decided on Malibu, since we grew up so close, and loved it back in the day. Actually, it was El Pescadero. Fun times, but BAD traffic and VERY WINDY. It took us as long to get there and back as it would have taken us to get to Phoenix. Yuck! Brandon was huddled in a ball under his towel the whole time.
Sunday we also got to go see our cousins. We had a delicious dinner with Wendy, Will and the kids. Brandon and Griffin got along fabulously starting minute 1. Ainsley took a few minutes to warm up, but as you can see, she and Cassidy kept busy.
But Ainsley "fell" in the water and was soaking wet.
Anyway, we started Sunday by visiting the Newport Beach Temple. Ryan visited this temple previously, but it was a first for me. What a beautiful temple!