Tuesday, September 22, 2009

San Diego Trip! (Picture Overload)

Last week we were able to spend a vacation week in San Diego. We had a TON of fun at Sea World, Disneyland, the beaches, and just hanging out at our awesome house we rented. Here are pics from the trip.

Sea World
Sea World was a lot of fun. The kids especially loved Shamu and the talking Sea Lions.


DisneyLand was a fun but LONG day. We tried to jam pack our day as much as we could to get as much in as possible. Taylor LOVED seeing the princesses and was scarred to death on Splash Mountain (She even told her dad after the ride was done "That was not a great idea dad"). There are so many fun & cute things for the kids. Addie LOVED going on almost all of the rides. She thought that was the best.

The Beach

The Beach is always fun, but always a lot of work when you combine kids and sand. Addie loved the water so much we couldn't keep her out of it. On the other hand Taylor didn't really care for it at all. She just wanted to watch instead.

San Diego Temple
Us adults took turns watching each others kids (including Grandma and Grandpa) so we could all attend the San Diego Temple. This is my favorite temple of all time on the outside so I couldn't wait to see what the inside was like. Well I was right it still is my favorite temple. It is absolutely amazing inside and the people that work there are incredibly nice and gave us a full tour of the entire temple.

The House

I have to say that even though we had a couple small issues about the house it was AMAZING. It was very fancy and we had our own pool, hot tub, fire pit and fresh fruit off the trees to enjoy with just our family. It had 4 bdrms and 3.5 baths. We loved it and we are so thankful for TJ's parents for pitching in to help us afford this amazing house. Thanks again.

The View!!!!!

Living Room/Dining Room

Fire Pit!

The Pool

All in All it was an awesome trip. The drive was not that bad. The kids better than we could have ever imagined. Even Addie (18 months) didn't have really any issues with the 11 hr drive. Thanks for all the fun everyone.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Tay!!

Happy Birthday Cute Girl!!!
This past Thursday (September 3rd) was Taylors 4th birthday. I can't believe how time has just flown right by. Even though Tay has been a little bit on the naughty side lately, I just have to say what a sweetheart she really can be. She is my biggest helper ever. I love that she will help her sister with anything it doesn't matter what it is she will do it. We call Tay our little cuddle bug. She will cuddle with you pretty much any time of the day (unlike Addie). It is so fun to watch her grow up and experience new things. We love you Tay and we hope you had an awesome Birthday.
Taylor cheesing with one of her favorite presents.

Taylor asked for a Strawberry Shortcake Cake.
I am not the best cake decorator, but it didn't turn out that bad.
I am so thankful that Annalee found me this cute topper with the
flying bees and strawberries. They were so cute.

Tay got to take one friend to Chuckie Cheeses on her birthday with us.
She choose her cute little friend Allie.
They had lots of fun playing all the games with no one else there.
It is so nice when all the kids start back at school.
Thanks Sunny for bringing Allie for Tay's fun day. Lot's of fun.
(The Birthday hat is from preschool, and I couldn't get her to take it off all day)

Taylor also started her first year of preschool this past week and LOVES it. However I think I might love it a little more than her. You can't put a price on two ours of silence. If you all are wondering where Addie is in the silence part she would of course be Sleeping as always. I love her lazy ways. It is really good for Taylor to get out and socialize with other kids her age. She goes to a neighbor lady in our ward where there is ten other girls in her class. That's right Girls ONLY!! Poor Teacher.

Taylor on her way out the door to the first day of Preschool