Friday, November 30, 2007

Family Night

Need a fun FHE idea? This week we had a fun little family night. We did a lesson with the boys about the Savior's birth. We read them Luke 2 and I have a little Nativity set that we let them play with. We mostly tried to point out where the baby Jesus was and reminded the boys that He is our Savior. I don't know how much really sank in, but we'll be talking about this all month so here's hoping!

Anyhow, our fun little activity at the end was to decorate Daddy as a human Christmas tree! We wrapped Justin up and the boys just loved seeing things stick to him! All these decorations are really old so a lot didn't hold up too well, but you get the idea. I, personally, love the bow on top of Justin's head. He was a good sport to do this and let me take pictures of him!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Dolphin Show Experience!

When we went to see the Dolphin show at Sea World, we were 30 minutes early so we could get a good seat and also make sure we didn't have to sit in the splash zone. With it being 60 degrees in San Diego and having 2 little kids, we knew we didn't want to get wet. Well, since we were early I wanted to show Caleb & Gunner the pool where the dolphins will come out. As I was showing them the water, all of a sudden a dolphin came swimming out! I was so excited so I picked up Gunner to show him the dolphin and the next thing I knew...SPLASH! We got soaked with water! That dolphin was just doing its job because when I pointed over the glass, I guess that was some kind of command for splashing people! We all got soaked... Gunner was screaming, Caleb was holding his shirt away from his body and I was trying to get the salt water out of my eyes! Finally Justin came around the corner, saw us and started laughing! That's why we are all wet in these pictures! What an experience!


We had a great Thanksgiving this year. We went over to my parents house and stuffed our faces silly! After the feast Justin went to the ASU game and I took the boys to a movie with my family. We saw Enchanted and it was so cute! I'd recommend it to anyone! Caleb especially liked it because of all the cute animals and of course, the singing!

Anyway, we truly are thankful for our beautiful family this time of year. Our boys are so special to us and words cannot describe the love we feel for them. We are so excited to be able to welcome our baby girl in the next few months. We hope everyone had a great Thankgiving holiday! We love you all!!

San Diego Trip

Almost 2 weeks ago we took the boys up to San Diego to go see Sea World and the San Diego Zoo. We had such a great time. The boys did so good traveling and they were both so happy to see all the animals and sea creatures. Hopefully this slide show will work and you'll be able to see the pictures!

We stayed for 3 days and had the time of our lives. The first day we went to the zoo and saw loads of animals. The boys had their favorites like the monkeys, tigers, gorillas and elephants. We then took off to Sea World to catch all the shows before it closed. We got to see Shamu, the Dolphins and Clyde & Seamore. The boys loved it. I have a funny story about the Dolphin show and I'll have to post that separate.

The next day we went to Mission Beach before Sea World opened up again. This was such a fun experience with our kids. They both LOVED the beach. Even though it was freezing cold, they would still run full speed to the water. We were planning on going to Sea World directly after the beach so we had to keep them from getting too wet, plus we didnt have any swimsuits! But they both loved how the waves would crash into the sand and loved the feeling of the cold water sweep up on their feet. What bliss! Ah, the joys of childhood!

Well, after the beach we went to Sea World and saw all the exhibits like Sharks Cove, Penguins, Polar Bears, etc. We also saw a new show called Pets Rule and it was great. There were tons of dogs, cats, birds and even a pig. The boys loved this one, especially because we had front row seats!

Overall, this trip was so fun and was especially fun to share with our kids. We can't wait to take them back to the beach and this time let them dive into the water!

Monday, November 5, 2007


Our Halloween was pretty great this year. The boys dressed up as America's Finest and America's bravest and hit the streets looking for candy. They fought some crime along the way. My parents came out to our house to trick or treat with us. The boys had such a great time. Gunner was so thrilled there was a day dedicated just to candy!

(It was also my sister Kristin's birthday...Happy Birthday Sis! Love you!!)

The "Lost" Tooth

It finally happened. Caleb lost his first tooth! For documentation purposes, it happened on Nov. 1st and was the bottom tooth.

The funny story behind it is that he woke up like normal, ate breakfast and then had music therapy. As they were singing songs and playing on the drums, I noticed Caleb had a hole in his face that wasn't there before..."oh my gosh" (i said to myself)..."he lost his first tooth!" I thought that it might have just fell out right there so I started looking around. Of course, it was no where to be found. Not in his sheets or on the floor (anywhere that I could see). So, we concluded that he must have swallowed it!

I called the doctor later that day and they told me everything would probably be fine. He'd just have to pass it sooner or later. I doubt the tooth fairy will want it after that happens!

I couldnt get his picture that day so this picture was taken at the Ray's Halloween party last week. Isn't he super cute? (Thanks to Ale for taking this picture and sending it my way!)