Sunday, June 29, 2008

Summer Pops! (and my girls)

Last night we went with some friends downtown to the Embarcadero to enjoy "Summer Pops" (outdoor concerts by the San Diego Symphony in the summer time). Frank Sinatra's son performed and we had such a good time! We had a picnic by the ocean, enjoyed the music, and chatted the night away! The show ended with amazing fireworks right over the ocean. We had such a great time that we decided to make it a summer tradition. SO FUN! Thanks for planning everything Angie!

All together...

The guys...

The girls...practicing our kick line from the show's finale to "New York New York." Let me just say that my High School/College drill team days are definitely OVER! It was hurting our legs just kicking waist high for this picture!


IN OTHER NEWS...


My cute Ellie graduated from the "giraffe group" at her preschool last week. Now she'll be in the "pre-K" group for the next school year. I can't believe how big she is getting. She seems so grown up to me lately. It's crazy to think that she only has one more year of preschool and then Kindergarten. It's going by too fast! I want her to freeze in this stage - she is so much fun right now and I just can't get enough of her!

As far as Addison is concerned...





















...this little fire cracker is more than I can handle! I swear I burn more calories chasing her every day than I ever will at the gym! This is a little game she likes to play every time I take out the trash. She grabs the garbage can and "hides" from me. Then after I come inside and say "where's my Addison?" a few times, she throws it off and runs around the house laughing while I chase her. Love my two year old! Good times.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Family Vacation!

We're back from our trip to St. George and we had such a great time! Nothing like hangin' with family. It's so fun to all be together. Going to my mom's house is like going to a resort with built in babysitters! The girls love spending time with their grandparents and it's such a nice break for us! Kenny and I love being with our families and we also had a great time catching up with friends. We were there for a week and went out to dinner every night! (Needless to say I'll be on the treadmill for a month making up for it!) Best part aside from the people...the pool time! We were in the water every day! Mom, dad, Darla and Julian...thanks for all of your help with the girls and for such a fun family vacation! We love you all!

Splash Pad!
















Sunday, June 22, 2008

Princesses and the Peas







One of our favorite summertime traditions at grandma's and grandpa's...picking the peas from the garden and then eating them - first thing in the morning -
still in pajamas.

Grandma and Grandpa's


The girls are big helpers with the yard!

Grandmas always have the coolest toys.




















Addison LOVES her grandma so much! Check out her new do! ALMOST long enough for a ponytail...anything to contain the fro that is Addison's hair.

Fun with Austin and Dayna!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Thanks Heidi!

Thanks to my cute friend Heidi for helping with my new blog header (love it Heidi...you're so sweet and talented!). I actually shouldn't say "help"...she pretty much did it all while I watched in awe. Maybe I'll attempt some of this digital scrapbooking on my own soon...

Dinner with Heidi and ALMOST the rest of the Larson fam (we missed you Mel!). Love you guys! It isn't a trip home without catching up with you!

Quick picture with my cute brother Austin before dinner...

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Logan's Wedding!




Kenny's little brother Logan got married last Saturday...Congratulations Logan! We love you and are so happy for you!!! We're having a great time in Utah visiting family and enjoying the HOT weather. More pics to come soon!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Fun Weekend!

So this last weekend was pretty fun! Friday night we met a group of friends at the beach - had a picnic and let the kids run around and play. It's always so pretty watching the sun set over the ocean. I love this Friday night summer tradition! (Oh - and how is Addison's cone head hair looking? I had a cute little pony tail with a bow and she tore it out before we even made it to the beach. Seriously...why do I keep trying???) Then on Saturday after Addison woke up from her nap, Kenny and I decided last minute to head to Sea World for a couple of hours...beauty of season passes! We had a fun afternoon with the kids. In this first picture we had just arrived at the park - Addison had been in the stroller for two minutes and was straining to get out. Ellie has been to Sea World so many times that she grabbed a map and was planning our itinerary. Goes without saying that Kenny was the only one I could get to smile for a picture. So typical!


Ellie's favorite Sea World stop is the flamingo's. I don't really understand why, with all the sharks, whales and other cool sea life, flamingos are her animal of choice these days!
Come on Addie...work with me here!

So the only downer of the weekend was our movie selection. We watched 27 Dresses Friday night and can I just say that this was the LAMEST movie! I'm all for a good chick flick, but this was just stupid. Too fake and predictable. Kenny and I each had our laptops out after 15 minutes (I rank TV shows and movies by how long we watch them without pulling out the laptops). Saturday night's movie Sense and Sensibility was a little bit better but not as good as last weekends movies, Becoming Jane or Pride and Prejudice (we've been on a bit of a Jane Austen kick lately - it's definitely summer!). Hopefully next weekend we'll do a little better in the DVD department! How was your weekend???








Friday, June 6, 2008

School Kits!

I'm so excited! The school kits I ordered arrived today! Thought I'd post them in case any of you are interested in them (although I don't know if they are already sold out or not). I ordered these through Creating Keepsakes...it was their "kit of the month" awhile back. Ellie has been bringing home a lot of stuff I want to save from pre-school and I had been wondering how to organize my kids stuff throughout their school years (aside from their scrapbooks - stuff like awards and artwork, etc.). I was contemplating different binders and boxes when I saw these school kits for sale. Becky Higgins designed them (she's my idol!) and they are so perfect! Each kit comes with a folder and several pre-designed scrapbook pages for each year. They have included everything...journaling prompts for your child (favorite subject, my teacher, etc.), a place for their 8x10 school picture, their report card and tons of other info. your child will want to remember. Each folder and page is punched on the side so you can add it to your traditional scrapbooks, or buy a binder just for "school day" stuff. I'm so in love with these! I'm all about having an organized system! :) You can read more info. about these kits on Becky's blog (one I stalk daily!). Click here if you're interested! Like I said I don't know if they are all sold out or not, but even if they are, they may bring them back because I know they have been really popular with moms. I wanted one for each of my kids so I ordered four of them (not that I think I'll have four kids...I'll be lucky to get to three since Kenny thinks we're done) just in case! :)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Summer's here!
















Oh I love summer! Sunshine, swimming pools, the beach, longer days, BBQ's at the park and no more fighting with my girls each morning to get them out of dresses and into colder weather clothes. Life just got a little more fun and a whole lot easier!!!