Saturday, August 30, 2008

Newport Beach

Yesterday we went to Newport Beach. We ate at The Crab Cooker and had the biggest crab legs I've ever seen. (And it was my first time eating them, too!) Then we took a walk along the beach. We have had so much fun since Meagan & Tyler came home from school! They need to visit more often. :o)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

He Speaks!

After trying very hard to get Landon to talk, he can finally say his first word: Mama. How appropriate! :o)

Monday, August 25, 2008

Celebrity Look Alikes

At church yesterday Cailyn was flipping through the Friend magazine. I felt a little tug on my sleeve and Cailyn whispers, "Is this Papa?" It was a picture of President Uchtdorf! I guess I can see the resemblance. Maybe it's just the gray hair. :o)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Learning New Skills

Now that Erika is going off to school I will be taking over her duties as landscaper for Dad's building. She gave me a crash course today. Can you believe that in my 28 years I have never operated a weed whacker?! I have a feeling the grass will look a bit odd for the first couple months while I get the hang of that thing!

Friday, August 22, 2008


Yay! We get to use our passes again! We had a lot of fun yesterday. I can't wait until the crowds die down and we can go when there's not so many people. Once you've been spoiled by not waiting in long lines, it's hard to go back!

Cailyn talked Grandma into going on the swinging Ferris Wheel by telling her to be brave. But once we got on the ride I think Cailyn was a little bit more terrified than Grandma! (Just a little, though!)

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Phelps Phan

Even Cailyn has gotten swept up in Michael Phelps mania. She has thoroughly enjoyed watching all of his races and was disappointed this morning that there were no more of his olympic races to watch. She went out to get the newspaper this morning and came back in saying, "Look -- Michael Phelps!" Sure enough, his picture was on the front page!

Saturday, August 16, 2008


Yesterday I got a call from Meagan saying Dad had a bad day so we're all going camping in an hour! Yes it was last minute but it sure was a lot of fun!!! We went to a place called Hurkey Creek, only about an hour drive. We hit Walmart on the way for food and had a great time. This morning we went to the park at the campsite and the kids (well, okay, the adults too!) had fun playing around. It was such a great trip for being so last minute!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Back to School

My little girl started Kindergarten today!!!! I cannot believe it -- it has just come too quickly! She was so excited and I know she is just gonna love school! We went clothes shopping last week and she got to pick her first day of school outfit. Being the girly girl she is, she went with a dress. And she got a cute Hello Kitty backpack from Grandma. I think she is one of the tiniest kids in her class, but I guess she's also one of the youngest!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Deep Sea Fishing

Last Friday we went deep sea fishing with the fam and had so much fun! We had to be up at 4:30 am (yikes!) and we went on a 3/4 day trip. Everyone was able to catch something. We even got to see tons of dolphins that came right up to our boat. Then on Saturday we went to Taylor's house to BBQ the fish we caught and do some swimming. It was such a great weekend! Although I think we were all exhausted!!!

Why Landon Can't Talk Yet . . .

WARNING: This video is not for the faint of heart. DO NOT turn me in to CPS! This activity is NOT something I encourage!!!

This is Landon's favorite past time. He'll run over to the couch and do it, laughing the whole time. No matter how many times I get after him, as soon as I walk out of the room he's doing it again! He's seriously gonna break something. It doesn't help that his sister encourages him!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

It's Over

I'm so sad to see my newfound love affair with vampires (read: Edward) come to an end! What a great series this was!!!

Read my review on Breaking Dawn here. Warning: contains spoilers.