Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Oceanside Mini Vacation

Last weekend we had a mini vacation in Oceanside.  The weather didn't know we were going on vacation because of course that was the one weekend it was freezing and even raining.  This was the perfect place to go for a short vacation because it only takes 1 hour to get there for us, but you feel like you are in a completely different land.  

We went in the hot tub and walked around and went out for lunch.  We rented a boat to go around the harbor and everyone had a great time.

 It was super bright out!

 The cousins all loved playing together.

 Emmett was over the boat ride, but I can see why, he had the uncomfortable vest on, it was cold, and he was forced to sit down.

After about 5 tries I finally got everyone's face in the shot.

 Hazel and I did some bubble blowing before we left.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Same Day Different Year

The fun thing about having a blog is you can look back to see what you were doing last year at this same time.

Here is a picture that I just took this morning.  We just finished breakfast and I am sitting at the laptop in the kitchen typing this while Emmett is playing with his toys.

Emmett was really little and I was getting ready for Kristen's Bachelorette party.

The funny thing about this post is I was working on our guest room because I wasn't pregnant yet ...

We lived in Orange and pre baby looks like we had lots of time to do whatever we wanted lol

We still lived in New Zealand and we just had Easter.  We got a flat tire going to the beach.

We had just been to Australia and I recapped our amazing trip.

Living in NZ working as a nanny and trying to work on art.  Lets just say now its 2015 and that drawing is still not done hahhahaa.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

We have a Climber

We now have a climber!  Now we have had to rearrange the house yet again!  Now the (cage) baby gate has to be closed again into a play pin.  Its sad, but its the only way to keep Emmett safe while trying to get things done.  Last night I was making dinner and he was in his play area which use to open to the couch and I heard this laughing.  I look around the corner and he is holding the remote control and jumping on the couch!  I said how did you get up there?  So I thought it was a fluke and that he used the pillows to get up there soooo I moved the pillows and went back to dinner, making sure to peak on him every few seconds and before I knew it he was up there again!

When Grant got home he showed us how he does it.
Now I know a lot of people that would say how can you keep your kid caged up, but I don't care lol its for his own safety.  He does not understand fear yet or getting hurt.  I have tried to show him how to get down from the couch and he likes the fastest way face first!

Anyways soon enough he will understand the word no and that if your not careful you will get hurt, but right now you say no and he laughs hahhaha.

Here is a video of how frustrated he gets if he can't get up.

Monday, April 20, 2015


So many people I know have their birthdays in April.  The whole month was like a non stop birthday party.  Grant's birthday was on the 15th.  My parents and Brandon and the kids came over and we all had dinner and some cake.  Grant said he wanted a dinosaur party so my mom bought him that hat lol.

 Here is the auto timer photo hahahha.

 On Friday my Grandpa Roy turned 80!  So we all went over for lunch and cake.  He didn't want a party so only a few of us just showed up and went to lunch with him.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL YOU APRIL PEOPLE!!! (you know who you are)

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sunny Weekend

We had a fun weekend.  Saturday we went to the La Verne farmers market.  My mom bought the sweetest strawberries I have tasted in a long time.  The market was a lot of fun and after we went out to lunch to an Italian restaurant/market and walked around.  It was nice to be out walking and enjoying the nice day.  Grant was working (oh well).

 Sunday we did the house chores and shopping (Grant worked again).  In the afternoon Emmett took a face dive out our front door and got road rash under his nose.  It was crazy!  I was checking our mail and I look back and he is flying out the front door.  He didn't really cry, just made this face like what the hell keeps happening to me?  It was really sad!

 My mom got him this cute little pot and the grass is already growing.
 Grant and I were eating dinner and Emmett was in his little area quietly playing and I thought wow he is being really good, because usually he whines the whole time we try to eat.  So I kept glancing at him and thinking ok he is fine.  After dinner I see he is chewing I jump up and see he has literally eaten a book! I looked everywhere to see if there were pieces of the book anywhere, but nope he chewed and swallowed a big chunk of his book!
The ironic thing is I try sooo hard throughout the day to not let him chew on the books.

All I have to say is good luck digesting that book Emmett!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Lately in April 2015

Lately time has been flying by and I wonder, what I have been doing!
I seem to be busy everyday, but I am always asking myself what did I do today?
I guess taking care of a one year old really takes lots of time.

Anyways we have been going to the park and playing at the house.
Here are some pictures and video.

 Hello is there anybody out there?
Watch out that the big kids don't kick you in the face!
What is it about kids only caring about themselves hahahha?

We have also been trying to teach Emmett how to go down the stairs the right way.
Not Head first!

Nevermind the mess in our house!

Emmett is a wild man that never seems to stop.  We started to wonder if maybe his name should have been Duke after all lol!

Bridal Shower

 On Saturday we went to our friend Teresa's bridal shower.
The party was lots of fun and she got some really great gifts too.

The Bride to be.  We can't wait for the wedding!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter 2015

Easter morning we woke up early as usual lol.  Every day its a 6am wake up call no matter what.
The night before we went to Brandon's surprise birthday party.  It was such a fun time and he was very surprised, so good job Lacey! 

Brandon's Party Below
 Emmett was running wild with all the big kids and it really wore me out.  He is not steady enough to be on his own so you have to chase him everywhere.

Easter morning we opened our baskets at home and got ready and headed out to my parents house for Easter lunch.  This year we made it easy and had sandwiches and snacks.  We were there so long we also had dinner.  It was a nice sunny day with a cool breeze.  It ended up being too cool for swimming but that made the day easier.

 Here is Hazel and Ween the dog.
 The kids had rides in the wagon.  Watching this just gave me flash backs of when my mom took my cousin Amanda and I on a wagon ride and we flipped over and smashed our faces into the ground.
 We had an Easter egg hunt. Emmett didn't fully understand, but next year he will.

Emmett had a heck of a day!  He was running and fell and smashed his lip into the concrete which made his mouth bleed, then after lunch he was walking eating a cracker and started choking!  He had his back to me but luckily everyone saw him and went running to force it out!  Having kids is a lot of work.

After a busy weekend I am now ready for a vacation lol.
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