Thursday, January 29, 2009

Santa Fe

Wow, it has been a while since I've updated! Sorry everyone, I'm sure a lot of you lost sleep over my lack of blogging....
The kids and I visited my sister & Bill at their new home in Santa Fe, NM this past week and had a blast! They have an amazing house right up in the mountains, or at least that's what it feels like when your there. It was blue sky & sunny everyday! The kids and I really made ourselves at home there! I was glad to see them not acting tired and fussy like they were on "vacation" time. It really just felt homey there...We didn't do a ton, just hung out and played ping ping! (yes, the house has a bedroom big enough for a ping pong table in it!)I finally got to feel the baby move! But we forgot to have little Ari feel and she had been asking about it since my sisters she's really sad...oops. We took the kids to the Children's Museum which was super fun! We will definitely be going back there every time!
D decided to start calling me "ma". He almost says it with a "hillbilly" accent and it's the funniest thing I've ever heard. "Dat's funny Ma" "you a winner MA". I'll try and record it sometime.
Ari walked into the kitchen one night when we were all hanging out talking, and all of a sudden I hear this little voice (thinking no one is listening) singing "You're hot and your cold, you're yes and you're no...) I just about lost it. It was so funny. I didn't even know she had heard that song before?? I guess it's better than singing "I kissed a girl and..."
All in all it was a fun relaxing vacation but we had to come home because the kids missed Jon so much. (just trying to be nice, actually they made it clear all they missed was Anna.) Ari was extremely worried Daddy wasn't going to feed her and give her water and play with her while we were gone.
Oh, couple other funny things:
1: When the plane landed in Albuquerque, it was all quiet and Ari raised her arms up and did a big "whoo hoooooo", she had a few rows of people laughing.
2: When the plan landed in Seattle, Ari put her back pack on and said "whew, that was an easy flight"
3: Right when we were walking through the door in our house Ari put her bags down and said "oh, it's good to be home"... Love that girl
So far we are 4 for 4 for easy easy flights with the kids! I'm so relieved!!
OK, here are some photos from the trip, like I mentioned before (maybe?) I didn't get a ton of great shots, but now maybe people will stop harassing me about my blog:)

On our way to the airport. They like to sit here every time we leave and "wait for the bus"

Easiest kids to fly with ever! Ari was out...
and D was out...
and Baby Alive was out.
They sat with Pappy the last lag of the flight. Should have been like this the whole way, my sis and I had the whole row to ourselves!
I LOVE this kitchen!!
The entry way to their house. Its a big fountain/pond up the steps on both sides, it's frozen now but I can't wait to see it in the summer!!
The house. And the awesome blue sunny sky we woke up to every morning!
On a family walk
Their house has a big wood play toy in the yard! its so fun!
D was trying to make his tummy look like Aunties. He always wants to see every ones belly. When he asked to see Ari's she showed him and he went " woooooowwwww" you had to be there.
At the Santa Fe Children's Museum. They have a D-I-Y face painting station. Ari's dream come true. Pretty nice mom for letting her paint mine as well. She did us as kitties.
Art station.
They had a huge area of just sand/dirt and shovels and wheelbarrows. D loved digging! He calls himself a "worker". (as in construction workers)
Auntie and Ari. Ari is still asking me if I think Auntie will let her paint her face next time we come down....Ari???
Lana, this one is for you...
D and his new "best friend" he met at the museum. His sister kept calling him scooby, I don't know if that's his real name, but it was kinda random.

Take two on the face painting
That's really all the photos i got on the trip. Sorry there isn't more of the house! These next ones are just funny to me. D was getting a little restless on the flight home, so I let him and Ari have my camera. There is probably at least 75 photos they took, i just posted the ones i thought were funny!

This one is my random

D isn't as good as sissyana yet at the self portraits

Thursday, January 8, 2009


I got to watch Maizey yesterday while Lana was at school! It was so fun and she is so cute and fun and amazing! I love her! I had the best time watching my kids interact with her...I had to be reminded that they are cousins! It's so fun to watch them together, and my kids haven't been around that many babies and they were so sweet with her. They both wanted Maizey in their own rooms, Ari would crawl toward where she wanted Maizey to go hoping she would follow her!! D kept trying to feed her..he really wanted to give her a bottle...he also kept trying to be a lion around her and growling, while she stared at him like "what is wrong with you"? Don't worry Maizey...we wonder the same thing!! I'm hoping we get to have her over again!! ANYTIME LANA!!!

Here some photos from yesterday...and a few extras...

Both the kids wanted to hold her the whole time...

I love Ari's face in this picture...
And D's little hand, he kept patting her on the back...
"must eat this doll"
Maizey, we are all wondering why D has to have a band aid right there everyday
"who are you?"

Ari was helping her take steps..
Luckily our living room is basically a padded room! Totally fall proof!

She really was having a good time....
Girls were lounging on my bed w/ their dollies

"who lil' old me? I didn't make this big mess"

Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing

Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing

Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing

Last week we celebrated Xmas w/ my grandparents that couldn't make it over earlier due to the snow...I didn't get very many pics but I love this one of D with his Great Grandpa! He loves him! Every time we're with them he climbs right up onto his lap!
We looked out into the kitchen before dinner and found little sneaky guy just sitting right at the table...very convenient spot ....
This is what happens when you leave Ari at Grammy's house for two weekends...

Last weekend I went up to Tahuya to Lana's cabin for a girls weekend. We had a blast doing nothing, didn't even turn on the TV. Luckily just in case Jessica did bring up Vertical Limit, Wild hearts can't be broken (vhs) & Phenomenon...anyways...I didn't get very many good pics of us, but I love this one taken from the cabin!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Arizona Trip!

Jon and I just got back from a vaca to AZ, with WAYDE (must EE-nun-cee-ate) and his cousin Jesse to watch the Seahawks play their last game of this not-so-great season. We lost, but it was still an awesome trip! We paid big moola to get seats at the 2nd row right at the tunnel where the players come in and out of...and it was worth it! We got to shake all their hands, and they gave us a bunch of their gloves that they wore during the game...nothing like putting on a sweaty Seahawks glove!! That's a true fan!! We vowed to never wash our hands again. I'm not entirely sure who's glove I have, but I'd like to think it was Kerney (even though he wasn't playing, and I don't even think he was there) I can dream....
Back to reality. The game and the whole quick weekend was a blast! We've decided to go back every year and watch the Hawks' play in AZ in those same seats! (our goal is to see the Seahawks play at least once at all their away games) So we're thinking (somewhere new) & Arizona each year. Here's some photos from our fun weekend:

On our way to AZ
Totally Wayde's favorite movie!
Bro's. Apparently Jon wasn't in on the "pose" for this picture

We went to a super yummy seafood restaurant our first night that was right by our hotel. CHEERS!
We all ate frog legs! It was actually good...just can't think of the cute little froggies...
Group Shot
We had breakfast at Margaritaville. This place is called Westgate Center (I think) and it's so nice because the stadium is pretty much in the desert in the middle of nowhere, and they built this town center type place right next to it. Tons of good restaurants & bars. Even at like 1am it's all bright and seems like day time.

Breakfast of Champions (or Vacationers)

The stadium was really cool!

I'm pretty sure Mo Morris (#20) was looking at Jon thinkin' "thanks bro for wearing my jersey"
Classic WAYDE (or SSWAYDE) (or Euro-WAYDE) shot
OK, so we almost didn't get into the game because of my purse. Apparently it was too big. (12x12 is the max) I think mine is like 13x14. The guy at the gate was like "sorry", you have to go put this in your car..."well I'm from Seattle and that's where my car is, I just took a 20 min cab ride here from my hotel" his advice, "sorry, maybe see if one of the tailgaters out there will hold it for you"...OK, started to freak out a little, we talked to a manager outside who said the same thing. We are like, we paid a ton for these tix and have no car? this is my purse and my carry on. And it's not that big! Jon went in and found some other manager who decided only because I happen to have my medication bottle in there that we could go in, but he put a special tag on my purse that I had to keep on! lol, pretty funny. He did say that if that med. wasn't in there, he wouldn't have let us in. Jon seems to think otherwise...glad we didn't have to take it that far.
Umm, I don't think so dude, that is a Seattle thing!
This was a good moment during the game!
Trying to get down to see the player leave, they have it all blocked off...

Good times
WAYDE rode the bull! He was the only one out of our group who did it, and he did it about 5 times!

Can you tell these two are related! Hope they don't check this blog. This was on the plane ride home...Jon and I are so mean!