Friday, June 24, 2011

Go Mavericks

In June MiMi came to visit us for a week. We had such a fun filled visit...lots of pictures to post, I am just way behind. She brought all four boys mavericks attire...not sure if the little boys or the big boy was more excited. She also brought them all a mavericks basketball. Thanks MiMi!
MiMi and her boys at Taco Surf!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Palm Springs

At the beginning of June Eli and I joined some girl friends for a weekend in Palm Springs. We had such a relaxing trip. My friend Lori graciously invited us to their family's gorgeous vacation home. We drank cocktails by the pool, got some sun, went out for dinner, and enjoyed some uninterrupted conversation. I love you girls, thanks for the awesome weekend!
So Mr. Eli napped by the pool most of the day, I think he is a big fan of palm springs!
This is the view from the backyard!
Growing up on a golf course I always feel the need to turn a cartwheel, run in the sprinklers, or play in the sand traps when I see a big open green! My friends decided to one up me by preforming a flip and the splits.
(not sure if I had permission to feature the acrobatics on the blog).....but here is my cartwheel

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Mimi and Daddy Day at D-LAND

Brian and MiMi had never been to Disneyland with the boys. I was so excited for them to experience the Disney MAGIC we have has the pleasure of enjoying about once a week since we moved to Orange County. We had the best time showing them the ropes of our most favorite destination. Even though we go once a week, this visit we still had some new FIRSTS..... riding the pirate ship, Benny riding the Matterhorn, and Nate riding Space Mountain and Splash Mountain. The boys had just a perfect day with Mimi and Daddy! I loved getting to go to Disney as a family :) Hands down, my favorite activity with Kiddos, maybe my favorite activity of all time :)

On the pirate ship
In line for the Matterhorn

Eli climbing curbs hehehe

Riding Dumbo

Preschool Graduation

I am a little behind in my blogging.....the last week of May Nate had his preschool graduation from Mariners in Newport. They had a little ceremony on the last day, the kiddos looked super cute in their caps and gowns. Nate is a little shy and got embarrassed with all the faces staring at him. He decided he would cover his face with his gown. We will remind him of this when he graduates from high school and college hehehehe!

The graduate processing in.....
Where is Nate?
About to revel his identity...
That wasn't so bad!
OK maybe reveling a little too much.......hehehe
Our little graduate
Still trying to be incognito
We are so proud of this little guy! When I first saw this photo I could just picture an older version of Nate and envisioned him at all his future graduations.

Nate and his best buddy Maia.
Nate told me the other day I want to grow up and marry Maia because she is my best friend. I think he has got the wedding all planned out :) He even said he was going to ask Benny to be his Best Man :)
Brother Benny was a fabulous videographer.... mostly I was trying to keep him entertained during the ceremony while making sure Eli didn't run out and join the graduates.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Paddle Boarding

I don't know if I have shared this with you but I have jumped on the group-on band wagon. I love all the discount websites for deals! On this particular day two of my friends and I all got $20 paddle board rentals......I have been wanting to try this for a while now. Let me just say...... it is so much fun! The kids also really enjoyed having the adults paddle them around and playing on the boards. We will for sure do this again. Such a great day with the kiddos in the SUN :)
One of Nate's favorite games to play....Jake and the Neverland Pirates (pictured Jake and Izzy)

Miss Jilly ready to jump in

Look at Cade

Miss Riley
Enjoying my time on ocean while everyone else watches my kids :) hehehe
Taking Benny for a ride
Maia and her balancing skills
Craig and Cade showing off that they can both stand up :)