Tuesday, December 11, 2007

My Little Pony Party

Lauren turns 4 Dec. 17th. I decided to throw her a party early. She insisted on having a My Little Pony party. It was a lot of fun. I painted the girls faces,(thanks Meghan for your help), we had a pinata, and a ton of ponies to play with. We had ten girls over and they had so much fun playing with each other. It was so cute to watch Chase. He followed the girls everywhere. When they were screaming, he was screaming. When we ordered Lauren's cake, the Baker sat her down and had her taste three different cakes. She chose the triple chocolate, which was an excellent choice. I instantly saw her 20 years later, picking out her wedding cake. She is growing up too fast.

Super Star!

Marcus's, brother Jeff, came out to visit. Marcus made Jeff wear this on their bike ride.
Lauren loves her Uncle Jeff. She was so sad when he left.


Ariel is Lauren's favorite princess. She was so excited for Halloween. I surprised her that night by spraying her hair red. She makes a beautiful red head. Chase was a pirate. He loved carrying around his sword.
Chase had so much fun at the trunk or treat. We hadn't even backed out of the parking spot before he was asleep.
Chase, Davis as Woody, Lauren, and Gabbie as a bee.
Lauren's friends: Mariah, Aubrey, Carissa, and Zoe.

Taking a nap

Marcus and Chase usually fall asleep together while watching football. I think it is so cute, and finally took a picture of it.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Pumpkin festival

Our subdivision put on a pumpkin festival. They had crafts, pumpkin carving, games, and face painting. They did a great job. I didn't want to wipe it off her face.

So Tired

Lauren was really tired. It was a big day at school.
Lauren and Chase love to bake cakes. You can't go wrong with rainbow cake and frosting.

Annie stood up before I took the picture. ugh!
Lauren with her friends Carissa and Mariah.

The local youth theatre group put on the play Annie. My girlfriends and I took our daughters to see it, and then went out to dinner. Lauren loved it. After the play, "Annie", took pictures and gave autographs. Isn't she cute? It was really hard to get a good picture of Annie and Lauren.

Friday, October 19, 2007


b Marcus and I went to Monterey for the weekend. We had an awesome time. It is always nice to spend one on one time with each other. This is a picture taken from our hotel, and as you can see it's beautiful. I hope to return in the near future. On our way back we met up with some old college friends that we had not seen in years.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Bishops Pumpkin Farm

Lauren had her first field trip. We went to Bishops Pumpkin Farm. It was so cute. We went on a train ride around the farm. Lauren loved the train ride and wanted to go again. We then took a hay ride out to the pumpkin patch, where Lauren picked out her pumpkin. Lauren's favorite thing was the petting zoo. There were piglets that were three days old. Before we left the farm, we had to look at the piglets again. We had a lot of fun and can't wait to go back.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

First Day of Preschool!

Lauren started preschool this month. She goes on Tuesday and Thursday morning. She loves it! I miss her so much when she is gone, but it is fun to have some one on one time with Chase. Chase misses her too. He cries when we drop her off at school. I love picking her up from school. When she sees me, she runs to me yelling mommy! I pick her up and get the biggest hugs. I love it. I can't believe she is old enough to go to school.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Pismo Beach

We went to Pismo Beach for Labor Day. Our little niece, Emma, was blessed that Sunday. She is so tiny and adorable. We had so much fun. We went to the beach and played with cousins. The weather was perfect, and the beach wasn't over crowded. The kids loved the beach. Here are just a few pictures of our trip.

Chase decided to give it a try.

There he goes! Marcus was actually pulling him pretty fast. He was loving it. He went again and again

Monday, September 3, 2007

twinkle toes

This is Lauren's first dance recital. (She's the blonde, second to the last girl.)

She was so cute. She loved it. She didn't want me to take her off the stage.

Vernal Falls, Yosemite Park

Lauren hiked up Vernal Falls all by herself. She did awesome. She never complained, even when she had to hike the stairs.
We went to Yosemite this past summer. We hiked Vernal Falls and some other small trails. Yosemite is so beautiful. I hope we can go back soon. This picture was taken at the top of Vernal Falls.
Chase was exhausted. Hiking is hard work. He had so much fun running around the trees and climbing on rocks.
We also went over to Mariposa Grove in Yosemite. They have giant Sequoia Trees.

Mommy's Little Helper

Chase loves to help me clean the house.
And he loves to help cook.

Friday, August 17, 2007

New York! New York!

My sisters, cindi, tari, and I went to New York City this summer. It was so much fun. Here are some pictures of our trip.
We went and ate at "Tavern on the Green" in Central Park. It was beautiful.
We went and saw "Curtains" starring David Hyde Pierce. ( he won the Tony this year). It was so good. We laughed all the way back to our hotel.
World Trade Center

It rained, and we were stuck on top of the bus. Lucky for us, the bus company gave us ponchos.

Manhattan Temple. It was so quiet inside. You couldn't hear any of the traffic from outside. It was amazing.