Friday, June 26, 2009

What did Jacob do at Disneyland?

Jacob spent most of the time in his stroller, luckily he didn't mind too much. But, I wish we had remembered the snack tray attachment for the front.

The first ride we took him on was "It's a Small World", I just love his little half-smile here....

....and there's the full grin!

We found out Jakey likes Chinese food- we had dinner at P.F. Chang's Monday night- yum!

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Ear Hats

I know its silly, but I really wanted to get earhats for kids with their names embroidered on the back. Andrew designed his own and Eden's while she was riding Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Roller Coaster with Daddy. (He decided to try those rides afer all, later.) I think they turned out great. Andrew got lots of comments on his. Unfortunately, the only way I could get Jakey to keep his on was to wait until he fell asleep!

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The first time!

Eden and Andrew actually agreed! They both wanted to ride the merry-go-round when we got to Disneyland Monday morning. We also rode the Teacups, Dumbo, and the Finding Nemo (and others) during that first morning.

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Corona Del Mar

Since the Balboa beach is pretty rough and not so kid-friendly, we headed down to Coroan Del Mar for the rest of the afternoon. I just love these pictures of Scott and the kids playing in the surf. I was a little torn as to how I should spend my beach time, but decide to relax on the beach with Jake. Luckily he found ways to entertain himself right next to me, so I didn't have to chase him. Poor Eden and Andrew had to make do without any beach toys when they decided to build a sand castle. They had fun anyway.

Here's how Jakey kept himself entertained. And nice big brother Andrew didn't mind. :)

California trip 2009

After some heated discussions between myself, my computer, and Blogger, I am (I hope) finally going to document our trip to Southern California. Our trip started with its own adventure. Scott flew from Las Vegas (where he was TDY) to Denver, and the kiddos and I drove the less-than-7 hours-including-stops (thank you very much) to meet him at the airport. Then we all flew to LA together. We got there Saturday night. Sunday we ended up going to sacrament meeting at a church building on Yorba Street. Later I found out that my grandmother had helped raise funds to get that building built! After church we made our way to Balboa where I spent some time as a child at my grandparents' beach house. It brought back some great memories...

Stay tuned... as long as I continue to get along with technology, I should be blogging about the rest of our trip soon!
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Sunday, June 21, 2009

"The Force is strong with this one."

After attending 3 shows of the Jedi Training Academy, we became those obnoxious parents who made a sign to help their child be chosen to participate. I have to say, it was worth it! Andrew still talks about how he finally got to be a real Jedi. Having watched the show three times before, Andrew did really well during the training exercises. But, when it came time to fight Darth Vader, he had a lot of delay in his actions. He really didn't seem afraid, I think he was just focused to distraction on his training light-saber and executing the fight sequence correctly. He still practices the sequence at home with the light-saber he and Scott built. Anyway, the words that I didn't quite catch from the Master Jedi are about Andrew's "slow motion technique".... and no, we did not add the 'laugh track', people just thought it was that funny!
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Sunday, June 14, 2009

A year has come and gone...

I don't know where the time went! How could it possibly be a year already? We were traveling home from our family trip to Disneyland on Jake's actual birthday (the pictures with the striped shirt). We had a little family party yesterday for him (pictures with the blue playsuit). And here are some fun facts about Jake:

1) He can say no ("nu-nu-nu-nuh") and cheese for the camera ("eeee"- complete with a cheesy grin).
2) He really doesn't like having his diaper changed (I have to use my feet and my hands, even for quick wet-changes).
3) His second strongest dislike is having his clothes changed.
4) He has 7 teeth with plenty of space. That's good for when the adult teeth come in, but for now, he looks a little like a jack-o-lantern.
5) He crawls with his belly up off the floor now about half the time. He still has a wicked-fast army crawl.
6) Although he's always pretty busy at home, he loves to be cuddled and rocked by Miss Jeannette when we go to the gym.
7) He is starting to climb up and down the stairs with out falling.
8) He loves attention from Andrew (usually this means some form of wrestling), but lets us all know when he's had enough.
9) He is very curious, and LOVES the kitchen.
10) He likes to 'dance' by sitting on the floor and using one leg to spin himself in a circle and rocking his body.

We love you Jakey!
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