Sunday, September 23, 2007

We just returned from our California trip. We left a week ago and didn't tell the kids until we were about 4 hours into the trip. They were so excited. We drove all day Thursday. Friday, we went to Sea World. Which is amazing. The kids loved it so much. Kendra is our water bug and cried when she got splashed by Shamu, and Brooklynn usually hates water and laughed when she got splashed by Shamu, Crazy. They loved to pet the dolphins and the bat rays and watch the shows. We got the kids a Shamu stuffed animal and Brooklynn kept kissing it. We packed snacks for lunches just to not have to pay a ton for food in the parks and when Parker was talking about what we were doing the next day he brought up that we weren't going to eat lunch because we didn't do lunch at Sea World, we thought that was pretty funny. The next day we went to Wild Animal Park, which is not our favorite. It is way to long and just not enough variety of animals. So we will hit the zoo next time. Then on Sunday we just hit a lot of beaches on the way to Aneheim. We went to Coronado and ate at BJ's at Lagoona (which is our favorite pizza place ever) and then went to Newport. They love the beach. Then on Monday we did Disneyland. We only did 1 day there and that is not enough. It just seemed like a big amusement park and they didn't get to see hardly any characters. Which makes Disneyland Disneyland. So next time, at least 2 days there. The best part was at the end of the day when they had the parade, the kids just loved it. Brooklynn kept saying thinderella (cinderella). And Kendra and Parker just loved all the characters. Jaren and Britney Jensen hung out with us at Disneyland. It was so good to see them again. Their kids are getting so big. Tuesday we got packed up to come home but we stopped in at the Jensen's for breakfast and then headed out. We made it to Las Vegas and visited with Mark and Elizabeth Mateja for dinner at their new house. It was really fun to see them also. We made it home by 3am and Wayne had to be to work by 7am. He was so tired. We did a lot on our trip but it was fun. We decided to try to make it there every other year. Mabey we could try to plan a big Disneyland trip in a few years with other families, that would be so much fun.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Wow, the first 2 weeks of September were quite eventful. Kendra turned 5. We tried using the "you cant cry about things anymore because you are 5 now", it only worked a few times. I can't believe she is 5 now. I don't feel like my kids should be this old already. She also had her first day of Preschool. And she loves it. YA!!! Three times a week. Wayne and I celebrated our 10th anniversary. I can't believe it's been 10 years. That's more than anyone on my side of the family except my grandparents. It's hard to imagine not being married to him and not having our kids. And I love him more than I did 10 years ago. He's a great husband and a great dad.
We also had our first ward activity that we were in charge of and it went great. We had more than half the ward plus some inactives. Now on to the next activity-the christmas party.