Friday, December 28, 2012

The BEACH!!!!

December 27th and its gorgeous outside (mid 60's).  Almost hard to believe we are going to the beach this time of year.  The kids are ready for anything and are just so excited to go.  We brought fruit snacks, chocolate chip cookies, popcorn and grapes.  The grapes came so I would not feel like all we had was junk food, sadly, the grapes made it home.  We had blankets shovels and dump trunks and of coarse juice boxes!!!  We made a huge figure eight road for the dump trucks to drive around and piled sand super high for the sand castle in the middle.  The kids chased seagulls collected rocks and shells and we all walked up and down the beach.  The waves were 5-8 feet so surfers were out there in wet suits taking advantage of the day.  

We had gotten there at the tail end of high tide which is perfect timing.  The ocean had created a huge wall of sand literal a wall 3 to 5 feet high.  We took full advantage and slid and climbed up and down all day long.  Zoe had no problem sliding down once I showed her how.  Just sit down on your butt and slide down, it's our version of snow I was thinking.  Max on the other hand need a little more encouragement.

As you can see it was a picture perfect day and we hope to get Mom out there this coming weekend after she passes her trainers exam which she has been cramming for over the past few days.  Then, as soon as Mada returns from Utah she will be out there too, we will FORCE her to come!!!! (we are entering teenage years, buckle up)

It is almost hard to believe we live in such a beautiful place.  Having all of us together is the greatest gift I could ever have.  With the exception of Mada not being here this has been the best Christmas yet, I could not ask for more!!!!!!!

We all miss you very much, anyone interested in moving to California???  Come on..................

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Everyone!!!

Monday, December 24, 2012

The Park...

                                                           Papa      "Hey Zoe & Max you guys wanna go to the park?"
                                                           Zoe        "Oh YEAH"
                                                           Max       "yes!! Yes!!! YESSSSSS!!!!!!!"
                                                           Both       "Wahooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

If you did not hear the question based on their reaction one might have thought I said, Hey you guys wanna go to Disneyland?  These two are so much fun and ready for anything.

Zoe learned how to grab and swing to the other rings...  It was really easy for her she is so athletic reminds me a lot of Anna!!!

Max was the first to try although he is still too young to be able to jump up there himself so I hung him up there.  He was nervous to let go but once he discovered he could do it his face lit right up!!!  So we did it over and over and over and over and over............