Saturday, June 28, 2014

La Brea Tar Pits and Greystone Mansion

My next door neighbors had their nieces visiting, which was fun for Hailey and Evan.

Running around the light posts outside the art museum.

Don't Jump!

Towel hats are the new fun thing at our house.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Day Trip to San Diego

After we dropped my sister Clarice off at EFY we headed to the Mormon Battalion Site.

Looking for gold.

If only she had to do this at home.

Time to head to Waterfront Park.

A public park with several large pools of water that are only a few inches deep. Love it!

These 18 month swim trunks never stay up.....poor guy. Maybe I should feed him more.

Don't let go......


Across the street from the park is the ocean....who ever is living in those apartments has a good view.

On our way home.

Today was our actual  wedding anniversary so Steve picked up cupcakes from the bakery on his way home from work. The kids were thrilled. 

Saturday, June 21, 2014


We have been married for 7 years. We decided to go out on Saturday as Steve wouldn't have time to go out out during the week. 

First stop: Massages.  Steve bought a groupon for Thai massages. Lesson learned book Swedish massages next time. In a Thai massage your low to the ground...that's because you have a person walking and crawling on your back. They use their elbows to knead the pain out of your shoulders. It's like a deep tissue massage more painful than relaxing.  When all was said and done Steve said his back hurt like a mother. It took a few days for him to recover. 

Seeing how the missionaries are in contact with Steve literally all the time I told them  the previous week ( yes, when they were in my living room) that on my anniversary date day they were not allowed to call Steve. Do not show up at my house. No, he can't come to any appointments with you. I don't have to share my husband on my anniversary.  I told them, No, he can't come out and play. For the whole day? they asked. YES....he is off limits the whole day!  They were scared....but apparently not enough.  They did call Friday night to ask if I was serious that they needed to stay away for the whole day. 

After massages we headed to The Grove.

We ate lunch like gluttons at the Cheesecake Factory.

We ordered dessert first....that was my brilliant idea. Then we wandered around  Barnes and makes all the difference in the world if you don't have to chase little ones down.....or check to see what  books they hid in their pants.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Playing Games

He is supposed to be mashing bananas for banana bread.  

Playing  board game Hiss.

Evan get's pretty excited to play games.

Now we are playing the cupcake game.

Time for a story.

 Transferring magical dragon potion from one dish to the next.

He wants to help make a sandwich. 

Then he decided to just use a spoon and eat jam out of the jar. Clever boy!

Judy always without fail makes the kids laugh! 

They just can't get enough of her.

Evan was laughing so hard he could barely breathe.

Discovered a peach seed hiding in a peach.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Botanical Gardens

We went to the South Coast Botanical Gardens with our friends Judy  & Cammarata. First stop the childrens garden.

Needs a break from running around. 

Found a stick to fight with.

This is a great place to take kids because they can run free and you don't have to worry about them breaking anything.