Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Boo at the Zoo & Gardner Village

Last week I took my kids to go see the witches at Gardener Village. I've heard so much about it, but had never been. It is such a cute little place. Ryker liked the witches and loved the petting zoo. Then on Saturday Abe and I took the kids to Boo at the Zoo. All the kids were dressed in their Halloween costumes and they could go trick-or-treating. However, it was crazy busy and after waiting in a few really long lines for one piece of candy we decided to bag the trick-or-treating and just go see all the animals. The animals were all very active which was really fun to watch. We watched the tiger growl and pace back and forth for a really long time. We had a great time until Gage started to throw up (luckily we'd already been there for four hours), so then we called it a day and went home.

Ryker and his cousin Lydia

Ryker was running across the bridge and he suddenly saw a goat that was on the bridge. I can't believe I caught his surprised reaction. It was really funny.

Ryker and his cousin Tate in their Spiderman costums

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Well Checks and Snow Day

Ryker and Gage both had their well checks yesterday.   Ryker is 33lbs (65%) and 38in (70%).  Gage is 21lbs and 7oz (70%) and 30in (95%).  I can't believe how fast they are growing up.  It's still weird to think that I have a three year old.   Gage learned to crawl last month, and now he is going nonstop just like Ryker.

On Sunday, Abe and Ryker went out back and built snowmen after church.  They had a lot of fun.  Abe used mud for the smaller snowman's eyes and mouth.  It looked really good until it started to melt then it looked a bit freaky.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

High School Tag

1. Did you date people from your high school:  Not really.  I didn't really start dating until college.

2. What kind of car did you drive? :  Me and Lance shared a 1988 Toyota Tercel which we all called "The Tuna Can"

3. What is your most embarrassing moment in high school?:  I sure there are some, but I probably blocked them out so I can't think of one.

4. Were you a party animal?  I wouldn't consider myself a party animal, but I did have a lot of fun doing some crazy/stupid stuff.

5. Were you considered a flirt?:  No.  I let all my friends, who were all much prettier than me, do all the flirting.  

6. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir?:  No.  Although I haven't played in years, I think I can still play the piano.

7. Were you a nerd?  I got good grades, but I don't think I was a nerd.

8. Were you on any varsity teams? :  Yes, basketball and soccer and I loved it.

9. Did you get suspended/expelled? :  No.

10. Can you still sing the fight song? :  Yes.  You had to know the fight song if you played sports.

11. Who were your favorite teachers? :  Mrs. Barney and Mr. Shaw because those are the only teachers that I can remeber their names.

12. Where did you sit during lunch?   Usually Krystal's house or some fast food place. I never ate at school.

13. School Mascot?: Davis Darts.

14. Did you go to homecoming and with who?:  Junior year I went with Greg Bull and Senior year  I went with Daniel Vettori.  Both were  a lot of fun.

15. If you could go back and do it again, would you? : I don't think I would.  I loved high school and I had so much fun, but life just gets so much better after high school.  When I was in high school I thought this is the best time of my life, but now I have such a better perspective.  Being a wife and mom is the best. I'm  so happy where I'm at right now.  Plus, I look at high school kids now and think they look so immature  and annoying.  It's hard to think that I was once like that.

16. What do you remember most about graduation?:  That is was very boring.  That night was fun though.  I went to the senior all-night party and then went to the football field and watched the sun come up.

17. Where did you go senior skip day?:   Not really sure what that was.  I had plently of sluff days.

18. Have you gained weight since then?:   Sadly, yes but I'm not saying how much.  I blame my kids.

19. Who was your prom date?: Both years I got asked like the week before, but I had fun both times.  Junior year I went with Erik Siguenza and Senior year I went with Tiffer Higgs.

20. Are you planning on going to your 10 year reunion?:   I'll probably go if we have one.

21. Looking back, what advice would you give yourself?:   Don't care what others think of you. Have more confidence.  Be more outgoing.

22. I tag...  Nikki, Shannon, Karissa, Elysia, and Ashley.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Well, it's probably about time I posted some pictures of our amazing trip to Barbados.  Abe and I went with my sister, Natalie, and her husband Jason.   We did a catamaran excersion, zip-lined, snorkeled with turtles, surfed and watched a surfing competition, kayaked, shopped, played in the waves, swam in a cave, and layed out on the most beautifu
l beaches in the world.  We had so much fun!! Thanks to everyone who watched our kids while we were gone.  Sorry there's a lot of pictures, it was hard to narrow it down.

Us with one of our zip-line tour guides

Abe doing a flip off a cliff. 
Abe getting ready to surf

There were some beautiful sunsets.
We rented this little go-cart they called a car the last three days.  It was really fun to ride in and go wherever we wanted.  We drove around the whole island in one day.  Abe did a great job driving on the left side of the road.
Abe climbing a palm tree
This turtle got so close I was able to pet it.
This is a really pretty beach called Bottom Bay.  I seriously got beat up by the waves here.