Saturday, July 11, 2009

Day 1 of Vacation

Sydney and Peyton slept in bathing suits last night, and we had a girls only slumber party in my room. No boys allowed. Bianca slept on the floor, while Sydney and Peyton were snuggled up next to me.

Honestly it didn't start out as a slumber party. Ben was downstairs playing left, right, center with Bianca. The girls were tucked in bed and I was asleep. I heard shouting. Sydney yelling that she had to go potty. I was in and out of sleep and hearing it. Finally I got up and let her out of the cage, I mean gate. Then she started screaming she wanted the light on. I didn't feel like turning the light on, it wasn't like it was pitch dark anywhere. The bedroom light was on, the hall light was on, it was fireworks bright. Still screaming. Still not giving in. 5 minutes later I put her back in the cage, I mean room, closed the gate and screamed obsenities at Ben for making me wake up to take a crying kid to potty. The screaming never ended, mine or Sydney's and finally I packed two babies into my bed and we all fell asleep, somewhere after the sun started to rise, Bianca must have came in.

Waking up is easy to do... unless it's a work day. Woke up bright and early, you'd think I heard the rooster crow. Is that what they do? Sydney and Peyton woke up soon after and they were ready for Vacation, ready for Diego's party.

Happy 2nd Birthday Diego.

After three hours of Sydney telling me we were going to be late for Diego's swim party, we arrived. We were one of the firsts. The pool was nice. Manor Pool in Davis, check it out. it has that zero entrance, or ocean entrance. There was a lap pool, a water slide and spray ground. They hand out life vests to the kids too.

One boy, Jedediah (not really sure how you spell it) he was chasing a beach ball deeper and deeper and all of a sudden he couldn't touch. he was managing to keep his head above water and then he went under. I ran over and grabbed him up even before the lifeguard got off her chair. He said Thank you. Very polite lil boy, I helped him back into the shallow end and then he scooted off to find his mom and get a life vest. A lil while later he grabbed my hand and started talking to me, he wanted me and Peyton to go play in the spray zone with him.

We party was a hit. We ate wheat crust pizza... my personal favorite, salads and fresh fruit. Can't beat that. After the swimming session closed we moved out to the regular park where the kids decorated cupcakes. We played for another hour or so and then headed home.

And did you see or feel the rain? How bizzare was that.

Ben and Bianca went shopping at Macy's while Peyton, Sydney and I played in the backyard with Kallie, watched Harry Potter and went for walk. Bianca got a bunch of skinny jeans, some tank tops and some sandles. Sydney and Peyton got roxy sweatshirts and some princess stuff.

Taco's for dinner and then I dragged Bianca to Old Navy with me, I got a shirt and the babies got some shorts and bathing suit bottoms. Bianca didn't want anything.

1053 and the babies are still chattering away and Bianca is cleaning her bedroom.

Day 2 begins tomorrow with a trip to Folsom Lake with Tia Amy and Uncle Ty. Peyton can't wait to be the Captain and drive the boat.

Finger lickin good
Claire, Jedediah, not sure, Peyton, Stella (Shannons in there too)

Tristan, Bianca, Sydney, Emily, Grandpa and Diego

Peyton's ready for water polo

Grandma, Emily and Diego

Sydney gets a fishy fin ride from Bianca
(closest to furthers) Diego, Stella, Sydney, Emily, Shannon, Peyton & Bianca

Peyton showers

Sydney's spray wash

follow the leader

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Soccer & Sushi

Soccer season is upon us.....

Land Park Velocity now in session. Figure 8's. Juggling. Dribbling. Scrimmages. What fun. Practice falls on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I'm not sure of the time slots, I don't see much of Ben or Bianca on those days. Some nights they come home around 830, other times it's after 1000.

Tuesday I had a soccer game at 810, against the Soccer Moms - that name is just not them. Sure there might be one or two moms on the team, but their daughters are on the team as well. I knew it would be a tough game, and they took the lead within a few seconds of the whistle blowing.

Soccer Jim was delighted to hear I was bringing Sydney and Peyton to the game. They were going to be the cheerleaders... yeah, I bribed them just a lil bit. Skittles. Need I say more. As soon as I mentioned Soccer Jim the girls chimed in.. "Will Sherri be there?" Sorry to disappoint the ladies.... but Sherri is still in pismo - soakin up the sun.... They did get a lil fix of Sherri who's only a phone call away.

The game was back and forth, high scoring 9 v 10 with a loss in our column. Lexi had 4 goals, I had 3 goals and Kara had 3 goals. I had a lil whiplash.. one of the friendlier girls on the SM decided to take me out... yeah I know.. they were a lil frusterated... gettin schooled by the 'old ladies' I know.... Let's take out that one who thinks she's got some dribble moves... Face Plant. I still have all my teeth.

Ben and Bianca showed up midway through the game and afterwards we went to Sushi with Soccer Jim. We closed the place down. Soccer Jim was sharing stories - the Watermelon story. Afterwards... Peyton looks up from her miso soup and says "Can you tell us another story. About a Strawberry?" When he said he didn't know any she said "What about an orange?" She's so flippin cute.

cousins and best friends

Devin in his running sandles
melts your ♥

Art time

Trader Joe Crackers are my favorites

The princess and her goldfish... showin a lil cleavage

I ♥ high heels

Nothing beats a popcycle while sunning yourself

Topless, the only way to go

Staring into space

Cheese & Pickles

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Face Lift

Hi. Just wanted to give a shout out to my sister in law, the mother of the three wild ones... Thank you Thank you Thank you.... for giving my blog a facelift. So I've had no time to give my blog it's own face lift.. but I did have time to play some.... Check out this picture.

Sydney and Donovan

They were playing with chalk, the chalked the entire picnic table and even their bodies. So here are the colored version and the black and white versions.