Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Trey started preschool early in September! He is in a class with 5 other kids from our ward. Each mother takes a month and teaches on Tuesday and Thursday morning in their home. I started off with September, and so far, it's been a lot of fun. I enjoy just the actual "teaching" and not having to worry about grading papers, doing report cards, or parent-teacher-conferences. It's great to just be with the kids and help them learn and explore new things. Trey has loved it too, but is a little unsure and having to go to another moms' house for class. I'm sure he'll do fine.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Jordan's Birthday

Jordan's birthday was just a couple days after we got home from the Ragnar race, so we didn't get to plan ahead much like I wanted to. But, we did get a yummy ice cream cake from Cold Stone and enjoyed it together as a family. Happy Birthday Jordan! We love you so much!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Trey's Birthday

Trey turned 3 on September 1st! About 2 weeks before he was going to turn 3, he started practicing holding up three fingers so he could show everyone how old he was. He was so excited to have a "race car" party too. It was probably the high-light of his life so far! I saw an awesome "race car" party that a friend of mine had done, so I pretty much just copied everything she did, (Thank you Tricia!!!) It turned out SO DANG CUTE! It was so much fun making everything for the party, and we even decorated a couple of days early just so Trey could enjoy it a little longer than just one day. There were checkered banner flags everywhere, balloons, and race cars on everything, even a t-shirt for Trey. We had chocolate cupcakes and ice cream and played games like "Stop & Go" and Plasma car races in the cul-de-sac (which the adults tried out too). I really think that Trey was just in heaven the whole time. Trey got some really cool gifts, like a new Plasma car with his name on it, and a Home Depot work bench. Happy Birthday, Trey.... WE LOVE YOU!!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Yummy! Trey's leftover cupcakes from his birthday!

Oh, what a mess.

A mess at a whole new level! (Seriously Tally?!)

4th of July

For the 4th of July, we took several days to visit the beach house this year. We went to the park over looking Dana Point Harbor where they did a really great fireworks show. We packed our dinner and blankets, and went and camped out for the evening. BUT, it was sooo cold! It was windy too and sitting on the damp grass didn't help any. It was really fun that Warren and Heather were down in Dana Point too, so we all met up for the evening.
The rest of the time we just did the usuals, like riding the beach cruisers in Newport and eating at Ruby's on the pier. It was a great mini vacation!