Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Our oldest is 3!

I can't believe three years has gone by since our oldest was born. He is such a blessing and we thank God for him every day!

This year, after much debate, Camden decided he wanted a pirate party. Pirates was one of his favorite rides and Disneyland when we went a few months ago, and he loves Jake and the never land pirates on Disney. So as soon as he committed to the idea (as much as a three year old could) I started planning.

Of course the invites were obvious, a message in a bottle of course!

We had the party in our children's building at church. Some very talented people just built a really cool ship that is used as a stage on Sunday mornings. The kids loved playing on it and giving puppet shows.

The cake.. seriously maybe the easiest cake i've ever made.

The Birthday Banner, thank you Auntie Amy and Uncle Todd (he burnt the edges)

Walking the plank

Painting treasure chests.

The first pinata experience. I thought I was doing good by getting a soft bat.. but it didn't work. lesson learned.

Happy Birthday Cam! We love you!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Capistrano Beach House

The trip for the month of April was to the Capistrano Beach house. Brian's parents have been taking trips to this house for about 10 years now. They brought the family for the first time about 4 years ago. The lady that owns it rents it out to pastors and their families for a pretty reasonable rate. We usually go in July, but this summer she's going through a rental agency because she wants to make money to put towards her grandkids college funds and to do some up keep on the house. So if you want to book a week this summer I could get you the info.. I mean they're only renting it for $7,500/week! Crazy huh?!?! Here's a link to more information.

Anyway, we had a blast. Brian couldn't come because of work so that was a bummer. However I got to bring my friend Erin and her little girl who is Ander's age. We had so much fun and Erin fit in with the fam perfectly. Of course my in laws are so wonderful it would be hard not to fit in with them. =)

The beautiful house

All of the kiddos flock to Grandpa.. even the ones that aren't related

Andersen always wanted someone right next to him when we were outside... Nonna played that role on the patio

If we arranged marriages in our culture this one would be a done deal!

We love our rainbows!

Cam loves the ocean. His favorite place was being by the water.

He liked running away from the waves


Attacking Auntie Katie with the cars

Andersen loves hats all of the sudden. Funny because Camden would never wear one at this age.. he actually still resists!

Told you.. done deal. Ok there may have been some prompting from the mommas

Doesn't my baby look like a big boy?!?!