Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Oh Beyonce!

This cracks me up EVERY time I watch it!
She seriously goes end over end!

Monday, July 30, 2007

July has been one long month!

We played kitties and knocked down ALL the laundry that was just folded.We played with barbies.

We played with bandaides.

She just kept bringing them to me and asking me to stick them in various spots. This is Georgia as a dead person.We played with mascara.
Does this picture scare anyone else?

No wonder THEY are exhausted!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Family "Vacation" 2007

I think the term "family vacation" is an oxymoron... at least until everyone can use a potty and feed themselves! But we made some memories and that's the important thing... right?

We started our trip at Grandma Liz's. They actually fell asleep like this!

But only after some silliness.

I can't believe how grown up Claudia is getting!

So here we are on the first day of our adventure. I think Bear knew what was coming!

Day 1: Monterey Bay Aquarium

"Cling-on" much! (you know... from Star Trek)

I love how they are both fake smiling! They BOTH hated the backpack!

Day 2 we took ALL the kids to see Harry Potter and swam at the hotel.

Day 3: Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Capitola

Alli and Sam met us at the Boardwalk! It sure was easier with 2 nannies to help! Thanks guys!

I totally look like the mom in this picture. They smashed me soo bad - I still have bruises!

I LOVE it when this happens!CapitolaSorry Alli but I had to add this picture. I think it's the only one I've ever seen where you don't look like a super-model!Day 4: Alcatraz and Pier 39

Getting ready to board the boat. Julia was sooo nervous!

She wouldn't even come out at first. Claudia was being the nicest big sister though and really tried to comfort her. (Plus I think she was a little nervous also.)

After some coaxing she made it out onto the deck, but wouldn't leave this chair.Finally we got her let us snap a photo and then she bolted back inside!I had to take this picture because I've never seen this happen and I'm not sure if it ever will again! Julia (again) was nervous about viewing the informational Alcatraz video (she must have thought we were going to see some real life bad guys or something!) so Claudia grabbed her and pulled her onto her lap. Needless to say, my jaw hit the floor!Mom, Sam, Austin and Alli met us at Pier 39 later.

We ended up cutting our "vacation" short because I was completely exhausted!

Friday, July 6, 2007


This is Julia's favorite song from her Kindergarten promotion. I love that she's completely surrounded by boys who could care less about singing!

Sorry for the shaky video. I had Bear on my chest in the carrier and Georgia was going crazy trying to get out of her stroller!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

The 4th of July

We celebrated the day over at the Nelson's which is quickly becoming a super fun tradition! I think this is our third year in a row over there and we just love them... and their pool!

106 Degrees!
I think this picture says it all!

Georgia walked around all day with these floaties on - even while she ate dinner!

I love this picture because I'm in it! I swear if I die, Ryan's going to have a heck of a time convincing Georgia and Bear (that would be Baby Ryan but I'm sick of calling him that) that I did really exsist!

The Crew!

Bear is now almost 4 months old! I can't believe how cute he is!

Look How They've Changed...into Gangstas

Here are Julia and Claudia looking so sweet and innocent (and in Claudia's case, a little muffin mannish!) on their first day of Kindergarten and 3rd grade.

And this is what a year will do to a kid!
This is their GANGSTA pose. They're flashin' signs and all!

p.s. notice Claudia's lanyard she earned for reading a certain amount of books this year. She hasn't taken it off in a week!