Sunday, July 20, 2008

Wasn't everyday supposed to be like this?

Two weeks ago Carlos and I were both very busy with work and I felt like the kids were getting a little bored. So we decided to have a fun Friday and headed to Scottsdale. First we went to Penzey's (a great spice store) and as Melissa described it had a "party for our noses." Then as we were heading to the mall we saw Sprinkles and decided to have a party for our mouths too!

They were delicious! I highly recommend the red velvet flavor.

Then we went to Build-A-Bear Workshop and the kids had a great time picking out a new friend. Nicholas chose a dog and Eliza picked a cute teddy bear. None of us had ever been so it was a great new experience. Then we headed to the play area for a while, got some lunch, and finished off at the pet shop. As I was driving home I remember thinking when I was younger that this is how everyday would be when I had kids. Too bad it feels like these kind of days are so few and far between!

Last week Eliza woke up early and decided she wanted to get going. I was in the kitchen and she walked in with all of this stuff and announced, "I'm ready!" This was about 6:45am. What a funny kid.
It was last Tuesday and I was trying to think of something fun we could do while it was still summer and we could be a little more flexible with bedtimes. I found out the the drive-inn movies were only $4 per person on Tuesdays and that the kids were free. So we tried out Carlos' new work van and took out the back seat so we would have a place to sit and watch the movie. We saw "Journey to the center of the Earth" Not the greatest movie, but the kids had fun. *Just a caution if you want to try this- it was very hot! For some reason I thought it would cool down a little at night, but inside the car with no breeze it got pretty warm!

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Monday, July 7, 2008


Here is Nico and Erick, Nico's cousin, marching to the band at the parade.

Here are a few seconds of the amazing fireworks show.

Happy Birthday America!

I love the 4th of July and the do it up pretty big in Provo. We went up to see Carlos' sister, Gaby, and her new baby Amelie. The kids loved the parade and going to Stadium of Fire. Too bad they weren't a few years older to enjoy seeing Hannah Montana. Although if you ask Nicholas what he liked the best he will tell you it was playing with my sister Melissa's dog at the park.

Eliza liked the fireworks, they were just a little too loud for her. What she didn't like was the four F-16 fighter jets that flew over us and literally shook the stadium.
The next day we got to hang out with the MacFarlane clan for a little bit. Crazy how kids change so much in just a few months.
Eliza was so excited to hold her new baby cousin.
This was the morning of the blessing.

Beautiful baby Amelie.
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We got to see Gaby and Luis' new house they are going to move into in just a few weeks.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Summer Fun

A few weeks ago we went to Show Low so Carlos' mom could see AZ is not just desert. The kids had a great time trying to fish at Fool's Hollow Lake.

The next day we went to Sedona and walked around Main St.
My sister, Melissa, wanted a pet for the summer and bought some tiny baby turtles. The kids have loved playing with them. Well, Eliza can't play with them anymore because she was holding one a little too tight in her hand. Yikes! Sorry Melissa!

Carlos, Nico, his mom, and I went to a D-backs game.
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Hope you are all having fun this summer!