Friday, August 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Amelia

Before Sconica returned to Ohio they wanted to celebrate Amelia’s first birthday with all the family. So, coordinating with her nickname “Peanut” we threw a very appropriate “Peanut” birthday party. Lonica did a great job putting it together. The decorations were so cute, and she let me help with the cakes.

We had so much fun frosting the cakes together. The best part was sneaking licks of frosting to Amelia, “yum” she would say. While at Knott’s Berry Farm, Lonica found some cute toppers for the cake that worked perfectly. We’re just not sure why she wanted them red ;).


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Amelia had her own little cake, and was so excited to eat it that while here parents held her hands back during the candle lighting she head dived into. She couldn’t quite reach the cake and so ended up with just a little Hitler mustache of frosting. It was too cute.

After the candle had been blown out she wasted no time getting down to business. Now here’s a kid that can eat! We were all so entertained by watching her eat that it wasn’t until the cake was almost gone that we realized we had let her eat the whole thing! It was a miracle that she didn’t throw it all back up, especially after swimming for an hour.

Happy Birthday Amelia! We love you!

Monday, August 23, 2010

So Fun

This site is so fun! Check it out.

*warning don’t click on the link unless you have at least a good hour to waste.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Week in California

Once upon a time there were two wonderful parents, who must be getting pretty old and senile, because by their own freewill and choice they decided to take


their four crazy children, DSCF9834 DSCF9844   DSC_0147DSC_0231DSCF9730 two counter parts, and one adorable grandchild (ok we can see why they want her) to California for a week.

DSCF9620Unfortunately this little piggy had to stay home and work and got watch the dogs :(.

So they rented a 15 passenger van and packed us in for the long  haul to San Clemente, CA.DSCF0543


Where they had rented this beautiful house that was just a short walk from the beach.DSCF9763 

We had a fabulous time.

Reading on the beach.


Relaxing on the beach.


Playing in the waves.


Looking cool in funny hats.


Building sandcastles.


Boogie boarding.


Skim boarding.

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Eating rocks, sand, and seaweed (just to name a few.) And barring each other in the sand.

We also traveled to the Nixon library.

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And we visited Knott’s Berry Farm. Where some of us road lots of fun scary rides.

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And some of us sat by and watched and road lame log rides and train rides


and watched Snoopy on Ice. (o the joys of pregnancy).DSC_0182  

But most of all we enjoyed being with each other. Whether we were playing games, enjoying the next meal, or taking a walk to the pier, it was just fun to be together.DSC_0020 DSC_0022 DSC_0027 DSCF0555 DSCF0571 DSC_0135 DSC_0139 DSC_0239 DSC_0265

So maybe those parents aren't so crazy after all.

Thanks Mom and Dad! It was a blast!… Can we go back next week?