Thursday, March 27, 2008

Lily got her ears pierced!

What a big girl she was! She cried for less than a minute and then was happy as can be. Whew. Glad that's over, I was so nervous!


We had a fun Easter this year!
We made cookies and Gavin made a cute note:

I was reading Jen's blog and she made a comment about Easter starting to look like Christmas and I must agree. I was just going to get Gavin the CuttleKids die cutter (which he loves by the way) and some candy, but Anthony decided that a craft item was not OK. He thought Gavin needed some "boy" stuff to balance it out. Needless to say it got a little out of hand each of us trying to keep up with the other. Ridiculous. We will keep things in perspective next year.
Even Gavin himself was surprised:

Lily loves her new seat:

Church was good, except Lily had a blowout and I got poop on my shirt and had to go home and change because I was teaching.
Then we had our family over for dinner- I made my first prime rib! I think it turned out pretty good, not a lick left of that 10 pound piece of meat! But, I forgot to take pictures. :(
I love Easter and spring and I'm so glad there's an end to winter soon!

I've been Tagged!

Tammy has tagged me! How fun...enjoy

Where were you born? Long Beach, California

Middle name? Anne

How old will you be this year? I turned 34 in January

Nicknames? Becky

Are you taller than your mother or father? Heavens no, I'm the shortest in the family.

Do you cry often during movies? Not very often.

What is your biggest pet peeve? Rudeness & dishonesty

Favorite color(s)? Purple and pink

Favorite food(s)? Strawberries, fries and waffles

Favorite restaurants? Red Robin...yum.

Favorite smells? BBQ, the real charcoal kind, Easter grass & Halloween buckets.

Favorite time of the day? Evening

What brand of shampoo/conditioner do you use? Pantene

What brand of make-up products? What makeup? :)

How many pillows do you sleep with? 2

Do you play an instrument? No

Have you ever been skinny dipping? No way Jose

Did you play any sports in High School? Nope

What was the last movie you saw in the theatre? Juno

What is your favorite article of clothing? My Gap sweat pants

What is your dream vacation? Well, Orlando of course. Hawaii would be good too. I'm too chicken to go too far. ;)

What was your first impression of your spouse? Very cute & handsome

If you were an animal, what would you be? Not sure

What is your dream car? Jaguar I suppose

What is one of your weaknesses? Too shy

What do you fix for dinner when there is nothing to fix? I don't fix dinner when there is something to fix. I love grocery shopping, but hate cooking. It's bad. So, when there is or isn't something to fix, we go out.

If you could live in a different decade/era what would it be? I am happy with the decade I am living

What is the emotion you feel the most? New baby tired and happy

Do you consider yourself outgoing? not really, unfortunately

What is something you are constantly working on? Scrapbooks

Any hidden talents? No, not that I can think of.

What is a word or phrase you overuse? No & stop it (as I write this I just said a string of no about 6 times as Gavin was spinning Lily in her jumper...)

What was the hardest thing that happened to you this past year? Last year was pretty good. (compared to 2006 which plain old sucked) I guess just being pregnant was pretty hard.

What is the best thing that has happened to you this past year? Lily and another year with Gavin. Each one is amazing

What is one thing you hope to accomplish this year? losing these last 20 pounds.

The best piece of advise you learned this past year? My children are always watching and learning-careful what I say and do.

I tag, my sisters in law: Jenn, Lisa & Cate Borland!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Disney Day 3 Part 1-Magic Kingdom

Today was EMH at the Magic Kingdom in the morning and it was Grammy and Grandpa's first day, so that's where we were headed! We said bye to Daddy on his way to golf:

Then got on a bus to the MK.

I was thinking since it was EMH and we got up early to be there, we should hit some of the "popular" rides, but Gavin (King of the Universe) insisted on riding those stupid car things. For the record, I hate everything about that ride, including the line. Anyway, per usual, the 4 year old won the battle and Autopia is was:

Our (or Gavin's) favorite pal Stitch was outside, so we made a quick stop there to say Hi:

Then, some Buzz, Snow White and Philharmagic. I love this show! For the first time, Gavin kept his glasses on the whole time! It was pretty fun to watch him reaching for things as they came at him. :)

By the time that was done, it was too late for Dumbo. (that line was ri-dic-u-lous) So, fake Dumbo picture it was:

By now, we were starting to get hungry. I had wanted to try out Pinocchio's Village Haus-Small World is Grammy's favorite ride and I thought she might enjoy sitting up there eating lunch and seeing a different view. Well, it was closed for
30 more minutes so we decided to go ahead and ride Small World then come back. Talk about great timing, we walked right on the ride and when we got off who should be waiting for us but the Dream Team! Yea! We got Dream Fast Passes to use for the day!!

We were so excited! Needless to say or plan for the day changed. We were originally only going to stay until lunch time because we expected the park to get pretty crowded. Now, it didn't matter-we got to go to the front of the lines! So fun!
We did Jungle Cruise, Pirates and then ran into Hook & Smee: (holy junk around my neck!)

Then, over to Splash Mtn and Gavin got his first ride on Big Thunder (which ended up being his favorite of the whole trip even though he looks scared out of his mind in this picture)

Here's proof that Lily was there too:

After all that, we decided to head back to the hotel for a little rest before going to MGM for the afternoon. We had such a good time-I would highly recommend the Dream Fast Passes! :)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Easter Bunny Day

That's what Gavin kept saying today was. Easter Bunny Day. Funny kid. The pictures that they (the offical EB people) took turned out so cute! These ones are cute too I guess :)

I love the warm days that are starting to show up!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Disney Day 2 Me and the Kids on Our Own!

This trip actually started out as a golf trip for Anthony and his buddies. He asked if I wanted to come with the kids, but let me know that golfing was the plan. Boo hiss. The idea of me and 2 kids alone (while he was golfing) at WDW trying to do rides and buses and swimming was not appealing. At all. And I love me some Disney. Luckily my parents decided to come along, and golf trip turned into family trip after all! (To Anthony's credit, he only golfed one round a day, when I know he would have loved to do 2) Anyway, they wouldn't be here until day 3, so I had one day on my own. I decided to make a reservation for a late breakfast at Ohana's at the Poly. I figured I'd let Gavin and Lily sleep as long as they wanted and be able to get up slowly and waste a good part of the day in the process. Also, by going to the Poly, I could load them in the car, something I do several times a day, and not have to deal with the bus.
The meal at Ohana's is a character breakfast with Lilo, Stitch, Mickey Mouse and Pluto.

The Big Cheese: (sorry the picture isn't the best I don't think the flash went off)

Gotta have some Mickey Waffles:

A couple of Stitches:

Sweet Lilo:

Gavin in the parade: (again no flash, stupid camera)

Breakfast was yummy and fun.

I can't believe how much food they brought us!

During breakfast I gave Gavin a couple of choices of things we could do until Daddy was done. He decided he wanted to ride the monorail to the MK and we could just walk around (without the rain!) and meet some characters. I told him he would have to walk which didn't make him too happy, but he said he would be fine with that. Easy enough.
We saw a little (and I mean little) parade on Main Street:

Rode Buzz Lightyear:

A cute picture of the tree/bush thing all done up for the Pirate Parties:

It was pretty chilly today and we didn't stay too long, but it was a perfect morning and things went better than I would have thought.

On a side note, Gavin really got into the pin trading this trip. Here is a picture of his lanyard that first day. It's amazing how much it changed by the end. :)

Monday, March 10, 2008

Disney Trip Day 1

Feb.26-Travel Day
For this trip to Orlando, we had enough miles to fly all of us for FREE on Frontier-even Lily got her own seat. Well, if you've ever redeemed miles you know that sometimes your options are less than stellar, as was the case in planning this trip. But, I must say-our flight times going down were perfect! (coming home not so much) We left Denver at 8:00am and landed in Orlando at 1:30pm. The nice part about leaving so early was we didn't have to sit around all day waiting to go! The kids were both super good on the plane.

We stepped off the plane and instantly felt the warmth and humidity, it felt so good on our cold, dry skin.
We spent the next couple of hours getting our car, stopping at the store and checking in to our hotel. We decided to stay at the Port Orleans Riverside at Disney again. We'd been there before and really liked it, this time was no different! Absolutely beautiful. You'll have to take my word for it-I forgot to take a picture.
Tonight we had tickets to the Pirate & Princess Party at the Magic Kingdom. Here's my little Pirate:

We get all ready and loaded in the car (which I know better than to do when going to the MK-always use the bus...) and literally on the short way there, it started to rain. And I mean RAIN! We waited in the car for a tram, then braved the storm to get on the stupid thing. WOW, we got soaked! Anthony kept asking what I was thinking, but I'll tell you- I was thinking that I spent an extra $150.00 to go to this party, and by golly we were going! Surely this little storm wouldn't last long. Yeah right.
We went on Pirates of the Caribbean (Lily's 1st ride!) and went to meet the Captain:

Gavin and I rode Splash Mountain (his first time!) and that was it-I couldn't put my kiddos though this torture any more. Although, Lily stayed nice and dry in her stroller. Back through the rain, and the tram etc...

Friday, March 7, 2008

5 months already?!

I can't believe it! This past month went by so fast! Lily did very good on her first airplane trip, no Benadryl required! ;) She still doesn't have much hair, although it is covered up by this "grandma" hat (according to Gavin).

As you can see, she is still a fan of sticking out her tongue!

What is wrong with this picture?

I will give a report on our super-fun trip soon, but for now-can you spot something wrong in this picture?

Thursday, March 6, 2008


Yea! I got my 10% award from Weight Watchers before we left for our trip! Meaning, I lost 10% of my weight. (Since vacation I've probably gained some back...) One goal down, one more to go!!