Saturday, January 12, 2013

Chloe's Birthday and I Got a Teddybear

Dec 28th is Chloe's birthday, so we made sure to make it a special day as to not be eclipsed by the Christmas fiascoes. After a day of playing, it was time for the best part: Birthday Ice Cream. Chloe doesn't like cake (she's not a normal child in many ways, all of which are good ways too) so ice cream was the request. I think a child savoring a good cone is one of my favorite things to watch. 
 Harper Face Lynn

Ezra my sweet Puppy 

Ms. Teya Drama as usual 

 Eden Schmeden 

 Ew, nast... but whatever makes a our kids dreams come true, so be it. 
 All together now.
 The Honorable Birthday Chloe
Eden is so Boss right now of the hangout. 
 Teya's been trying this new attitude on for size lately. I do not approve, however I can tell it's forced as I also know--because she tells me frequently--she wishes she were 16 and all that goes with it. NOOOOOOooooo.....

Want to know what I got for Christmas? A real life Teddy Bear. One that talks and walks and is scared of the snow.
 "You're putting in this poofy-stuff again? That means you're forcing me out in that neige stuff now right?"

 "Why oh why...?!!. I think I can... I think I can.. I think I can...."
 Edens smile! "I have no motivation for smiling at the moment. This is the best you're getting."
 "Just enjoy my sad cute Teddy face instead."


"okay, okay. Since my lips and cheeks are about all I can move right now anyway, here's a tiny one for ya. Cheese!"

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Taking a Break from the Snow

This is how we do winter Cali/Hawaii style. Snow is fun, all good, pretty and such blah blah blah... but this sun loving family needed a break. Fortunately Flagstaff has the rockin-est activity center for families that has pool, slides, rockwall, gym, track, etc for 5 bones. Best part is it wasn't even crowded.

I was the creeper with the camera snapping pics of everyone, the other people in the pool weren't too sure about being captured in a strangers photos wearing their less-than-flattering-maillots-de-bains.









 Conspiring.












 





 Swimming lessons.


 Rachel testing out the big slides to see if it's a good idea for the kids. The result: it was dark and scary and not so much for the little ones. Thanks to the brave and mighty Rachel.


 "I guess I'm supposed to touch this thing as if it's fun or something. I'll do as you say."

 Eden's so cold and tired. The thrill is fading fast...

 Harper shows these fountains who's boss.


 Nanny dutifully keeping track and count of every human being. I think the water was too cold for her liking?!
 She fell asleep two seconds later and napped the entire second hour of swim. Easy escape.


Check out that young creeper photo bombing Summer's special moment!