Saturday, August 30, 2008

Siz-zummer Fizz-un!

Okay this is like my longest post. I thought I'd end the summer with a bang. Here are some of the things we have done this summer.... Played outside with the new sand water play thing Grandma got Claire.
A lot of hanging out at home with the baby, its good for bonding and keeping mom sane.

Going to Rincon beach with the fabulous people in the ward. I didn't get to go both times, new baby and all. But, I've been promised another trip.

Haley and Claire love the beach! They ask everyday to go. Here is Haley with her friends Kate and Loni being mermaids.
Going to Dodger games. Here is Haley with her Uncle Jonny at the last game. She loves going to the games, mostly for the food.

Here is Haley and Claire showing off their ballet moves. Love the bow Haley. (Okay so I wont let Haley watch High school Musical or Hannah Montana but, because I think the Jonas brothers are such cute and nice kids I let her watch "Camp Rock". Its so funny because now she wants to write music and she makes up songs and sings with such flair and tries to play my moms piano. Its funny because she is so serious about it.)

Our final Hoo-ray of the summer was a trip to Disneyland and California Adventure. I was nervous to take all 3 but, it was great. The baby was so good, like always. (She sleeps so well. She sleeps like 12 hours at night and only wakes up once .) We stayed at a hotel so we didn't have to squeeze it all into one day. It was our last time to use our Passes and hotel points(a cheap trip).
So Claire was scared of all the characters except Aladdin. It was funny because Aladdin was pretty darn attractive and my girls new it. Jasmin kept trying to talk to them but they ignored her and just talked to him. She asked for a hug and they said no but as you can see they were more than willing to hug Aladdin.
As we were walking away I told Haley I thought Aladdin was pretty cute. She agreed but ran and told Ben "Moms in love with Aladdin" He looked at me and rolled his eyes. I gave Haley a dirty look and told her to zip it!

Here is Haley absolutely loving the Parades. I have to say it makes me so happy to see how excited she gets. When her favorite princess Aurora come off the float to hug her I thought she would burst. I'm so cheesy but I almost wanted to cry.

And then there is Claire. I know she liked the Parades too but, from looking at her you would never know it. Characters would try to high five her or wave and she ignored them. She just studied everything with this serious face. I asked her later her favorite thing and she said the Parade. But she said she didn't like the scary puppy.(Pluto tried to say hi to her and she cried.)
It was a really nice trip until we got a call that we had been robbed while gone. It was like deja vu. The same thing happened to us last year on memorial day weekend. Sadly we think it has to be someone who knows us since this is the third time. (they also stole tools from our garage at the beginning of this year) Luckily, my great sister in law stopped by to water plants and get a package off our porch. We think she may have scared them away. Our new flat screen TV was off the wall sitting on our living room floor and the TV in our room was all disconnected. Sadly they got the new video camera I just got to replace the one that got stolen before. Needless to say we will now be getting an alarm system. Its sad because we moved here because its supposed to be a nice neighborhood. Maybe we should move back to the ghettos of Granada Hills. Anyway that's our summer. Now my baby will be starting kindergarten and I she has to be at school at 7:55's over.


Mandy said...

I can not get over how old your girls look. Haley looks like she is 10 Claire is not even the same person I saw at Christmas, and Addison is going to be able to eat Mia for a snack. I miss you so much sister.

Lisa said...

Holy crap! I cannot believe your house got broken into again! Did you have your home movies separate from your video camera this time? How lame! Your girls are so cute and we miss you guys too much. I think Addison looks a lot like least in the pictures. We're gonna be down next weekend so hopefully we can see you then!

Laura said...

missed you today! but i do realize we were the ones with plans that got in the way. anyway, hope we can hang out soon. we will have to do the mall again, that was fun. and maybe haley will run into her boyfriend. the girls look super cute, and I am impressed with your hair fixing skillz

Lisa said...

Look, its Johnny. So sorry to hear about your house chica...that sucks!

Rushele said...

I can't believe how grown up your 2 older girls are looking now! It's crazy!! And I'm very jealous of Haley's 80's syle bow in her ballerina picture! You know you rocked those when you were little too!!!! We all did.
Sounds like a fun summer what with the Disneyland and beach trips and all. You've got a cute mermaid on your hands there.
I'm sad that you got robbed AGAIN though!!! What the heck is going on?

Suzanne Shisley said...

How frustrating about your house! Let me know if you are going to be gone, I go by all the time.
The summer pics are great, and I can't believe Haley is starting Kindergarten. She has a good teacher though, she is an old friend of mine. Unfortunately once they start school, time flies even faster.