Sunday, July 27, 2008


This weekend I went up to LA to see the play Wicked with my Mother-in-law, and sisters-in law. This was the second time I have seen it, and it was just as good as the first time. It is so amazing. The story is fabulous, the set and costumes are awesome, and the singing talent is phenomenal. It is so great. After that we went to eat at Benihanas. That was a cool experience. They cook the food right in front of you, and then put it on your plate. The food was delicious, and it was so cool to eat it seconds after it was cooked. Yummy.

This is my sister-in-laws, and mother-in law in front of the Pantages Theater.

Mary, Chad's sister played barber and cut most of the menfolk's hair. They all wanted buzz cuts. This is actually the regular haircut for some of the older guys. Chase and Spencer love their buzzes. Dylan did not fall for the peer pressure, and chose not to get his hair cut. (See earlier post to see what he did the last time he had a cut, not fun =).

A close up of Chase, wow it is so short. I can't believe that I let him get it cut so short. He actually stayed up in LA this week with his cousins and grandparents. It is the first time we have let him do that. It is going to be weird without him here. He will have so much fun though. I was afraid that the other boys were going to be very mad about not being able to stay, so a sister in law came up with an idea. (Chase of course was in on it) We started to leave and Chase was poking Spencer and making him mad, and Chad said "If you do that again I will stop this car and you will walk home" So he kept doing it and we went around the block, stopped in front of Grandma's house, and Chad told him to get out of the car. (I am not sure if the "I'm going to stop this car" threat will ever work again, they might think this is a reward now) Then we left. I really had a hard time trying to be serious, and of course I couldn't stop laughing. Anyway, we were driving away and Spencer was like "Yeah, we are leaving him!" So we stopped at the gas station, and when we left the boys asked "are we really leaving him?" I was relieved to see they were actually a little concerned about him. But then I explained that he was staying at grandma's for a few days and they both asked "can we get out at Grandma's and walk home too?" All in all the plan kind of worked, cause they were so distracted they didn't realize that he got to stay and not them. Phew.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

This was a video I found of Brooke from a while ago. It is pretty dark, and hard to see, but I thought it was pretty funny. She loves to dance.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Summer Days

Okay, so I haven't been very good about updating my blog since I started doing it. I will try to post more often. Here are a few pictures to show what we have been up to this summer. We just got back from Utah, but these pictures go back a little farther than that.

Hiking around Poway Lake with Grammy

Going to the Beach.

Building sand castle forts

Watching the Cirque de la Mer show at Seaworld
(Spencer really wanted his picture with these guys)

Riding bikes with friends around Lake Miramar

Brooke turned two!!

Visiting Sea World with friends
(notice the angelic glow around the kids,

I am sure it had nothing to do with the lens)

In Utah, we visited Park City, for those of you who know what the alpine slide is, you will understand; This is the look Dylan had on his face at the top, I should have known by that look
that he wasn't too excited to be on this ride. The ride to the bottom took Spencer and I about 3 or 4 minutes... I kid you not, Dylan did not appear at the bottom for at least 10 minutes after we got there. I was about to start walking up the hill when slowly we saw his head, it was stop..go..stop..go..stop..go, it was pretty funny. I think the operator must have seen how slow he was going because about 3 other riders came down the other slide, giving us updates on his location. It was the funniest thing. He did figure out later on that it was much more fun to go faster than you could walk.

This was the top of the track

Also in Park City an airplane ride. Notice the look of
absolute excitement in Chase's face. Actually he was
a good sport to go with Brooke, who really was absolutely
excited to be on the ride.

Here is Chase being a nice brother and pointing
out a point of interest on the train ride.

Visiting Kennecot Copper Mines, the largest open pit copper mine
in the world. This was a tire from one of the trucks, the boys
loved this stop.
You can't really tell in the above picture that Spencer
was quite mad about not being alone, so here is his alone

We stopped by Temple Square, and went to the visitors center
This is always a treat. The boys quickly discovered however that
this room echos amazingly well. We didn't stay long after that discovery.

Riding bikes again.

Finally, we discovered that pull-ups in fact do not double as swim diapers. They may actually be worse than just regular diapers as you can see in the pictures. I was a little skeptical about using a pullup, but we had a friend who told us that this would work, so when we ran out of swim diapers, I thought what the heck, lets give it a try...Strangers at the pool were actually laughing when she first got out. It was pretty funny.