Sunday, August 23, 2009

Happiest Place on Earth

My Aunt now works for Disneyland. This past Friday she signed the girls and I in for "free". Yeah. We love it. We got there at about 8:30 am (way early for me!). By lunch we had already ridden 10 rides. After that the lines got a little longer, but not horrible. We stay til 11pm. I was exhausted. Lil Sis fell asleep in line for Autopia, she requested that we go one last time. She slept through the entire ride! She loved driving the car. My neck not so much! Lil Sis also went on her first roller coaster, Matterhorn. Her favorite ride was the ferris wheel.
Big Sis' loved Space Mountain, it was her favorite ride. She screamed the entire ride, a happy scream I am told. After our last ride, my Cousin K, wanted to stay and watch Steve Rushton perform. I guess he is a pretty big deal or will be among 15/16 year olds. His singing style seemed a bit like the Jonas Brothers, not really my thing but he did give a really fun entertaining performance. And a British accent will make any girl swoon!
This picture says it all, Big Sis loved hanging out with my teenage cousin.

Aunt D spoiled the girls. I can't remember how many times they have asked me for those lollipops and I have said no.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Beach Bums

The past week we have taken many family trips to the beach. Big Sis went surfing for the first time with dad. Lil Sis was busy taking pictures with my camera, so I didn't get a shot of them riding the wave. I did however get may shots of the sky, ocean, sand, and some random dude's beer belly!

She is finally venturing closer to the breaking water.
Big Sis kept finding heart shaped rocks.
Just keepin' it real. Wow, did I really look that bad or that white? My hair needs some help.

Monday, August 3, 2009


This past weekend we went camping in the Mammoth Lakes area. It was so beautiful. We hiked to Rainbow Falls one day. The girls made it the whole way there about 1 1/2 miles, but needed help for the trek back. We found an awesome spot to camp with "free" hot showers. The showers are heated from a natural hot spring. I felt spoiled. The girls did not want to shower. I can't believe how dirty they got. Our whites are brown, yuck. Hopefully my washing machine can work its magic. My parents, brothers, sister-in-law, and nephew also came along. Baby M was such a trooper. I don't know if I could have handled camping with a 7 month old, but my brother and his wife somehow managed very well.

Lil Sis loved to play in the bushes and tall grass. She was in heaven exploring the camp site. She got so dirty from playing. One morning she was having a fit and started crying and there were black streaks running down her cheeks.

Big Sis got to sleep in her very own tent with Onkel A. She loved every minute of it. The very next morning she informed me that they didn't sleep at all, they stayed up talking all night! One night she must have slid down into the bottom of her sleeping bag, couldn't find her way out and woke up in a fright. Onkel A rescued her and helped her calm down. She really is growing up way too fast. It seems at times that she isn't content being a little girl anymore.