We had such a great time this weekend. We decided to go to California for the long weekend and just get away from all the stresses we've been feeling lately. The first day we went to San Diego Sea World. We LOVED it! We sat in the first row to see Shamu, i'm not sure if Rylie enjoyed that but Ezra sure did! I don't have pictures up of that yet because it was on our waterproof disposable..so once i develop that film i will scan some in. The kids loved the Sesame Place the best. They even got to see Elmo dance and sing. Rylie was even big enough to go on some rides. The funny part is they had a toddler area and that was their favorite area, you know those areas that you can go to for free in the mall!!! But it was still fun and Ezra got to fly a flying Elmo. (pictures of that are on the cell phone, so i will post those later too) Sunday we got up and got ready for church and just followed a guy on a motorcycle that looked like he was going to church. Well he was and we found a building, but it was a spanish ward. Of course i didn't mind! I loved it. There is something about spanish wards and singing spanish hymns and touches my heart and I feel the spirit so strong. We made our way up to Santa Ana and visisted with Devin's Aunt Tammi and Great Grandpa Wilkerson. He is 93 years old very alert still! (pictures again on the other computer.. i will post them soon too) The kids got to meet their Great Great Grandpa and take pictures. I thought it was funny that the first thing he noticed about Rylie was that her ears are pierced. I don't think he liked that so much, hes a little old fashion :) I'm so thankful we got to visit with them and see grandpa. We also went to the Santa Ana Zoo before we left because we didn't get to go to the San Diego Zoo. As you can see Ezra got to ride the elephant.. he was laughing the whole time. It was a great trip. I wish we could've made it out to the ocean but we didn't get it in. next time!
On a side note, Devin and I are both going to school full time now so if I don't update as much or you don't see me on facebook as much you know why!also remember that if you click on the collage it makes it bigger!
Rylie's birthday happens to fall on the same day as 2 other little girls in our ward. So we thought it would be fun to do a play date/party for them. Rylie turned 1, Audrey 2, Maysa 3. They were so excited about their special birthday party. Audrey even said in the car before we got there "party all day long"... well it wasn't all day, but it was a couple hours of fun and toddlers. Our ward has so many little children it was hard not to just invite everyone, but we had to be realistic. We had a playdo area, craft area for their take home bags, bean bag toss, an awesome outside to play in, movies, snacks, cupcakes..basically a toddlers dream day. :)
Do you ever have those days where you think your kids are basically the cutest ever? I did today. They both wore new outfits and just looked so cute and well yeah just that..cute. i couldn't help but snap a couple pictures. Of course it would be impossible to get them to take a picture together. Don't you love the one of Ezra picking his nose, yeah thats his new favorite thing to do. Good times!
I can't believe my baby is 1 already! she is such a ray of sunshine in our lives. She waives bye bye, does itsy bitsy spider, claps her hands to if your happy and you know it, is starting to walk (like 10 baby steps at a time), loves to be tickled, loves her kitty guapo, LOVES her big brother Ezra and follows him everywhere, says Dada, and loves to be attached to her mom's hip :) she is so funny, seriously she is a princess, and knows it! We had a great birthday weekend with my mom and sister coming to celebrate and Shea and her family and my brother Jayson. we kept it low key because we have another special party for her in a week with lots of friends. She got lots of cute clothes, books, DVDs, and some fun toys.