Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Family Zombie Killing Time

I'll admit that we love to play video games at our house. The best ones are the Zombie games. By far our favorite is Left for Dead 2.

It's so funny when we play now because Kayl is at the age where he wants to play too, so we hand him a controller and he will get so excited to push the buttons and warn us when a zombie is coming.

Bike Accident

When Todd and I were growing up we always learned that when you ride a bike you must wear a helmet and go against traffic. We had no idea that the law had changed.

Yesterday, Todd was riding his bike to work when he got to 800 south in Orem a car didn't see him and hit the back of the bike totally destroying it and knocking Todd to the ground. Todd was okay and the driver of the car was really sorry that he didn't pay attention. When the police showed up they didn't issue any tickets because they were both ay fault because Todd was going against traffic and not with it. We had no idea the law changed.

The guy that hit Todd gave him 200$ for a new bike and gave him a ride to work. Alls well that ends, well I guess.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Home again (June 24)

Kayl woke us up at 7 a.m. again so we packed up and checked out so we could leave as soon as possible. It was a long drive made even longer because we had to drive to Layton to drop Rachel off at her house. We finally arrived at our house around 8:30 p.m. I quickly threw in a load of laundry and we went to get groceries.
I miss California but I'm glad to be home.

Peggy Sue's and Vegas (June 23)

We woke up at 8 a.m. and had the car packed by 8:30. We were on the road by 9 a.m. on our way home. Kayl was so sad to leave his cousins.
Anyway, we drove until we got to a little city called Yermo which has a cute cafe and gift shop called Peggy Sue's. We ate some lunch there and Todd took Kayl around back to see the Dinosaur park they have.

Family Dinner and Swimming with the cousins (June 22)

The reason we were in California was for Todd's Grandparents 50th wedding anniversary. They are the two most amazing people in the world. Grandpa has survived two strokes, two heart attacks and a quadruple bypass. It is amazing to be part of this family and see the love that these two have for each other after 50 years and eight kids.

The Beach (June 22)

We tried to sleep in a little bit before heading to the beach but Kayl was so excited that he woke up at 7 a.m., so we all got up and got ready to go. It took us over an hour to get to the beach because Todd got lost. When we arrived Kayl was so confused by the sand, he keep sinking in and laughing. He had such a great time playing in the sand, digging holes and throwing shells back into the ocean.

Disneyland Day 2 (June21)

We woke up at 7 a.m. so we could get to the park the minute it opened. Todd pulled the covers off of my legs and noticed that they were three times their normal size. I could barely move, but I didn't want to miss a day, so I sucked it up for the walk over to the park. By the time we got to the main gate I was in tears so Todd ran and rented me a motorized scooter. I looked so cute on it.

Disneyland Day 1 (June 20)

Kayl was so excited to go to Disneyland that he woke us up at 5 a.m. We tried so hard to get him to go back to sleep until 7 but nothing worked so we let him take a shower and then we got ready to go.
We had a huge family picture that we had to take before we could go our own way. It took close to an hour for everyone to arrive at the park and stand in front of the Mickey flowers. There were 75 people on our group, it was crazy!!
When the picture was over Kayl started signing that he was hungry, so we stopped at one of the bakeries on Main Street and got us some pastries. They were amazing!!
After we finished eating we took Kayl on his first roller coaster, The Haunted Mansion. Let me tell you, that ride scared me to death when I was little but Kayl had a blast until the ride was over. Every time we got off a ride he would cry, but he had fun while he was on them. The second we got off that ride we went next door the The Pirates of the Caribbean ride. Kayl actually highly enjoyed this one. He waved at all the Pirates and danced to the music.
We then headed over to Tom Sawyers island and we let Kayl run around for a while. He had such a blast in the tree house.

Swimming (June 19)

Since we arrived at the hotel around 3 p.m. and we weren't going to Disneyland until the 20th Todd took Kayl swimming for a good 3 hours. I wasn't feeling well from the drive so I stayed in our room and took all of these pictures. I had no idea my cameras zoom was this good.
We definitely have a water baby. We went swimming everyday we were on this vacation, it was awesome.

Primm and Calico (June 18-19)

We left our house on Saturday the 18th at around 7:30 a.m. We were so excited to leave, Kayl ran to the van and sat right down in his seat, it was so cute. We drove down to St. George and made a quick stop there for my favorite food, Jack in the Box.

Whenever I go down to St. George I have to stop there and get a Sourdough Jack with an Orange Fanta.