Thursday, September 30, 2010

San Diego Zoo and LA County Fair

San Diego Zoo

Last weekend I watched my friend Amber's little boy, Brendan, in San Diego. Ben met up with us and we were able to use her free passes to go to the zoo. It was HUGE!!! We took the 40 minute bus tour around the park which was they way to go to see most of the park. The grounds were beautiful. I must admit that I did not love least at this stage in life. The kids were too young. I prefer our small zoo in Waco, Tx that you can get through in a couple hours.
LA County Fair
Last night was my first time at a County Fair.
I didn't realize the 5 hours we were there would all revolve around food. Between 7 adults and 7 kids we ate: 5 ears of corn (covered in butter, mayo, hot sauce, etc.) chili cheese fries, bloomin onion, baked potato, 5 cheese on stick, 3 funnel cakes, a Krispy cream chicken sandwich, 2 carnitas tacos, a caramel apple, and a fried Klondike bar. We would eat and then walk around to find the next thing to eat.
I feel like I got the true fair experience of which I could only handle once a year.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Girls Weekend

I am sooo refreshed! I guess it was more like Girls half a Week. Wednesday afternoon we drove up to San Fransisco for our 2nd annual Girls Trip. We were sad that Kenna and Melinda could not make it, but hope to all be a part of it next year. Thanks to my father-in-law we got an amazing deal at a Marriott Hotel which was a big factor in how we were able to stay for so long. The other factor was thanks to my Aunt Robin and friend Amber who watched my girls. Here's how our trip went down.

Wednesday: Left at 2. Arrived around 5:30. Ate dinner at Marie Calendars. Spent almost 3 hours at Target browsing each aisle. What a nice treat to have no kids to worry about. Took a quick dip in the hot tub before going to bed.
Thursday: Woke up at 9 and headed to the city. Ate lunch at Fisherman's Wharf, dessert at Ghirardelli square, and lots of window shopping.

Friday: Realized we didn't come prepared with the right outfits for the wedding(I forgot my shoes), and did more shopping. Sara's rehearsal dinner.

Saturday: Ordered way to much breakfast at Mimi's Cafe. Gave ourselves 3 hours to get nice. Wedding.
Sunday: Drove home and arrived to our wonderful families at 4pm.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Benny Boo

Happy 27th to my amazing husBEN! We celebrated yesterday evening for a few short hours before he had to head back to work. I'm so happy I have him in my life. He is an incredible father and an even more amazing husband. We love you and are so grateful to have you in our lives. Happy Birthday!

~love, Your Girls

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Labor Day

It was a nice treat that Ben had off Labor Day. Not only that but he came home at 4 Friday afternoon, had all of Saturday off and only worked until 5pm Sunday. It was a nice long weekend that went by too quickly.

Friday night he and I went on a date to Cheesecake factory.
Saturday he took the girls to get donuts in the morning and a Daddy-Daughter date in the afternoon to the mall where they played, rode the train and merry-go-round, then to McDonald's for lunch. That night we did night swimming at the Menloves.
Sunday night all of the Kochs had a slumber party and of course Ben and I won at Joker. All the grand kids slept over (except Josh).

Monday morning Grandma made us a big pancake breakfast. The boys played basketball. The kids had a lemonade stand and we went over to the Merkley's for a BBQ and swimming.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Auntie Nora

We spent most of last week with Auntie Nora. My kids have one fun Auntie. We went to the mall, visited Auntie Robin, had 2 slumber parties at her house, street fair in Huntington Beach, story time at the library, and banana pancakes for breakfast. My favorite parts seem to revolve around the car. Since her CD player wasn't working and the kids wanted kid music she would sing super loud "Little Red Caboose" with random movements every time we got in the car. What a great mom to keep the kids happy. My other favorite car part was that she let me drive home their extra car. It's for sell if anyone is interested. I think me with my kids in their car seats in the back are perfect advertisement for selling it. Adam used to call it the chick magnet and I'd say that's just what we look like in it.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Week 3

Last Sunday Kenna and Addie came over for dinner and to hang out. It was fun having all the cousins together and they especially loved playing in the backyard with their Popsicles.

Heather and Nick came in late that evening to spend a couple days. They were so sweet and let me and the girls tag along with them to the beach. By the end of their stay Gracie was calling them "Auntie Heather and Uncle Nick". Heather is my old roommate and I love spending time with her. We spend most of our time laughing and reminiscing about college.

My friend Amber came over one afternoon with her little boy Brenden and we had lunch, swimming and Popsicles in the backyard.

Saturdays has been Ben's day off so this past Saturday we all went to the Science Center in LA. They had so many cute things for the kids to do and the cost to get in was Free!

Hope every one's enjoying the end of hot summer days!