Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Beautiful Eyebrows

I got my eyebrows threaded for the first time a few weeks ago and LOVED it. Of course I got on my phone right away to tell Allison and Rachel. We planned to go right before Marilyn's wedding, along with our pedicures we'll get on Friday! I love special occasions!
Hannah wanted to get her eyebrows done... of course! Are we all that surprised? When Elise saw Hannah get her eyebrows done, she wasn't about to miss out on the action. She has developed into a princess too over the past few weeks. Our newly shaped eyebrows! I love it!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Hot Tamales!!!

I love red hot cinnamon candy/gum/anything. Did you know that there are 600 calories in one box of Hot Tamales? Yep, just found that out when I had about 5 more to go. Why are they so good?

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tuesday's Top Ten

1. Kevin cleaning the couch (looks brand new)
2. Going to Disneyland with my kids and sister in law
3. Getting into my Microbiology Class (I was 15th on the waiting list)
4. Actually got excited about Microbiology
5. Kevin watching "How to Look Good Naked"
6. Hannah's meltdownS (leaving Disneyland and me leaving for school)
7. Taking a nap with my kids
8. Not having to spend $200 on a Physiology book (I didn't get into the class)
9. Driving by myself
10. Hannah telling Daddy "A mean man sat on my lap!" Referring to the ghost who hitches a ride in your carriage on the Haunted Mansion. (I think I'll wait a few more years before taking her on that ride again)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Bowlin' in Bakerrrrsfield

My dad decided he wanted to take the family bowling... yes bowling. I think I've bowled 10 times in my life and at least 7 of those were on Wii... does that count? *The random girl is Alexis. My family met her family in Holland and she came to visit.

We all got bowling shoes... even HannahAND GavinI tried to teach Gavin how to bowl, but he kept trying to kick the bowling ball like he was playing soccer.Dado (my dad) was able to help outHe helped Hannah too. She actually knocked down a few pins!We had a great FHE together.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

"I Declaire"

My mom took Hannah and Gavin on Thursday, which gave Kevin and I an opportunity to have a "kid free" weekend. Kevin's friend, Steve, invited us down to his in-law's boat in Mission Bay. We spent Friday wake boarding, spent the night on the "big boat" and then went out again Saturday morning.
Kevin tried wake boarding, but the foot thingies were too small for his feet.I taped up my toe really well and went out on the inner-tube. It was so much fun!
We had a great time with Steve and Kaitlin.
And their friends Mark and C/KatherineAfter lunch at Costco, we went surfing at Doheny. I tandem surfed with Kevin again, I love it!
Kevin and Steve had a good time surfing together.
Since it was Mark's birthday, we went to Claim Jumper
because, according to Mark, they have the best desserts. I think he's right.
Exhibit A:
"I Declaire"
Vanilla icecream serves at the foundations for an oversized pastry filled with butter custard cream, topped with hot fudge and whipped cream. I suffered from a major sugar high.

Kevin and I were exhausted. Thank you mom for taking the kids and giving us a random, unexpected vacation.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Chum in the Water

Kevin is back into surfing! We drove down to San Clemente to meet up with his old surfing buddy, Steve Banks. I took my official post on the beach watching the kids. When Kevin was done surfing, he took Hannah out.When he put her on his back and started to paddle out, I got a bit nervous. I knew he was going to catch a wave with her. I wish I could have captured their faces better, I wish I could record the sound of her giggling and screaming as they came in. It is a memory I will never forget. Hannah is hooked.Gavin didn't want to miss out on the fun. He's not big enough to do what Hannah did, but he was satisfied laying on the board and letting the water hit him in the face. I am proud of my "Rachel Quality" picture.
Steve and his wife have a tandem board and love to tandem surf. They said Kevin and I could try and they would watch the kids. I was a bit nervous going into the water as always, but even more so since Shark Week just ended.
San Onofre's beach is covered with rocks, on my way out I sliced my toe. I didn't realize how bad it was until I got on the tandem board with Kevin and he saw my bloody big toe. He said, "Uhh, your toe is pretty bloddy... why don't you take it out of the water?"
Ok, that just totally freaked me out... then Steve's friend came by and said, "Chum in the water?" I thought he was referring to the fact it was my first time tandem surfing. No, he was referring to chum, the stuff you throw in the water to attract a shark!!!!
Kevin and I did catch one wave, it was amazing... I can't wait to go again. All the things I don't like about surfing aren't a concern on a tandem board. I totally trust Kevin and his surfing ability, he knows how to do everything and I can just mooch a ride off of him. I can't wait to go again.
I had to walk back to the beach in the water, Kevin said, "walk lightly!" I was totally freaked out about attracting a shark.
I made it! The life guard bandaged my toe up.

Steve and Kevin brought in the giant pink tandem board.
When we got home Kevin cleaned my toe and got it to stop bleeding. He bandaged it up nicely as well. I was shocked that he could handle the sight of my blood, well, any blood for that matter. From passing out at the sight of blood, to touching my bloody toe, Kevin has come a long way.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Odelay Dodgers!

Family Night at Dodger's Stadium. We had amazing seats in Center Field, on the bleachers!

Hannah was reunited with her "best friend" Jack. Why are they so cute? Jack is just loving her up!
They ran around in circles giggling; they just love each other! Jack was sporting a rockin' back pack that was as big as he was...

We went to the game with Uncle Aaron and Ethan (Jack's Daddy)... why are they so lame?

How could you not love those faces?