Thursday, May 13, 2010

Field Trip

Today I went with Gavin's preschool class to the Micky's Grove Zoo. It was a "great day", he kept telling me after we were done, I agree.

We did see some animals while we were there,

But mostly we did this......

Meet Megan, Gavin is completely smitten!

I think she feels the same way.

He can make her laugh. (pretending to make out with the old lady statue)

Lunch, and a little dessert......

Yes, my son threw her down a kissed her. I didn't know if I should take a picture or pull him off (people were starting to give me disapproving eyes). Where does he learn this stuff, hmmm.....

I might be a little biased, but how could you not love this little stinker?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Yep, Splendor. That was the name of our ship, and it was splendid indeed. (gag that I just wrote that.) The ship was huge, new, had a water slide, mini golf coarse, ping pong, and so much to do all day!!!!

This is only half of the hallway, it goes just as far the other way!

This was our dinner table for the whole cruise. We got lucky enough to be with a group of couples our age. So, Jason and I gave the couples all nicknames, easier to remember that way. From top left, mean girl and the cameraman (She told the magician the first night he came to our table she hated him because she didn't get the trick. She said it way mean! He is a cameraman for the reality show Ace of Cakes on the food network) Above us, potheads (First night she tells us she is going to school to own her on pot distillery. We "smelled" them in their room every night after that... from down the hall!) Us (The mormons, aka, the only sober ones) Next to us, our pals, the cop and his girlfriend. (no explanation, he's a cop. He didn't like the potheads. The end.) I looked forward to dinner every night, 3 appetizers, 5 main courses, and every dessert on the menu please...... I gained 5 pounds!

This last one is just because.... just because, who has naked butt statues on their cruise ship? That would be us.

Cabo San Lucas

Why did I choose this cruise? Because I wanted to got to Cabo. Why did I want to go to Cabo? Because I wanted to see this rock. Why did I want to see this rock? I have no idea.... but I'm glad I did.
Cabo was our last port, and a great day to spend all alone with my hubby. We took a water taxi out to lovers beach. We saw a seal habitat, tons a pelicans, cool rock formations, whales, and then spent a couple hours on the beach. After, we walked around town, shopped, found an internet cafe because Jason was going through withdrawals I think, and rented a jet-skis. So much fun!!!!
There is a whale in this picture, i swear!

Funny story, or gross.... depends who you are. On a small beach, that is pretty much an island, with no place to um, pee, what do you do? Hello, you squat behind a huge rock! And what happens to sand after a steady stream of..... you know....... there becomes a little hole. And what lives in little sand holes? Yes, sandcrabs. Imagine my surprise after I pee and uncover this little beauty. I can definitely say I've never had that happen before.

So, I guess I should just start calling him superman now.

You gotta love Mexico. The beaches, the ocean, the children playing with beer bottles....

Umm, hello scary gun man. It truly scares the pants off me that the police in Mexico carry this kind of artillery. I won't be caught jaywalking around here. And why did I feel the need to take a picture with la policia? Don't know, but he was pretty happy about it, I wasn't sure if that was his gun or he was just happy to see me. Seriously, he was squeezing him some Brenda in this shot!


Now this is what I came for! Sunny, warm, beaches.... oh baby!

We made some new friends on our cruise, Adam and Serena, they were way cool and we did everything with them. It's nice to have some new victims for all of Jason's "stories", he has a lot. And I've heard each at least a dozen times.

The good thing about Mexico, someone is always trying to make a deal. The bad thing about Mexico, someone is always trying to make a deal. We did good with our cab here. We got a tour of the city for $25.oo total. Everyone else? $30.00 a person in a van!

Notice the Chargers logo? Just so happens our cabbie was born in raised in good 'ol San Diego, just like our buddy (and cop) here, Adam. We got along well....... he spoke perfect english!

View from our tour, enjoy.

For the rest of the day we laid on the beach, under a cabana...... And were only asked 500 times if we would like to buy a grain of rice with our name on it.

Puerto Vallarta

We got to Puerto Vallarta on the third day of our cruise. It was nice to get off the boat after two days at sea. Unfortunately, the weather was pretty wet. The night before had been a major storm than caused mudslides and damage around town. We however did not let a little rain get in the way of our fun. I was so excited to go ziplining through the jungle. Our instructors/guides were super funny, and the views were amazing. The longest line was a mile long, and the highest one was 600 feet above the ground.

So, I didn't even realize we matched until I looked at this picture. I'm not really a fan of that.


As if flying through a jungle, 600 feet in the air, over trees and a rushing river wasn't enough, I got to........

That's right, I'm holding a monkey!!!!! Hands down, highlight of the trip... well, maybe.

Jason? Not loving it as much!

I'm on a boat man.....

First off, please tell me you know the "I'm on a boat" song, second, because we are always "on the boat" I may use this title again. Try not to get confused.
Jason and I find it completely necessary every January to take a "mental health" week. Alone, away from little people, who scream your name 20 times in a restaurant only to forget what it is they were yelling for when you finally acknowledge them. We've done Hawaii a couple of times, and just went on our third cruise. It was fantastic! Now, I'm not trying to brag here..... well, maybe just a little. But can you really blame me?

Christmas morning

Yeah, I know it's May.... you got a problem with that? No? O.k. then, feel free to keep reading.

Big toys like a Barbie Bus may seem like a good idea, until you realize there is assembly required, sticker application, and the problem of where to store this huge toy. Makayla loved it though. Thanks Santa.

Gavin had a blast playing with his Woody all morning.... (sorry, I couldn't resist)

Christmas candy for breakfast is an excellent idea for a 3 year old!!!

I'm pretty sure this kid did not get enough stuff! I couldn't even fit half of it in the picture.

Next, we were off to Fremont to celebrate with the Caspers.

Makayla loved her new Liv doll......
She however did not love the fact that her little bother emptied her new buildabear stuffing out all over the carpet.

I love the hollidays! I can't wait for next Christmas. Maybe I'll even blog about it while we're in the same season. What an idea. :)