Friday, July 23, 2010


[Part I]

Wowzers ... took a bazillion [or so] pixs while we were in Monterey. We had an awesome weekend. First time we've gone somewhere with out a super packed agenda. The only planned thing on our agenda was mini cruise to watch whales & dolphins ... which is way more awesome then I ever could have imagined. Shamu ain't got nothin' on these whales ... they are freakin' ginormous and came a lil closer then I would've have liked.

On the beach before our cruise

These pixs are all outta order, but this is from the cruise
Allie Bear
Pretty much the most adorable kids on the face of the planet [nope not bias at all]! ;)

Told ya ... totally out of order. Getting to our hotel room [right on the ocean] ... kids running around like looney toons!

@ dinner ... ??
Back to the beach!
Mommy & Daddy
Love me some Dae-Dae
He loves the sand
Not the best family pix, but anything looks good on with the scenery ..right?! =)

Lil booger tackled me
& licked me ... eww
Kailee & her Daddy
Reminds me of battle ship

It's a whale [or the lochness monster]


Taken by Kailee
Pretty, pretty!

The cruise would've been smooth sailing, but our poor Dae bug got sea-sick, but after he blew his biscuits ... he was all better & enjoyed the rest of the ride!

[Stay tuned for Part II]

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A's Game [seriously] ..

We wouldn't normally go to an A's game [unless they were playing the Giant's], but free tickets are free tickets! We actually went with my company! When I told Alliyah we were going to an A's game her response was ... really?! A's, why?! lOl! That's our girl ... total Giant's fan! It ended up being a great game to go to because it was 15 to 1 [A's]! There was even a grand slam hit ... lots of excitement the whole game! And after the game, the A's put on an incredible fireworks show, seriously awesome!

I don't have too many pixs, but here are a couple!

Tailgating before the game! Tri-tip & hot dogs ... mmmm! This gate kept the kids [the boys @ least] entertained for a while!
Girlie girls
Daddy & Justin
Beer with a licorice straw ... classy!

I'm off to finish some last minute laundry & packing for our weekend get away! Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Fire pit kinda night

The kids have been wanting to have a fire pit night, but for one reason or another we haven't had a chance, so Friday night we were finally able to have a fire pit night!

Watchu talkin' bout mama?!
Gosh, he's such a big boy now!
Perfect ... burnt & crisp!
Ewy, gooey, goodness
Marshmallow monster
Daddy helpin' out lil man
Love our munchkins
She's a nut
Another aww!!
Love these kinda nights the most!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

4th Of July Weekend

The above picture is the only actual picture from the 4th of July because I forgot my memory card ... boo!

4th of July weekend was busy, busy, busy! Saturday the 3rd was Grampy's 80th birthday celebration. His party was at a winery with a catered dinner, so the party didn't start until that evening. Our neighbors were celebrating the 4th a day early since a few people were going to be gone, so we all pitched in and ordered the bouncy water slide thingy! The kids played on that thing all day and had a blast!

Allie & Taylor
What these girl do best
Dae-Dae's turn
So cute
He's such a big kid
Lil Gap model
Kai & Tay ... Besties
Alliyah was a wild woman
Crazy girl

After playing all morning and into the late afternoon it was time to get ready for Grampy's big bash!

She was the first one ready [cuz hopefully she could sit still the longest] ... but I don't have pictures of the other kids after they were all ready & cute!

Ray, Grampy, Robert, & Raymond
Kailee & Alyssa
Peace lovers
Some of the fam
Ray, his siblings & Grampy
Mmmm ... cake
JuJuBe & his cousin Elijah hugging bye
More cake
Elijah & Damon ... they appear to be slow dancing! lOl

Very fun weekend. The kids were able to catch our block fireworks after Grandpa's party ... they were stoked. On the 4th we went over to Ray's Aunt & Uncle's house and swam, grilled out, & had a great time! We went over to his other Aunt's house for fireworks. His Aunt's neighbors go to Reno every year and spend 100 of dollars on some [illegal] fireworks ... they put on a heck of a show for us [well for themselves & we reap the benefits]!