Sunday, July 31, 2011

Halloween Face Paint in July!

Tonight on the way to family dinner we watched a Monsoon Dust Storm roll in!

 20 minutes later in came the rain! The kids what a blast playing in it with their cousins.
This is our niece Callie she is so dang adorable! I had to share this cute picture of her!

This Sunday Hailey found some Halloween Face Paint and painted every one's faces! The KIDS LOVED IT!

Chris & Colten


Ty, Dani, & Ellie

.... and of course Wii

.... and coloring

.....tonight was the last Cousin night of the summer!

Saturday, July 30, 2011


We love the sudden rain storms that pop up here in the Valley of the SUN! The kids went out and jumped on the trampoline first and then came out front for a few minutes!

 In & Out they went! Even getting our lab Ginger to run with them!
Gotta love the blue sky's and pouring rain!


Tonight Rich & I joined Tyre & John with four of their friends for dinner on National Cheese Cake Day at the Cheesecake Factory in Chandler. We had a really nice time. There was good conversation, great food, and

Among the Cheesecake slices we had at the table ~ Turtle, Chocolate Coconut, Lemon Rasberry, Resses, and Red Velvet! 

Our first experience at The Cheesecake Factory.... We will be back!  

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Last day in CA!

Last day in California! 

One last swim & BBQ!


 Dani was sure she was NEVER going to win! 
But thanks to a sneaky Bingo Lady.... 
She was the next one to WIN!
She was off like a flash to pick her prize!

 We watched the Disneyland Fireworks from the roof of our Hotel!

 Worn out from a week of family fun!
Good-Bye CA! We had a ball!

Last Day....

We all slept in this morning, then went to see Judy Moody and the not so bummer summer at the Picture show. Then back to the resort to play in the pool again and grill some goodness!

In they go...

Underwater Puppet show!
 Then BINGO!

and the Disneyland Fireworks from the roof!

After fighting all week about who was going to sleep in the Twin beds they all fell asleep on the pull out! What a nice way to spend the last night in CA.... Together!  

Friday, July 22, 2011

Downtown Disney!

The first matter of business this morning was the search for Rich's cell phone! We cleaned out & organized the truck, and went through the room... still no phone.... 

We did find it about three hours later... on the side of the FREEWAY! Where it had fallen out of the car when we switched drivers last night! We feel extremely lucky & blessed to have found it, and it was unscathed to boot!

Then we took the kid's to Downtown Disney to look at the shops and have lunch!
Including the LEGO store!

 The Disney Store, Build a Bear, and the build your own remote control car shop! Lunch was next on the agenda and the kids picked The Rain Forest Cafe.... 

 We had a nice lunch and the kids LOVED the cups.... but Mom & Dad weren't to happy about the BILL!

Back to the resort for some fun in the pool!

We finished off the evening with delivery pizza!