Monday, November 30, 2009


All 6 of us with my parents and the bird.

These three had so much fun with each other.

the boys played some Basketball.

Hudson with his BIG cousins Chris and Cody. He loves them so much.

We went to my Uncle's fire station and the kids had so much fun!

Love this pic of my little man.

After day 5 this is what Crew looked like...ran into the TV and fell down the stairs...both happened when I wasn't home. This kid is cRaZy!

all the BIG boys rent on a ride.

the boys with Nana and Poppy...their great grandparents. They are the cutest!

Sushi at Mukini for Joe Joe's birthday! the BEST sushi...Benjamin Roll!

We celebrated little Lucy's 1st Birthday...Jess did such a cute job with her party.

Crew, Max and Luke had a tea party in the backyard.

Max read Hudson his books....Hudson LOVES books.

Hudson adores his cousin Paige.

Rick Jr., Cole and Chris watching some Football.

The boys and their scooters...they lived outside all week long.

The Whole gang...all 30 of us. There were 24 of us staying at my parents in Granite Bay for the week. It was definently a full house but so much fun! We did everything up there: rode the quads, played basketball, cooked, cooked, cleaned, shopped, ate, visited the firehouse, celebrated Lucy and Joe's birthday, ate at Mukini, La Placita, Costa Vida and Beach Hut Deli, went on a bike ride, played games, rode scooters, had a tea party, attempted to take a family picture of all of us and just sat around and chatted. It's always so much fun going home. Thanks for everything Mom and Dad!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Our weekend away at the BeachHouse

It's so nice having my parents second home only an hour away from our house. It is the perfect little getaway when we need a break from our normal routine. This weekend we just hung out with family, Wyatt went on a ride with my Dad, walked the San Clemente Pier and farmer's market and of course we had to make a trip down to San Diego for some of our FAVORITE BBQ...Phil's! It was a great little weekend away!

The little Photographer

Crew has been obsessed with taking my point and shoot camera and snapping some photos. I thought I would share a few with you that he took this weekend while we were staying at the Beach House. (That's what you get when you sleep in a let your kids just roam the house.) I think he is pretty darn good!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

So You Think You Can Dance

Today I went to the taping of SYTYCD with some friends. It was such a blast! Here is how the day went down... When we got to the studio we had to wait in a long line for awhile to finally get in and then got assigned some "filler" seats in the VIP section. Lindsey and I got lucky enough to sit right next to Pauline's Mom and brother. And since she got kicked off tonight we got on camera when they show her mom after they announce it's her last week. It was such a cool experience and we loved being there in person. This was my first time being in a live audience and will not be my last visit. I loved it! After the taping we walked to the Grove and ate dinner at Maggiano's which just so happens to be where all of the dancers eat after the show. During dinner Alyssa, Lindsey and I decided we "need to go the bathroom" which is upstairs right next to the dancers private party. Good thing because (lucky us) we ran into Russell, Kevin, Pauline and Legacy. I had such a great night...Thank you Wyatt (and John) for watching the boys and giving me a much needed break.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica

Saturday we had our family pictures taken in Santa Monica and then decided to head over to the Third St. Promenade to walk around and have some dinner with the Willis'. We went to FatBurger, danced to the jukebox and watched the USC/ASU football game while we ate. Then we let the boys run around a little bit before we headed back home. We had such a fun time with Brett, Sachia and Sienna but by the end of the day we were dead time...NO Kiddos! WOW! I don't think I have been that tired in a long, long time.

Monday, November 2, 2009


We had such a busy but fun Halloween this year. It started with our "adult" costume party, a little kiddo party, trunk-or-treat and then trick-or-treating. On Halloween we got a phone call from my parents that they are going to ride the train up from the Beach House to downtown LA to spend the we met them at Union Station and then headed over to the nickel diner to try their famous glazed donuts dipped in bacon (they really were good but so rich), drove around the fashion district, hung out on Olvera Street for a little and ate some yummy Mexican food. We headed back up to Pasadena and stopped by the Father of the Bride house to show my parents and then it was back to our house to get the boys ready for trick or treating. Crew thought trick or treating was the coolest thing...he loved that everyone was just handing him candy all night..and Hudson was just happy with a little sucker. After all the sweets I made some yummy shrimp tacos for dinner with pineapple salsa. They were almost as good as Tia Rosa's. Thanks Mimi and Papa Rick for spending Halloween with us. We had a great time!