My little Lovies

 Last month my good friend Rhonda Came to town and was able to do a photo shoot for us! She always captures my kids personalities so well it makes it so hard for me to choose just a few pictures to post! I love them all so so much!!!

 I was able to jump in a few photos too! We are just missing Kreg to make the photo complete!

 We told Oliver to pose and look at the camera, he followed Cecily's lead and put his hand on his hip! We all laughed hard!
 This is typical Oli!

Thank you again rhondaharrisphotography!!


More California Fun!

 Cecily was able to a attend a little art day camp, so Oli and I stopped by for a little rock climbing and Horseback riding! Cecily was so excited to ride the horse! Oli was too except he refused to pet the horse. I thought it was really weird that he wouldn't put his hand on the horse but he was totally fine putting his whole body on the horse! They had fun!

 Later that day Grandpa took the kids fishing! He bought them their own poles and everything! CC got a barbie one, Oli got a spiderman one!

 These photos were taken of the video that Grandpa took! It was the funniest thing to watch. The pond was a stocked pond so the kids each caught two fish quick! Grandpa really just filmed while they did all the fishing. One person would catch the fish while the other would get the fish out with the net! Cecily would always get so bugged when the fish was a "fighter" and was super wiggly. She would yell at Oli to stop, even if he was no where near the fish!

We got to go to a gymnastics class with our friends which the kids loved! Oli loved jumping into the foam pit!

 So much fun wore this kid right out!
 Grandma had so foam core so she and the kids built a house!

 There was some dressing up with Aunt Paige! Off to the Ball!

and did art in the house!


Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Beach

 It wouldn't be a proper California trip without a day trip to the beach. We had a perfect day at Santa Cruz! The weather was supposed to be in the 60s and cloudy, but it ended up being perfect in the 70s and sunny! We love the beach and we were so happy when Grandma and Grandpa wanted to come along!
 Oli searched and searched for Crabs, I kept telling him this wasn't the beach for that. next time little buddy!

 He enjoyed running from the waves, I told him when we first got there to be careful because the waves are strong at the ocean and they can grab you and take you with them. He took me seriously and every time he would run from the wave he would have a look of fear mixed with excitement on his face.
 And then he wasn't paying attention for a second and the wave got him. he was like a fish swimming belly up under the waves for a few seconds. It scared us both! He refused to go back to the water after that. He was literally caked in sand!
 Cecily and Grandpa still had fun running from the waves!
 Cora just enjoyed her time on the blanket under the umbrella. she loves looking upside down on her back.
 Once CC realized how cold the water was she thought it was a good idea to put on the adult sized wet suit. She tried convincing us that it was her size. Hips don't lie!
After we had enough surf and sand we headed for a walk on the pier to check out the seals. My Camera died at this point so no more pictures. we also hit up some fun rides at the boardwalk! Such a fun, fun day!


California July '13

                                Love my little girls!

 Oli got caught playing dress ups at Grandma's!

 Fun, fun times swimming with G&G

 Always being Mauled!

Grandma and Grandpa are so fun! The kids have so much fun playing with them non-stop!