{a glimpse into our world}

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Day, '07

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!
We had a great day! We went to the base of {Long's Peak} to go sledding, which is very tiring!! lol
Oh, how we missed Colorado!!! We are so happy to be back here.

Merry Christmas & (if I don't post again) Happy New Year!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Newport Beach, CA & MaLiBu

Our first family trip to CA--
So- we are trying to move back to Colorado. We wanted to get a trip in to Cali before we moved, so here we are. Newport Beach is beautiful! This was Brendan's first time at the beach- he LOVED it! The boys played in the water, played in the sand and went boogie boarding. The weather was perfect while we were there. I couldn't have asked for a better weekend! On Sunday- we drove the Pacific Hwy up to Malibu. So pretty!!! We ate at Gladstone's on the beach. It was a really cool place with an amazing view. I wanted to stay longer- but we had to get back.

**the family pic was taken right outside of Gladstone's. Brendan was having a meltdown, so we got the top of his head. Bummer- it would have been a great picture otherwise.

Thank you Chris & Janeen for watching Katie girl! We owe you one!!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

peyton's kindergarten graduation

Peyton's Kindergarten graduation- May 31st- at Trailside Point Elementary in Laveen, AZ.
Grandpa & Grandma Sharp flew in from Dallas for Peyton's birthday- and they were able to come to his graduation celebration, too.
Peyton had a great year- even though we moved from CO to AZ- he had a smooth transition, considering...
He is turning in to quite the reader. He also loves science and math (who's child is this??? lol).
We are very proud of this big boy!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

fUn in the sUn

We went to a friends birthday party yesterday at West Chandler Aquatic Center. The boys had so much fun- they were worn out last night. ;) They are becoming quite the little swimmers. If we stay in AZ- they will turn in to little fish! It's the only way to beat the heat outside.

This aquatic center was awesome- it had a lot of small slides and two pretty big slides for the older kids and adults, spray things all over and a huge playscape for the kids to play on. It is a great place to hang out at. I'm sure it isn't our last time here!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Spring Soccer for Brendan!

Brendan did such a great job playing soccer this Spring. He LOVED playing goalie. He got to play goalie the majority of the last two games. He did great.

Brendan made a few friends on the team- they had a fun end of session pary at Peter Piper Pizza. All the players got participation trophies. He is SO proud of that trophy- he has even slept with it the last two nights! lol

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Disneyland or BUST!

Our FIRST Disneyland trip- April 14, 15 and 16th, '07--
I planned this 3-day weekend trip with our friends Scott and Kim Bush, from CO. Kyle was supposed to go with us- but had a last minute work project due...
The boys and I drove up to Anaheim on Friday, the 13th. We stayed near the park- we got a good nights rest for the big day coming up! The boys were so excited, it was a little hard to sleep!
We headed over to the park as soon as it opened- the first thing we did was get our mouse ears. The boys wanted the pirate ones. Right after we got their names on those- we walked out and there was PLUTO. Our first character siting! The boys got his autograph and I took their picture. After that, we headed to City Hall to get their "my first visit" badges. By this time the boys were dying to get on a ride! We headed to Dumbo! We had a blast on that ride- Brendan was a little nervous, but he quickly got over that. Our second ride was the teacups. So fun! A little while later we got a call- our friends were here. We met up with them and the fun continued! We spent the rest of the day Saturday in Disneyland. We were so tired by the end of the day.
On Sunday, we had breakfast at Goofy's Kitchen. The boys were so excited to get a cupcake for breakfast! ;) Don't worry- they had waffles and eggs, too.... After breakfast- we headed to California Adventure! Peyton is such a brave boy! He rode Tower of Terror with me and Scott! Wow! He really wanted to ride CA Screamin', too, but he wasn't tall enough. Maybe next time... We rode almost everything else in that park! Our favorite ride, by far, was Soarin' over CA! What fun!!!
After we were done at this park, we did some shopping at Downtown Disney. Our feet hurt so bad by this time. We couldn't wait to get back to the hotel and SLEEP.
Monday was our last day at Disneyland. We got in the park early- and went straight to Rockin' Space Mountain. I rode with Brendan and Peyton and Josh rode together (Josh is Scott's brother). Brendan was a little nervous and during the ride he kept scooting lower and lower. I knew he was scared, so I tried to talk him through the ride. After it was over, I asked if he had fun. "Yes" he screamed. "Do you want to ride it again?" "NO" he yelled! :)
Later on, after riding the Matterhorn a million times (all the boys liked that ride!), we went to Mickey's house to meet the mouse!!! The boys got his autograph and a picture with him. By this time it was getting late- we only had an hour or so more in the park. We rode the Main Street fire truck and got Mickey ice creams. We did a little more shopping and watched Minnie and Goofy dance on Main Street. We went to the Silhouette Shop and got the boys' silhouettes done. That was really neat! (going in the scrapbook for sure!)
All in all-- a great trip!!! The only thing that was missing was daddy. :( I told the boys not to worry, though, we would go on another trip to Disney soon enough. I hope the boys remember this trip always!