Tuesday, December 7, 2010

San Diego: Part 1

Justin said to me the other day, "You know this next month is going to be crazy for us ... then again when is it not?" That is kind of how I feel right now. We are constantly busy, which is stressful, but at least we are happy. Such is life I guess.

So the boys and I went to San Diego for almost two weeks. I will break up our trip into two segments.

I was so proud of my boys when they held Tom, my brothers ball python. Landon had no problem although he was a little nervous when Tom decided to start tightening around his leg (we got him off just fine). Evan was excited to hold Tom, and not so excited when Tom started to slither up his pant leg ... I wouldn't like that either!

When I decided to come home my sweet hubby got me tickets to the Bronco Charger game for my birthday. I asked my brother Ben if he would be my date for the night. We were both so excited, eventhough we had to park about 8 miles away. It was a great night despite the frigid tempratures and the slaughtering of my team.

The weirdest part is that we find our seats and slowly realize that we were surrounded by Canadians. It gets even weirder ... the two Canadians sitting in front of us were Mormon! Strange!!

my favorite sign there ... maybe it would have been true if the broncos had played him more. I love my Timmy boy!

It really was COLD. A stranger a couple rows up saw me shivering and let me use her blanket for the rest of the game.

We took the boys swimming at the YMCA so Evan could excersize. I had to turn into a Mama bear to get them to let Evan use his neck float, but they eventually did.

Sarah and Dad liked playing with my camera.

The whole time we were in San Diego the weather was too cold to actually swim at the beach but we went to hang out and spend some time in the salty sea air with sand in our toes. Landon was the CUTEST. He just kept running towards the water, then running away because he had already experienced how cold that Pacific water is. Evan just liked playing with the slimy seaweed and the sand toys.

That night Evan suckered his Auntie Sarah into having a sleep over with him.

THANKSGIVING DAY: the second reason I came home.

Thanksgiving was the only day that was warm enough to make use of my bikini. I desperately wanted to get some Vitamen D into my body while I was home, but today was the only day that was even slightly possible. Oh well ... at least I got one day.

Ben had an unfortunate mishap with the pepper ... woops!!!

My mom and I decided to try getting our eyebrows threaded (ok, I kind of forced my mom into it). I LOVED it and I REALLY loved the results on both my mom and I.

We got to go swimming again and this time Brandon and Sydney came with us.

The water is one of my favorite places to be. It has always been one of my favorite places to be, but that has grown even more because of Evan. The water is the only place that Evan is free. He can move and excersize in the water. Since I don't usually have other people who can take pictures I had my sister take some pictures and videos of Evan moving under water. I can't even tell you how much I love these pictures because they represent my babies freedom and our hard work with him.

Evan crawling up the ramp.


Lisa said...

I loved these pictures and this post. It was fun to have everyone here. Although I do have to mention that you get cold Kira even when it's warm :)You really need to print this blog off with the pictures and send it to Alex. He would love it.

Lisa said...

P.S. Thank you for posting a picture where I don't look too old and nasty :)

Brandon J. Leavitt said...

Woohoo! I finally showed up in a family picture!

Amanda said...

Ahh the warmth. Glad you got a little time away - even if it wasn't as warm as you would have liked.

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

p.s. &Brandon... if you and the boys ever did anything else but play games while you were home you would end up in a lot more ;)

Peter and Mandy said...

What is threading the eyebrows? I've never heard of that. And...the Tom pictures are disgusting-I'd freak out too if a snake was going up my pant leg-heck I'd freak out if it was next to me and in a cage.

Teresa said...

I love the swimming pics. Thanks so much for sharing. What a great trip!