Saturday, February 28, 2015

Fun with my Ladies

Can I just say I love my sisters and mother.  I am so grateful to have 4 beautiful, fun, loving best friends in my life.  My mom was so sweet to use her points to stay at the US Grant in downtown SD.  We hung out in the hotel getting ready for a night out on the town.  We ate at a new delicious restaurant called Double Standard, the brussel sprouts were AHmazing.  Then we just walked around downtown, looking at shops. We spent quit some time at Starbucks people watching, laughing, and Erin making me look like Collette Reardon!  We later went back to the hotel and decided to get comfy in our PJ's which Erin and I happened to have the same one's.  We ventured out to baked bear in PB which has the best homemade ice-cream sandwich. Poor Whit was such a trooper, she was on the Master Cleanse (which is hell, I have done it twice) and didn't take a single bite of all the food that was consumed over the 2 days.  Saturday the boys (minus mine since Grant was sick) came down to Coronado to ride bikes and then we had lunch at Soda and Swine.  I am so grateful to have my family close by, we always know how to have fun!

Yes I ATE the entire thing- so yummy!

Christmas Festivities

Always have to make sure to get our Christmas ornament at Seaworld for the boys to put on their trees.

Grant was so excited to put the star on top of the Christmas tree since I am a mean mom and don't let the boys help decorate my tree...what, they have their own!!!

We were able to visit the Mormon Battalion Center with Grandma and Grandpa Brashear.  We were the only one's there so Noah was excited to get dressed up as a soldier.  Of course we ended the day at delicious Guadalajara. 

 Such a great family night at the temple listening to beautiful Christmas music and seeing the pretty lights.

Haven't missed a fancy Bostonia ward Christmas dinner yet!

The Wilckinson's are always so nice to have Santa and Mrs' Claus come visit all the kiddos. This is the second time and the kids always get so excited.  This year all the kids where upstairs when Santa was leaving and for some reason the kids were looking out the window and saw Santa get in a car and drive away.  Noah ran down to tell me and I had to turn away from him to keep from laughing. I am not a good liar and not quick enough or clever enough to come up with a reason as to why Santa was riding in a car and not his sled.  Sometimes it is just too hard keeping up with Santa being real, is it worth it?!  Noah always says all of the Santa's you see around are fake but at least he still believes in the REAL Santa that comes to his house!

As always I enjoy when I can help in Noah's class, he gets so excited when his "mom" comes to his class to help.

Dan is not a fan of the fact that I won't let tradition go.  Every year since the boys were little we have taken a picture in front of Starlight Circle.  Last  year no one and including this year wanted to walk the circle- what is wrong with people.  So once again we had to jump out take a quick pic and jump back in the car.  Well at least I got our picture.

 Here's another tradition he gets bugged about!  I know the Huish's house is crazy busy but we can't not go.  The boys this year wrote letters to Santa.  Dan tried to make us leave when he saw the line for taking a picture with Santa, but it's tradition!

Darn Noah's ear sticking out, where's Whitney when I need her!

My awesome cousin Chad had bout about 10 laser guns so we could play at thanksgiving.  The boys loved them, it was the only thing they asked for for Christmas.  And where are they now, up in a closet, never played with.  I guess we will have them for the Thanksgiving 2015 reunion!

Via Las Palmas

 This is our new family tradition for Veteran's Weekend and the boys love it.  The boys just love being at a hotel but this place so much fun.

We're such rebels and snuck up to the top!

Enjoying some delicious cheesecake since we were too stuffed the night before.

It's tradition to always eat at delicious Cheesecake factory.

Love when the boys take a picture of us, no too bad.

Halloween Festivities

Due to my work schedule I don't often get to help in Noah's class so it was so much fun to be able to help him and his classmates carve a pumpkin.

My sisters may call me cheap but if your child wants to be a Power Ranger for the 3rd time in a row and the costume still fits I won't deny him of that happiness!!!  Grant first wanted to be a Power Ranger again but quickly changed his mind to be a Ninja Turtle.  Erin not liking the cheesy costumes I put my boys in talked Grant into being Olaf.  He as one cute Olaf and was fine with it at the trunk or treat but when the day of halloween came he threw a fit.  I of course had to bribe him with candy to keep it on.


We had to keep with tradition and go through there candy and categorize it!  G-pa J gave each boy $1 for a snickers, silly G-pa it was only a fun size one!!!

Not quit sure what triggered Grant to get in such a poor mood right before we were leaving for Trick or Treating.  This year is was a lot of fun to have the Lounsbery's come with us.  We started with pizza as usual then headed out.  Grant didn't want to wear his costume, he didn't want to put the hood on his head.  As I mentioned before we should have just stuck to a power ranger once again!  He didn't even want to get in the picture, as seen below (Tyler, his best friend is just looking at him like- why are you so mad!)  Luckily he eventually got over it, cause there was candy involved!!!

We love this cute little neighborhood close to my mom's house.  It is just 2 culdesacs which is the perfect amount of houses for the kids.  The boys are actually brave enough for the mini haunted house trail.  Tyler wasn't such a fan since he wet himself on Tate, oopsy!  I even screamed in this one, which I guess isn't very hard to make happen.