Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Zoo time!!

On September 23rd we headed to the zoo for some fun!!

We got to see some tigers up close and tried to take a selfie with one =)

Cayden is SO excited to see the bald eagles, which are always right there waiting..

The gorillas are always a MUST see on our animal list! the kids love to see how they measure up to one..

Cayden having fun with candy

Mia always loves the bird show

Our happy little one year old on the move!!
We always enjoy riding the tram, we always seem to learn knew things and enjoy the break from walking =)

Mia had a long day of animal watching and passed out on daddy's shoulders..

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Apple fair

I was so lucky to be able to volunteer at Cayden's apple fair at school on Sept 22nd! I helped serve apple pie and loved watching him have fun with friends and making fun apple crafts and tasting all sorts of yummy apple goodies!

We are all getting super excited for fall and all of our favorite holidays!!!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Rainy days and dancing queen

We had a super random rain storm one hot day and the kids were already outside playing so why not keep letting them play right??

All 3 loved getting soaking wet!

I LOVE how much Ellie loves to dance! She also loves getting all cute for it too so I had to snap a few pics..

I seriously don't even tell her how to pose!!

Monday, March 6, 2017

LA fair!

Another trip we always look forward to is the LA fair!! We made a trip on September 15th and had a blast like usual! My sister and her family went as well as our best buddies, Tammy and her kids!

They were so excited to be together...

They all made their own lasso..

and got to ride "horses"

we always have to make a stop to at the petting farm. Ellie insisted on going in and I knew she was going to freak out and sadly she did..

I was so excited to put my three cute kiddos faces with the three little pigs and Ellie decided to have a little meltdown so I joined in the picture..and I guess Ellie as well...

It was so cute to watch the big kids sitting at their own table..

the little ones just got to stare at eachother..

The trains are always a must!!

Cayden could spend all day looking at the train models...

I was pushing these two cuties and couldn't get over how adorably cute they were being so I had to snap a few pics!!

I of course had to get a fun treat and this year it was a fired Smores. We were pretty tired by the end of the night but had such a great time!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


On Sept 11th we left on one of our favorite vacations...Carpinteria! We always have such a great time and make great memories. We were the first to arrive and Mia was having a blast checking out the water!

Mia in my little sand eater!! Luckily it isn't handfuls and handfuls but still!

LOVE these three and love that they love the beach as much as we do!!

The kids were SO anxious to get in the water and Daddy is always happy to take them!

The kids were excited to have Claire make it!

I don't even tell Ellie to pose =)

Going to the train station now is a MUST for the kids but mainly Cayden. We always check the schedule so we know when an Amtrak will be coming in..

The next morning the train station was our first stop..

The kids love finding all of the smashed coins, we are getting a nice little collection!

After the train station we headed into town...

our trip just wouldn't be the same without stopping at our favorite candy shop

this picture cracks me up! She was just in her own little happy place playing in the sand..

While Mia took a nap Mike and I took a nice long walk with our sweet Ellie. This trip we were having so much fun collecting shells and we found some really pretty ones..

Unfortunately the weather was not the greatest so Daddy gave up his sweater to keep Ellie warm..

We headed into town for The Spot..

And of course catch another train!!

The kids had one last request to bury a deep hole...and then just like that our trip was over. Its always so hard to leave but we always get to look forward to next year!!!