I love my roses. I was inspired by my Grandma Linda's beautiful rose garden and so I have a few bushes of my own. They are in full bloom right now and it is fun to go out with Julia and cut some for inside the house. I don't know that I do the best job taking care of them, but I enjoy it.
Mike, his Dad, Uncle, 2 cousins and brother-in-law were part of the 12 man team called the Cucamonga Crazies. They ran 200 miles from Santa Barbara to Dan Point. This is the second relay Mike has run with his Dad and they had a fun time. Mike got to run down Hollywood Blvd at midnight. Now who wouldn't love that!
Ethan and Dad built a really good car this year for the Pinewood Derby. It was red and gold and #100 on it in honor of the scouts celebrating the 100th anniversary of scouting. He also had his first soccer game of the season on Saturday. They are the Silver Bullets and tied 1 to 1. Ethan played a really good game.
Wow...how time flies! I remember 3 years ago not daring to believe she was really a girl until the moment she was born and I saw for myself. This little girl has brought so much joy to our lives. She likes to sing and make believe. She is always the princess and the rest of us play the roles of prince, witch, dragon and fairy. After every meal she eats she tells me she is big now and ready for school. She knows the words to a few Mama Mia songs and is so cute when she sings them. Overall, she finds a way to make me smile everyday and I don't want her to grow up and go to school. Selfish, I know. We had a fun B-day party with a pink cake that she helped me make. Mike's family joined us for dinner and and a party. Julia now has a play kitchen and loves to cook pancakes. She also got a princess scooter and rides it when we go to get the mail. Such a big girl!
We had a nice Easter. Mike was home which always made's things more fun. The kids were spoiled with all the toys and treats that the Bunny brought. They found eggs outside and then they hid them inside for each other over and over again. We had Easter dinner at the Taylor's with all the cousins and another egg hunt. Mike and I were some of the few people who felt the earthquake at his parents house. It was a rolling feeling - reminded me of being on a cruise ship! Hmmmm....Time for another cruise I think!
So , Mike and I got away to celebrate our 11th anniversary. We went to Vegas for a few days and ate at our favorite restaurant, Boa, followed by Cirque du Soleil at the Bellagio. The show was amazing and we had a fun time away from the kids. We took the kids to Knotts Berry farm this week. It was my first time there and it was a lot of fun. Ethan was even brave enough to go on some "real" roller coasters with Mike. They loved it. I rode a kiddie coaster and that was exciting enough for me. They go back to school this Monday, but I wish they would be home for 1 more week!