Friday, July 24, 2009


We've been enjoying Edie and the family while they're here in SoCal for a short visit. We were even able to get together with Andy and Megan and the kids in Balboa Island, just like we did last year.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


We had a playdate yesterday at Emily's house. I cannot tell you how much fun it was - for the kids, and the moms! Emily had this cool little mini-waterpark (that I'm totally considering buying now), and the kids just had a blast.

And this was Kendall just minutes after leaving Emily's house.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Sorry for the lack of blogging. My parents were here for 10 days, and just left on Saturday.

We had a great visit with them. Here's some pictures...

A really cool thing that happened while they were here, was a little mini-reunion. My dad has a son and grandkids that live down in San Diego. I've met Victor (my dad's son) and his wife and son before, but haven't seen them for 7 years. And then 2 of my dad's grandkids, I hadn't seen since I was 6, and they were way too little to even remember me. So it was like I was meeting them for the first time. My dad's granddaughter, Amber, has a daughter of her own now, which means my dad is a great-grandfather, which is kinda weird!! It was so nice to meet them all.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Best $7 I've ever spent!

So, at church, they have this little Fisher Price Doodle Pro in the nursery. When Kendall goes in the nursery during Sunday School, this is the thing she gravitates toward, and we have to pry it out of her hands when we leave.

So, I got the great idea to buy one of our own, and take it to church with us, so maybe she'll actually sit quietly thru the service (instead of yelling, "choo choo" when a train passes).

Today, we were meeting up with Edie and the kids, and Kendall was being a little restless before we left. So, I went to Target before I met with them, to buy one of these things, thinking I could pull it out if she was being particularly ornery (like that word?) to calm her down.

So I bought it, and kept it in the bag. forward to us driving down Hollywood Blvd, checking out all the freaks in homemade costumes. I pulled over in front of the Chinese Theatre, so the kids could get a better look, when all the sudden, Kendall started screaming! I quickly scanned the area to see if there were any characters that would scare her, but I didn't see any.

The next second, frickin' Freddy Krueger - of all people - stuck his head and his long Freddy Krueger fingers in Edie's window, and said, "Sorry, I didn't see the kids." To which Edie told him, "Okay, so keep moving!!! Go away!!!"

Needless to say, Kendall was pretty upset by the site of him, so, I whipped out the handy dandy Doodle Pro, and she immediately stopped crying, and started "drawing."

She's been attached to it ever since.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Kandid Kendall

I was cleaning the kitchen yesterday when I heard Kendall talking outside (I leave the back door open alot, so she can come and go as she pleases). I broke out the camera and took some very sleuth-like video footage.