May 29, 2009
The boys are obsessed with lizards. Every single day we have to go to the garden and catch "blue bellies." Zeke is not afraid of them even though they bite him sometimes. We usually catch them with a homemade noose made of fishing line, but once in a while we catch them with our hands. I used to never be able to go to the garden because Gio didn't want to. Now he won't stop begging to go.
May 21, 2009
Did I forget to mention that Aunt Julia made Gio a batman costume for his birthday?!? When Gio opened it he was giddy with excitement. He started hyperventilating trying to get his arms in the sleeves. He loves it. Immediately after putting it on he asked me, "Have I been wearing this for weeks and weeks?" Something he heard me say about him and his bunny ears and tail, I guess. Then he told me, "I want to wear this for months." He was so excited to show his friends when we got back to Santa Barbara. He wants to wear it always, but it gets filthy pretty quick. Jules had to make an impromptu cape and belt for a very jealous Zeke.
May 20, 2009
It has been a while since I've blogged. Life is good around here. We have been busy having a lot of fun. April and Emily came down to our house on May 1st and then we (me, Danny, Gio, Zeke, Joslin, Emily, April, Brittany, Morgan, and Molly) went camping at Montana de Oro in San Luis on Saturday. On Sunday Danny went home and Jos, Em, Ape, me and the boys drove up to Nevada City in the Denali (Nana's big marshmallow). It was a nice and easy drive with the DVD player and all the space. We had a fun first few days. Gio had a good birthday on Tuesday. We had spaghetti and meatballs and decorated cupcakes and opened presents. On Wednesday we watched Natalie dive in a meet. Then on Friday the crazy fun began. On Friday morning Emily went through the temple. That night she had a BBQ/pool party with yummy chicken made by Danny. Then on Saturday morning Brittany got baptized. All of the girls sang "Baptism" and Danny baptized her. Then there was a lunch at her house. Zeke's birthday was on Friday but we waited until Saturday night to celebrate. We swam in the hot tub and opened presents and had a Nemo cake made by Jos. Then on Sunday it was Emily's farewell. She gave a really nice talk and everyone cried. The girls sang "The Olive Tree." It was also Mother's Day, so after church Danny and Julia made a delicious Mother's Day BBQ with ribs and watermelon and strawberry shortcake (me and Nancy's favorite). We had planned to go home that night but we decided to stay and do some white water kayaking with Emily's boyfriend Garrett and his brother Devin. So on Monday we went kayaking. I wasn't sure if I should go or not being pregnant but the boys said it would be fine. I am so glad I went because it was the most fun I have had in a long time. So on Tuesday afternoon we headed home. Since we've been home we've been taking it easy finding worms to feed the boys' salamanders, catching frogs, playing with Stuti (who is home from India) and Seth in the backyard and tie-dying and sewing.