Thursday, June 17, 2010


Right now we are in Riverside, CA. Patrick had some training here this week so we all came along to enjoy the warm (not HOT) weather. And I get to blog! So here ar some pictures from the last few days:

Kaiya loved playing in the water fountain. She got soaked but didn't care.
The girls loved these birds. They talk a little but they mostly fight and bite each other.
We found a fun little cupcake shop and Kaiya was so excited to pick out and eat her very own giant cupcake.

We also got to visit our friends the Rasmussens in Bakersfield before we came out to Riverside. They took us on this wagon pulled by horses. Kai loved it but Leah screamed the whole time. We still had a lot of fun visiting though!
We've had a great time in Riverside and wish our mini vacation could last longer!

Our Home:)

I took this picture of our house the other day. You can hardly see the house, but here's our front yard at least. We are very fortunate to live in the older neighborhood, so we have trees. The newer houses have no trees for shade. Kaiya loves this yard, especially the stream that runs through the front. She loves to explore and get really, really dirty. I don't love to clean her up every time she goes outside, but I suppose it's worth it to see her having so much fun.

Children's Museum

A few weeks ago we took a trip to the Las Vegas Children's Museum and the girls had so much fun. This was also the first time Leah rode forward facing in the car, and they seemed to think that was pretty great. ...And this is how they looked at the end of the day.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Baby Girls!!

Kaiya turned 3 in April and Leah turned 1 in May! It's kind of fun to have their birthdays so close together because we were in birthday mode for about 3 weeks. We had seperate celebrations for them, and here are some pictures of each party (although I couldnt' get them into an order I wanted):

Leah stuffing her mouth with her very own banana cupcake. The joy!

Leah was supposed to wear this party hat for cake, but I forgot until the end of the party. She didn't really care for it anyway, as you can tell.

Happy Birthday!

This was Leah's present. It's a big bouncy toy that looks like a kiddy pool. The girls enjoyed the bouncing and it's a good way to burn their energy when it's too hot to go outside.

For Kaiya's birthday we had a little party with just us at home, then we took her to Las Vegas to the zoo and to breakfast at the Rainforest Cafe. Here's her and her daddy walking around at the zoo.


We stayed at the Excalibur. It was Kaiya's "princess hotel".

Kaiya's pink cake with pink frosting and pink candles. She had been requesting this combination since Patrick had his birthday in December.