Savannah picked out these pics she wanted to share on the blog. she has decided she wants to start sharing on our blog. I admit we have just totally let this go but I am committed to picking it up again so that I can have a journal for our family. Savannah says, " We were at my cousins' house. It was a lot of fun and I had a really good time. This is me and my cousin Alex. She is my friend and I play with her a lot."
We had a good dinner and the kids made ginger bread houses afterwards which was fun. We have done that for many years now as a tradition during Thanksgiving. We had our dinner at Ness and Chris's house in Desert Hills, AZ. The weather was chilly for us. We had lion house rolls with rasberry butter. Yum Yum. Everything was good. I brought stuffed acorn squashes with wild rice and veggies, nuts. They were really good.
Ok we will slowly catch up and hope to write more regularly.
Here are some more pics from my bday. See the brick oven behind matt's head? That is the place they are made. Also we had mozzarela capresa salad too which is my favorite. Then we went for gelato afterwards in Scottsdale. I had chocolate, bacio (choc hazelnut) and coconut. Soooooo Yummy!
Ok, so I feel like an old lady! I turned 37 years old on 4/14. I had a fun birthday. My friends to me out to The Good Egg to eat. I had a strawberry salad with a raspberry walnut dressing. Kauai surprised me and came home early from work with presents. I had a cinnamon roll for my birthday cake which was a yummy treat since I am on a no sugar plan right now for my health. Thursday, Matt (my bro) and Amy, along with Kauai and Ness (my sis) took me to my favorite resturant, Pizzeria Bianco which is famous here in Phx for specialty italian wood fired pizza. We ordered 4 different ones and 2 of one kind we all like.(they are plate size each). I will describe them: 1. red sauce, fresh basil leaves and fresh mozzarela (very scant amt) 2. homemade fennel sausage, sauted onions, small amount of white cheese. 3. 3 types of white cheese with fresh argula lettuces on top 4. pitaschios, red onion and parmesan cheese. Kauai rang in to some girls he knew from college. I will get their names when I see him later today and Matt ran in to some residents he is over at St joe's. It was fun and we enjoyed the quaint atmosphere. Matt arrived at 3:10 pm to get in line for us. The place does not open until 5 pm. When he got there, even two people were ahead of him. It is crazy the wait at this place. After we were seated, we heard them telling the end of the line that is was a 5 hour wait!!!!!!! They do take reservations but you have to call about 3 months in advance and it is only for a party of 6-10. Next year we will call ahead and plan. This is the 2nd year we have come here for my bday. It is worth the hassle!
Ok, so the I just love this picture of Bekah. I just laugh every time I see it. The second pic with matt is goofy. I thought he was going to lift his eyebrow like I did but he didnt! His pic looks good and I look kind of silly...
She really had a good time on Easter. She did over do it on the candy though. She just kept sneeking it all day! So far she is not sick today, the day after but she did as for candy for breakfast! Bad sign. She had lots of fun looking for the eggs, kauai helped her. She was talking a lot at Matt's house which every commented because usually she keeps quiet except for when she is at home. She forgot to wear her underwear to the park! She was a little immodest!
Ella had fun looking for the money eggs too. She got a nice ceramic bowl from the easter bunny and since she has committed to not eat sugar for 1 year (actually her choice, we will be paying her a reward), so she got some popicle holders and juice so she can make her own popsicles and some sugar free cookies. She was pretty excited! She loves to hang out with her cousins. Here she was pretending to be a bunny.
Savannah woke up at 5:30 am on easter! Yikes I was tired to get up but she was excited to see what the easter bunny brought her. She got a nice ceramic purple and other pastel colors bowl from the easter bunny and mom and dad got her some candy. While at Matt and Amy's she put on Max's Hulk mask and scared the kids. Kauai put it on and scared Zara so bad that she came running to me crying "daddy's scary!" She lost a tooth recently and got 5 dollars from the tooth fairy. She was pretty happy. She is doing really good reading right now.
Bekah had her first easter egg hunt to remember since she was only 2 months last year. She loved eating some candy in the morning which we don't give her very often. She had fund opening the eggs and looking inside. She seemed to like the grass where we had the money hunt.
Easter 2009 was fun. We went to Matt and Amy's in Chandler and we had a money easter egg hunt and a great dinner thanks to Matt and Amy's great ham and lion house rolls. We also had desserts and drinks from Ness and Chris and then I brought scalloped potatoes and asparagus. We all had a great time hanging out and visiting. I love my family so much!
I love this chubby baby! You just have to pinch her cheeks! She is 1 now, since 2/12. She is close to walking but taking her time. She loves to play outside in the back yard and get really dirty! She loves to snuggle and rest her head on your shoulder or chest which I love so much! She has tons of teeth and loves to eat, especially any kind of meat or fruit. She likes to nod her head when she is trying to commuticate with you. She says dada, mama, dah-dah and other words that are hard to decifer. She has really blue eyes like kauai and ella but has my nose. She is another kauai baby in so many ways. She loves to talk on the phone and loves to play with keys. she loves tearing apart my wallet and throwing everything out of my purse. She is the light of our family. Her loves just fills you up!
So I have not blogged forever! Hope to get back on it. Here on some great pics of Zara. She is growing up so fast. She is talking so much right now. Her favorite songs are happy bday, humptey dumptey, twinkle twinkle, songs from ABBA that she hears her sisters sing! She sleeps in ella's twin bed with her. I feel bad for ella since Zara kicks but she seems to love having her sis sleep with her. She won't sleep in her toddler bed. :(. She will be 3 in August. Soon Bekah will be as big as her and Bekah is only 1! Zara is my petite girl.