Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Happiest Place on Earth & the Beach!!

This year we did something really fun and spontaneous for Sam's birthday. This year at Disneyland you can get in for free on your birthday - so we thought why not?? We totally surprised the boys and took off in the middle of the night. Sam carried the boys to the car and we just went! They woke up about an hour from Disneyland wondering where we were. They were so surprised! It was lots of fun. My brother Seth tagged along - he hadn't been since he was about 4 years old - so we let him come too.

Here we are in the tram on the way to the entrance.

Waiting in one the many lines.


My cute boys!! Michael - Daniel - Jacob



Daniel and Daddy - the birthday boy!! It was neat - they gave Sam a happy birthday button so employees kept telling Sam happy birthday all day long!



Tarzan's tree house - scary!!


This is in the new Nemo ride - Daniel was fascinated!



He almost fell asleep. After the ride was over he lifted up his head and he had slobbered. He said - uh oh! It was funny!


The boys had fun trying on hats.






Michael was so excited to go on the Indiana Jones Ride - he was too small last time.


The "O" outside California Adventures.


This ride is crazy!! You get so so soaked! Sam and the boys were on this ride. Then I went with Sam & Jake (I don't know why!!!)



This is after!

We were so cold and wet. I had to wear Jacob's hat the rest of the day!


More hats!


The next day before we went to La Jolla Shores and Cove in San Diego. It was still kinda cold and windy - but we still had fun.



Daniel was not excited about the sand at first!



Then Daddy showed him it was ok to play with the sand.

Still a little worried about his hands.



Michael was the brave one who wanted to be buried.


Hulk! He even had shells for nails!

After they rinsed off - they were soo cold.



So pretty!

Michael on the cliffs. The sun was setting - it was so nice!

This was the best picture we could get - Jacob was making funny faces in all of them!!

We had a great trip and made lots of fun memories.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

I'm getting somewhat caught up!! Several new posts below.

El Tour de Phoenix April 4th

Sam and his brother Hyrum and his wife Alicia all rode in the Tour de Phoenix this year. It is a 74 mile ride. Sam rode last year with no training so this year he wanted to better his time. Overall he ended up cutting about 3 hours off of his time. He did awesome!
Sam is in the red jersey. Hyrum is in the green just behind him and Alicia is hiding behind Sam. They were riding tandem. I can never time those pictures right. Oh well.
We first met up with Sam about 40 miles into the ride. He looked great!


At the finish line. There time was just over 3 hours. Crazy fast!



Sam crossing the finish line.


After a shower - with his medal.







March birthday party!

We went to the park to have a birthday party for the March birthdays in the Duron's family. We were celebrating Mom/Nana, Tia Betsy, and Tristin.
On the way there we put on the dancing song in the car and here's Daniel's dance.
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We launched some rockets and one of the first ones ended up in the tree. We eventually got it out after Tim stood on top of a van with a stick and worked at it. It was a sight to see.
Daniel hitting the huge huge cookie monster pinata.


After he lost his head. Hyrum monster.


Tata monster.

Nana and Tia Betsy.

Tristin blowing out the candles.




Quick Utah/Idaho trip

I ended up going with my Dad and younger brother Seth up to Utah and Idaho in the middle of March. My Mom was already in Idaho at my brother Nolan's house. Him and Keree had just had their first baby and Keree had to have some surgery on her mouth, so my Mom went up earlier to help. We went for the baby blessing. I decided to go to help my Dad with the drive because he wanted to get there a little earlier than planned because his cousin had passed away and he wanted to make it for the funeral.
Sam, Jacob, and Michael stayed home and fended for themselves. They survived but we missed eachother very much!!

Here is a picture of my Uncle Scott (dad's bro) holding Daniel. He kept stealing him when he got the chance. Daniel wasn't too excited about it. He got fooled everyonce in a while thinking he was grandpa.

This is at the cemetary. My Dad with his parents and his brothers.
(L to R: Uncle Mark, Dad, Grandpa, Grandma, Uncle Scott, Uncle Craig)


We left the next morning for Idaho and stopped in Logan at the zoo. This is Daniel's first encounter with snow. Just a few seconds before this Grandpa gave him some to hold - he dropped it so fast and wiped his hands off.


Little Perry Nolan Anderson. He has really big blue eyes. It is my brother's first child.


From the get go Daniel was fascinated with "baby". He would get so worried when he cried. He'd say "baby waa". It was so funny!

This is his first time holding Perry. He was soo happy. Just a little after this Perry started to cry and Daniel got soo sad. He started to cry too. He felt bad that he was crying.

We went down by the river in Idaho Falls so Daniel could feed the geese and we could take a walk. These are pretty wild geese so they were a little agressive. I would have to grab Daniel when he got a little to close and pull him back. But he loved it he'd say "teet teet umm umm." Translation - the birds are eating their food. ha ha
Here is a pic of us with the Idaho Falls temple in the background. It was a really nice day.
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Ok - this video is sideways - but it is funny to see him learning to run. He moves that left arm with some gusto.
I just love how he is patting his head.


Here is the cute family. Keree, Nolan and Perry in his blessing outfit that my Mom made for him. It turned cold and started snowing during church. Crazy weather!


We had a great trip. By the time we were traveling home Daniel wanted nothing to do with his carseat anymore, so it was a little hard. But he was soo good on this trip.

Pinacle Peak March

We had lots of fun walking around "cowboy town" as the boys call it.
Here is Tata playing on the tiger.
Daniel saw the boys do this first - so he thought it was funny.

Jacob and Michael in jail!! Daniel wanted no part of that.

Jacob as a crazy cowboy.

Michael all smiles.