My sweet friends insisted on throwing a shower for Baby Boy. I felt a bit silly having a party for my second boy, but who is really going to argue getting spoiled? Jen, Erin and Harmony (all in my ward) did such a great job with cute decorations and yummy food. Jen is the queen of crafts and made adorable food signs, banner, and party favors.

Thank you to everyone for coming and celebrating with me!


Disneyland 2010

Two weeks ago we got the chance to go to Disneyland! We've been wanting to take Jack before we move, and lucky us, Derek's parents had the same idea! It was a BLAST!! Disneyland is always crowded, but the weather was absolutely perfect! Jack is so into Disney these days....he knows all the Mickey characters, Winnie the Pooh, Cars, Snow White, Peter Pan, etc.... so it was so fun taking him to this magical world where TV comes to life :) We spent all day (11-8) and Jack was heaven sent. He was such a good boy, despite not having a nap. He patiently stood in line and loved every minute of the day. We took a ton of pictures to capture the fun, so here it goes!

When we first arrived, Goofy was taking pictures (one of his favorites!)

Then Mickey paraded right by us! What a start to the day!
We entered the park through Cinderella's castle and started our journey.

Of course we tried to fit in as many rides as we could.....

Peter Pan
(he loved flying in a pirate ship!)

(he could have done this a million times- he loved controlling going up and down)

Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
(he loved driving the cars!)

Carousel Ride
(while Derek stood in line at Pirates)

Pirates of the Carribean
Making the most of the line
He got a bit nervous on the drops in the dark, but loved seeing the pirates ships and the dog

Jungle Cruise
Jack loved this....most could have done without

What's Disneyland without It's a Small World?

We ate lunch in a Saloon, and had perfect timing for a hillbilly concert :)

We then took a break to ride on Mark Twain's ferry

Then a river raft over to Tom Sawyer's Island. I had never been there before, and it was perfect for Jack to get some wiggles out! It was filled with tree houses, caves, bridges, and treasure. Definitely recommend it!

Toon Town
(to visit Mickey's, Minnie's, Donald and Goofy's Houses)
Meeting Mickey in Mickey's House

Jack also went on his FIRST BIG BOY roller coaster. He waited with Derek in line, buckled in, and was so brave! When he got off, he was all smiles, and the little girl behind him was in tears. I was so proud :)
(They are 2nd to last, Derek in bright blue)

We finished with one last ride on Alice and Wonderland then headed back to Main Street. We were just in time to play on the Fire Truck and watch the parade. Jack loved having all of his 'friends' there to dance and sing with!

This photo sums up the day....we had a great time, but boy did we wear out Jack! He was such a trooper though! Thanks Bill and Nina for such a memorable day!



It's been awhile since the last post, so just wanted to give the haps for the last little bit.

We have had lots of visits from Derek's family, so we've spent quite a bit of time up in SAn Clemente playing around. When John and Scott were here, we went to Newprt Harbor, rented a boat to drive in the harbor, and went on the Ferris Wheel (mine and Jack's first time!) The ferris wheel was fun.....the first 5 rotations, but it went about 5 times too long....Jack enjoyed himself though.

I'm now 8 months pregnant and getting closer to having 2 boys! We're getting really excited, especially after seeing pictures of my new niece Zooey Bills, Hannah and Shane's little girl, making them a party of 5. We can't wait to meet her and smother her with kisses.....and give her a little cousin buddy as a partner in crime!

Last week, Jack and I went to check out Leo Carrillo Ranch, which is right by our house. It's considered a historical landmark, dating back to 1933 when Leo Carillo aquired the land and began building. It is filled with beautiful western style homes, stables, a cantina, and flowers. The neatest part is the wandering peacocks (atleast 2 dozen) that just roam the grounds and make lots of noise. We enjoyed walking the paths, being out in nature, and spying on the peacocks. Definitely worth visiting if you have the time...plus it's free!

Mother's Day came and went, Jack and Derek definitely spoiled me! They made me breakfast, got me flowers and cards, and even a small point and shoot camera to carry in my purse (our old one broke a few years back and I've been dying to replace it!). We went and looked at model homes (one of my favorite Sunday activities) and enjoyed a nice church meeting. We then had Bill, Nina and Jeff over for a Mother's Day BBQ and hang out. It was a perfect day, and I loved hanging out with my two favorite people!



This is what my boys do on a regular basis before bedtime. What about you?

....but if that isn't sheer JOY on his face, I don't know what is.....

Jack's new hangout spot in the playroom