June 3, 2017

Last Disney day of the season

I know, I know I blog a lot of Disneyland,
but, it is the phase of life we are in.
With Miles starting Kindergarten next year, our disney days are going to become less and less.
So we have to go and enjoy it as much as we can while we can.

We had a blast in Bugsland.
The rides are always short!


Miles taught Andie...
 ...NO HANDS!

This trip we decided to park our behinds down and watch the parade.
WE NEVER DO THAT!


Why didn't we do this sooner?
They were mesmerized by it! 
They absolutely loved it.
They waved to all the characters and yelled Hi everyone!


and this was Miles reaction when one smiled and pointed right back at him.

PURE JOY!

June 2, 2017

Tahquitz Canyon


Before Palm Springs gets terribly hot we wanted to get out there to do the Tahquitz Canyon hike with the Tangs. 
It's kind of becoming a annual thing with them.


Even though we were trying to beat the heat it was still so hot.
It was only 90 degrees, but it was still so hot!
Once we got to the waterfall, the kids splashed in the water, we picnicked, and caught our breath for a couple of hours.

Andie loved the mud!!

And her outfit will never be the same.


Miles and I hiked down together and enjoyed looking for snakes and tried not to fall.


Andie fell asleep on the hike down....

and stayed asleep when we transferred her in the car.... 

(everything about this picture makes me laugh. Her wild greasy sunblocked head of hair, her wearing Miles socks, her pink tennis shoes, the dirty face and filthy shirt. I love it all! It's a picture indicating a FUN day)



See ya again next year Tahquitz!

May 1, 2017

Easter Sunday

The Easter Bunny came!
The babes were adorable going through their baskets.


They each got an Easter book, a movie, tooth paste...


a little toy and new pajamas.


We didn't do an egg hunt before church because we just didn't have time.
9:00am church is brutal with young ones.
So we snapped a quick picture and off we went.


As soon as we got home Miles wanted to get his basket and get hunting!
Andie fell asleep on the drive home so we told him that he could hunt but he had to help Andie when she woke up.
He agreed and had a great time looking around.


When little sister woke up Miles fulfilled his promise.
She didn't understand what to do at first.


So Miles grabbed her hand and took her every where.
It was so sweet.


Once she got it-she didn't want to stop.


After the hunt was over...


the two sat together and went through their loot.

 Oh I love them!
 
H A P P Y   E A S T E R ! ! !

April 29, 2017

Joshua Tree

Camping season has begun! 
We were so excited to dust off the winnie, air up the tires, pack up, and get out of town.

We made our way to Joshua Tree National Park to try out desert camping.
I am a fan!
However, the park was packed.
It was first come, first serve and there was not an empty site anywhere!
So that night we found a campsite outside the park with full hookups- so that was kinda nice.


The next morning we went into the park and found...


Skull Rock.
It is perfect for kids!

We bouldered all afternoon.

Andie didn't want to be in the backpack for very long, so we let her loose and she LOVED it.


I took Andie back to the winnie so she could nap...
(I learned from this two hour nap we need to have some books in the motorhome so I have something to do while she's asleep)


The boys stayed out longer and climbed   a l l    d a y !


As soon as Romney and Miles got back to the motorhome, we needed to leave so we could find a place to camp and this little boy crashed fast!


We ended up camping on some BLM territory.
It was fantastic!

We had foil dinners
and peach cobbler for dessert.
(andies camping hair is amazing!)

This selfie makes my heart smile.
I love that Miles put his froggy and monster truck in the dangling sheets like a hammock to keep Romney company.


On our last day we were billy goats once more.



Andie was out of the backpack more than in.
She just wants to be out and do her thing!!

Romney is really good at letting her be independent and lets her try things that I'm too nervous about.
(like letting her climb these huge rocks and crawl beneath them.
My mama heart panicked she'd fall and hurt her little body.  However she insisted she only wear one sock and I was fine with it....see, I'm not holding her back)


Miles loved LOVED LOVED climbing.
We loved seeing him push himself and love seeing his confidence grow.

 These kids were troopers!


Thank you Romney for working so hard so that we can go play!
I appreciate you.


As soon as we packed up and hit the road for home, BOTH kids were out!

....and I actually got to sit up front with Rom.

April 20, 2017

Siblings......

I cannot imagine life without my brothers and sister.
I am so happy I have them.
We share all of our life memories together.
With that thought....
Words cannot express the joy I feel watching these two babes grow together.
It is so fun witnessing their sibling relationship developing right before my eyes.

Of course they bug each other...


BUT THEY ALSO...


 cuddle together...


 eat popsicles together...


go on fly hunts together...



 think of silly ways to watch movies together...


swing together...


they go get ice cream together...


they water planets together...


 and they do Disneyland together...


They love each other and I am so glad they have each other to grow up with.
One day they will realize they are friends.
One day will value one another the way I value my siblings.
In the meantime we'll continue to practice sharing and caring.