Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Memorial Day Vacation

With the end of the semester over and summer classes just a few days away, we took the opportunity to get away for a few days. We usually like to try and go down to San Diego during Memorial Day weekend since it's our anniversary. This year, we celebrated our 6th anniversary! Wow how time flies!

Keegan has been very interested in life events lately, especially weddings and dying - why these two, i don't know! So he will see pictures of our wedding and comment that he wasn't there, so we need to get married again so he can be there. So off to the Prado we went! It was crazy on Sunday! I always forget that they have this huge food festival during the Memorial Day weekend. But we eventually made it to the Prado!
Just a little family selfie!

We first headed down to our "I Do" spot....which is where my heart stopped for a minute.

Here's Mr standing behind the wishing well, which is where Jeff and I said our vows. You know how they say things like your life flashing before your eyes and how things can happen in an instant....

So in one moment, he's standing here. And the next moment, he was gone. Did i mention this overlooks a green space? In some places it falls straight down. So i make a mad dash to see where Keegan had fallen too. Luckily, this particular spot was only a 6-7 foot drop. So he was just a bit rattled, but it could have been so much worse - thank you God! Of course, i'm crying my eyes out and Jeff looks like  he's about to have a heart attack and K says "That was Awesome!!!!"

So after that little adventure, we headed over to the Paradise Point Resort in Mission Bay. We didn't even scratch the surface of all the fun things that there was to do here, but here's some of our fun times!
Checking out the beach

Digging on the beach with Daddy

Racing trucks into the water

We also rented a FunCat - which was a little battery powered catamaran that we drove around the bay. I think that was actually one of the best new memories that we made on this trip.

Just chillin

Checking out the fish!

Time to relax!

On our way home from SD, we decided to grab a few hours at Disneyland. We rarely go during the day, what with work schedules and all. And i actually thought we would stay longer since we finally had the opportunity, but evidently 4 hours is our max. But being the daytime, we did actually do a few new things. We went on the Winnie the Pooh ride (which was new) and played around on Tom Sawyer Island (i don't care what they call it now, it will always be Tom Sawyer's Island to me - this wasn't new, but we rarely get to go since its generally closed at night) and of course, Autotopia (K's favorite ride)
We got the ride at the front of the Monorail. 

Traveling through the jungle!
We also got to do the canoes around the island. I didn't even think they still had this attraction. I hope this one never goes away - some things should never be moved to Yesteryear!

And we finished off the day saying hi to the birds at the Rainforest Cafe!

And now, back to reality. Boo!!!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Bad Mommy Blogger

So i am literally the worst blogger ever. I always say that i am going to update this, but truth be told, im much better about posting stuff on Facebook. But i still keep this around and every once in a while i'll think about it and then i fall in love with the idea of it because it's so easy to look back at how my little guy is simply growing up too damn fast.

So gee, given that my last update was, what TWO YEARS AGO!!!!! Well needless to say, alot has gone on since then:

1) He learned to ride a bike - literally in 5 minutes when Grammy and Pops were in town for his 4th birthday.
2) He got his first Disneyland pass (4 1/2)
3) He knows how to write his name (P-K school year)
4) He finally sleeps in his own bed....oh wait, who am i kidding. At least he will start at night in his bed and i can walk away while he is still awake, but he always ends up heading to our bed at some point in the middle of the night
5) We've had lots of adventures - trips to Grammy's house, Johnathan's house, cousin sleepovers with Alex, camping, a cruise to Florida, Mexico and Grand Cayman...and many more adventures planned this next year!
6) He graduated from preschool and starts kindergarten in August (pause while i wipe my eyes)
7) And he's simply the funniest, silliest, crazy boy i know!

Here's some of my favorite pics over the last few years.....
 The Neighborhood Crew: Keegan, Mollie and Lauren 
First time riding a bike - no training wheels! (June 2013)

 Silly Ice Cream Face on our Cruise (January 2012)

Mommy and K (June 2013)

Rockin the Freestyle (April 2014)

Cousin Trip to Disneyland (Spring 2014)

Trip to Grammy and Pops (April 2014)

First NASCAR Race (Spring 2014)

First Camping Trip (August 2013)

Xmas Family Pictures (December 2012)

Meeting his hero, Captain America (Disneyland, Spring 2014)

So here's my pledge to update this more often, which we all know that i will break. But at least i'll set an alarm in my calendar to remind myself that i am forgetting to document all these amazing things. Because my brain is getting old and full!