Wednesday, July 13, 2011

San Diego

What a great week we had last week. Afton, Bailey and I went with my parents to San Diego, "SanEggo" as Afton calls, to visit Jason and Dino and to watch Lexie's performance since they're not competing in Utah this year..booo...but it was a great trip.

Our hosts, Niko and Gio. Tiny tiny cutest things ever!

The day we got there we went to the fair and had a blast.

Afton absolutely loved every minute of it and Bailey was just content to chill in the stroller.
Though we didn't have the full experience because we refused to try deep fried butter and chocolate covered bacon (I'm not kidding, they had those there)

First up was the merry go round. Of course she discovered these at Hogle Zoo last year and still laughs hysterically the whole way around.

Then Jason took afton on....and Elephant! That's right. It was so awesome that they got to ride an elephant. And they even got extra time because he had to go potty :)

What a cool thing for Afton to do. I'll keep these pictures forever cause she probably won't remember it.

Then I got to ride on some rides with Afton. She chose all the rides and she loved every one.

The next day was devoted to the beach. Could there be anything better than perfect weather on a beach?

Dino and Bailey

It was a fight to get Afton towards the water where we were set up because as soon as her feet hit the sand, she was down playing in it and wasn't about to get up.

We did finally get her to the water and she played in it with Grandma and found shells with Grandpa

Her favorite thing to do was to claw the sand. She would do one claw and then move on to the next spot. She got quite a line in the end

Then that night was Lexie's performance. Both girls loved to watch the bands. Lexie was second to last to perform.

Afton and Grandpa had a great time during the intermission

Their show is called "The Devil's Staircase" and the colorguard are the devils, so they look a little fierce. But Afton still thought they looked like princesses.

Lexie got to be on Sabre this year. YAY!! That's a really big thing there. they don't let just anybody have sabres or rifles.

The next day we drove to her practice so we could chat with her while she did her hair and makeup before they got on the bus. I didn't get a picture of out leg oreo this year because well, it's just embarrassing.

It was SO hot here I couldn't believe they had been practicing out there all day. we were dying in the shade doing nothing. We were so glad to get back to Jason's house where the weather was perfect as usual.

Bailey and Jetson

Goofy girl

We were going to go to the beach again on the fourth so we got a little bit of an early start only to find a parade blocking us from the sand. So we went back to Jason's and got in their pool which was still really fun

Bailey has gotten into the habit of moving a LOT during the night. She ends up like this a lot and I think it's so cute

Then we got to go to Sea World!! It was so fun.

The Dolphin show. Later in the day we were wishing we had been in the splash zone

Jason and Afton at the Pet's Rule show. She trying to show the camera her Elmo fan Uncle Jason bought her.

The Shamu show, Unfortunately we were so hot and didn't have good seats so Afton wasn't really interested here.

Grandma took the girls to the Sesame Street splash pad while Jason and I went on the atlantis ride. Nothin' better than a bucket of water on a hot day.

We got to feed the dolphins!! It was so cool! If you can guess, Afton was ecstatic. They feel so different than I thought they would.

The sea lion show was one of our favorites

The last day we went to Universal Studios and saw some of the characters and watched some cool shows, like the animal show that was so fun. Afton didn't even mind when the hawk swooped right over her head.

She was really excited about meeting Shrek but got a little nervous when we got closer cause he was so big

Afton was most excited about this one. She even talked to him and told him her name. He was so funny.

Afton doesn't really know who Dora is so she wasn't too sure about meeting her

This is who we saw when we were coming out of Universal Studios. Jay Leno was interviewing people for his show that aired last night.

We had such a great time. Thanks to Jason and Dino for letting us come and thanks to Grandma and Grandpa for taking us!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Universal Studios, Disneyland, Sea World

Universal Studios here we come! Charlotte Littlefield, Sylvia & Lynn Allan, Dallin Long, Jocelyn Bott, Gordon, and I had the trip of our lives. SSooooo much fun!
Here we are "ready to ride". Such a fun day ahead of us.

Jocelyn's absolute favorite . . . . Dora. When we entered Universay Studios she randomly said out of the blue "I want to see Dora". Ta da . . . Dora was the second character we came upon.
Curious George. Coincidentally . . . . that's what Jocelyn wants her new baby brother to be named when he is born!!

Jojo and Fievel Mouskowits. The characters at Universal Studios were very available. So fun.
Sylvia and Lynn in front of the "Waterworld" show. That was the coolest show. Dallin and Jocelyn absolutely loved it. (So did the rest of us!)
At Universay Studios, we saw an "Animal Actors" show. Jocelyn loved it. Jocelyn got to meet one of the actors named "Juice" up close and personal.
Jojo and Bwama riding Dumbo.

Bwampa and Jocelyn on the Lady bug ride.

Bwampa and Jojo on the rocket ships.

Buzz Lightyear was a little intimidating for Jocelyn, so Grandpa joined her for the picture.

The flowers at Disneyland were absolutely gorgeous.

Tigger and Jojo
Minnie Mouse and Jojo
Woody and Jocelyn in California Adventure.

Jocelyn really wanted to ride on the double decker bus in Disneyland.

Jocelyn and Bwampa hanging out while Charlotte and I went into the crystal store (a store I've never been in at Disneyland).

We went to Sea World on Friday. Jason met us there to play with us. That was so much fun.

Uncle Jason bought Jocelyn a cute hat so her head wouldn't be so sunburned.

We each got a chance to feed and pet the dolphins. They are such amazing creatures. It was a highlight of our day at Sea World.

We went to the animal show which was so entertaining. Jojo and Dallin loved it.

The pig was Jocelyn's favorite.

The Shamu show was so very cool. We watched it two times.

Uncle Jason bought Jocelyn a bubble gun that she played with non-stopAlign Center.
The dolphin show. It was very impressive.
Sylvia, Nikko, and Jojo
Dallin and Jason have always been best buddies.
Sylvia, Lynn, Charlotte, and Dino in the kitchen
After our day at Sea World we went over to Jason and Dino's apartment for the yummiest food that Dino made us. He made us Italian beef, funeral potatoes, the best salad ever (with the cheese and olive oil imported directly from Greece). We also did a mini celebration for Jason's birthday (which is in two weeks). It was so fun to be there with Jason, Dino, and Nikko (the cutest dog ever!)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Jojo's 3rd birthday at Chuck e Cheese

Playing air hockey with Aunt Lexie

We got to go to Jojo's Chuck e Cheese party because we had to miss her princess bounce party.

Opening presents

We gave her a Fur Real dog that she loved and had to ride with.

She is such a dolly and we are so happy that she has been in our family for the last three years. Bwampa and Bwama love Jojo!!!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Afton, Bailey, & Jojo

Adorable Bailey Rose.

Jojo loves to hold her baby cousin Bailey.

Chelsea brought the two baby dolls up from Oak City to visit. Afton is modeling the outfit Aunt Lexie gave her for Christmas. What a dolly!!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Christmas Eve, Christmas, and Brown Family Christmas Party

All the kids got to sit in Lynn's HUGE camp chair to show off their gifts they received. (As usual my blogging skills are lacking, so all these pictures are in reverse order.)
Jojo opening her gift at the Brown family party.

Santa brought this toy to our house for the Grandbabies to play with when they come.

This is how Shayla and Cory announced that they are expecting a baby in August. So cute!

Me and my lovely loot.

Lexie and Emma checking out Lexie's new Kindle she got for Christmas.

The cutest little horsey Jocelyn in the nativity story with Renae and Lizzie.

The entire cast and crew!

The three "wise" girls! Such cute girls Emma, Lexie, and Lizzie.

We did the nativity story with Sylvia's puppets. Here is Sam being the . . . um . . . . donkey (tee hee) and Rachael being Mary. Shayla was narrating the story.

Dallin got a new book to cut up into confetti.

Two darling girls Shayla and Mollie

Logan and Emma. Emma stayed with us over the Christmas holiday (until she went to Arizona to be with Rachel, Nate, and cute Gabe).

We had our traditional Pozole dinner for Christmas Eve. Rachael and Shayla gettin' grub.
It was a great holiday season with fun events, fantastic people, good food, and fun!!