Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Bear Grylls!

We took a trip to go to the temple, and we figured since we were already forking over the bucks in gas to get there, we might as well have some fun while we were there!  We got up early, took the kids, went to the temple (took turns doing initiatory) then went to the beach! It was great!  First we went to the Santa Monica Pier (I've never been) ummmm let's just say.. it's overrated. Maybe it's because the weather there is so gross (SUPER smoggy, ugh)?  I liked the whole outdoor gym thing and the fact that you can rent bikes and rollerblades and all kinds of other things, but the pier itself.. Not so impressive. Though we did see Bear Grylls there!  That was cool!!  We would have asked for a picture with him, but he was out for a run (shirtless, I might add) He and Jacob exchanged nods though!  How cool!!!  Anyway, it was pretty cool, cause I think both of us would rather see him than Johnny Depp or Brad Pitt, haha :)
Jase is such a stinker.  I made banana oatmeal cookies the night before to take with us, and he kept finding the bag and getting into them.  This is the next morning when he found the bag of cookies again!  He is such a cookie lover :)

At the beautiful LA temple.  2 great things about the LA temple--  1- its in a high traffic area, but when you are on the grounds it is so peaceful and quiet!  and 2- For some reason the sky is always clear and less smoggy above the temple.  Which I appreciate since I love my clean air! :)

Daddy and Jasers

Momma and Jase. Ignore my crazy face, and look at Jase's adorable crazy face!!
builiding sand castles!

body-less Sammi!
Jase's buried legs!  Jase is constantly surprising us.  He is SO Chill, but also really picky about a select few things. Funny kid.  He likes certain things the way he likes them!  Anyway, we thought having his legs buried in the sand would just drive him nuts, but he liked it.  Wonder if we'll ever figure him out??
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

We set up the pool in April this year- since it was in the 90s and hot!!  Funny story: when I was telling a friend here about setting up the pool, she gave me a funny look and asked "wasn't it too cold?!"  I smiled and shook my head, and started thinking back to my childhood in Idaho.  In Idaho the water is MUCH MUCH colder coming out of the faucet and it's usually in the 80s outside during the summer. And I don't have memories of it being too cold, just memories of having a ton of fun! So no, it wasn't too cold at all! :)
 I love this picture of Sammi, she looks like a little diva :)
My happy boy!  My friend calls him 'King Chill'.  It suits him (unless he's hungry)
My kids love to swim!  And check out Jase's pectus escavatum (the dip in his chest) it seems to be getting better.