Friday, April 25, 2008


The Sprayground is finally open!!! It's a big play area with waterworks and we LOVE it there!! Gabe and I went just last week and he finally likes it. Last year, he would only walk around the water, avoiding getting wet, but this year, he is totally into it and it's so much fun to watch!!

Grandma & Grandpa came for a visit mid April and we all had a really good time with them. We spent some time on Coronado Island (on the beach) on Friday then early Saturday morning Brian and Don went on a fishing excursion from San Diego Bay. They brought home 18 fish! They really had a great time!

Don with his fishing pole
Seals on the buoy
Sunday we relaxed at the pool. It was really hot that day, in the 90s!

We had planned to leave for DisneyLand Monday morning and spend the day there. Both of my kids are usually up between 6:30 and 7:00 am and NEVER sleep in when I really need/want them to. Well this particular morning they both slept until about 8:30!! I even went into Ashlyn's room and first whispered "DisneyLand", then said it at a normal volume, then finally yelled it. She slept through my entire attempt.

Gabe had wandered into our bedroom around 6am and started on the bed but I guess he thought the floor was more comfortable. He slept really well down there!

Ashlyn snoozing away.

We had a great time and can't wait to see Grandma & Grandpa again in July when we visit Utah.


Gabe and I went with some of our mommy friends to the Wild Animal Park early this month to see the butterflies!! They are only there for a few weeks and if you know me at all (or you actually look at my blog) it's pretty obvious that I love butterflies! There were lots of different types of butterflies in the exhibit and it was really cool to see so many all at once.
These orchids were temporarily on display at the WAP. They were so beautiful.

This butterfly is so beautiful on the inside. It's electric blue with black trim. My camera battery died before I could get a pic of the inside of him. You have to wait quite a while for them to open their wings and move on. My friend got a good shot so I'll try to upload her pic.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Who Needs Sleep?

So Gabe has been waking up in the middle of the night a lot the past couple of weeks and usually wanders into our room crying, and all he needs is to be tucked back in most of the time. I have been telling him different things, trying to get him to stop waking me up in the middle of the night, because I don't do very well without my sleep. Tuesday night I told him that if he wakes up and it's still dark outside, he needs to just go back to sleep. I asked him to please not come and wake up mommy and daddy when we are sleeping because we are tired and we don't like it when he wakes us up at night.
I wake up at around 3 am and I hear Gabe downstairs saying "Ashlyn! Ashlyn, wake up!". He is standing outside her bedroom door yelling to her. All I could do was laugh, I guess that is what I get for not being more specific!