Saturday, March 28, 2009

Butterfly Dance

So we had a wind storm here on Thursday Night. 20-40 mph winds. The next day while outside trying to survey the debris and leaves and crap in our yard (that we just paid to have cleaned out- lol) Jimmy noticed an unbelievable amount of butterflies. They were hanging out around my pool and my trees and if you shook the tree what seemed like hundreds of them would dance on the wind... It was beautiful...

I have never seen anything like that before, and was curious what the wind storm had to do with it. Perhaps their homes/shelters were destroyed and they were rebuilding? Or perhaps they were just looking for a big shady tree to recover and I had one available. Either way, lucky us!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Rent- Date Night/Photos of the Girls

Jimmy and I went to see Rent last night (my 6th time) and although he was sort of miserable I sure had a blast! There were three original cast members there last night (from its debut in 1996 and its original run). The show was awesome as usual! But I think it will be my last time. There are so many other shows I want to take and I want to start seeing them instead... But I LOVED the Gammage and thought it was beautiful and can't wait to get back there, AND I can't wait for our next DATE NIGHT! =)

I am having SO much fun taking so many photos of my girls! I am addicted to my camera... I have taken some great shots lately and wanted to share some of them here! Many more are posted on my family site but here are some cute ones of Ella.

And here is Ryen:

I also happened to sneak up on Daddy and some private moments with the girls today that are just TOO cute for words...

Lastly, cananyone recommend a good Tatoo place out here?

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Goodbye Baby Weight...

And HELLO Date Night!!! Got Tickets to see RENT at ASU Gammage tonight. Going with the hubby...

Babysitter is coming for Ella and as you can see by her expression she is as happy as Mommy!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

What a FRIDAY!

It is Spring Break this week and next and we have been doing some fun stuff! Mostly playing with friends and hanging at the park. But Friday was a big day! We went to the zoo in the morning with our friends Adrianna and Mackenzie,and then to The Ostrich Festival at night with our friends Corey and Lauren and their daughter Ryan and their son Grant. Here are some photos of the zoo (more will be on our babysite in a couple days but here is a sampling)

And here are some from the Ostrich Festival- we try to go every year when it comes to town and we couldn't wait for our kids to be old enough to enjoy it! Ella LOVED it this year!

Next week will have lots of fun stuff and tons of photos too! Yeah!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Lots of Fun Photos to Share!!

So I have had so many fun events lately where I have taken some GREAT Photos. I hate to have a different post for each one so I am just going to have a smorgasbord of photos...

My Sister Lisa's Bachelorette Party in Boston (Feb 28th)
We had dinner at Fugakyu Japanese Sushi Restaurant before heading to the Greatest Bar near the Fleet Center for some dancing and plenty of drinking...

The photos don't show our dance offs with retro moves like the running man, cabbage patch, and robot!

Children's Museum of Phoenix (March 6th)

There were SO many photos of the Museum that I had to make this one it's own post. See below!

Our Friend George's 40th Birthday Celebration (Last Night)
Our friend Teresa had us over for a "Surprise" 40th Birthday for her husband last night. Many of our neighbors were there and it was GREAT to hang out with everyone with NO kids...

What you're not seeing is George (the birthday boy)because he was tough to nail down, and you are not seeing the Keg Stands he did last night to celebrate his BIG 4-0. Yes you heard that right... KEG STANDS! Love it!

Our Very Special Ride to Dunkin Donuts (This Morning)
This morning I threw Ella in the car (in her jammies, robe and slippers) to head right to Dunkin Donuts for some goodies. The whole way she was saying Mommy I want to see Hot Air Balloons. We couldn't find any at first... Next thing I know I am pulling off the road and dragging her from the car! We got to watch a Hot Air Balloon 100 ft away from us inflate and lift off.

I can't express how awestruck Ella was. She was pointing and jumping up and down and waving and OF COURSE I had my camera for photos! I LOVE this City!

Lazy Picnic Day of Play at the Park (This Afternoon)
Ella wanted to play with friends today, so we made a picnic playdate at the park with some other neighbors too. The weather was great and we had a blast just lounging in the sun. Rachel, Ella and Amber played so cutely together and I got to snap come cute photos.

My friend Jackie then lined up the kids for a game of red rover. Ella had more fun holding her friends hands and laughing then she did playing the game! No one called her to come over and all she wanted to do was run! LOL

What you don't see is all the adults laying on the grass recovering from last nights party! ;-)