Monday, August 31, 2009

Big Boy Bed

Austin had not yet figured out how to get out of his crib, but we still decided he was ready for a big boy bed. I figured since he is almost three it was kind of sad for him to be in a crib still. He took over a queen mattress we already had. Tyler is a little jealous that Austin gets a "big" bed. Austin looks so tiny sleeping in it. The first couple of days we did have some nightime visits, but he's doing great now with his "big boy room".

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Swimming with the sharks

A Leopard shark (not my picture, but exactly what it looked like)

I'm a big fat wuss, but we've been hearing about this place in La Jolla where tons of leopard sharks come to hang out in the warmer months. We've been wanting to go snorkeling there for while. Well, today was the big day, we got a babysitter and headed out (at 8 AM, crazy). My friend lent me a wetsuit, and I got into the water looking like a giant, pregnant black seal. Soon after we got in, we started to see MANY sharks. I was under the impression that the sharks were going to be like 3 feet long. Um, no people, lots of them were like 5 or 6 feet long. The kicker was that we were only in water like 4 feet deep. I was terrified to put my feet down, and terrified they would want to take a nip at the pregnant seal in the water. These are completely docile, bottom feeding sharks that never attack people, but I was worried that there may be a man eater hanging out along with them. it was truly freaky. The poor people at the beach had to hear my screams of terror. While we were heading in to shore, I wouldn't touch my feet to the bottom until my belly hit the sand. It was amazing, but I was way more scared than I thought I would be. It was a great expreience so come visit us, and Mike will take you in the water while I watch from the sand...

Friday, August 21, 2009

Beach Days

I am sort of getting caught up on life. I have made dinner lately, sort of cleaned the house and amazingly even took a couple of pictures. We actually did do quite a bit this summer, but getting there took so much out of me that pictures never seemd to get taken. On our last official beach day of the summer, I took a couple of pictures. I figured I should document how much time we spent there this summer, and how much they loved it. We would get to the beach every Tuesday at around 11:00, and stay until about 5:30. It was like a miracle. they played pretty much the whole time while I got to relax with friends. It was awesome. Tyler picked up boogie boarding, and Austin picked up sand and threw it at his friends. The Summer of 2009 was all about the beach...

Austin is doing what he does best, filling a bucket with sand. Then getting mad because it is stuck in there.

Tyler actually let me take a picture, but it was a little overexposed so I asked him to sit again.

This is what I got the 2nd time.

Here's Austin by "HIS" chair. Don't sit on it, or else!
P.S. The pink blog was only a temporary celebration. It actually looked pretty tacky...

Thursday, August 20, 2009

First day of first grade

This year I was really ready for Tyler to go back to school. I'm tired, and it will be a nice break from the fighting that seems to be going on between my two children. Tyler wasn't so sure if he was ready. When we walked in his teacher asked if he was excited and he said, "kind of". Austin sure wanted to stay though. He sat right down at Tyler's table and told us he was staying. I hear that Tyler's teacher is fantastic, so I know he will have a great year. Here we come first grade!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

It's a.......

FREAKING GIRL!!!!!!!!! That ultrasound tech better not be wrong, or I am suing for emotional distress. Seriously, could not be any happier!