Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Zach turns 3!

Zach turned 3 last week. Crazy! We had a fun lunch with Grandma and Grandpa and Melissa and opened presents before we headed down to Newport to go on a boat ride. We were happy to have them here for Zach's birthday! We miss having family around to celebrate birthdays with.

Zach got lots of fun toys. We even had to rearrange the toy room to fit his new toys! He loved opening presents!

Here he is playing with his fun new airport toy.

All month long, I have been asking Zach what he wanted for his birthday. Every time, he says, Cake! Then I ask him what he wants to do for his birthday and he says, Eat Cake! Well, he got his birthday wish. He was so excited about his cake, he ate 3 pieces!

Then the next day when I asked him what he wanted for lunch he said, birthday cake! Ha! He also wanted Roxy to come help him eat his cake.

Zach does not like to be contained. He doesn't like to be held or hold hands, he likes to do his own thing. He's very careful, but he likes to be free. He plays well by himself, loves to watch Dora, asks every day if we can go to the park and to Disneyland, is talking up a storm, likes to play games on my phone and call his Dad, loves to go meet Dad at the car when he gets home (and get inside and "drive"), still loves to play with doors, wants to eat cereal for every meal, and has the cutest little face. We love our Zach!

Never-ending summer

Here it is nearing the end of October and we are still trying to keep cool around here. I can't keep these kids out of the water. They love it! Even when I went into Cafe Rio, they found this fountain and couldn't resist playing in it.

They got soaked! And while the rest of the country is enjoying fall weather and pumpkin patches and cider, we are hanging out at the pool/splash pad trying to survive the 100-degree weather!

We did find a fun new pool though. It had a fun splash pad, waterslide, and 4 pools.

These kids love swimming!

Livelys come to CA

Matt's parents and sister came to California last week to go to Disneyland and stuff, so we went down to meet up with them one day. Emmy loved showing Grandma, Grandpa and Melissa all her favorite rides. And begging Grandma to buy her a treat! Ha!

Zach even convinced Grandpa to take him on the bumper cars. I love how he is looking up at Grandpa while driving around in the bumper cars. He sure loves his Grandpas!

It was sooo hot and crowded but we still had a fun time!
Then on one of the other afternoons they were here we went on a whale watching boat. We didn't see any whales, but we saw tons of dolphins. Emmy and Zach weren't too impressed with the boat ride (or their life jackets), but I loved being out on the water!
After the boat ride, we went to Ruby's Diner on the pier in Newport for dinner. What a fun place! We watched the sunset and enjoyed the cool breeze.

Emmy and Zach loved having Grandma and Grandpa and Melissa in California. Even though we only got to see them for less than 2 days. Emmy keeps asking when they are going to come back and says that she misses them already! And Zach kept calling them Bamma, Bampa, and B-wissa. It was hilarious! And he kept saying that Roxy (their dog) was coming too. To help him eat his birthday cake. Haha!

It was also fun having them here for Zach's birthday! We miss having family around for stuff like that. Come again soon! It was fun!

Be Our Guest

Time to plan your trip to come visit us in California! Our guest room is all ready for you. It's no 5-star hotel, but it's got a private entrance, comfy queen bed, bathroom and closet. Plus we will feed you and entertain you. You know you want to! (And seriously, we're dying for visitors.)