Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Sight that is hard to come by!

Three little boys sitting still and not saying a word. Priceless!

Raising Special Kids Day!

Saturday I took the boys to Raising Special Kids day which was held at the Scottsdale Railroad Park. This event is held every year for families that have special needs children. It's a great opportunity to be able to take our children out and enjoy the day and also to meet other families that are dealing with the same issues. It's a great event overall. My friend Amy and her son Ethan joined us along with our friends Kajsa, Troy, and Brady. All the boys were in heaven because they really enjoyed the trains. After the park we all went to NYPD pizza to have lunch. What an eventful day we had. Here are some pictures from our day.

Brady getting excited for the train ride.

Look at that smile on Ethan's face. The boy is in heaven.

Cutie Logan waiting for the train. He was humoring me with a smile.

Logan, Caden, Ethan, and Brady all patiently awaiting their turn on the train. We had to wait for the train to go around three times before they got to ride it but they did wonderfully waiting their turn.

Finally! Such excitement once we got on the train! Don't you just love Caden's wink!

Kajsa holding on to Brady! Amy holding on to Ethan! Don't fall overboard boys!

Mr. Impatient is ready to go!

Zane on the train. He wasn't to sure about it as you can tell in this picture but once it got moving he loved it. Typically boy!

Zane enjoying his ride. Is he asleep?

Logan and I on the train.

Logan and Caden riding the carousel. If you look really close you can see Ethan's feet at the bottom of Logan's horse. Ethan didn't want any part of riding the animals but he sure enjoyed himself while he was standing. His mom said he had a smile the whole time.

Zane relaxing in his kid kart. As you can see I forgot the canopy.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Mr. T Snickers Commercial

I thought this was kinda funny!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Fun at the Wildlife Zoo!

Saturday we were supposed to take the boys to the air show at Luke Air Force Base but we ended up going to the zoo instead. There were way to many people that were attending the air show that it would have probably been more of a hassle than anything. The boys had a fantastic time at the zoo looking at all the animals and the fish. The wildlife zoo had constructed a new aquarium that has been packed with visitors since the day it opened. Saturday wasn't any different but since the zoo is so spaced out it wasn't that bad. Here are some pictures from our day out.

A family of turtles.

Logan taking a stroll at the zoo.

Caden and I riding the carousel.

Logan taking a ride on the dinosaur.

Two love birds sitting on a stick in the Koi pond. Everytime I've been to this zoo they are always side by side and always sitting on this stick.

Two ringtails taking a walk.

A baby Giraffe!

A cute little spider monkey!

Logan with the camel. We were all worried that he was going to spit because he kept chewing and drooling. Kind of gross!

Zane hanging out in his kidkart!

Up close and personal with a Llama!

My little safari dude!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Did Someone Call Aquaman?

Douglas, Arizona

The Famous "D" Hill

This past weekend my mother and I took the boys down to Douglas to visit my grandparents. My grandparents are getting up in age so it's difficult for them to make the long trip down to Phoenix. We decided that it would be nice if we could plan a few trips a year to go down and spend a few days with them. The boys behaved really well on the 4 1/2 hour drive. There were a few gripes and whines along the way from all three but they behaved really well. We arrived at my grandparents on Saturday afternoon which was perfect because we had to attend a funeral for my mother's cousin who passed this last week. It was nice to meet a lot of my mom's side of the family and see other's that I haven't seen in a long time. Sunday we took the boys to the Chiricahua National Forest along with my grandfather. The boys enjoyed wandering around looking at all the rock formations. It was a really neat place. I would like to go back and actually hike a few of their trails. They had a lot of awesome spots to see but they were quite a hike away. Here are a few pictures of the Chiricahua Forest.

The view from Massai Point. Top of the mountain.

Logan, Caden, and Zane posing in front of the canyon.

A ginormous rock balancing on a smaller rock. Crazy how uneven they are. You would think that it would just tip over.

Logan and Caden making goofy faces.

Another crazy balancing rock.

Goofy faces again. Notice how Caden can only produce one goofy face. :)

Cochise head. This is the head of the indian named Cochise. If you look closely you can see his profile made out of the moutain. Pretty neat.

Logan, Caden, Zane and I at Massai Point.

Caden in the entrance to the Grottoes.

Logan, Caden, Zane and my mom.

Logan and Caden in the Grottoes.

The Grottoes. It was like a maze of rocks with a bunch of rooms within it.

Logan, Caden, and I

Monday, March 9, 2009

Bryan Vs. Mammoth

Bryan, Matt, and my brother took off on Thursday morning and headed to Mammoth Mountain for a weekend of snowboarding. The first day they were there they only got to snowboard for awhile because it was freezing. The second day was much better for them and they got to spend the whole day snowboarding. They stayed in a Lodge located right on the mountain. All they had to do was grab their gear and step out of the hotel and get on the lift. What spoiled guys they were. It was well worth it. They had a great time. Here are a few photos from their trip.

Oh Frosty the snowman!

A panoramic view of the hotel. Notice the lift in the back.
Look at all that powder.

An early morning view. Doesn't it look really cold.

Look how huge this tree is. Where's Bryan?

Peek a Boo!
I see you!

Can you believe he came home without any broken bones.

Bryan, Matt, and Mike