Saturday, March 21, 2015

Puerto Rico: Day #2

Drove 2 hours to a surfing beach- called Rincon.
When we got swell. Which means no waves.
That didn't stop the Mr from being in the water all day.
Read on the beach. 
Went on a walk.
Found a cool restaurant on the beach.
Tyson picked a coconut from a tree.
Then drank it.
Ate a $5 hamburger for dinner.
That was only worth $1.
Another trip to Krispy Cremes on the way home.
Another good day in Puerto Rico.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Puerto Rico Day #1

December 25th 2015: my parents gave us two round trip plane tickets to Puerto Rico. (along with all of my siblings)

March 9th: packed three suitcases. One for my husband. One for Ellie. And one for myself. Carry ons for the Mr and me. That made all the difference on the flight home. 

March 10th 2015: Landed in PR at 10 pm. 
Drove straight to my sister in laws parents house- where we stayed the week.
Below: The Mr. setting up our beds. 
We got the couch and the blow up mattress. 
It was comfy.
 The next morning: TH and I cruised the neighborhood.

We headed to San Juan around lunch time.
Walked the town. 
Rode the trolley.
Saw the famous cemetery.
And the famous fort.
Ate the tastiest fish tacos ever.
Made sure to take a picture of where it was:
so when we go back- we don't forget.

When we got back- we drove to the beach down the street.
Got rained on.
Laughed my guts out as David tried to get the kayak out of the water all by himself.
That night we drove to Michelle's favorite dinner spot.
Ordered myself a cubano sandwhich.
Reminded me of Lee's Sandwhiches in Tempe.
Krispy Creme donuts for dessert.
They have special PR donuts filled with only cream cheese.
They were amazing.

Ellie Lane: 2 yrs old

your grandparents gave us a trip to Puerto Rico for christmas.
They didn't include you in the trip-
which meant you got to stay with Grandpa and Grandma Huggans for an entire week!
I heard you ate granola bars all day and played your heart out.

Your 2 yr old update:
weight: 25.4 lbs (47%)
height; 35.5 inches (82%)

You are starting to say full sentences.
This helped being around no one except adults for an entire week.
"dad, sit down!" "mom, where you going?" "what you doing" 
That is about all.
We moved to Surprise and your eczema disappeared.
It is now back- and bothering you a lot.
You started crawling out of your bed.
You love to run wild right when we say, "it is time for bed."
You literally start sprinting and running as fast as you can in circles.
You love your baby doll.
You love play dough.
You love to draw with chalk.
You love being outside.
You love chocolate, fruit snacks and anything that is not good for you.
You still eat oatmeal every single morning and many times for dinner.
You are growing up quickly.
Glad I get to have front row seats for it all.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Ellie's love for Church

Last Sunday we were early to church.
Like 30 min early.
It back fired big time.
Ellie was done with her cheerios by the time the meeting started-
and was ready to go to nursery about 10 min into the meeting.
We didn't make it past the first talk.
Every week-
we keep trying.
to make it through sacrament meeting.
we have been getting little success.

Monday, March 9, 2015

leaving our elles- one last time.

Last week we left town for three days.
Ty needed to go to Utah for a "business/play" trip-
And asked that I come with.

Ellie stayed with her bf vivi.
I heard the first two days they were soul sisters.
By day three- they wanted a break.

We leave her again tomorrow.
This time with grandparents.

The Utah trip was last min and unplanned.
This upcoming trip has been in the making for a while.

I have been to puerto rico before.
But I was single.
This time I have the mr
to experience the bio luminescent bay with!

Excited to spend time with the mr.
Sad to leave our Elles.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Paint Eater

Yesterday. I took Elles to Michael's because I had a 40% off coupon.
I let Ellie choose a bird house to paint. 
It took her a full hour to choose the one she wanted.
I sat on the ground in Michael's-
chatting to Ty on the phone-
as I watched her examine all one hundred of them.
She finally picked the one-
nestled it under her arm, walking towards the cash register.
We picked up a white tub of paint as well.
The cashier told me my coupon had expired a couple months ago.
I went ahead with the $7.49 purchase- since ellie was eager to paint!
Getting home-
I was cleaning the kitchen and I keep hearing her say, "mmmm."
Finally, walked over to see her painting her lips white.
I now have to watch her closely as she tries to sniff or eat the paint.
She must like the rush :).

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Show Low, AZ 13th-15th

We spent our Valentine's Weekend at the Breinholt's Cabin-
with the Zacardi's, Jarvis', and Breinholt's.
We call that place paradise.
Such a sweet get-a-way that is not too far of a drive.
Only snapped a few phone pics while there.
Most of the time- we were lazy- ate good food- razor rides- games- chatted- napped- played outside.
Valentine's Eve...
We got a sitter-
to come to the cabin and watch 7 kids under the age of 5.
It was awesome.
We went as couples to some mexican food (in which not everyone was a fan of)
and ended at DQ-
eating red velvet blizzards.
Romantic to say the least.
I have said this a hundred times-
but so glad Tyson's friends wives are some of my best friends.
It makes for date nights, and vacations-
Because we both like the people we get to spend time with.