Monday, August 15, 2011

fun things we did this summer

we did have a whole lot of time to spend in Utah but we did do some fun things this summer

we went to Gail's farm and fed the Elk and saw the chickens and mini horses

we had huge water fights

went to the fireworks

went to the parades

and when we got here we went to see lake Michigan (ken stripped down on the beach she was dying to go swimming)

we went boating

we also went to seven peaks and to the splash park a lot... most important we spent a lot of time with family hanging out and having fun.... we miss our family a lot and hope that they will all come visit!!!

oh ya and while we were in Utah my sister had the cutest baby boy EVER Mr Cruz


well this has been a year of craziness.... a year ago we moved to Arizona to start a masters program at Midwestern in hopes to eventually be accepted to dental school! Dave spent the year pretty much locked in the library at school studying his butt off to make AWESOME grades (which he did) I am so Proud of him!!! we had such a good time in Arizona made GREAT friends!! Throughout the year the direction of going to dental school just started to feel not quite right. Dave attended some lectures on podiatry and other professional programs to see what was out there... he started shadowing a podiatrist and fell in love so the 3 years that we spent preparing for dental school and the DAT and all that goes with it i think prepared him for what was next... all within a 3 weeks he shadowed podiatrist, applied for podiatry school, studied for the MCAT, took the MCAT, and still studied for his classes! lets just say it was a crazy time for us! He was accepted to Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago IL.

Dave graduated in May we moved back to Utah to work and spend time with family... August 5 we packed up the Uhaul and headed for Illinois the 3 day drive was well BRUTAL with 2 babies it was no fun.... but we got here with no problem at all!!! we are finally unpacked (we couldn't of done it without the help of Dave's parents) and getting back to our normal routine. Dave started school today and we are preparing ourselves for his long hours at the library... but we are living right next to the school so he can walk home and be here in a jiffy if i need him!!

We are so grateful for this opportunity to come to school and Dave to further his education... from what we hear Chicago is a fun place to live we are looking forward to all the exciting things we will be able to do here (if you have any suggestions let us know)

here are a few pics of our new little apartment

Friday, April 15, 2011

Tea Partys with max

i some times worry about max but maybe its normal for all those little brothers that had a big sister first!!! i mean the poor kid has everything pink is bouncy chair and swing when he was a baby his sippy cups and some of his blankets are all pink!!! hopefully it will just make him more sensitive haha jk... Well for those of you that know Kenadee she has well lets say a Very strong personality and because of that max and Ken don't play all that well together unsupervised... but i was folding laundry the other day and it was really quiet in the the back room most of the time i hear yelling and crying and all you moms know that when its quiet trouble is brewing... but not today i walked into kens room and this is what i found!!! it was so cute i really don't know how max got into the seat! but max was sitting up there with his fork pretending to eat just like Kenadee is amazing to see their imaginations even at such a young age. he was loving every second of the tea/dinner party that kenadee had put together!!! its little moments like this when my kids are loving playing together that fills my heart!! i love my kids so much and it makes me love them even more when they play together nicely!! :)

Disney Princess On Ice

Dave got discount tickets for Disney princess on ice so last weekend we took ken to see them! my friend Meagan watched max so we could actually enjoy the show!! Kenadee absolutely loved every second of it did not take her eyes off the ice rink the whole time! it was so fun to see her excitement as all the different princesses came out and did their number she sand along with most!! its so fun to have such a girly girl who loves everything pink and princess!!

Swimming with Meagan

My little girl is growing up!!! She started Swimming lessons a couple weeks ago. Both my kids have zero fear of the water so now that i have crazy max who runs all over the place my attention is split so that means Ken needs to learn how to swim to so i don't have to worry as much when we are at the pool!!! Meagan is such a good teacher and Ken is loving it... she can already float on her back!!!

Spring Break

Monday and Tuesday I dragged Dave and the kids to the outlets and we took the kids swimming Wednesday we went to a Dodgers spring training game it was fun but the game started at 1 and max didn't last long because he needed at nap but the kids had a blast running around on the grass

Thursday we went to Cerreta Candy company in downtown Glendale and took a tour of the factory it was so fun plus they give you a ton of free samples :) ken had a blast making breakfast (sausage and eggs) out of pretzels white choc and yellow m&M's she thought that was pretty cool!

that Santa down there is solid chocolate crazy!!

On Friday we headed to the zoo... we got free passes from the library which was AWESOME!!! Max wasn't to hip on the idea of sitting on the fake animals and posing for pictures!!

We had a super fun week hangout and seeing all the sights of Sunny Arizona

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

its been so long...

Well its been so long since i have posted i will give you the run down of the past few months...
We spent Thanksgiving in Utah with Dave's family we were there for a little over 2 weeks and had a blast going to the movies and ken loved every second she got to play with her cousins... but i forgot my camera "classic Tiffany" as Dave would say...

We took the kids to see Santa at the ward Christmas party both kids hated Santa ken wouldn't even get close

Dave got out of school on the 22 then we made our way to Modesto in the worst rain storm i had ever seen in my life but it was totally worth it be be with my fam for Christmas

Max gave me the best Christmas present ever he finally started walking!! i had been worrying that he would crawl forever!!!

Christmas morning

in January i got free passes from the library to the zoo so on Martin Luther King Jr day we took the kids to the zoo

Kenadee favorite thing about the zoo was looking at the map to see where we were going next!!

She was so excited to ride the carousel at the zoo i tried to get her to pick a fun animal but she said that all the other ones were scary and that she only wanted to ride the horse... she is so funny!

Kenadee turned 3 on the 30 of January Dave's parents came down for another visit and spoiled the kids!!! it was so fun to have them here!
We had a small party for Ken her only requests were that she had balloons, birthday candles and baby Ashlyn at her party!!(baby Ashlyn in our friends the Gronemans baby) she had a princess cake which she loved but i hated because is didn't turn out as perfect as i thought it would be... (don't look at the picture Ashleigh just scroll past it! don't judge ;) )

We got her this cute little kitchen that is so cute and it only took 3 of us 2 hours to put it together that's how many pieces it came it! but it was totally worth it to see her face when we brought it out

These are just a couple pictures of my goofy kids being silly! they make me laugh everyday and i am so lucky to be their mom!!!

We have been swimming and spending our days at the park while Dave is gone at school and studying. We have had the most wonderful weather
Max has recently started feeding himself and ken is now officially potty trained we do however put a pull up on at night because for me its not worth the risk!!! And she is going to start swimming lesson in a week which she is so excited about! Dave's quarter ends on Friday and we have plans to check out all the fun things to do around here! spring training started i think that we will take in a game or 2 maybe go to the zoo again... but most of all we will definitely enjoy spending the whole week with dad!!!hopefully i wont forget my camera!!!