Sunday, March 20, 2011

The closing ceremonies

While in Irvine we got Owen's pictures taken, ate lots of good food, celebrated his birthday and went to Disneyland! There are also random pictures of other things we've been up to.

First off: Owen documented. My friend, Mike Smith took them. He lives in CA but he is always in Utah for business so if you want his number, I have it.

Now for Owen's 5th haircut. This time we got it done right so that it doesn't look like Edward Scissor hands did it.
Happy? Scared? Or just sad to lose some of his hair?

Next stop, Owen rides his first pony at Thanksgiving point. He is giving me the "look of death."

He didn't enjoy the thought of me leaving him on a pony and I didn't enjoy getting pony poop in my sandals- we got off early.

Now for Reuben's first trip to Disneyland.
We started things off with a quick trip back to the 80's with "Captain EO."
Then we went on the submarine ride which is now, "Finding Nemo."
Proof that we were both there.
After seeing that Star Tours was closed and picking up our Space Mountain fast pass, we headed to Fantasy Land, which didn't do much for Reuben because, he can count on one hand how many Disney movies he has seen.
We waited to go on Peter Pan which was my FAVORITE ride when I was little. This time it was shorter and things looked fake. I'm speechless, how did that happen?
Sheila's family came with us. Here is Noah letting us know that we have reached our photo limit.
Emma who knew the most popular rides and was indeed the Disney expert. Georgia was the photographer so there aren't any of her:(
Maia who's only requirement was, "Hold my hand," when going on the rides with her.
Indiana Jones, probably Reuben's favorite.

Tea cups, of course! The boys wussed out so just the girls did this one.

Did Space Mountain with the fast pass. Then headed to California Adventure after the fire works.
We were here for a short time, just to see "World of color" and go on one ride.

We LOVED the California sun.
Our last ride was "California Scream'n." It was super fun and most likely Reuben's favorite.
Walking to Hollywood blvd.

Reuben passed out.

It was A LOT of fun, until next year!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Home again, home again, jiggity jig!

After being very lucky and not having our plane canceled like so many others before us, we arrived in "The Motherland," or Irvine as some call it.
We went to a restaurant called "True Foods," all yummy organic foods. Owen wasn't use to so much sun, so he had to protect his eyes. The lady next to us told us all about her life and how much her botox costs, LOVE.
"Dig in."
Owen throwing things off the table.
Just seeing if he likes lemons. We are mean.
After mixing for hours Owen was done helping with his birthday cake. (It was a yogurt cake)
Happy birthday to you! Owen will actually be one in April but we start early here.
At first he was feeding himself and all was well.
He couldn't figure out why everyone was laughing at him, rude!
Then he embraced it.

A little in the mouth and a lot on the highchair.

Stopping to pose.
The aftermath.
After his episode with the yogurt cake, he took another bath and then put on his "big boy" robe.
"Good parents don't make the birthday boy go to bed."

The next post will some sweet pics of the babe, bachelor party, and lunch with Kelly.
Here is a sneak peak.
Being one with nature.
This picture is for when he runs for president.