Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas 2007

Eric got to play in the Alumni soccer game that Rancho High School holds each Christmas break. He wore all black that night. It was a cold 49 degrees.
Santa brought Hunter a new cash register to play grocery store and a new Tricycle which he calls..."My Bike" He asks me several times a day ..."Go Bike" So we are outside several times a day so he can ride his bike.

Grandma & Grandpa Gemmell got the grand kids a teeter toter for Christmas. Here is Hunter with Cousin Jack trying out the new toy. Hunter calls it the "Up...Down"

Eric surprised me this year with a new foam mattress for our bed(greatly needed we were like burritos in our old one) Above is Hunter trying to help Dad push the 169lb Mattress box. Below is our new mattress on our beautiful black bed set.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and will have Happy New Year.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Photo Post

Grandma, Grandpa, Shelly and Tyler come down to visit us for a few days. We went to Disneyland(3rd time for Hunter and I in 5 weeks) We had a blast. We went to La Jolla Cove and saw the seals and the clear blue water of the Pacific Ocean. We went to Seaport Village and saw Aircraft Carriers pass by in the bay of San Diego. Hunter rode on the carousal. He didn't want to get on at first and then he didn't want to get off when it ended. We went to the temple and saw all the Christmas lights and we even got a picture of the moon in between the spires at the Temple. It was just a sliver of the moon but it was beautiful. We loved spending time with our family. Hunter cried when Papa and Gamma (as Hunter pronounces them)left today. Family time is always special when you don't see them very often.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Oh Christmas Tree....

Our first time Christmas tree hunting and our Hunter was asleep. He never opened on eye to see what was going on. He was out cold.(To much running around and climbing at the park , wore himself out) We got our tree at Home Depot for a great price and we tied it on top of our car and brought it to our humble little apartment to decorate and make it apart of our Christmas Decor. If you can notice there are not to many ornaments near the bottom of the tree we had to strategically place them just out of reach of the little hands to grab and throw. Needless to say presents wont be under the tree until Christmas eve...can you image?

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Things I'm looking forward to....

*Eric being done with school only 4 more days(just one more semester)
*My Mom, Dad, Shelly and Tyler coming down to California for a week to hang out with US.
*getting Christmas cards from friends.
*Rain that will be coming this weekend
*Hanging out with girlfriends while shopping at Canterbury Gardens
*Watching the surfers down at the beach

Monday, December 3, 2007

Happiest place on Earth

Another fun day at Disneyland with our Cousins. Hunter fought me hard on not wanting to wear the leash, but I had to have him in it or I would have lost him in a second. He loves to run and while in the lines he was trying to push his way to the front. So thank goodness for the harness leash. Once the monkey was on for awhile he did not want it off. He said to me "ooh, ooh, aah, aah ON" (He calls monkeys ooh ooh aah aah) The first 2 pictures you can see him fighting me and at one point he just laid on the ground. Yes, I got funny looks but oh well!
The picture with him dancing around he is as happy as can be with Monkey on his back.

Playing the piano in Goffy's house in Toontown

There was only one in and out door at Goofy's house so I took off the leash and let him run around, climb on things and go down the slide. He had a blast. He didn't want to leave.

Driving the firetruck in Toontown with the monkey peeking over his shoulder.

Hunter loves to play the game where I tell him what to go and find in his room and then he brings it back to me. Well he found everything I asked him to even if it meant climbing up into the crib and then screaming for daddy's help to get him out. What a fun little guy we have. Pure Joy.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Park pics

Hunter now says to me each morning. "What do today?...go to park, wings, side" Who can say no to that. Needless to say we visit the park on a daily basis. We rotate parks around town so people don't think we live there. He loves the turning wheel at the park, we have to hold him while it's turning but he loves it. He can climb up all the ladders and stairs and some of them make me nervous for him to go up but he insists he does it. He is very careful and holds on really tight and hasn't fallen yet(knock on wood). He will be 2 years old in 2 months, I can't believe it. Time goes way to fast when you're having fun.

Grandma Gemmell caught Hunter climbing into the highchair at Aunt Sandi's house on Thanksgiving and once he was in he got to eat his pumpkin pie. Look at those cute teeth.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Makes me happy

*Thanksgiving leftovers all you can eat for a few days.
*walking on the beach w/ Eric collecting sand dollars, 23 to be exact
*watching BYU beat Utah 17-10 Go Cougs
*Hunter taking a long nap(I used this one before but it really does make me happy)
*getting together with old work friends for dinner down at the harbor
*having a clean house

Monday, November 12, 2007

Where'd I GO

Thank goodness for boxes. Hunter loves to play hide and seek but this time he was hiding in the box and shouting "where'd I go". Being stuck in the house for 3 days while sick, I guess you find ways to smile and Hunter is sure good at that. Today it is a beatiful sunny day so we spent the morning outside of the house. It helped Hunter to feel better.

Sunday, November 11, 2007


I don't like it when my babies are sick. Yes, both of my boys were sick this weekend. Hunter with Croup and Eric's stomachaches. Needless to say I don't have much to write about because I'm a zombie not much sleep with 2 sick babies. I'm praying I don't get sick. I had to get outside today so I took a little walk around the apartments, it was nice to breath fresh ocean air. It's cooling down here time for us to pull out our sweatshirts.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Things that make me happy

1. Hunter getting a long nap
2. Eric's kisses in the morning before he leaves for work
3. Shopping at Micheal's during the Christmas season
4. Talking to my sisters on the phone
5. H2O
6. Our Halloween costumes....A Flasher and a "fake" pregnant nun

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


Hunter is the best helper he always has to be right there with me when I'm working on something. We needed to wash the material on the stroller. So he was right in the basket in the stroller trying to fix the buckle.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Trick or Treat

Hunter started the night out in his Little Einstein's rocket costume but it didn't last long. He just wouldn't wear for more then a minute. So thank heavens for my Sister in law Lyndsey, she let us borrow Jack's lion costume. So Hunter was a lion the rest of the night. He did so good. He walked up to every door with cousin Jack the Fire Fighter and they both said Trick or Treat and Thank yous it was so cute. Halloween #2 for Hunter was great!! The little carrot is our nephew Elliot who is 2 weeks old. He was so cute.