Sunday, May 29, 2011

8 Years

Brian and I just celebrated our 8 year anniversary in Vegas. Brian was there for work (again) so he flew me out. It was fun. We got to stay in Aria which was awesome. I have been wanting to stay there for a long time so I was excited.


We spent a lot of time laying out at the pool. It was heaven. This girl asked us if we wanted some of her oil and we said no. She seemed confused. She didn't understand why we didn't want skin cancer.


We got to use the spa. It was so fun. This is Brian at the pool. And best of all, Brian surprised me with tickets to Glee live! Yes we are big time Gleeks. He told me he was taking me to a show and I looked on the internet at what shows were playing that weekend and when I saw Glee, I knew that was the show we were going to. I even told all of my friends we were going before he told me.


Glee!



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We also got to see League of Extraordinary Dancers. They were INCREDIBLE. Brian kept trying to talk to me and I was glued to the stage so he gave up. This video isn't very good but it sort of gives you an idea. Also there is another clip of the Warblers performing Teenage Dream.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Danny's big week!

Danny had a great week last week. We will start off with soccer.
I signed Danny and Sam up for soccer. I signed Sam up knowing that there was a good chance he wouldn't want to play. He really wanted to be on Danny's team so I did it anyway.
Our first soccer game wasn't the best. Our team scored a lot of goals (already better than our first season where Danny's team never scored a goal) but there are a few aggressive kids who had the ball every time and kept scoring goals, meaning Danny (who isn't aggressive with a big group of kids) had a very hard time getting the ball. He didn't score a goal and he just cried and said that he wasn't good at soccer. Sam went out on the field once and sat out the rest of the game. It made me so sad for Danny and I just hoped that he would somehow score one goal sometime.



So we had the 2nd game on Saturday. I had to get a bountiful basket and didn't end up getting there until a few minutes after it started. Brian took the kids to the game. As I was walking up to the field, I noticed that Danny was kicking the ball towards the goal. I started running towards the field and started screaming and cheering Danny on. I got there just in time to see Danny score a goal. The first goal of the game. I was so happy I almost cried. It is funny how the smallest things can bring a parent so much joy. He was so happy. Wow I was happy to get there just in time. He ended up scoring one more goal and was so proud of himself. Way to go Danny!!

Sam still didn't play but I am ok with that.




I love it when Sarah looks down to see my face while she is on my shoulders.


Sarah bugging Roman for a treat. Roman just stared at her wishing she would go away.





Danny's Spring Program
Danny had his spring program last week. He sang all of the songs which made me very happy. He didn't have quite as much enthusiasm as the other kids but that is exactly how I was as a child. I was quiet. He also tried very hard not to smile or make his movements to big. What a funny kid.


Although he didn't show much emotion, I could tell he was so happy and proud to see his grandparents come. When we walked in he searched to see who had come to support him. I saw just a little tiny look of excitement when he noticed who had come. That little tiny look of excitement meant he was very very excited, he just doesn't like to display his emotions in front of a crowd.


Yay Danny! Now that no one is watching, he can show his happiness.

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Haha. He is trying not to smile.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

DISNEYLAND!!

We went to Disneyland again. Can you tell we are a little obsessed? Seriously, I love this place. It brings so much happiness. If you aren't happy in Disneyland, I don't know what will make you happy.

We invited My mom and dad and Tim and his girlfriend, Amy.



We stayed at the one of the Villas at the Grand Californian Hotel. It was AMAZING! Sarah LOVED the view. She was so fascinated with everything that she saw. She would just stare and gasp.


This was a view from our bedroom at night. We watched Color of Wonder every night from our room. The boys would fall asleep with the shades open so that they fell asleep to this.


We also had an upstairs with 2 more bedrooms and a pool table. The boys got up every morning and went up to play pool. That is Tim on the left. The kids loved eating on the balcony.




Sarah and Grandpa




Amy and Danny and Sarah and I on Dumbo.






One of my favorite things at Disneyland, Character Breakfast. Obviously Sarah's LEAST favorite thing at Disneyland.






Brian got us tickets that we could take to the very front of the line so we didn't have to wait at all! I am so glad that he has been working with Disney and their hotels. This was AWESOME! So here we are waiting. We just came through the exit and got right on.



The boys with Cars and Grandma and Grandpa on Screamin'







Time to rest. I loved being able to go back to the room to give naps and let the kids rest. Sam must have gotten this sitting position from me. I always watch tv like this.





Sarah was so happy when my mom gave her a little Minnie. She loves anything to cuddle with.

Thank you Disneyland for making us so HAPPY!