Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Eva's First Birthday

My baby is not a baby anymore.  Eva turned one on Saturday.  We usually don't do birthday parties but I felt like this was a special occasion.  I made her a party hat, shirt, and skirt for the party.  She ate a whole piece of pizza for her birthday dinner.  My mom's cousin Andrea came from Las Vegas.  She makes cakes and made Eva's Birthday cake.  She didn't know what to do with the cake and just wanted to play with the turtles head.  She got a couple good swings at the pinata.  She had lots of help from her big sisters opening her presents.  She got clothes a few toys.  We are so blessed to have Eva in our family.  She completes us as a family.

Eva enjoying her Birthday dinner.

Eva's Birthday Cake

Pineview with the Family

We took a trip to Pineview to go boating with David's family.  Aleecia and her cousins wanted to go tubing and swimming so Dave and I took them out on the boat.  The kids had a blast jumping off the back of the boat and swimming around.  Eva enjoyed the water and didn't want to get out even though she was cold.  My nephew bought a huge tube and the kids had fun floating around on it.  Mia had the most fun playing in the sand.  It was a fun filled day!


 Sand Castle

Alex, Aleecia, Lilly, and Erik

Alex, Lilly, and Aleecia

Alex, Erik, and Aleecia

Eva playing in the water

The kids hanging out on the huge tube (plus a couple of strange kids)

Monday, July 2, 2012

First Boating Trip

David took some time off work so we could take the girls boating.  It turned out to be a windy day.  It was Eva's first time on our boat and she was a little frightened.  Aleecia and Mia rode the hot dog tube and the waves made them tip over.  Mia was freaked out and she wouldn't go near the water after her "near death experience".  Dave and Aleecia did some swimming.  Because of the waves they had to hold a rope so they wouldn't drift away.  I started feeling a little sea sick out in the waves so we cut the trip short.


We bought passes to the Zoo!  We have already been three times since we got our tickets. Our first visit we saw the new Rocky Shores exhibit for the first time.  We enjoyed watching the Polar Bear swim.  The Grizzly Bears were fighting and it reminded Dave and I of Aleecia and Mia.  Our second trip we took Grandma Talbot.  She bought the girls each a stuffed animal.  Aleecia got a Polar Bear, Mia got a Giraffe, and Eva got a Sea Lion.  We lost Eva's Sea Lion and ended up buying her a new one. I bought the girls ice cream.  Eva LOVES ice cream and made a huge mess of herself, Aleecia's ice cream top fell off twice, and Mia just cried about the ice cream for no reason.  The third time we went we took Jr. and Adrian.  The girls had a blast showing Adrian all the animals.  When we were watching the Elephants we asked him if he wanted to go swimming with them.  He said that he didn't have his floaties.  We rode the carousal and the train.  Adrian cried when we had to leave.  We love the zoo and Aleecia has learned a few things about the animals there.

Mia Loves Giraffes.  She thinks these Giraffes are hers.

Polar Bear

Aleecia riding the Polar Bear with her Polar Bear.

Mia on the Giraffe.

Eva with ice cream all down the front of her.

Mia and Adrian riding the wagon.  Mia was willing to share her baby Giraffe.
Aleecia, Mia, Dave, Adrian, and Jr.

Mia, Aleecia, and Adrian

Eva's first ride.