Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fall break 2010

Day one Mobile Alabama, the Battle House Hotel and Spa and the Exploreum

Day two 'formal' dinner
Day three Cozumel Mexico

Day three part two

Day four Calica...or Playa Del Carmen

Day four part two

Day five Montgomery Zoo

Birmingham AL Temple for The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints Day five part two
This was our fall break in a nutshell...really I wanted all these pictures but I didn't want over load and I still think that happened.  I want everyone to know that we had a grand time and will be going again in a couple of years when  G is a little older.  Next time I'll take more pictures also I feel I missed out on lots of ship life.  There was so much to do and not enough time in a day for it all are our highlights...
  • I WON a spa facial...I loved it!
  • C LOVED camp the most!
  • B loved the pools the most! 
  • and C LOVED Mommy the most...his last day he finally LOVED camp!
  • Food was amazing and my favorite was the sit down although it was hard with the kiddos...notice the lack of boys at the formal dinner...there was a reason!
  • I only gained two pounds all week, on average it is 2 pounds per day
  • Rob LOVED it!  That was the kicker...would he?  Wouldn't he?
  • Our room had a closet that turned into a changing room for the kiddos (B and C)
  • We had a wonderful steward who was always cleaning...they cleaned our room every morning, put the beds up and cleaned every night, put the beds down and great towel animals...sorry no pics, see I needed to take MORE!
  • I went on the best was a behind the scene and they were all Italian (captain, engineer and their crew)
  • Rob and I loved Camp for the kiddos
  • The kiddos swam with the dolphins, pictures to come on that.
So I guess that is about it.  We left a day early and went to a great science museum the link is above and it was FREE...we love reciprocal!  Our hotel was AMAZING and B got to play on the grand piano they have in the tower building.  Our hotel is famous...clink on the link above.  On the way home went to the Montgomery zoo for FREE yes again, reciprocal.  Also stopped by the Temple in Birmingham...what a wonderful week!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


So today Cole turned six years old...really!  So a little more than six years ago we moved here to Huntsville from San Bruno CA with an almost three year old and a 13lb 6 week old.  Heavenly Father knew we needed a calm, non fussy baby, and he was and he is still the easiest child I have.  He sleeps the longest still.  The first one to sleep and the last one to get up.   I am so proud of my oldest boy, my most loving child.  Cole is the most loving, sharing and caring.  He has such a sweet spirit and is touched easily.  He loves his family so much and always wants to show it.  Although B and G don't always want to receive such lovely gifts.  Cole loves his dog, Cena,  but not so much that she can kiss him or snuggle with him...he says she hurts him because she sits on his feet alot and she weighs more then him...they are a husky pair!  Cole loves Thomas the train and his new love is Star wars and small legos...those started at school I think.  They have small legos.  Cole is also my most messy child, if you don't catch him in time he will smear his face on his shoulder or even your shoulder.  Sometimes I get notes home from school saying he was scolded for playing with his food and having it in his hair.  When he tells me I'm sorry with is big blue eyed, blue glasses I melt bit also tell him he can't do that.  Cole loves to play little games like tickle, and tell jokes.  It is funny when he is not wearing his glasses (which is only at bed time and bath time) he says mommy I see two of you...poor guy but he LOVES HIS BLUE INDESTRUCTIBLE GLASSES and we love them to...for that great reason.  He loves soccer and I think he'll make a great goalie one day...he has an awesome kick!  Cole is not comfortable sharing a cup or trying new things.  But he did step out of his comfort a few weeks ago and swim with the dauphins.  He has the best imagination and can build anything with legos.  He holds his pencil awkwards and says the other way feels weird.  He doesn't color neatly but colors to get done.  So this is a little about our once 10lb 1oz baby boy, Colie Olie we love you so has been wonderful that Heavenly Father knew we needed you when we got you.  Thank you for coming to our family and being ours forever!

Cole's Favorites:
Food:  Chicken noodls(ramen) and cheese bacon pizza
Color:  BLUE of course look at the picture above
Dog:  Cena
Sport:  Soccer
Desert:  Cup cakes with blue frosting
Ice cream:  Birthday cake ice cream

Friday, October 15, 2010


Madsen Cycles Cargo Bikes

So you need to's easy and you never know?  Give it a try and remember if you win and not me...I get to test it out sometime ;)