Friday, December 23, 2011

Irvine Park Christmas Train 2011

Last year we had a blast at the Irvine Park Christmas Train!  (CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!)  

We visited Irvine Park again this week and enjoyed our visit once again.

 Just like Halloween, we couldn't keep Zachary away from the photo cutouts!

 Patiently waiting for the train!

 When it finally arrived, Zachary couldn't contain his joy!
When he saw the train......

 He squealed...

 He laughed...

 And he couldn't stop pointing!

 We were glad Uncle Brian, Cousin Sam, and Auntie Tammie could join us this year!

Uncle Bob also joined in the fun!

 Zachary and Sam were SO good for Santa!
(Mrs. Claus thought they were brothers!)

It was no problem to get Zachary to sit on Santa's lap!
He even cracked a smile!

It was MUCH more crowded this year when we went on the Christmas Train, but it was a nice night and  we look forward to next year!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Disneyland Christmas Visit 2011

This time last year, Zachary was visiting Disneyland for the very first time!  (Click HERE to check it out!) 

Since then, he has visited MANY times thanks to Joey and I having annual passes.  It is SO nice to drop by Disneyland, or California Adventure, for just a few hours.  We go just long enough for Zachary to enjoy himself, but not get overly tired.

On Monday, we renewed (and upgraded) our passes and enjoyed the very busy park for a few hours.  We only did a few things, but it was awesome to see the Christmas decorations and to get a little visit in with Mickey.

 He loved sitting with his Papa (Joey's Dad) on the tram!

 He enjoyed riding "It's a Small World Holiday."

 Meeting Mickey was awesome!  
We waited in a long line, but it was worth it!

 Mickey wanted him to sit next to him, and Zachary had no hesitation!
He has been in a Mickey phase lately and LOVES saying his name over and over!
(He calls him Em-A, instead of Mickey!)

 Zachary wore his fancy hat for the train ride to Main Street.

We stopped and bought him his first Mickey plush and he wouldn't let it go for a picture next to the tree!

Monday, November 28, 2011

October and November Fun

Here's a few shots of the fun we had during October and November!

Joey and I walked in the CHOC Walk in honor of Bella Ringgold to raise money for Children's Hospital Orange County!
The walk is held at Disneyland in October and is a lot of fun!
Read about Bella at her Dad's blog!

 I attended my friend Emily's Wedding and got to spend some time with my awesome friends Kelly and Ashley!

Obviously, we had a lot of fun!

 We visited the Irvine Park Pumpkin Patch!

 Zachary did not want to cooperate or smile for pictures the whole time!

 He wouldn't stand here unless I did......

or Daddy!

He didn't mind sticking his face into every cutout available though!
My little Monster! 

 My little piggy!

 The family shot!

 My little Scarecrow!

Sweet corn!

 We went to the Halloween Carnival at Joey's school!

 He was the cutest, and only, Caveman there!

(It only took 4 of us, but his Caveman costume WAS homemade!)

A few nights later we went Trick or Treating!

 He walked the whole time carrying his candy and his bone!
We were out for over an hour!

 He stopped a few times to check out his loot!

We had a nice Thanksgiving!

He enjoyed the special cupcakes Joey's Cousin Nancy made!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Blah, Blah, Blogging....

I's been awhile!  I have felt kind of "blah" about blogging.  It's not there isn't news to share.  (There is actually BIG news to share!)  I just needed a break.

I'm working full time again after working part time for two years.  It's been an adjustment.  When I get home from working with 36 Fourth Graders, I am SO tired!  I have a REALLY good excuse though......

Edmisten BABY BOY #2 is in my belly!  :)  He is due April 30th, 2012 and we can't wait for Zachary to be a big brother!  I really think I am cut out to be a mom to boys, so I couldn't be happier!

I'm going to try my hardest not to be a Blah, Blah, Blogger anymore!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

This time last year....

Wow! What a difference a year makes! Last year at this time I was crying ALL weekend thinking about sending Zachary to day care for the very first time.

You can read about it HERE.

On Monday my Summer is officially over and I will be dropping Zachary off at day care for another school year! He is at a different place that is right by by work and I love it there for him!

I also was starting at a new school last year. This year I am at the same school but in a new position. I'm teaching 4th grade and couldn't be happier!  I'm so excited to work with the 4th grade team!

I have a feeling it is going to be a great year for both of us.....Zachary AND I.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Family Trip (Part Three): Boston, MA

We took a rode trip while we were back East and drove to Boston!  

The Padres were in town, so we took in a game at Fenway Park.

We took a Duck Boat tour, ate chowder (chow-dah), and enjoyed the city.

I've been to Boston before, but I would've loved to have stayed a little longer.

I can't wait to go back!

 The gorgeous Boston Harbor!

 Zachary was well behaved as we took him sight-seeing all over the place!

Zachary was AMAZING at the Rod Sox/Padres game!
We stayed almost the whole game!

 Fenway Park was an experience any baseball fan would appreciate!

 The Green Monster 
 Zachary took some time out from watching the game to relax.

 I love this sweet little face.

 We walked around Fenway and enjoyed seeing what a unique ballpark it is.

 The next day we took a Duck Boat on a street/water tour of the city.
It started to rain and we got chilly pretty fast!

 Zachary slept almost the whole time.

Thank goodness for the ponchos the tour gave us!
Zachary shared the poncho with Joey and just poked out of the arm hole!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Look alike?

People tell both Joey and I, "Zachary looks JUST like you!" 

 I'd say people are split down the middle about who he looks like more.  

My mom thinks we look a lot like each other in these pictures.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Happy 3 Years!

Today Joey and I celebrate THREE years of wedded bliss!  

We had the most beautiful wedding day!

He is a great man, husband, and father!

I am so lucky to have him in my life!

Life is definitely better together!


I love you a million!