Sunday, February 5, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

Beach Days

Little face, big expressions...
 Boogie boarding...
Wave runner...
"Why are the seagulls watching me, Mom?"
 Yippee!
Cowabunga Jarin!
 Russ chasing the gulls...
 Squishing sea anemones...
 Flinging sandy mud...
Waiting for the waves...
Strike a pose...
 I could not pry those sand toys from his grip when we got in the car...
Dig boy, Dig!
2nd beach day.
 Mermaid with legs...
His nickname, Sandy brows...
 Hank can...Put. It. Down.
We saw starfish on our last beach day, on our last walk; no pictures of them because as you can see, we already have plenty of pictures.

California Christmas

We stopped in Mesquite on the way down and the kids played in the arcade that night.
We played lots of tennis and soccer.  I did a lot of running and the weather was perfect...high of 75 degrees!  Highlights from my runs: seeing vineyards, miniature ponies, a hot air balloon, and running past pomegranate trees!
The girls went to see the play, Beauty and the Beast.  The boys went out for breakfast and to the park.
 Christmas Eve.
Christmas morning.
Jarin's bursting with excitement.
Jarin giving Russ a nerf gun got the biggest reaction of the morning!
Follow the picture sequence of Hank as he figures out unwrapping gifts:
Going to church Christmas day!
Very exciting news came during Christmas break...my parents got their mission call to serve in Washington D.C.!!!  So, so incredibly proud and honored to call them Mom & Dad!  They have always been excellent role models to me of integrity, hard work, and gospel living by example!