Brant crawled up the four stairs from the family room to the kitchen by himself today!
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
|At the beginning of the hike|
|This boy can not pass up a good stick.|
|Two muddy legged hikers|
|The kids liked when the hike took us through the water|
|Our big kids are such awesome hikers! They're good and happy and they keep up really well.|
|By the top waterfall|
|Spence taking Brant across to swim under the waterfall. I would be so nervous if anyone besides Spence ever tried this, but I'm not a bit worried about it with Spence.|
|Brant loved splashing in the water once he got used to the colder temperature.|
|Grandma & Grandpa Erickson under the waterfall|
|Spence under the waterfall|
|Lunch after a big morning- It was really pretty cold here, but we didn't have our jackets. They are now in the back of our car in case we hit the cold again.|
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
This morning we woke up and had a delicious breakfast by the pool at our hotel and then the kids and Spence swam for a minute- literally. After we got ready, we made a few stops in the city and went to see the temple. We drove around it three times before we actually found it, but it was fun to see it. Before we left the city, we stocked up on groceries because the stores near us are pretty small. When we left the city, we took the longer route back to our house and stopped at La Georgina's to see all of the hummingbirds. It was a fun day, but a lot of driving and we can't wait for more fun tomorrow.
|Who doesn't love breakfast by the pool. We had to make the kids wait in our room for an hour this morning becuase breakfast didn't start until 6:30.|
|Clearly Spence thought the pool was too cold.|
|Three cuties in the pool. It was super cold and they didn't even last five minutes.|
|Outside the temple|
|More temple pictures- There was no way to get a picture without the power lines in it. The temple grounds weren't big at all.|
|My boys at lunch|
|Grandma & Blair at lunch|
|We told Grandma & Grandpa about all the good food they have here and then chose a place for lunch that wasn't good at all. Oops.|
|Out behind La Georginas|
|Blair insisted on having here picture taken here because Kerry had these flowers at her wedding and if Kerry likes them, Blair likes them.|
Monday, November 5, 2012
|Crocodiles on the road between our house and the airport|
|Blair at our hotel for the night. The kids loved this swing.|
|Having a yummy dinner in Santa Ana|
|Who knows when we'll get a picture without crazy faces and poses again. This is the kids new favorite things and it drivees me absolutely nutty.|
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Davis and Blair turned 5 today! I can't believe it. They are so big and so much fun and we're so glad they came to our family. We were so nervous (okay completely freaking out) when we heard we were having twins, but we can't imagine our life without them. They are the best!
Last night, when we went to bed, we thought we'd just play today by ear because the kids had a crazy day traveling yesterday. It gets light here at 5:30 am and our kids were up by 6 am, so we decided we'd get ready fast and go to church. We couldn't get the hot water to work in either shower, so we all took a cold shower and got ready to go to church. We left our house with what we thought was plenty of time to get to church, but he going was slow and we found the church after driving for an hour and a half instead of an hour and we ended up getting there at 9:30. It was testimony meeting and Davis decided to bear his testimony. He did it for the first time all by himself with no help. I was so proud of him. However, no one there could understand him because he did it in English. Spence stood up after him though, so I'm sure he told them what Davis said.
After sacrament meeting we hit the grocery store in San Isidro. (The city the church is in is much bigger than where we're staying and has a better grocery store and we needed to stock up because we just got to town.) After the store, we had lunch and went to the beach- Davis and Blair were pretty sure it was a must for their birthday.
The kids had a great time boogie boarding. They did really good and thought it was the coolest thing ever! Brant was a trooper and had a pretty good nap on the beach while we played. We had a great day enjoying our time as a family and celebrating our big kids. Those guys are spoiled rotten. When we were at lunch they asked where we were going after Costa Rica. I said Clearfield, Utah and Blair said, "No Mom. We mean for our 6th birthday! What country are we going to be in then?" I guess being in Uruguayfor the 4th birthday and Costa Rica for their 5th has made them think they need to go someplace awesome for their birthday.
These picture are in reverse order of the day becuase they all downloaded that way and I wasn't going to change all of them. Sorry.
|Brant enjoying verduras mixtas in our new house.|
|Brant was the only one with warm water- for some reason the hot water worked in the sinks downstairs.|
|Blair and the birthday message she wrote in the sand. It says "Davis 5 Blair" and below it says "birthday!". These kids are getting pretty good at writing and they love to practice.|
|Enjoying the sand in my toes while I watched the baby|
|Davis wanted to practice writing his sight words in the sand and he started with "the" because a while ago it was almost beat into his head by a very frustrated dad when Davis wouldn't focus.|
|This is typical Davis. He walked a little ways away from the rest of us to play by himself. He can play alone forever. He loves to play with sticks too. He must inspect every single one...|
|One sandy, happy boy!|
|My two 5 year olds|
|Davis thought knee boarding on the boogie board was a pretty cool idea|
|I think Davis' favorite part of our month-long vacations may be having his dad around all the time.|
|This cute little guy has been so great so far. He's making it pretty easy on us.|
|Two big kids and the world's best dad! I love this guy like crazy and I'm so glad he's mine.|
|I knelt down to set the timer on the camera and didn't brush my knees off. I love this family!|
|My love at lunch|
|I love this look on his face. He was really ready to eat by the time we got to lunch.|
|Birthday ice cream after lunch|
|We saw about 15 of these monkeys when we were driving to lunch from our house. Davis and Blair were thrilled. We promised them monkeys and the beach in Costa Rica and we delivered on the very first day here. What good parents we are. Ha ha ha.|
|Two cute boys at a birthday lunch|
|My birthday girl|
|My favorite baby boy|