Friday, April 30, 2010

Proud Mommy Here

Sierra ran in her first 3k race today with about 12 other kids. She was so worried that she wouldn't be able to finish. She even came up with some motivation. She decided to pretend that she was running in the forrest and a bear was chasing her. Then she said that kids started telling her things like if she ran too close to the creek something would jump up and grab her and to watch out for snakes. This kinda freaked her out. She did so awesome. Then at the very end of the race the girl behind her overtook her and she came in last. She said that she thought she was really far behind the rest of the kids and worried that she wasn't going to finish. I was so proud of her. I just wish that my stupid brain was back to normal so that I would have remembered to take my camera.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Surfer's Paradise Vacation

Finally got to see a Cockatoo or three.
So beautiful!
Movie World...Hollywood on the Gold Coast.
James so excited to go and see Shrek in 4D.
Kayla in her super cool 4D glasses. Although the funniest part was when a little boy walked up to her and said, "Hi Patrick!" We laughed so hard and then made fun of her all weekend. That will teach her to wear her Patrick shirt to a theme park.
Western style 'gangstas'!
Hollywood Strunt Driver show.
Look mom! We're on the jumbotron.
Very cool show!

Here is the description of this scary ride from the website. "SUPERMAN Escape is an unprecedented rollercoaster ride experience which travels 0-100 kilometres (62 mph) in just 2 seconds! That's not fast that's SUPERMAN fast! With 760 metres (2,493 feet) of vertical climbs, weightless drops, head spinning twists and giant G-force turns, SUPERMAN Escape completely redefines the coaster experience."

Brooklyn wasn't tall enough to ride and James wasn't brave enough to go. He took the pics and I don't think that he realized the camera was on manual focus.
Yes, Tyler, Kayla, Sierra, and I are in this picture going almost 100 Km/h.
This is my HOLY CRAP, we survived look.
This guy was cool. His wife said that it takes her 2 hours to get him ready every night. Hope the money he makes is worth it.
The beach was incredible. I was amazed at how many people were there.
Brooklyn and Kayla
This is the wave that caught James off guard and had us both saying "Son of a Beach, there go his $200 prescription sunglasses"
Body surfing. They all had fun doing that.
My sand creation while they were all body surfing.
James trying to be funny by pretending to step on my turtle.
Brooklyn's sand castle.
I think that she had a little too much fun destroying my turtle.

She was a little shocked when I told her she could jump on it and then we had to tell that was enough.

And now the 
You ready ladies?
Here is a little eye candy for you...
He He! Just kidding!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Wanted Ad

This is the wanted ad that I wrote for my dear sweet sister-in-law, who needs to find herself a good man before she drives us all insane.

DWF seeks single, unattached man between 26 and 35 years of age. Must be well educated earning a handsome salary. Applicant should be reliable, honest and have integrity. Should also possess a great sense of humor and have the ability to understand the language of sarcasm. Must love children even if they are not his own. He must also be sexy as hell, blue eyes and dimples are a plus. If you need your hand held to get through the day, go back to your mommy. Porn lookers and those with beer bellies need not apply.

Ok so it's just something that I wrote for fun, hopefully she won't be too mad at me. Who am I kidding she loves me.

Post-it Note Tuesday

Saturday, April 17, 2010

New Game at Our House...

Brooklyn was building houses with her Lincoln Logs (for about 2 hours) and James was putting his helicopter together. James said, "we should use the helicopter to knock down Brooklyn's houses." Sierra then replied, "yeah we should play terrorist." 

WHAT? I think we are going to have to have a talk with her. Maybe a good topic for FHE this week.

Deep Thoughts! by Brooklyn

"Isn't it funny how when a horse dies, it just kinda falls over and when a butterfly dies, it's wings go up?"

"I'm so lucky to have a mom and a dad that I love and who love me. Lots of kids in my class only have moms or only dads and I am so lucky I have both that love each other and me. My friend's dad doesn't live with her but he gives her $100 every week, I think I would rather have love than money."

(I was so proud to hear her say this. It reassures me that we are doing something right with our kids, well Brooklyn at least.)

Friday, April 9, 2010


Brooklyn and I were sitting on the chair together talking about names and joking about what we should have named her and she said, "you should have named me March. Then you could say March, march your butt down here."

Where does she get this stuff? I am always laughing at the things she says. I love this little girl and am so blessed to have her as my daughter.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Easter is a huge deal here with 4 days of events, none of which have anything to do with the true meaning of Easter.
This clown was in the way of the parade starting. I wonder if he realised that the cops had guns and all he had was a balloon sword. Not much of a fight!
This guy was not part of the parade but was so proud of his motorised bike that he kept riding it up and down the street. We saw him about 20 minutes later and he was out of gas, manually pedalling the bike. How cool is he now?
The firehouse mascot here is a koala, much better than a dalmatian don't you think?
Grown men in clown suits with water hoses...need I say more?
All through the parade we were warned to stay behind the rope barricade during the goat races for our safety, because you never know what the goats might do. James and I thought, holy crap these crazy people are going to actually let goats run wild down the street. Then we saw this...
Still not sure what the purpose of the rope barricade was for. Even if one of the goats got away, how was  standing behind a rope supposed to save us?
These guys didn't win. The poor goat was being dragged down to the finish line.
This was probably the last Easter Egg Hunt at our house. Brooklyn was busy scoping out the eggs. Every picture I took she was looking away.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter holiday!