Saturday, June 20, 2015

Spring Break!!

The only way to properly describe our Spring break was cousins, cousins and more cousins (that was cheesy, yes, but there were 13 cousins at my house, 11 staying in my home. That means 17 kids all together when you count in my 4). It was awesome. I don't think the kids could have had more fun. 

With so many 'cousins', us moms needed a break. Thank goodness for Lifetime pool and the 2 hour child care that they offer! We got to sit by the pool (sans kids) and catch up. It was really nice and much needed. 

I don't know how we did, but we managed to take all those kids hiking. We are crazy, and fun, and then just really crazy. Luckily only 1 child was hurt by a cactus and everyone made it back in 1 piece. 

Crystal and Dayna had to head back up to Utah, and the kids had to sadly say goodbye to some of their cousins. 
Later that week we went out to the lake for the day. 

Both my dad's and my sister Katy's birthday fell on this week so we all went out to celebrate. We went to the Wynn and it was probably the best dinner I have ever eaten. I was a really good night.

We are so thankful that out family came to visit us that week. They all traveled a long way (especially Shannon- who flew alone with 4 kids!!! She's a saint). It was a week we won't forget and hope to have again!!

Solana and Disneyland

Bryson had a monday off in March, and we decided to take our first vacation ever as just a family. We looked to book hotel rooms near the beach, spend a day or two there, and then go to Disneyland for a day. It turned out that our last minute plans left us without a good hotel near the beach, so we went down to Solana to stay at the beach condo and see my parents. I am so glad we did, as we had the best day and half there with them before we went to Disneyland. 

Sunday afternoon we packed up and drove to Anaheim. We checked into the Disneyland Hotel and spent a few hours swimming with the kids before heading to downtown Disney to grab dinner. It was a great evening, although I lost Andrew for about 5-8 minutes and I thought I was going to lost my mind I was so scared. When we found him, he was very scared. I held him for pretty much the rest of the night. 

James was adorable with his little map. He wanted to know where he was and where he was going. He may have missed actually looking at some of the sights since he was too busy looking at the map.

Doing Disney with four kids and 2 adults is no small task, but it really was a good day for everyone. It is so fun to live so close to all of these things!