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July 10, 2013

AZ Diamondbacks Vs CO Rockies Game

We went to the Arizona Diamondbacks game and took the kids. Of course we didn't stay the whole time because Spencer got too tired and Carter got bored. He kept saying that he had to go to the bathroom but when we got there he didn't really have to go. Funny boy. We had great seats, thanks to INTEL they were free. Baxter came to our section and Carter got a picture with him. Funny story: Carter kept playing on the stairs, running up and down, swinging on the railing and climbing up the "fence" (we were sitting right next to the pool so Carter had to keep looking over). Apparently he made friends with some guys in a row ahead of us or they just thought that he was cool cause he kept running up and down the stairs. When Baxter came to our section he was signing balls, shirts and paper. There was a line starting to form and I told Carter to hurry up and go down there so he could give him high five and get a picture with him. I overheard the guys in the row ahead of us say "Baxter better take a picture with our buddy in the green shirt or we're going to beat him up" (I think they were a little drunk) hahaha Then when Carter got there they started cheering for him hahaha. Carter is a stud! The picture is blurry because I was too close, was using my mom's phone and I had to hurry.   I only got one picture and this is how it turned out so, it will have to do.

July 09, 2013

Fourth of July

For the Fourth we celebrated with friends. We all pitched in and rented this water slide. The kids had a blast! Carter is at the top ready to slide down. We also had sandwiches, which I really like those long sub sandwiches that you have to cut and it feeds a ton of people. They are really good.
When it became dark we lit fireworks. Some of our friends had the "real" ones that shoot up high and then explode, the ones that they have at firework shows. I was holding Spencer and Carter started freaking out but then when I pointed out that Spencer was not scared then Carter was ok after that. When they would go off Spencer would rest his head on my chest, which I was soaking up. He is such a busy kid and I never get to cuddle with him. I loved it! I love this country that we live in and I am so thankful that I was born here and not in another country.

July 08, 2013

Disneyland 2013

Here we are on our way to "The Happiest Place on Earth"


Carter waited in line to see Woody for 20 minutes, he was so excited. As soon as he was 3 kids away Jesse came out and Woody left. He was disappointed but was better when they said Buzz was going to be out in the next 10 minutes, so of course we waited, we ended up being the 2nd one in line. He thought it was so cool to see Buzz and give him "high five"

We waited in the "Carsland" ride for 165 minutes. Dave and Carter got a little bored and didn't want to smile for the picture. The picture below shows the a fraction of the line. Crazy!

He we are on the ride about to have the ride of our life. Carter is so exited.
This is my favorite photo by the looks of my face the ride is super scary. In actuality it wasn't scary it was so fun! And super creative. Of course Disney did a great job, don't they always.
We spent most of the day in California Adventure. Around 3 pm we headed over to Disneyland. Here is Spencer playing at Innoventions. We checked it out while we waited for our Autopia FastPass. He liked it because he spent most the day in the stroller.

Here is Carter and Lesley on Autopia, Carter was a pretty good driver and he had a blast.
And of course I had to take Carter on Its a Small World. I love this ride it is so peaceful.
Spencer crashed in the stroller. He woke up right before "World of Color" just in time to put Carter in the stroller.
Because Carter fell asleep right before the water show and he would have been a lot heavier to carry while asleep all the way to the car.

Lesley and Spencer waiting for the "World of Color" I love my little Spencer.
"World of Color" is fantastic! Very entertaining! I love Disneyland, we all can't wait to go again. And of course to top off the best vacation a delightful chocolate caramel apple. This one is shaped as Mickey. All the workers at the store had no idea what I was talking about when I asked if they had a plain one. Weird.
A couple stories:
  • While carter and I were waiting for the Disney Junior Live on Stage show we got some ice cream. Carter didn't have time to finish his ice cream and they made him throw it away because they didn't allow food or drink in the theater. Carter was tired and it set him off he was crying. The worker there gave us a voucher for a free ice cream. Disneyland is all about making the experience grand!
  • We made our way to Disneyland and we decided to ride Pirates of the Caribbean. My dad talked Carter into it and Dave and I knew that he was not going to like it, it is kinda scary to a innocent 4 year old. We wait in line for 30 minutes and we get 2 minutes from getting on the ride and it breaks down. We ended up not riding it and Carter can keep his innocence about Pirates. Pirates can still be "Jake and the Neverland Pirates"
  • Dave got the highest score between all of us on Toy Story Mania. 172,000 the rest of us were below 100,000
  • Carter kept seeing a Disney shirt. He would say he wanted it, there it is again. We kept saying no. Finally at the end of the day right before Dave left he secretly bought it for him and gave him the shirt. Carter's face lite up and he was so happy. It made a special day even better. He even said thank you on his own.
  • The next day, we went to breakfast Carter would say are we going to Disneyland again. Then we went to the beach the next day, Carter asked again are we going to Disneyland. Even on the way home he asked again. He kept saying he wanted to go back. this was 2 weeks ago and he still asks can we go to Disneyland.