San Diego Wild Animal Park

Grandpa took us to the San Diego Wild Animal Park. It is right near Grandma and Grandpa’s house, so Grandpa bought the kids year passes so we could go whenever we come to visit.Oliver was so excited about this big Moniter lizard. Which is funny, because usually it is Elora who loves lizards. But he…

I’m going to Disneyland!

While staying with Grandma and Grandpa last month, we took a trip to Disneyland! Elora was super excited because she remembers going when she was two, and Oliver was excited because we told him he would get to meet Mickey Mouse! As you can see, the trip was a big hit with everyone – especially…

Creative Kidlets

Elora got this new shirt from Nana for her birthday. She loves it so much she drew a picture that looks like it and wrote “I love Maxi” (Maxi is our cat that lives with Grandma and Grandpa).Elora loves to dance, and she definitely dances to her own beat! The kids love the Mormon Tabernacle…

Pop Tart Toaster?

Have you ever seen a toaster with a poptart setting? My parents have one…

A Day in Monterey

After visiting our friend Becky, my sister Lisa took us on a little tour of the coast in Monterey.The first stop was at the beach where the kids crawled around the tidepools looking for hermit crabs. Elora was very happy to pick them up and move them around. I hope the crabs weren’t really attached…

Becky’s Babies!

Our good friends from Vienna, Becky and Louis, live in Monterey now. We decided to spend the morning over at their place to see their new baby twins!Here is Amanda holding Elizabeth. And Elora hanging out with Isaac.Elora loves babies and was very excited to see them. Plus Becky had movies and snacks, also favorites…

Monterey Aquarium

My mom and I took the kids up to visit my sister Lisa. About time too, I have never been to her house before and I was excited to see it and explore the area where she has lived for so long. She lives near Monterey and it is so beautiful! Lots of rolling hills,…

Great Grandma is the Best!

Oliver and Elora love hanging out with Great Grandma. Especially when they get to watch “I Love Lucy!” The kids will all gather in Great Grandma’s office and sit with her while she watches this show. Here is Oliver (oops, I mean Mickey Mouse) browsing the “I Love Lucy” DVD collection.The kids think that show…

Cousins

After about… five years? I got to go hang out with some of my McCluer cousins (cousins on my mom’s side)! We hung out all the time as kids, and I have missed seeing them now that we all live in different parts of the country.Does anyone know all the weird 1st cousin, 2nd cousin…