Thursday, October 28, 2010

Silly Mirian

Mirian has so much personality. She is so funny and she knows it! Here are just a few pictures to show some of the silly things that she likes to do around the house. I'm not great at capturing the moments, because there are so many different things that she does and I am usually too busy laughing with her to take pictures.

Trying to chase Daddy and tickle him

In her defense, the spoon was too small

Mirian loves to play with Maced under the table

She kept coming up to me like this and then growl at me. I think she was an alien.

Mirian loves getting into things!!!!

Mirian loves to share her food with the animals. It looks like she is pushing the cat away, but really, she is pushing noodles into the cats mouth.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pumpkin Patch and Jack o' lanterns

On Saturday, we took Mirian to the pumpkin patch. She loved looking at all the pumpkins out in the rows. She would stop to touch every single one. At the pumpkin patch, they have a huge pumpkin cannon that shot a volleyball size pumpkin about 1/4 of a mile. It was pretty cool, but it scared Mirian to death. She did not like the sound of the cannon at all. So while Russ watched the cannon, Mirian and Mom went to get fresh pumpkin donuts. The donuts were delicious (and that is coming from someone who does not like donuts at all.)

She was so happy to be outside

Look, I found a pumpkin!

Picked one out

The Pumpkin Cannon

Mirian was just a little worried

On Sunday evening, we got together with our good friends the Lawson's and we carved our pumpkins and then ate yummy caramel apples. It was so much fun. Mirian didn't really care for the jack o' lanterns, even though she tried to use the carving knives a couple of times.

That's why she wanted to play with the knives, Daddy was having so much fun with his!

Poor baby Carter

Cat on a fence


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Southern California Trip Continued

I know it is a little late posting the rest of our trip. We have all been sick with colds and we have had family visiting. But I guess it is better late than never. To continue our Newport Beach Vacation, we went over to Crystal Cove to look at the tide pools. Crystal Cove is a protected beach, so we thought it would be a lot of fun to see different sea creatures. Only problem was that we went at high tide. It was still a beautiful beach, and we had a good time, even if it looked like rain.

Russ and Mirian Looking at the Ocean

Olivia, Robert, Scott and Sydney Carter (aren't they the cutest family?)

Watching the waves come up to our feet

Looking for shells with Syd

That evening, we went to dinner at The Cheesecake Factory. It was fantastic! We really need one of those closer to us. On second thought, maybe not, because I would want to eat there everyday!

Beautiful Sunset

Delicious Thai Chicken Wraps!!!

The next day, we kept pretty low key. Scott and Olivia had to leave, so we played games all morning until it was time for them to pack up. Once they left, we just crashed. We were so tired from all the playing and all of the sun.

Mirian Loves her Cousins!!!

On Thursday, Russ and I woke up sick with colds. We felt so miserable, especially since we were on vacation. We did go swimming, but it started raining on us. That evening, we drove to Long Beach, to meet up with one of Russ' Brokers for dinner. We ate at Parkers' Lighthouse. We forgot the camera, which makes me so sad, because it was the cutest place ever! And my Chilean Sea Bass was to die for.

The rest of my family came down on Friday and we spent all day at Crystal Cove. It was a beautiful day and the water was perfect! We spent the whole time playing in the surf, while Grandma watched babies. Again, I forgot my camera (Kristal, did you get any good shots I can steal?) To finish the trip off, we went back to the Cheesecake Factory for another fabulous meal and then games back at the time share. We had such a wonderful trip. It was nice to not have any responsibilities or time schedules. We loved every minute of our trip and wish we could do it all over again.