Sunday, November 13, 2011

We finally make it to Gridley, but not for too long!

I will let most of the pictures do the talking. We enjoyed cousins,Grandparents, having a yard, a pool, and just space. I am so glad that Ezra will be raised somewhere besides just 22 Marion Road!

Ezra went poop in the toilet for the first time so we had a treasure hunt to celebrate.
Unfortunately he did not make a habit of it.

I have never been so happy to not have to go to the laundromat!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Brief Bunker Bonding

We got to spend less than 24 hours with the Bunkers, but as usual, they packed a lot in. We spent Sunday night at their wonderful house. (I am jealous of people who have houses, especially people with nice big ones.) I thought it was great the way Avery and Austin acted as if they had just seen Bob yesterday. They were climbing all over him and having a great time. Austin pretty much just seemed scared of me.

The next day Jared took us to see some cool things while Avery was at school. Then we met up with them for lunch and checked out the new Mormon Battalion Visitors Center. Unfortunately we had to head to LA, fortunately it was to see our new niece Abby who was born that day!
I think that is Coronado Island in the distance.
You can see Ezra is excited to be a Pacific Ocean kid now.

See I told you we were with the Bunkers. 
You were probably starting to doubt with the lack of Bunkers in the pictures.


The boys had so much fun playing with this water pump.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The longest stop on the trip...Utah

While we were on our cross country trip Ezra was enjoying time at Grandma and Grandpa's with Jett and Zane. My poor mother had all three of them when they came down with some kind of illness and they all three had diarrhea. It was pretty bad (apparently) but luckily she had some help. They were all healthy and happy by the time we arrived!
 I know they missed us, but not too bad. They certainly had fun together.

 They enjoyed trying on grandpa's hats. 
Isn't that a great smile Zane has going on?

 This is a quilt that I made for my cousin's daughter. My Mom helped me finish it.
I never would have gotten it done without her. She is pretty amazing!

 We stayed long enough to go to a family birthday party. These are the May and June birthdays.

I don't know why, but Ezra loves cowboys hats. He steals Keian's all the time!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

New Orleans

 The last major stop on our trip was New Orleans. We met some VERY interesting folks, had some great food (like alligator), and were glad we weren't there for too long after sundown. We had a good few hours there, but I won't be too sad if I never get there again!

 They had some great masks, but they were a bit pricey for something I will likely never use, 
and I don't have a house to display it in. So we came home with only a wooden alligator.

 We enjoyed taking pictures with all the cool buildings. I'm glad there were no beaded girls up there though!

 The infamous Bourbon Street. Home to some crazy drunk guy!
And no, I'm not referring to Bob.