A few weeks ago we were fortunate enough to get some tickets to the Diamondbacks game from a friend who had some extras, and so we decided we would go with the whole gang. I have grown up loving the Diamondbacks, and Olivia and Abigail have both been to games, but this was Nate's first. He seemed somewhat excited by all the noise, but was a tad nervous that the home team would get a "W"
|Will they win???|
|I told you I like the ORIGINAL team colors!|
Lauren wanted to get Nate to show his Dback spirit, but the only thing he showed was how quickly he can go from being happy to full on screaming...
Aside from the need to torture our children with oversized head gear, it was a good night. Kids acted well, lasted until the 6th inning, lots of treats, and the Dbacks won! Also, the roof opened up, which was lots of fun to watch. I have a video of it, but can't get it to load. I guess you dodged a bullet there (maybe).
We then decided that it'd been over a month since we shoved our whole family in a car and driven for at least 4 hours to go on a whirlwind weekend trip, and that meant it was time to go to Rocky Point! In all seriousness, we went over General Conference weekend with my family to their place in Mexico. It is a fairly large house on a beach outside of the town. My kids loved being so close to the beach!
|Note the old school playpen to keep Nate from munching on too many shells|
Although, during low tide, I think I had to take like, 100 steps to get to the water...talk about roughing it, sheesh.
|See? See how far away it is now?!?|
But in all honesty, low tide was the best. The waves almost entirely disappear, and the sea floor is so flat, you can go out forever and not have it too deep. It led to some mighty expeditions by my brave explorers, wh to get pics:
|And I am about 20 steps into the water at this point|
|"Look Dad, a SHE SHELL!! I think a clam live in this him she shell"|
As well as some relaxing while surrounded by gentle waters
While I kept trying to take pictures of the schools of fish that would swim all around...can you see them?
NO? What do you mean no! Oh well, just know it left me itching for fishing. Of course we had to go hit up the night life
Or rocking out with their aunts and uncles, dancing to La Bamba and twirling so fast I couldn't get an not blurry picture
|Bed Time? We don't need no stinkin Bed Time!|
|Rocking with aunt Rachel|
|Will you slow down so I can get a picture?!?|
|Notice the rest of her is still moving so much its blurry, but at least she held her head still!|
Much thanks to all my family, especially my brothers and sisters and their willingness to be such a help with the kids at the beach/ocean so that Lauren and I could do a little relaxing as well!
Well that just about wraps up this...BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!
I guess I better maximize my time here on the blog, and besides, I have some more pictures! Everyone knows more pictures=more blog post. One day I came home to find my family had been replaced by characters from Peter Pan
|From Left to Right: Peter, Lost Boy, Wendy|
|And Tinkerbell, don't forget her! Or the rope, that becomes important...|
|See, told you the rope would get into this.|
|Hell hath no fury like a Tinkerbell with a soggy duck...or something like that|
|Sure, she looks all cute and innocent, but there's a faint gleam of malice in that baby face|
|Making faces at Nate so he will stay happy|
|Really? Zone Read Triple Option? That's so last week coach...|
|So happy to watch the "second game"|
Well, if you read this far you deserve something for your time. But I am out of pictures, so you are free to go.