We just got back from a trip to San Diego. It was a blast...we had to use our timeshare points by September 30 and I'm really glad we figured out time to get away. What fun! We went to Legoland, which was great fun for Brandon and Zach, the only downside was that unlike Disneyland, Nate couldn't go on ANYTHING. And they make an adult go with anyone under 48". Since Brandon is apparently 47.5 ", we had to go on everything twice so that each kid could go. Nate sat around a lot. So I highly recommend Legoland for kids 2-10. Brandon's favorite ride was the Driving School and Zach loved the log ride for some reason. They both love all roller coasters, and there are 3 there.
One thing I really recommend is a day at Mission Bay Park. The kids rode their bikes and we had a picnic and flew kites. It was a really relaxing day. On our way back to the timeshare, we stopped at La Jolla Cove and checked out the sea caves. They have neat kayaking trips to ones further out and there were a lot of people snorkeling...just give us a few more years and we'll all 5 be out there.
The San Diego Zoo is always a good day too. It's better than the Wild Animal Park because the animals are so much closer. At the Wild Animal Park, you have to kind of get lucky to see them. Zach really wanted his picure taken with this hippo...go figure.
Brandon also had a great idea to use our river tubes in the ocean...I wasn't sure how it would work, but it was actually great. Brandon named our new sport "tube surfing" and he was at it for quite a while. He's definitely ready for a boogie board...maybe next summer.
OK, so I'm hoping that one side effect of starting a blog will be that I remember my camera more often. So far...a little better, but not good enough.
Brandon had his 2nd soccer game of the season on Saturday (I missed the first one as I went to Time Out for Women...a blast!) and I was excited to take pictures and post them, but of course I left the camera sitting on the kitchen table. I was irrationally mad. So this picture is of Brandon in the backyard AFTER the soccer game...
The Sharks did a great job...it was a pretty even matchup and they tied 4-4 with the Ruckus. They are all still getting used to the bigger field and goals in the U8 division. Brandon had some great defense with a couple of good kicks to clear out the goal area. Hopefully we'll get some action shots of another game!
Well, Zach is now a gold medal athlete after competing in his first triathlon yesterday. The events included an obstacle course run, a sponge bucket race, and a tricycle course. He was brilliant in all events despite not having ridden a tricycle in like 2 years since he got his big-boy bike. Nonetheless, the medal ceremony was a proud moment for all. He keeps telling us what a great job he did.
Nate is getting way too mobile. I was folding clothes today while he played on the floor of our bedroom. The next thing you know he had pulled ALL the clothes out of the bottom drawer of Jerry's dresser. He's so funny...while I'm folding clothes he felt free to leave the room and explore the playroom and the kids bathroom on his own. But when I left for a few seconds to put something back in the laundry room he starts crying and sits there with his arms up until I pick him up. I guess the exploring has to be his own initiative...heaven forbid I should leave HIM! We really love this little guy!
Last month we went with Jerry on a business trip to Sequim, WA on the Olympic Peninsula. We had a blast and explored some of the terrain featured in Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series. These pictures are of the kids and I hiking in the Hoh rainforest, where Edward and Bella's meadow is located. I didn't see any vampires or werewolves...but it was just as pretty as she describes it. Clearly, we were keeping hydrated as evidenced by Brandon's gatorade moustache. Nate enjoys being in that backpack...snore :)
Zach is 4! He had an awesome birthday party at the Bowling Center. He invited everyone in his preschool class and a few other friends. Here's the biggest thing I learned: Girls are VERY different than boys. We had 2 lanes of boys and 1 lane of girls. The boys literally tripled the girls score. The girls were too busy talking and kicking the bowling balls. I just watched them in amazement...I guess there's a reason we only make boys around here! Zach had a great day and now tells people that he's almost 5.
Well, my babies are growing up right in front of me. How can the days seem like years sometimes but the years go by like days? Zach started his last year of preschool and Brandon is in 1st grade...how does this happen? My baby is gone all day until 3:00. I kind of miss him, I've gotten used to having him around the last 6 years. Well, they both love their classes and have great teachers, so I guess I can't complain. Only 9 more months until summer vacation...
Well, I'm finally going to do it. This is the beginning of the life and times of the Frost Family. Jerry and Annette have been married for 8 years and have 3 BEAUTIFUL boys. Brandon is 6 and in 1st grade, Zach is 4 and just started his 2nd year of Preschool, and Nate is 9 months old. Please contact us and check back frequently to see how it is coming.
Our eternal family began on October 14, 2000. Nine years, 3 wild boys, 4 houses, 4 cars, and many laughs and tears later, we are so grateful for each other and the blessings we've been given along the way. Come share them with us!
This guy is so loving and forgiving. He's super smart and a friend to everyone.
This is one amazing little guy. He's a great brother and good at everything he tries.
This busy guy is a major handful! He's sure he can do everything his big brothers can do!