Sunday at the Aquarium

February 22, 2009

In another attempt to do something fun and interesting over the weekend we headed off to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach today with our friends Jeff, Candi, and their two cute boys Conner and Luke.  There were some pretty cool sites to see, but nothing was more fun than the bird sanctuary.  Spike bought a small cup of nectar to feed to these wild guys.  They were definitely not afraid of humans.  They came right up to Spike, and two even landed on Jeff’s back and head.  Good thing they told us when we were leaving that they were attracted to people in blue shirts!  The kiddos got to see lots of cool fish, sharks, seals, and sea lions.  We’ll definitely head back there when the Misses gets a bit bigger, and possibly on a week day since everyone else in So Cal had the same idea we did!  All and all a fun weekend.









A Couple of Diaper Heads

February 22, 2009

So Spike did this to the two of them, but believe you me neither was complaining.  In fact when the diaper fell off, Emmarie tried to put it back on herself.  Just another Friday night in the Ivins house!



Chillin… On My Elmo Chair

February 22, 2009




Happy Valentines Day!

February 15, 2009

So Spike and I had our Valentine date on Friday night.  If you’ve never eaten at Cafe 207, we highly recommend it.  The food was amazing as usual.  We thought for the day of we’d do something really fun with the Misses.  Nothing better than a snow day!  We got the crazy idea to head off to Wrightwood (or Mountain High) area since it isn’t too far from home, and they have plenty of the white stuff.  The drive out wasn’t too bad at all.  We got to the mountain in about an hour and half, and Emmarie was ready to be out of her seat by then.  After we bundled her up, we let her do her thing.snow-day-004So we didn’t have mittens for Emmarie so our first idea was to put warm socks on her hands, and then we stopped at a general store on the way up and Spike bought her a disc, and the smallest mittens he could find.  As you can tell from the picture above the mittens were huge, and they didn’t stay on.  That however didn’t stop her!  She and the snow had a love hate relationship.  There were times she loved it, and times she hated it.  It made her mad not being able to walk on it.  Her little snow boots had no traction on them making for a bit of a slippery situation.  All in all it was a fun trip up, and definitely a memorable 1st trip for Mom and Dad.snow-day-008



A girls got to stay warm!

February 10, 2009

We’ve got to keep the Misses entertained in this cold wet weather, and sometime that means going outside to play in the puddles!  Check out this outfit… and we live at the beach!feb-pics-0041

Fun Photo

February 10, 2009

Here’s a fun photo from breakfast the other day taken from my phone.

Crafting Party

February 10, 2009

So I know I’ve been lagging a bit on the posts.  Things have been busy for us all lately, and the weather as been real cold making it difficult to get fun photos of  the Misses.  This is twins Erin and Emmarie at Erin’s crafting party (thanks for the photo Anne!)  on Saturday.  The two pirates did a lot of looking at all the sweet treats and fun things Erin had set up.  There were Bellini’s and other goodies for the adults, and of course the Misses wanted her juice in a champagne glass too.  No fair being little!  Enjoy the photo!