Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Jelly Belly Factory

I have always wanted to go to the Jelly Belly Factory and I finally got the chance when Lyndsey suggested we go. We met up with Lyndsey, Tommy, Caitlin, Luke and Anna and Kayden for a day full of sugar!
In front of the Jelly Belly Factory

We had to wear these silly hats and Preston surprised me by leaving his on most of the time
Checking out the jelly belly making process
Caitlin and Preston
After the Jelly Belly Factory we headed over to Fenton's in Vacaville. Mmmmmmmm....
Luke and Preston enjoyed ice cream along with the rest of us

Anna and Caitlin

Kayden and Tommy
Outside Fenton's is a little play area with moving cars and Preston had the time of his life!
Preston and Kayden

We can't wait to go back again!
(Thanks for letting me steal some pics, Lyndsey!)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Teeth Brushing

Preston finally has enough teeth that we need to brush them. Our first brushing was with a little rubber finger brush and he actually didn't mind too much. I'm sure he was thinking, "What is in my mouth?!"
Daddy making sure to get all the teeth.

Our sweet boy. By the way, we love these hoodie towels that Lyndsey made for Preston. They work so well!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Drool-y Boy

Since Preston is teething it is impossible to keep his shirt dry.
Wrestling with Dad
Preston's hiding place. He loves to go crawl under his bouncer when he is trying to get away from us.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


We never thought the Trooper would last as long as it did but when the day came to say goodbye, I was so sad!! It was such a great car!

I got the Trooper from Matt in 2003 (he had it for 3 years) and I drove it all the way til February 2011. It made it through 2 trips to and from Utah (although we did tow it) and was such a Trooper!! We knew it was probably on it's last leg but didn't realize just how bad it was. Luckily my dad was able to find us a great deal on a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo and we decided to get it, not knowing how much longer the Trooper would last. We went to sell the Trooper but it wouldn't pass smog (for the first time ever!) so we took it to my dad to have him get it to pass smog. He ended up finding out that it had a crack in the head gasket and was literally on it's last leg!
We were able to be approved through the government's vehicle retirement program to turn in the Trooper and get $1000! My dad met us in Fairfield where we said our final goodbye's to the Trooper and got our $1000 check!
And, yes, I did cry.

We are so grateful for my dad who kept the Trooper running all these years, "pimped my ride" for me the summer I got married and who helped us get our new car and successfully retire the Trooper for $1000. We don't know what we'd do without you, Dad!
(I didn't really want to part with my Wild Cherry seat covers but Aaron insisted. Luckily my dad felt the same way and kept them, hopefully to live on in another classic car!)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town

We were so happy to have Anna and Kayden come up and meet us for the day at the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town.
First was the zoo.
These giraffes were so close and so huge!
Anna and Kayden with Mr. Giraffe
Preston checking out the giraffe. This was pretty much his expression the whole day.
We had to check out the Australian Outback since Uncle Brad is really in the Australian Outback!
Kayden is so silly.
Kayden on the croc
Kayden is a kangaroo!
Mama Roo with her Joey (how they got that name for baby kangaroos is beyond me)
Kayden loved the tractor
Mom and Preston
Awesome Chimp
Preston and Mom with the flamingos. I was shocked at how tall some of these guys were!
Fairytale Town-Kayden and Anna
This slide from the barn was super steep. Here are Anna and Kayden at the top...
....and Anna at the bottom after her crash landing. She had no idea how fast she would fly down!
Kayden tackling Anna
My happy boy with his big two front teeth!
Kayden on the crooked mile
Aunt Anna and Preston. He loves his Auntie
Mom and Preston in the teepee
Coming down the Little Old Woman Who Lived in the Shoe slide
Anna and Kayden as the Tinman and Dorothy
We had such a great time and can't wait to go again!

Friday, February 11, 2011

First "real" date since Preston was born

Since Preston was born Aaron and I have only left him a handful of times and it has always been with family. We decided it was time to go on a "real" date and hire a babysitter. We got Holly Player, one of my old beehives, to watch Preston while we went to eat at Tahoe Joe's. It was kind of a weird experience for me to go pick up the babysitter and realize that I'm getting old! :)
Delicious cheesecake at Tahoe Joe's

We were gone less than 2 hours and talked to Holly once during the date but it was a good start to leaving Preston and a much needed outing for Aaron and I.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Walking Videos

Here are a couple videos of Preston walking!
Sorry they are sideways...