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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween 2009

Better late than never!

Halloween this year was lots of fun! Diego was a Chicken, an absolutely adorable one I might add. The costume was my nephew Jagger's and I'm so glad my Sister saves all his costumes! Diego didn't even mind wearing the costume.I dressed up for the first time in years and was SuperGirl and Rachel was "Pumpkin Spice". The best part about dressing up is seeing the smiles on the faces of the kids who came to our door. They are always so surprised to see adults dressed up and it was fun!
Here is Eddie wearing Scott's rockstar wig...a little scary I think!

Here is Scott looking like a true rocker, tattoo sleeves and all!

My Mom came over to visit for a little while and then Erica and Jagger came over to play for a bit. Jagger was captain hook, and I can't seem to get his picture to load onto the blog (maybe because this one has been a draft for over a month!). The Kofoid's came over and had dinner and we did a little trick or treating. Sawyer was a cute little Hannah Montana and Reed was a motocross rider! Sawyer did the trick or treating and the boys ran around! Diego wanted to go in everyone's house and Reed just wanted to say hi and giggle!

I'm surprised at how much trick or treaters at the door enjoyed that we were all dressed up. I think it made it a little more fun for them too!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Swimming Lessons: Second Time Around

Today was Diego's first swimming lesson of the year! This year Reed and Rachel are taking the lessons with us and we are going twice a week instead of once. I have to say, the boys had a fabulous time and really enjoyed splashing each other!
Diego is a year older, a lot heavier and a lot more interactive than the last time we took swimming lessons. What does this mean? A GREAT workout for Mom! Diego is much better about going under water, loves the songs and will put his mouth in and blow bubbles!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Trip to California

Diego and I and my Dad took a trip to California so Diego could meet my Dad's side of the family for the first time. It was a short trip but we had a great time. Diego really enjoyed meeting everyone and I think they all enjoyed him too, even if he was exhausted the whole time we were there.

This is Diego with Shannon and Nolan, my cousin Erin and her husband Jim's two children. They played together very well. After a slight melt down over Nolan's hotwheels car, Diego had fun. Nolan was such a sweet boy and shared his car with Diego, even though I knew it was special to him. Shannon is a sweet sweet little girl and so cute!

This is Diego at "Baby Beach" in Dana Point. I've always enjoyed visiting Dana Point, but especially enjoyed seeing Diego experience a warm sandy beach for the first time. I wasn't really planning in him enjoying it as much as he did, cause he ran right into the water fully dressed! I didn't bring a towel or a change of clothes with me, but oh well! We had a blast. Diego sat in the water, threw wet sand, dug in the sand and just really enjoyed himself. It was so nice to be on the beach in October and it was 80+ degrees and have the ocean warm like bath water!

Here is what Diego did for most of the flight there and back. It was awesome. He's an excellent traveler, besides being tired and getting a molar while we were there, the little guy was an absolute trooper!

This is Diego with his GiGi (Great Grandma) and his Great Aunt Laurie. This picture is the background on my computer and he asks for GiGi whenever we turn it on and can point to Aunt Laurie too. Diego really loved GiGi and I think she felt the same. :) Everymorning GiGi has a piece of coffee cake and graciously shared most of it with Diego. She let him just help himself, because she said he was too cute to say no to!
I didn't get any pictures of Diego with Great Aunt Lori (he has 2) and Great Uncle Peter but he sure enjoyed spending time with them too! They have two new Dachsound puppies and Diego had a blast with them. They also took us on a ride on their boat and Uncle Peter let Diego turn the "wheel" during the ride. That's when he became Diego's new best friend! I even got Diego to say "Pete" on the airplane ride to California, but he would never repeat it the whole trip. He says it now on command, of course.
I really wish they all lived closer and we could spend more time together!