Wednesday, July 30, 2008

We're outta here, again!

This is where the kids and I are headed for the rest of the week. Anthony will meet up with us on Friday. That's right, BRYAN, TX!
Calm down Hearne and Bryan folks! It's just a funny sign! But it is kinda true! :p

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Why are we so excited?
Because this sweet little giggle box (and her momma) is coming to TEXAS and we get to see her in 22 more days! This is our niece, Amy (My brother Chad and sister in law Kayce's daughter). They live in Virginia. This is our first time to be an Aunt and an Uncle, so we're a little proud! Anthony and the boys, along with the rest of the family, haven't got to see her in person yet. I have because I went to see her when she was a month old. Also, exciting, is that Kayce has never met Carli! I can not wait for the two little girl cousins to get together and the sister in laws too!

*Remember, scroll down to the bottom and pause my music, so you can hear the video.

Monday, July 28, 2008

New favorite!

Like all kids, Carli goes through phases of movies she likes. She's moved on from the typical toddler/preschool videos to the Disney movies. It started with movies like "Finding Nemo" and "Fox and the Hound"; generic, animal movies. But now, she stands at the DVD drawer and runs her finger across the movies until she finds the one she wants. It always results in which ever one has a GIRL on it! So she knows her Princesses! You may remember her acting out one of her faves.
She still has her ALL TIME favorite, "Little Mermaid", which she calls, "Me Me", but can you see what this week's is?

"MARY POPPINS!" or, as Carli says," Poppins!"
I'm SOOO loving getting to watch all of these little girl movies and this one is MY FAVORITE too!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

So happy together!

Friday, Carli and her main man, Bradley got together. It is really neat to see them so happy together. I loved listening and watching them play. They really interacted together and you could understand most of what they were telling each other! SO CUTE!

Here they are hangin' out in Carli's room. I think Bradley was cooking her dinner! (It's okay Gerard, he'll be a good husband!) Bradley lovin' on a baby! (It's okay Gerard! He'll make a good Daddy!)
See, look how well they played!

Part of the good playing together, was the fact that they each had the same toy! Two cell phones, two neckalces...
two riding toys...
and each a ball! Now this was the real lifesaver!
Side note: As soon as I came back from putting away my camera, I saw these little ANGELS ON TOP OF MY KITCHEN TABLE! Carli had the fruit basket on her head and Bradley was eating out of the box of Goldfish!! Ahhh...the joys of the terrible two's!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Our first...

What a big girl she is!

Friday, July 25, 2008


Everytime we go to an amusement park, the boys, especially Tyler, always want to get there Caricature Sketches done. We always say no. This time, we decided they all could. So, here they are. I took a picture of them and I hope you can see them good.

Austin bowling! Tyler skateboarding!
Carli, riding Shamu, in a bikini! Do you see her favorite babydoll in the picture?
They also each got a shirt and Carli got a stuffed animal Shamu. I didn't get a picture of them with them on.

Vacation Day 4:

The Alamo! Anthony, Austin, and Tyler. Carli was asleep in the stroller. She missed the whole Alamo experience.
Anthony giving the boys a History lesson.
Time to leave the hotel.

She really liked looking out this big window! To see Daddy and the boys down at the car.

Oh, and we came home to the AC repair man fixing our AC! WOO HOO!!!
Thank you Joni for meeting him there for us!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Vacation Day 3:

This day we went back to Sea World, but to the water park side, The Lost Lagoon. We all had another terrific day, with sunburns to prove it. We stayed in the water from about 10:30am until 6:30pm, only getting out for a late lunch and then for me to sit with Carli while she took a nap. That is why I have no pictures from this day, except a few of Carli during her break/nap.

Thought I'd throw in some hotel life:

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Vacation Day 2, Part 2:

As we were waiting for the show (it had dolphins, a Beluga whale, and high divers) we could see through the backdrop where they were getting ready, and Tyler noticed one of the divers...we think he was praying. I thought that was great, so I took a picture. This was the diver. A sea lion.
A BIG OL' Walrus!

Water rides: Sometimes it's just as fun to watch them as it is to ride them. Here's Austin, but can you see Anthony and Tyler through the water?
Anthony and the boys riding a water ride.
This is what Carli did while we waited for the guys to ride their rides.

She thought she was hot stuff with Austin's sunglasses!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Vacation Day 2, Part 1:

Yes, there are SO many pictures from Day 2, that I have two divide it up into two parts. Really, I should've done three parts, oh well, enjoy ALL of the pictures!
We were all excited about this day, Anthony, Austin, and myself had been before, but not Tyler and Carli. I was particulary excited, because the VERY FIRST TIME I WENT, was in 1988, the month it opened!!! 20 YEARS AGO!

Carli did this at every show...she was holding her hands out, calling for the "fish" to come to her!
She was in heaven!

I cry easy, and especially when stuff is put to music. SO, seeing these AMAZING mamals, that God created, up close AND put to music...I was a wreck!

This is the picture of the jumbo tron, because this was a trainer for Shamu talking and her name was Carli! Beluga whale

Check back tomorrow for part 2 of this day!