Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Triple Blockdown

Where's Emmy?
Me on the top or our ladder looking down into her barricaded crib room.

I absolutely hated when Maile learned to climb out of the crib, but I didn't think Emmy would be as venturous enough to do it, welll I thought wrong. About 3 weeks ago she figured it out, but wasn't that excited about it cause she only did it like 3 times mostly because Maile was in there egging her on. After Ohio I thought she must have forgotten about it cause she didn't do it for a couple of days, but then she was super hipper one night and started coming out, when we would go grab her to put her in bed she'd just laugh and run away thinking it was such a fun game. I seriously put her in more than 50 times, held the door shut until she wasn't having fun anymore. This routine continued the next day for nap and that night. Finally I left it up to Aaron cause I couldn't do it anymore and the next morning he showed me his invention that he was so proud of. We took off our closet doors in the computer room, so he bungee corded 2 of those to the side of her crib leaving one side of her crib open, but it was high and rounded so we figured she couldn't get out that way. Nope, the next night that was her new game to climb out the high side and boy was she ever proud of herself for that one. Aaron wasn't about to let her win, so he pulled off one of the girls closet doors and finished the battle off with what he likes to call the "triple blockdown". She cried and had a fit whenever we put it up for the first 3 days and I felt bad completely trapping her like that but now it's almost like she wants it. We give her one chance to have an open crib and tell her if she gets out she'll get the "triple blockdown" so last night she got out and Aaron went in there and she immediately said "blockdown?" and laughed as he put it up. I know we can't do this forever so until we figure out a plan B (or she does) she will get the triple blockdown.

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Our long awaited trip out to Ohio is already over. We were looking forward to this trip for so long and of course like all vacations waiting for it takes forever, but once you're there it flies bye and then your back home like you never left. We had a great time with Aaron's family, everyone was there except Donovan and Alissa. After a long morning of traveling we finally arrived and basically went straight to the greatest water park I've ever been to. Even though the girls hardly had any sleep they still had a great time. We spent the night in a hotel there with everyone and played hard again the next day. It was SO FUN! I love when you go with a huge group because we switched off watching kids, so not only did the kids have a great time but the adults got to go on all the rides as well.

My face says it all

All the boys had thier time the night before so it was the girls turn to leave the kids with them and go on some of the crazy rides. This was one of my favorite slides, it's a huge bowl that you go flying into then go around and around, if you have a lot of weight(I was a good reason why we made it around a few times) then you go through a hole into another slide. I was honestly laughing and screaming the entire time....loved it!

This slide was so crazy! It honestly feels like you're getting flushed down the toilet, you come screaming down this tube slide super fast then all the sudden you are just exposed in this huge bowl going around and around until you drop out of a hole and plop into the water. It was a one of kind water slide that I'm obsessed with.



This and the mat slides were the only ones I couldn't do being prego. I was rejected on one of the slides for being pregnant and I tried to act totally offended making them think I was just fat, but it didn't work.

Where am I?? Do you see me camouflaged into the zebra truck? I honestly felt like I could have been the zebra mascot for the water park seeing how it was a African safari theme and I totally had the suit and body for a zebra.

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Aaron's aunt Karolyn and cousin Lauren were also there visiting from California. They really know how to spoil the girls with the cutest clothes like these adorable dresses.
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Aaron's Grandma lives with his parents, so we enjoyed seeing so much of her.

Both Payton and Cambri were blessed the Sunday we were out there.

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Maile always loves playing games or reading books with Grandma

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Waiting by the tree for a turn on the swing.
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Uncle Spence gave the girls the crazy spinning swing ride. No matter how dizzy they'd get they kept wanting more. It was so funny to watch them try running to us after spinning a million times.
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We did sack races, dodge ball, hide and go seek at the church one night. then topped it off with going out for some yummy custard ice cream.

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The girls had such a great time staying at "Grandma and Grandpa Kerr's" Maile keeps asking when we're going back.