Sunday, December 16, 2007

Fleet Week

Every year I forget that Fleet Week is coming and on the first day of practices there is always that moment where I could swear that we are under terrorist attack!!! Because this is our last year in the city I thought it would be fun to go down for a practice day. It was really fun, to see the planes. I think our favorites were the toy looking ones that would spiral down to the ground and do all kinds of flips and tricks, and of course the Blue Angels! I think that Sandee and I were more into it than our kids :)
All of the kids were so good, it was so cold and so loud that I was amazed at how happy they stayed! Maddie and Brock were trying to keep each other warm, so cute.
All bundled up.
Olivia's funny freezing face! For a good laugh try blowing this one up!
Coldy, coldy, cold...

Some More San Diego

While we were in San Diego we also went to the Maritime Museum. It was so much fun, we got to explore a couple of ships and a submarine. The sub was a little intense especially when the kids would start to get a little restless, I kept getting little rushes of panic!! It was a little intense. We had so much fun with Grandma, Grandpa, Ashley and John while we were visiting and can't wait to live closer.
I have to say, one of my favorite parts of the sub was coming out and looking at the Celebrity Cruise Ship a little ways away. Going on a cruise would be so fun, and from the outside that ship looked like a blast!
Maddie, Ash, and Olivia trying out the cots in the submarine.
Matt and I taking a quick rest.
This is kind of random, but Olivia looked so cute riding around the yard in the wagon -I just had to share!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Really Quick...

If anyone wants a Christmas Card from the Carpenter's this year please email me with your address. If you think that I have your address you're probably wrong and I know you don't want to miss out on our card!!! Let me know asap I am trying to actually get my cards out before New Year's! My email is

Thursday, November 29, 2007

San Diego

We spent our September break from school in San Diego, and as usual we had so much fun relaxing, seeing friends and family. Olivia has gotten really into making this funny face and Maddie likes to do it right back. We have all gotten a good kick out of it! Just though we would share.
We took Maddie to ride the train at Old Poway Park, she had fun ...we promise this is just not a good picture! She really did enjoy it and so did her little train Molly. I think it is so great that the girls like trains and balls and cars just as much as they like princesses and playing kitchen and dolls.
Not the best picture but they were having fun!!! I promise :)
Matt's mom and dad have a little pop-up camper and they popped it up while we were there for Ashley and her friends to play in and Maddie had a blast playing with the big girls.
Ashley and her friends are so sweet to Maddie. I love this picture, I think it makes Maddie look like such a big girl. She is so lucky to have Ashley as her aunt, they play so well together. It will be fun to see how close they become as they get older (they are only like seven years apart!)

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Olivia vs Pasta

My cousin Tara's husband took these pictures of Olivia while we were at lunch. We had no idea he was taking pictures of Olivia, they turned out so cute I had to share. I love them, so enjoy...

Seriously, who is this girl?
"Oh, I think I'll have the pasta."
"Yeah! I have a plate full of pasta coming my way!!"
"Oh, and another thing..."
" Thpppppppp"
"La da di dada da..."
Things started to get a little intense.

"Will my food ever be here....clearly I'm starving"
"This is the life"
"Tommy likey, Tommy want wingy!"
All of these were taken right in a row while we were waiting for our food to arrive. And then again as we were finishing up. Isn't that so hilarious! All of those faces in such a short amount of time. Look at that buttery little face, I could just eat her, I love this girl! Thanks Colton for the pictures!
ps The score is in...Olivia 154 Pasta 2!!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

T & C Part Three

We had lots of fun driving around looking at beautiful homes and walking around the Palace of Fine Arts.
This picture is so funny they are all kind of doing the same pose.
The MOMA, this was actually so fun! I had never been here before and it was really cool. Tara's husband is going to an Art school near LA in January so it was fun to go with someone who really appreciated everything. After this we went to the mall across the street and wandered around Union Square for a while.
The beautiful Golden Gate. It was even colder outside than it looks in the pictures!!
This is the worst we were sooo cold! Having Tara and Colton here was so much fun and we can't hardly wait until they can come again! We love having company, and sharing all of our favorite places. It makes us so sad to think that our time in this great city will be up so soon.

T & C Part Two

While Tara and Colton were here some of our funniest times were when we were putting the girls to bed. Colton got these pictures of Olivia and I just think they are so funny!
Love that profile!
So, of course we went to Mama's. And yes, it was just as amazing as always.

Anyone hungry.....

Tara and Colton!!!

My darling cousin Tara and her husband Colton came to stay with us and we had the time of our lives!!! It all started after we picked them up and went to Tia Margerita's - this little mexican restaurant that is right next to our house that's actually a bar but serves the yummiest food! The food was delicious and our server was even better.
Maddie and Colton sharing his birthday ice cream.

Next we went to the wharf for some great people watching and a little chocolate...
Olivia and Colton taking a little snuggle time before bed.
Maddie wanted to sleep in her little air mattress in her room because Tara and Colton were on an air mattress in the family room. It was pretty cute, she and Olivia loved to snuggle in it before bed.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Matt's New Toy

We got a bike trailer for Matt's mountain bike! He is really excited about it and has taken the girls out a couple of times already. The girls really like it, even though Olivia put up a fight for our little photo shoot!
Cute sisters. Matt said that when they are riding the girls are so cute, they both just sit there as happy as can be looking out their little windows. we go. And they're friends again!
As usual, Olivia going back for seconds.