Tuesday, July 31, 2012

fun in the sun

One summer trip down, one to go.

Our trip to Sunset Beach was awesome! It was so nice to spend time with our friends and their kids.  We had a full house; five adults, two teenagers and 4 kids. But that wasn't a problem, we had a big house with plenty of room for everyone. It also had the prefect size pool and an amazing view.  The house was beautiful!

The teenage girls loved to help entertain the little ones and the kids loved their company! It was so nice to have extra helping hands. Bastian and Talia loved them and were thrilled to play with them and the rest of the kids all day long!

One day, we took a ride to Ripley's Aquarium which was about an hour away. The kids enjoyed it so much! Its funny how things change, now our number one priority is making sure the kids are having a good time. 

Our good friend who is an amazing photographer took some family photos of us on the beach. She showed me a few and I love them! I can't wait to see the rest. As soon as I have them I will post some here so you can see what I mean about her being an amazing photographer.

It's amazing all you can accomplish while spending time with friends.  In only a week, we made a lifetime of memories! We took turns cooking dinners and got each others recipes.  We were all thrilled to go home and try to recreate the meals!

Now I'm off to pack again, this time we are going to San Diego for a friend's wedding.  Since we are making the trek all the way west with the kids (again), we are extending our stay and going to Los Angeles for a week. California, here we come!

As usual, here are some pics I'd like to share with you :)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

summer company

We've been super busy the past few weeks! Between planning summer trips and having company over, it's been hectic around here, in a good way.

This summer we are taking a drive to Sunset Beach for a week of fun and relaxation with some good friends.  Then heading to San Diego for a friend's wedding, and some more fun with friends we haven't seen in a while.  Finishing up our California trip by taking a drive up to Los Angeles for a week, to visit another good friend.  Just thinking about these trips makes me feel super busy, but I can't wait!
Last month my mom came to visit from New York for a few days.  She was so excited to see Sebastian and Natalia, and I was super excited to see her.  That's right, Sal and I are not the main attraction anymore, it's all about the babies now!  Regardless of who my mom (and everyone else for that matter) is excited to see, we all enjoyed her visit.  It's always nice to have your mom around.  Plus, she taught me a few new tricks on my sewing machine and I even made some dresses for Natalia and pajama pants for both babies all by myself! Yay me!

A few days after that, Sal's brother Louie came to visit from Chicago for a week.  If you read my Chicago post, you know how much the kids love him, specially Sebastian!  As soon as he saw him he immediately started calling out "Ouieeeee" while chasing him around the house.  Poor Louie couldn't even shower without the kids interrupting by knocking on his door and yelling Ouieeeee!!!??? After he left, the kids kept looking for him all over the house.  It was cute but so sad! I had to keep reminding them that Louie went home and we would see him again soon.  Good thing they are easily distracted with a toy or their favorite television show.

We had a great time with both visitors and can't wait to see them again!