Friday, September 30, 2011

. bathtime .

Thursday, September 29, 2011


We are planning on swimming in our backyard today since it's supposed to be 97 degrees. This is a naughty bunch!

PS - We call each other "muncherbots" as a term of endearment/annoyment.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

the Parma girls go to Disneyland!

We Parma girls had a grand adventure at Disneyland this past week. We played hard at the parks, 3 days in a row, in beautiful weather with fun family (Grandpa Don, Auntie Dani, Chris & McCall and their cute kiddos).

.the cousins.

Here's an interview with the girls (Cali has a cold so she's quite subdued)

Cali's favorite ride was Winnie the Pooh (Uncle Christian Morrison rode it 5 times with her on one day)

Bria's favorite ride was The new Little Mermaid ride. We rode it a dozen times!

Other highlights include:
* the FIRST thing we did when we entered Disneyland is get the girls personalized pink Minnie ears. They wore them the whole time, every day.
* taking Reese on It's A Small World (she was dancing and pointing and giggling the whole time)
* enjoying salad in bread bowls waterside at the Pacific Wharf, all together under cabanas, and FINDING Dani's Rayban sunglasses that accidentally got tossed in the garbage can
* cotton candy!
* seeing Aladdin and Jasmine fly on their magic carpet, singing "A Whole New World"
* riding a Ghost Galaxy Space Mountain and newly revamped 3-D Star Tours
* the Soundsational Parade with all it's music, color and costumes. The girls nearly passed out from excitement when a float full of ALL the Disney princesses rolled by!
* riding the Grizzly River Run with Dad and Chris ... and not getting too soaked!
* Dani (and Grandma) supplied the kids with fabulous goody bags containing fruit snacks, coloring books, and candy!
* the Finding Nemo submarine...a fun ride for everyone
* baby Reese discovering the joy of Dum Dum suckers
* Grandpa Don getting the high score in the Toy Story ride
* watching the girls dance in the Disney Jr show--seeing all their favorite shows (little Einsteins, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Jake & the Neverland Pirates) come to life as puppets

Wish we could've ...
* brought Liam (and Grandma, and Aunt Becky!)
* gotten an ice cream cone on Main Street
* ridden Pirates of the Caribbean (closed for refurbishment)
* had another day (or week)!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

our Little Man at 1 year old

{I had to add a bum picture. BTW, he wore SPF 50 all summer and he still got a great tan.}

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Happy 1st birthday to Liam!

Happy 1st birthday to Liam!

Per Cali's request (for the past several months now) I made Liam a "Cars 2" cake, which he dominated within 5 minutes! He was a little sad just before cake time (hence the red eyes) but I think he had a happy day. He's growing up so fast.

Finally, some boy toys!

Playing trucks with Grandpa Don

Liam's birthday cake

Eating the cardboard.

We did Liam's little early celebration while Grandpa Don and Uncle Christian were here (for the BYU game). We loved having them here and spending time together.

P.S. Bria helped blow out Liam's birthday candle, but in doing so {follow the link for the video} she seriously believed that she had turned 1 again. We tried to convince her she was still 4, but she was on the verge of tears. So we lit 4 candles in her piece of birthday cake, which she blew out ... and to her great relief she turned 4 again. Wish you could've been there. Hilarious.