Saturday, September 25, 2010

Dollar $tore Birthday

Chris turned 28 this month and Jackson was super excited to get him a birthday present. I took him to the Dollar Store with $10 and said, "Pick out whatever you want to give to Daddy." He LOVED getting to walk around, look at everything and pick out some special things. After a ton of consideration he finally settled on...
Party Blowers, Candy, Scooby Doo Washcloth, Plastic Magnify Glass, Back Massager, Dog Toy, and a Green Bouncy Ball. What a fun way to let Jack have fun and be involved without spending much.
Happy Birthday Chris! We love you!!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Our First Family Vacation

This past weekend we took our first family vacation. A road trip to California and a three-day visit to DISNEYLAND! Jackson has been talking about Disneyland ever since two of his buddies had gone and we were so excited to take him. We loaded up the car Friday morning and headed out at 4:45 am thinking since the sun would still be down the boys would go back to sleep. Kai did, but Jackson was so excited about our "road trip" (we still hadn't told him where we were going) that he talked the whole way... yes, THE WHOLE WAY! 6 hours! We started our trip in Laguna Beach. Jack and Kai loved playing in the sand and going in the water. That night Chris' mom flew in from Seattle. The boys were SO EXCITED to see her and having her there was such a blessing. The next three days were spent in Disneyland and California Adventure doing everything imaginable. We rode every ride and tried to see every show, parade and character. Chris' sister Kelsey and her boyfriend Paul joined us Sunday. By Monday night we were exhausted and ready to head home. Here are a few pictures from the trip and some of my highlights!

Jackson's reaction when he saw Mickey Mouse

Fun with Grandma

Jumping contest with Tigger

Jack got to walk down the street holding Minnie's hand

So tired

Kai didn't know what to think of the parade

Jack was so scared of the cheetah in Tarzan's Treehouse. But we had to go see him every day.

L for Lundberg
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Planting Sunflowers

I really like sunflowers. And I would love to have a bunch growing against my back wall. So Jackson and I went to the Garden Department at Target (they are all closing for good on Sept 30th) and bought a few sunflower seed packets. We've never really planted anything before so we'll see how well these grow. And you really know I'm a rookie gardener because when I opened the seed packet I was surprised to see actual sunflower seeds... like the ones you eat! I don't know what I expected to find! I'm hoping it was just a "mommy-brain" moment. I will take pictures as they grow.

While Chris was Gone

This past weekend Chris got the chance to get away and go golfing with a group of guys from church. He had a great time and has been working so hard, I am glad he got to go. But, that left me to fend for myself with the boys... for 3 whole days! Now that doesn't sound like that long especially compared to when he went to Africa, but by morning 3 I was EXHAUSTED. And this is what I woke up to... Good Morning Mommy!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Chris' First Triathlon

Earlier this month Chris participated in his first sprint-triathlon with a group of guys (and a few ladies) from Mission. He had done some training and he wasn't sure he would finish but he did AWESOME! I am so SO proud of him. It was a lot of fun to take the boys and cheer him on. Now he has the triathlon fever and plans to keep running them. To be honest just being there made me want to try! However, I've never ran, biked (besides my beach cruiser) or swam before. That hasn't stopped me from getting in the pool a couple times this last week to try and swim. I will keep you posted on my progress!

Monday, September 6, 2010

"You've Been Picked" Party

Last week some friends and I threw a "You've Been Picked" party for our friends Lindsay and Ryan. They have been picked as adoptive parents to a little boy due in November! We could not be more excited for them and felt the need to celebrate. They are going to be amazing parents and this little baby is already so loved. You can read about their adoption journey here.

Here is Ryan and Lindsay being surprised!

I just wanted to share some of the party details with you!

For dinner we had a baked potato bar. I bought the potatoes at Costco and they were HUGE! But the perfect size to stuff with; BBQ chicken, chili, cheese, sour cream, chives, butter and bacon. We also had fruit salad and rolls from Texas Roadhouse. The rolls are super yummy and you can purchase them by the dozen. Dessert we had chocolate cake.

As a gift we all pitched in on gift cards for Southwest Airlines. We can't wait for them to fly over to California and bring that little baby home!

And as something extra special we put together a paper chain. One link for everyday until baby is due. On each link was written a piece of advice, bible verse, prayer, quote, or special thought for Ryan and Lindsay from each of their friends.

Lindsay is going to be such a great mom! Her friend Renee made her this wrap and she is trying it out on Kai!


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