Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sleeping Beauty

On Saturday I took Emma and we went to see Sleeping Beauty at the Hale Theater in Gilbert. They put their own little spin on it but it was very cute and we had a great time. She loves the Disney princesses and she is such a princess herself!

Getting ready to leave on our date.

Anxiously waiting for the play to start.

Having fun with Grandma!

Enjoying a big cookie during intermission.

After the show all the cast members lined up in the foyer for a meet and greet but Emma was too shy and wouldn't stand by anyone until I finally bribed her to let me take a picture of her with Sleeping Beauty.
Thanks for going with me Emma. In a few more years there will be lots of girls cousins to go with us!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Camping Fun!

While Melanie and Gabe were here our family went camping at Pinto Creek from Thurs. - Sat. We had a great time and some highlights of the trip were:

FOOD! We feasted on tin foil dinners, navajo tacos, sausage gravy and biscuits, smores, gooey chex mix, etc. It was all very yummy!

FUN! We enjoyed activities like shooting guns (and killing innocent squirrels and birds), playing games, collecting woolly worms, swinging on the swing that papa built and everyone loved going for rides on the quads!!!

FAMILY! We loved spending time outdoors with family. Sitting around the campfire and telling stories, and the kids getting filthy dirty while having fun with their cousins made for some special moments!

We all missed Brian, Jessica, Annie, Stephanie and Samantha as they were not able to make it. We sure hope they can join us next time we go!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Surprise!

We had a good Easter this year. The funniest part was when Melanie showed up from Utah with a baby bump and a shirt that said Suprise! (She spelled it wrong but no one seemed to notice except Brian.) She is 18 weeks pregnant and no one in the family knew. Little stinker! We are very excited to have #11 on the way. She is hoping to make this the year of the girls for our family but with the Rojas history we are not holding our breath! She was scheduled to find out this week but since they are in AZ we will have to wait. Her boys are darling so whatever they have we will be excited. All the kids came over for Easter dinner (yum!) and then afterwards the grandkids had an egg hunt. And of course it wouldn't be Easter at our house without See's Candies! Everyone definitely had an overload of sugar.

All the grandkids (minus Samantha) with their Easter baskets.
Aren't they the cutest?!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Kentucky Fried Dog?

Okay here's a funny story. Well at least it was to me but it's probably one of those had to be there kind of stories. Anyway I had taken two of my dogs to the groomer Thursday afternoon and went to pick them up around 6:00. On the way home I stop by KFC to get some potato wedges (love them!) and a drink. I wait in line behind this car that takes forever! and my dog Daisy decides she wants to sit on my lap. Then the car leaves and it is my turn so I pull up and the girl opens the window and tells me the total so I get my money and as I start to hand it to her Daisy decides it smells too good in there and jumps out of my car and into the drive-thru window! I hear the manager behind her ask if that dog just jumped in the window. It shocks me at first, my money goes flying out the window and all over the ground, then I am so embarrassed and keep apologizing, then I get the giggles and I can't quit laughing! The girl was really nice about it, she handed me back my dog and just said that she had to go wash her hands. Then she comes back and gets me a new order of potato wedges. I wonder how often that happens! I normally don't drive around with my dogs in the car and now I guess I know why! She can be such a stinker at times but mostly she's sweet. Here's the culprit:

So next time you go to KFC watch out you just might get served kentucky fried dog!

Take me out to the ballgame!

Well we went to our first D-backs game of this season. We took Matthew with us to give his mom a break and we had a good time. Matthew is really into cars and trucks and that kind of stuff but not really into sports yet. (We need to fix that!) It was a little boring as the D-Backs lost 9-2 and the only excitement was the home run that went over our heads and a guy about 5 rows behind us caught it. But Matthew did good and here's some fun pics of the day:

Getting ready for the game to start.

Sharing ice cream with papa and getting to keep the helmet!

Ron and Shirley Mortensen had the seats next to us and they also brought their grandson.

Matthew with his new buddy Wyatt.

Being shy for the camera.
I don't think he's a true baseball fan yet, but we'll keep working on it. We love you Matthew!

Friday, April 3, 2009

One down, two to go!

The first of our three new babies has arrived! Samantha Jewel Walker made her appearance at 2:55 p.m. on April 3rd, weighing in at 7 lb. 9 oz. and almost 21" long. She is a cutie! Mom and baby are both doing well.

The proud (and tired) mama!
The proud grandma!
The proud papa!
The cutie pie!
Stephanie with her two prizes! Her new baby girl and her sprinkles cupcakes that her wonderful mother went and got her while she was in labor!

Great job Steph! Congrats to you, Curt, Emma and Matthew!