Monday, January 30, 2006

Visited the AZ Science Center Today

It was Bo's day off, and it's been a few months since we visited the Science Center . We spent a fun afternoon playing with all the exhibits.

Friday, January 20, 2006

This Afternoon

My boys, listening to a taped copy of the "Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" and enjoying the cool breezes on the patio. This picture also reminds me that I *really* *really* want to finish landscaping at least that half of the yard!

Friday, January 13, 2006

Nate, by Colin

Desert Botanical Gardens

Colin took this picture in November at the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Colin, however . . .

Colin is STILL feeling lousy. I coaxed him out in the backyard while I was pushing Nate on the swing, and he promptly fell back asleep. Julianna is guarding him, as usual.

Nate is feeling much better

Nate is pretty much over whatever lousy cold/virus the boys picked up right after Christmas. Here he is mugging for the camera.


We took a Mexican Riviera cruise at the end of September last year. It was an amazing family vacation - one that I hope we can repeat. I'm going to put up some of the pictures from that cruise in the next few posts. This one is from our first night at sea!

*Update on 1/9/06* I've been forcing this post to the top, and adding more cruise pictures underneath as I have time. Scroll down to see new pictures.


Mazatlan was a beautiful city. We hired a driver to drive us around "Old Mazatlan" for a couple hours. He kept extolling the virtues of "New Mazatlan" but we were happy with the scenery we saw and weren't interested in million dollar homes or expensive resorts.

Towel Animals

Every night, there was a new towel animal waiting for us after dinner. The elephant was one of the boys' favorites.

Another towel animal

This monkey was a close second favorite, after the elephant.

Cathedral in Mazatlan

This is a shrine for Our Lady of Guadalupe inside the cathedral in Mazatlan.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Colin in Mazatlan

Riding an ATV with Bo was Colin's 2nd favorite memory of the cruise!

Melanie / Mazatlan

Puerto Vallarta beach

Here are shots of Colin & Nate on the beach in Puerto Vallarta. Bo went parasailing - you can see the parachute that he used in the background of Nate's picture. It was warm, but pretty windy the day we were there.