Thursday, July 8, 2010

~Underwood Family Farms~

So, due to the fact that I only have about a month and half before little brother gets here, I am jumping on every opportunity to do something fun with my Kai guy.

Today, my friends let me crash their outing to Underwood Family Farms out in Simi Valley where the admission is CHEAP ($3!!!) and there's sooo much for kids and family to do together. With all of the farm animals, Kids Corral, train and pony rides plus a HUGE farm to go and pick whatever kind of produce you like, there was definitely NOT a dull moment!

Here are some of my favorite shots from our expidition:

The kids LOVED this ginormous pyramid made out of hay stacks - it helped to not be so nervouse about Kai being up that high when it's nothing but hay to break his fall =)

They also had these wagons (for free!!) that you could use for the day which was one of the favorite activities that Kai really enjoyed.

"Say what?!!" it girl!

They had these wooden trains and tractors everywhere that the kids can climb and play in.

And, of course, what would a farm be without chickens!! I got lots of shots of some of the other animals but, I didn't think that'd interest you ; )

My farm boy! He had sooo much fun and Ryan was super bummed that he couldn't go that I think we'll be making another trip out to Underwood Family Farms.

I'm so excited that God's giving me these opportunities to do fun things with Kai before the baby gets here (notice how I'm not saying a name - Ryan and I are re-thinking the name we had). I know he won't remember them when he's older but, we've got some great pics to look back on and remember =)

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Whewww!! We are back from our annual Baird Family beach camping trip that we took in San Elijo, CA (it's down by Oceanside/Carlsbad area). We had sooo much fun regardless of the amount of work it took. Kai and I went down with Ryan's family on Monday and Ryan met us down there after work on Wednesday and we stayed until Sunday night.

I so enjoyed watching Kai in his element! He LOVES being outside (like any boy does, I'm sure) so the fact that he got to be in the dirt and sand from sunrise to sunset was his biggest dream come true and was a happy camper....that is, until it was time to go to bed or take a nap =)

(This shot was taken at Sea Port Village in San Diego - just before we got on the Carosel)

Our home-sweet-home: the tent. I wasn't sure what to expect as far as being able to sleep on a blow-up mattress being 8 months pregnant. It actually was very comfy because I brought our Postra-pedic (spelling??) mattress topper and put that on top of the air mattress and made it up into a REAL bed.

Anywho, I love sleeping in tents at the beach because I love falling asleep and waking up to the sound of the waves crashing on the beach. I DON'T, however, enjoy falling asleep to the neighboring campers and whatever parties they might be throwing so I usually try to remember to bring ear plugs. Kai slept through it all to, amazingly enough.

Kickin' it with Grandma and Grandpa Baird and eating his favorite snack - a pickle =) That's my boy

He is a beach bum at heart - he LOVED to come over and just lay in the sun for a couple minutes...

...then go and play in his pool and sand, and then come lay down some more. Snack, rest, play - that's what you do on vacation, right?

Daddy got the idea...note: he forgot to bring a pair of sunglasses so I let him borrow mine. He's very secure in his manliness =) hee hee

Auntie Meghan had fun too! I had to remind her that it was Kai's pool and she needed to let HIM play in it ;) hee hee

Of course, camping wouldn't be as much fun if you didn't have your cousins to play and get dirty with.

Oh my!! Georgia LOVES her fruit leathers =D

Workin' the latest sand bucket fashion =)

Givin' mommy a kiss! He's my sweet boy!

All in all it was a great trip and wouldn't trade the memories for the world. Vacationing with small children, I've realized, IS alot of work but it's sooo worth it!!! Ryan and I really enjoyed ourselves and the time we got to spend together as a family before Adon arrives.

I can't believe I only have 7 weeks left before Adon comes!! The month of July is going to FLY by as I just enrolled in a certification course to get my Apartment Managers Certificate. Ryan and I really want to pursue becoming apartment managers as a way to save money and be able to live in a bigger place. I'm also viewing it as a way that I can help serve my family financially and taking on this responsibility as a job that I can do from home and still be with my kids.

Ryan's new job and position are going really well and by God's undeserved favor, he is really receiving a lot of favor from his employers and everyone has HIGH hopes and expectations for him in this company. It's exciting to see God answer our prayers through this job and I can't wait to see what will unfold =)

My pregnancy is going well - no complications or ailments. Just the 3rd trimester trudge - no energy, restless legs at night and not being able to fall asleep as fast. Adon is an active little guy - more so than I remember Kai being in the womb - and keeps me up at night sometimes but, I'd rather have that than the opposite where I'm constantly counting movements and worried that he's not moving enough (which I did with Kai).

There is always so much more that I could write about but, for your sake, I'll save it for the next post. You know, break it up a little ;)

Love you and we hope you're having a WONDERFUL summer!