Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Things you've missed, here are the highlights!:

Corbridge Christmas

Each year we do a pre-Christmas trip with Dave's family. This year we went to Windsor, CA. We took one day to see the Redwoods and go to the beach. We all had a great time!

The girls had a great time with Dave's cousin's kids. Thanks to Brielle and Kendall, the girls love you!!

13th Anniversary Cruise, yes without our girls!!! (thanks family, for taking care of them!)

This was on excursion was called "Salsa and Salsa". It should have been titled, "Margaritas with a little Salsa & Salsa" the water was great!




Little Bo Peep

The State Fair

The first day(s) of school: (we snuck Mayce in a year early for 3 year old pre-school, she's very advanced!)

Monday, August 17, 2009

We've started a fun tradition this year (I hope it becomes a tradition) and took the girls away for one last fun trip before school starts. We spent the weekend at Squaw Valley, in the village, so everything was at our fingertips. The girls had so much fun. The weather was great and we were able to do a lot of fun stuff.

On Saturday we took the cable car up to high camp where we relived the Olympic past, ice skated, played in snow (ice rink shavings), went swimming, watched set up for a wedding (romantic!), and dined (well, it was a cafe but we paid like we were dining).

The other two days we just played. It was a great weekend!

The girls did another round of swim lessons before going back to school. Mayce and I got in on the action too this time. Until they are three the lessons have to be with mom and so I was in the pool every day too. Mayce enjoyed it and Payton and Fallyn both advanced to the next class. They loved it and look forward to swim lessons again next year. In the mean time we are still over at Grandpa & Grandma's taking advantage of their pool. Fun, fun!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Dave's mom is her ward's Activity Committee Chairman and they had a "Country Fair" yesterday. People from church displayed different things they had made. And many brought yummy food from their gardens. The girls were in heaven. There was a popcorn machine, cotton candy machine and a snow cone machine. They fed us lunch and then we helped clean up. It was a fun morning for the girls. And they loved their pioneer dresses. I made Payton and Fallyn's dresses Friday (waited until the last minute of course!) and my mom made Mayce's for Payton when she was two.

My girls can be so weird about things. None of them wanted flavoring on their snow cones. They just wanted "snow" flavor. Luckily Dave was manning the snow cones so they ate as much snow as they wanted. About half way through Dave let them take over. They didn't pour the syrup but they can make a mean snow cone now!

Yummy cotton candy! I'm not afraid to say that I ate two of these yesterday! Mayce didn't want hers and I couldn't let it go to waste. The calories were totally worth it!

And what do you do with all the extra ice from the snow cones? Shave it down and have a snow ball fight. The kids (and adults) had fun throwing snow balls at each other.

Payton and Fallyn finished up a session of swimming lessons last week. Thanks to Cami for nudging us into it. They had so much fun so we're going to do another 2 weeks. Mayce and I are taking a class too, it should be fun. It will definitely help to pass the next two weeks before school starts.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

My Saturday Swim
The scene of the "incident":
The victim:The casualty:

On Saturday the girls and I were feeding my in-laws koi and Mayce went in with the food. I don't understand how she lost her balance but in she went! I was standing right next to her so I got to her quickly but it was scary none the less. She went under and made no attempt to do anything! She just floated there face down. When I pulled her out she didn't gag or cough, nothing! Completely unfazed! We showered off and she was on her way. We had a long talk about how she should have been scared but I don't know how much sunk in. However, I am mourning the loss of my favorite flip flops! And Mayce is not allowed outside without supervision.

Congratulations Tommy & Kelsey
My sister Kelsey had her first child at 12:32am MST on July 17th (the same birthday as her grandma!). Her name is Maya and she was 7 lbs. 12 oz and 21 inches long. What a petite little girl! Everything went smoothly and my sister called it easy. That's amazing for a first! Everyone is doing great. Here's some pictures:

(I have no idea why I can't turn this, sorry!)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Sorry this is back dated, but I did want to publicly tell you I love you and what a great mom you are! You're the best!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

So we had our first "official" play on Friday. The girls did their own costumes, hair, and make-up. It was originally about a princess (Mayce) who needed to find a prince so the queen (Payton) with the help of the fairy god-mother (Fallyn) had a ball to find a prince. Well, after so much preparation, and Mayce not having had a nap that day, the princess was not in the mood to act. So the play was re-worked for the queen to find a king. The following pictures are the cast photos, enjoy:
Payton Corbridge as The Queen

Fallyn Corbridge as The Fairy God-Mother
(those are some sad wings, looks like it's time to replace them)

Mayce Corbridge as The Princess
(doing her scary face - why? I don't know!)

And this is me, the audience. Apparently just the fact that I was there wasn't enough. Payton said I had to dress up too, and this is what she gave me. Nice!
I love so much that my girls do this now. I tortured my siblings, neighborhood kids, and all the parents for years putting on recitals. It is such a rite of passage and it's fun that they are at this age. It keeps getting better and better! I love them so much!!

Sunday, July 05, 2009

4th of JULY

We had a wonderful relaxing holiday weekend. Dave had Friday off so he and the big girls went boating with his brother, sisters, and their husbands. This has been such a hectic summer so far that this was the first time the boat's been out this year. The girls loved it and everyone who could swim and wasn't pregnant was able to wakeboard. They went to the river so I wasn't too crushed to stay home with Mayce. We ran some errands and met up with everyone back at Dave's parents. That night we set off $20 worth of fireworks, which let me tell you - that does not buy you much, and the kids were disappointed in the smallness of them. Saturday we headed back to Dave's parents where we went swimming and ate food. At nightfall we went down to Cal Expo to watch on the sidewalk. (Some day we'll pay to go in.) The big girls loved seeing all the fireworks but Mayce kept her head down and said they scare her. She's just looking for attention! We finished to weekend going to church with Dave's family and eating some more. It was a great weekend!