Sunday, May 25, 2008

Niagra Falls

Marcus had a week break after his spring semester and his summer school. We decided to drive up to Niagra Falls for the day with some friends of ours. It only took us 3.5 hours! It was so beautiful! We walked along the board walk and there were beds of huge tulips that Lyza was especially mesmorized by.

We also went on the Maid of the Mist boat ride, and it was so awesome! Definately a must, from above and below there are two way different views. Ya, they look big from above, but you dont really understand until you are below. You almost had to yell at each other because the noise was comparable to thunder, and they give you rain coats to keep you dry because even from a distance it was like it was raining.

One thing I never knew is that there are 2 seperate falls... One is a little bigger and horse shoe shaped!The expiriance was definately one to remember. We even had lunch in a burger joint that overlooked the falls. Breathtaking!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Lyza Had A Birthday!

Shout hooray! I cant believe that Lyza is 2! It is crazy to me how fast she has grown and changed these past years. I caught myself staring at her the other day and thinking... "Wow! Where did my baby go? She is a little person now!" She is the sweetest little girl, but her favorite thing to tell me is "No way mommy". She says it with the biggest grin, just waiting to see what I will say in return. She is so smart too! She knows her ABC's, can count to 11, and has picked up a love for animals. She can tell you just about what any animal is. She loves to go the zoo and the pet store, if I tell her we are gonna go she asks about it all day long until we get there. I am so blessed to be her Mom, I couldn't imagine life without her. Her smile is so contagious, her Grandpa White says it perfectly.. "She smiles with her whole face, even her eyes smile at you!" She has been the happiest baby, everyone notices and comments on how well behaved and happy she is all the time. I know I have little to do with this, she came to me this way, and I truly think I am the luckiest person on this planet to be her Mom. Happy Birthday Lyza!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Spur of the Moment!

I had a good friend of mine call me thursday and invite me to stay with her and another friend of mine in California. Her parents have a beach house in Orange County she was staying at for the weekend. On top of that amazing invitation she also had free Disney land passes! I needed to make a trip sometime out to the west coast to pick up a car we had bought, so no better time than now.... I packed my bags after the indians game, slept 3 hours, and jumped on a plane with Lyza. We arrived to Orange County after 8 hours of traveling and went straight to the beach to spend the afternoon. It was an amazing day and couldn't have been better! I enjoyed the warmth of the sun, the smell of the ocean, the sound of the waves and the sea gulls, and the look on Lyza's face. I could tell she was just as excited to be there as I was.

The rest of the weekend we enjoyed spending time together eating, shopping, and hanging out. Monday we went to Disney Land! The happiest place on earth. We had such a great time there. Lyza was so funny, she wanted so bad to see the characters. When we went up close she freaked out, and when we were walking away she would cry for them. It was pretty funny though. It was such a fun day watching her face light up. To me, there is nothing better in this world than to see her so happy. We had such a fun trip to California, and we are so grateful for Jenny to have invited us. It was a much needed vacation after the long winter, and even better time with the girls. There is nothing like having good friends.