Saturday, June 20, 2009

San Diego Slideshow

For those that want way more pictures...

Friday, June 19, 2009

San Diego Vacation

We just completed our Watson family vacation in San Diego and it was a blast. We rented a house with four bedrooms and four bathrooms that fits all ten of us so well and we had a great time of relaxing and having fun.

We started the week off at Sea World and took Kiefer on the big roller coaster, he wasn't really ready for that much fun :)

We then went and watched Shamu and a few of us sat down real close and got wet in the soak zone.
The kids loved the Sesame Street themed water park area and had a great time splashing in the fountains. My favorite pics are this Cooper action sequence...

The second day we hit the beach for some sand castle building and playing in the water. That night we all went to a Padres game and sat in the benches behind the fence that had a play area for kids. They got some more sand time and also enjoyed playing on the kids baseball field and rolling down the hills, basically not much actual baseball was watched.
Here's Lexi and Kiefer sporting their new Padres tattoos.

Grandma put together lots of fun activities and crafts for the kids including a treasure hunt that the grandkids loved.

On Wednesday we went to the Hotel Del Coronado for brunch and met up with Elisa's parents for their anniversary.
The food was fantastic and we had a great time celebrating.

The guys then golfed the Coronado course and the women and children proceeded somewhere else to shop. The rest of the week included more beach time and some antique shopping (not pictured for fear of really boring you to death). We made sure to hit the lions for the traditional shot, the boys are getting bigger!

For the drive home we packed all the kids into the van and they loved being together for the drive, such a great time!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Albert Forbes Cameron

On Friday morning June 12th, my grandfather passed away at age 85. It came pretty unexpectedly and we were sad to see him go, but he was ready and is in a better place now. He was a steadfast and honorable man who survived the great depression, fought in World War II and went on to father six amazing children, my mom among them. We love you grandpa, you will be missed.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Aaron and Brett came to town for a Showit coding week and I found the Rock Band stage kit on sale and couldn't pass it up, so we tried it out on the last night to get the full rock experience. It's a fog machine, strobe light and color spots and it plugs into the XBox and syncs to the music, pretty crazy. We took some fun pictures of us rockin out while choking in the fog :)
And what would an awesome coding week be without some fancy delicious brownies from Elisa.

Friday, June 5, 2009

The New Coop

Well, we decided to give Cooper a fresh summer look and cut his long straight hair. He looks so different now but still so cute, Elisa cried a little to see him look so different. I don't think he notices or even cares but it's going to take a bit to get used to the new look.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Cooper Babblings

I've used the recorder on my phone to catch Cooper saying the different things he says right now and his funny laughs and figured I would edit it into a little audio montage for the family to hear. Enjoy.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Wisconsin Slideshow

Here is a slideshow from our trip!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

First Fish

We drove out to Birchwood to Anders' parents' house on the lake and did some fishing on a pontoon boat. Here is Kiefer and me on the drive getting excited to catch some fish.
Caught this pic while driving, I love the green grass and trees and red barns.
We pulled up to the dock in front of Anders' house and Anders' dad got a pole setup and Kiefer reeled in his first fish off the dock! He was so excited and it was so much fun!

The fish were biting like crazy so it was really quick and easy catching and tossing the small ones back. We ended up keeping a dozen and we're planning to cook them up later in the week.
I caught a few fish and here I am with my first one, notice I'm a little hesitant with the holding of the fish, Anders gave me a hard time and I'm going to need to work on that. What can I say, I'm an "Avid Indoorsman" so this is foreign territory for me.
Cooper really liked the fish and even gave them kisses!
The sisters had a great time on the boat relaxing and enjoying a perfect sunny day.
Cooper really loved being in the driver's seat.
We finished the day with an awesome fish fry at the Pine Ridge, so good!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Leinie Lodge

We made a trip out to Chippewa Falls to the Leinenkugel Brewery which is a fantastic beer made in Wisconsin since 1867. We toured the factory and had a great time learning about how it's made.
Kiefer got to try his hand at being a bar tender.
After that we went to Olson's Ice Cream that makes their own ice cream that is amazing!
Later in the evening we had a picnic in the grass with Sammy's pizza. Kiefer decided to put dirt on his face and be a warrior, pretty scary!