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We are a family of 5 that moved from California to Arizona about 8 years ago. We love it here! We love to watch movies, enjoy the great outdoors when it's not blazing hot, play sports, hike, ride bikes and spend time together! Life is awesome and we wish the same to all of you!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mommy's Little Helper

Jenna has been putting Aisy on the counter when she is cooking or baking. Aisy has been a happier girl when she can see what is going on and mom is happier too because it frees up her hands. Today we made muffins and Aislinn was such a little helper!

Ice Skating

We recently went to the ice skating rink. We love the cool temps when it is hot outside. It is all over though. Conlan is so comfortable on the ice, he is ready to start his hockey lessons. The league he will be in starts up again in October, so he will have to wait to be on a team. But he will be starting his first set of hockey lessons a few weeks before school starts. Mom is ready for that. He practices several hours a day in the family room (not sure if the walls can take it anymore). His hand/eye coordination is awesome. We are so happy for him because hockey has become an obsession for him. All season long if he wasn't able to catch the Coyotes playing he would watch the recap online and check the score and stats everyday. We have a big fan already! It is really fun to watch and we enjoy watching the games together too! We have a future NHL star in the making. Look out Coyotes cause McCoy is ready!

Con skating circles around Mom and Dad

Mommy's little man

All good skaters have to have spend time getting to know the ice

Con and Dad racing. Conlan thought this would be a good time to check Dad. Daddy also spent some time getting to know the ice.

We were the last ones to leave. Con had to watch the Zamboni.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Family Time at the Olive Mill

One of our favorite local places to go as a family is the Olive Mill. The food is delicious and the ambiance feels like our own little piece of Italy. This weekend the weather was perfect to sit out in the orchard and enjoy a bottle of wine, good food and excellent company. We had brunch together with Jenna's mom, sister and nephew. We were very fortunate that the temperatures dropped so we could have a leisurely day together and enjoy the refreshing outdoors.

Con and Daddy "the twins"

Aisy girl, so serious

Caydon and Grandma enjoying the moment

Happy boy

"Hey let's get a sister picture." This is what happens when you let Bryan have the camera for those special moments!

"Hey let's try again." Much better!

Con and Dad having a pre-race discussion

Family portrait minus Jenna and Aislinn

Sunday, April 19, 2009

And So The Heat Begins. . .

So, today started the first day of the hot weather! No more winter. We are sad to see that go, but it will give us a chance thaw out! Our thermometer read 100 at one point. We love, love, love our Sundays. It is the one day we set aside as a family day to get in some good bonding time. Whether we are playing baseball, seeing the sights around AZ or running around in the sprinkler. It is most definitely the best day of the week and an awesome time! Today we decided would be a great day to run around in the sprinkler and freeze our tails off when the wind hit. Conlan got a water sprinkler for his birthday (Thanks Auntie Sashy!). It was so much fun. Aisy wasn't too fond of it yet, so she sat with mom and got some pictures! Here are some candids from the afternoon. Have a fantastic week! Love and hugs from Arizona!

Conlan got creative and created a water slide.
A good old fashioned game of tag is much more fun when you add water.
Aisy hanging with mom in the shade.

Con and Dad.

Bryan with his kid at heart.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Easter

Hello everyone! Hope you all had a nice Easter. Ours was very mellow out here in Arizona. The weather was excellent. We were a little worried on Saturday when the rains hit, but Easter turned out to be perfect. We started our festivities off on Saturday night by going over to Gaga Nanny's and Auntie Bree's house to decorate eggs for the next day. On Easter the Conlan was revving to go. With a healthy breakfast of eggs and easter candy we had our egg hunt around the house. After that we moved into the backyard and had our egg hunt where Gaga, Bree and Caydon joined us. We had so much fun! We then headed over to Gaga's and Bree's for dinner. Veggie lasagne, yummy. It was an experimental recipe for them, but we think it was delicious. Hey guys if you make it again, count the McCoys in!

Aisy gets a head start on eating the eggs!

Cute honey!

Bree & Caydon ready to decorate!

Bryan & Conlan attempting to make the egg black so it will resemble a hockey puck.

Ready, set, go! Let the backyard egg hunt begin!

Conlan's bag was full of goodies. His super competitive side came out once again!

Caydon would crack up everytime Bree would bend over to get an egg and turn him upside down.

Bree & Cay-Cay having a moment.

Aislinn found some eggs too with Grandma. She just wanted to suck on them though.

Aisy all dolled up in her Easter outfit.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Con Man's Birthday Party

Con celebrated his birthday this last weekend. We had a race car party at the park and we were so excited that some of the California gang was able to come out! A few of his friends were able to join us and we had a blast! We had a great weekend, but were really sad to see the Cali group go. We tried to get more pictures, but our camera ran out of juice. Oops! So much for being prepared.

Making the cake and mischief too!

Con with his race car cake! Yummy!

Playing some b-ball and hangin' with friends and family. Always a great day!