Monday, February 23, 2009

Jessica's Wedding

My pal Jessica that I've known for almost 20 years got married in La Jolla/San Diego. The wedding was incredible. It's always awesome to see such a great pal so undeniably happy. Congrats to Jessica and Mike. Thanks for letting us be part of your happy day!

So cute!

Gorgeous bride!

Jessica, Pat, and Karie:)

James and Norika

We stayed in San Marcos CA for our road trip to CA. My cousin James and his awesome wife Norika let us stay at their beautiful house. We were in CA for a wedding so we tacked on a trip to Sea World and to see the ocean. Thursday night Norika made an awesome dinner and we all got to sit around the table and catch up. Friday we went to Sea World all day and had dinner again with them on Friday night. Saturday they watched Emma most of the day so we could go to the wedding. Eli was such a big help and so nice to Emma who was constantly in her toys:) Poor Braxton had to deal with visitors all weekend although he wasn't feeling well. Sorry we invaded your house buddy! We hope you are feeling better!
Thanks Mihilk's of CA! We appreciated your hospitality so much!


Eli and Emma were best pals!



It's been a while since I've updated the Cowden blog! I am going to try and see how many postings I can do today and get up to date! Sorry for all of you dedicated blogger readers:) I think the latest these new blogs go back is 1-13-09ish:)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Ocean Adventure #3

Ocean Adventure #2

Ocean Adventures

We stopped in Encinitas on our way out of town to see the ocean. It was Emma's first time and I thought it was really funny:)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Sea World dance

So people keep asking me what Emma thought about Sea World. I've attached a video so you can see how she reacted to the Shamu Show Believe. She just had to dance! At times she would lose interest because you had to wait for the shows for about 10-15 minutes to make sure you had a seat. I don't think her attention span was big enough to deal with that! This video cracks me up. Watch her dramatic face in the beginning, her shimi in the middle, and her final move of the "crane" at the end. Sorry it's on it's side. I need to figure out how to flip that the right way!

More Sea World!


I'm on top of the world!!!!

4D movie about Sesame Street...she got a little scared:)

Say CHEEZE!!!!!!!!!

When she saw the beluga whales she spotted the blow hole and yelled out, "Hey, he farted!" Like mother like daugher...what a crack up!

Sea World!

Red tongue from fruit punch:)


Daddy and Emma on the moving sidewalk to see the sharks

Checking out the sea lions...

Sea World!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Road Trip to Ca!

Here is Emma watching a movie in the back seat. It was our first trip to CA!

The sun was bothering her so she took the sun shade and used it as a large hat:)

Plush..I know!

Checking out the map for our trip to Sea World!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Alexandra's Bridal Shower

Chocolate Fountain!!!!

Cookie Pizza made by Smash...notice the heart in the middle???

Here comes the game...Alex had to chew a piece of gum for every answer she got wrong...ewwwwww

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Emma's 1st Haircut

From the pretty!

All done:)

She wasn't a fan of the brushing out part, but she made it.

Friday, February 13, 2009


Lala surprised Alex by flying in from WA to come to her was fun!


Sophia Says KOO KOO!!!!

We were at Gigi's house and Sophia said Koo Koo. This is what my nephews and niece from MI call me. Fitting I know!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Emma and Java in bath

Emma likes to take bubble baths in Mom and Dad's tub. I was in the office and heard her laughing like crazy. This is what I saw when I walked cute!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Becky and Travis housewarming

Becky and Travis moved into their new house and had a housewarming party. They have a new puppy named Gunner that Emma loved. She was also a huge fan of Travis' niece.


Private Dancer with granddog!