Saturday, April 28, 2007

It’s GAME DAY again!!! At the team meeting last night they announced the player of the game from last week and it was none other than our very own … STEVE FIFITA … hoody hooooo! He got a bonus … woot … and his very own playing card in the Galaxy collection. I took a pic of the front of the playing card since we don’t have a scanner so it isn’t great but you get the idea.

Also, this is Makayla’s newest pout face when she wants milk … basically, it’s the only face she gives me lately … she plays with everyone else and only wants me for one thing … boo! She is too funny!

It will be a few days before another post because the boys are off for 3 days so this comp. lab will be busy ... be patient!

Friday, April 27, 2007

continued from yesterday ...

Here are the rest of the pictures from yesterday. The boys got home from practice early so I couldn't finish.

Makayla updates: still NO teeth, still NOT sleeping, she crawls like a big girl instead of plopping on her belly, and her favorite hangout is under any table.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Makayla's first trip to the zoo

On Wednesday we took Makayla to the Frankfurt Zoo. It was her first trip to a zoo and she loooooved it. Her favorite part was probably the aquarium. Steve has been busy at work so unfortunately he doesn’t get to go on any of these excursions but we are planning a trip to Rome in the next couple weeks.

The boys just got here I will finish this post and pix later .......

Monday, April 23, 2007

Grandpa, Grandma, Makayla and I drove to Cologne on Saturday for the game. Before the game we took a city bus tour* and saw the Cologne Dom (Cathedral)*. Makayla is such a good baby but she threw such a tantrum on the bus … for no apparent reason … it only lasted about 5 minutes though*. After a few hours in the city we went to Steve’s game and it was AWESOME!!!! Of course you were all watching though so you already know that ;) Makayla does so well at the games. She napped during the first half again … then she joined the rest of the crowd to cheer on Daddy* (she was much happier than she appears in the picture). After the game Daddy ran over for kisses and then headed off to the locker room. Steve had Sunday and today off so we are just relaxing and hanging out in the hotel.

Sorry too to those of you who I have not responded to via email … I really have no time in the computer lab … I wish I did … but I love reading emails so keep ‘em coming … just don’t feel bad if it takes a million years for a response!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Some people couldn't open the pictures, so here they are again!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Pictures, for real this time ...

Yay, the test picture worked. Lucky for you complainers this "computer nerd" is too saavy. I figured out a way around my picture dilema by downloading pix to a site then using html code to image source the pic onto my blog and there ya go! Also, for the confused, I am using my laptop; however, the only internet is in the computer lab and I have to take my laptop down there to plug it in ... I am only allowed in the computer lab when none of the team is in there ... DUH! Maybe the nasty emails can stop now!!!!!!!!!

Picture Test

Okay, so I'm going to try and post this pic using html. If it posts it should be a pic of Makayla on the plane. If this works then I will post others the same way.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Pictures ...

Okay so I have been trying to put up pictures for a half an hour now and it is not working. This ancient German computer sucks!!!!! Have no fear, I have a couple ideas and I am trying my best to get some pix up for all of you.

PLEASE Maryvasi DO NOT post 500 comments about how you need pictures now. I spend more time trying to erase all of those comments out of my email and then that takes away from time I have to work on getting pictures up. I only have about 30 -45 minutes in here every other day so I need to spend it all trying to figure this stuff out and not erasing your bitching and complaining!!!!!!! FAT ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay then, to everyone else, thank you for your patience. I will try again shortly!


Sorry it took so long to finally put up a good post. I actually wrote this first part on Saturday morning and then we left on a small road trip and I didn’t get a chance to post. So pretend it’s Saturday morning when you read this first part …

We left Tuesday (4/10) morning from Orange County and had stops in San Francisco and Chicago before flying to Frankfurt. Makayla did really well all the way through Chicago but the flight over to Frankfurt (about 8 hours) was an eternity. She was a little fussy and didn’t sleep at all. Adjusting to the time difference (9 hours ahead) has been really hard for her so I haven’t slept in days. Boo! Even though she doesn’t have a normal sleep pattern yet, she is very happy when she is awake which is better.
My Grandparents, my Aunt Kelly, and my cousins (Taylor and Bryce), flew over with me. That was a big help in the airport and on the plane. My Grandparents are staying for 3 weeks and everyone else only 10 days. It has made the adjustment a lot easier since Steve is busy with practice and meetings. At least when we got lost on the subway our first day out I wasn’t alone ;)
We got here Wednesday morning and relaxed for a while before we took our first subway ride. We rode downtown for dinner and totally got lost trying to figure out Frankfurt’s subway system … of course, nothing was in English. Makayla was very cranky and only slept for 45 minutes at a time the whole night. There was a lot of crying … from both of us!
Thursday everyone went on a bus and boat tour of the city, but Makayla and I just stayed at the hotel with Daddy and relaxed. Our hotel is really nice. We’re staying at the Golden Tulip in Frankfurt-Offenbach. It’s not “really nice” compared to what we have at home but based on European hotels it’s really nice.
Friday we made a successful subway trip downtown and went to the mall. We were looking for some Galaxy gear. Grandpa bought a hat but the rest of us decided they might have a better selection at the game.
For those of you who know the significance behind 47, you will appreciate this story … The stores at the mall have numbers instead of names to locate them and we walked and walked looking for the Galaxy shop … wouldn’t you know it, it was store 47! Kelly noticed. She was like, “Oh my God, look …” and pointed to the number. So, we took a picture.
We went back to the hotel and later took a taxi to Old Town for dinner. We walked around for a while after looking at all of the shops and we walked so far that we made our way all the way back to a subway station and rode that home. We are going to be pros at using the subway!
Each night Makayla has gotten better. The second night she was up but no crying and last night she actually slept a little more. Today is game day and we are so excited. I will probably not post this until after the game so I can post it all together and not have to write again for a couple days.
The game was fun! Steve did so well, hopefully you all watched. IT was so loud in the arena though because fans here are allowed to have whistles and noise makers and they are crazy!!!! But Makayla did really well with the noise and even took a nap during the game.
Steve had Sunday off so we just hung around and then Monday morning all of us (except Steve) took a road trip. Grandpa rented a brand new Mercedes mini van (I took pix for you Shawna ;)). First, we drove to Fuessen Germany and went to Schloss Neuschwanstien (the castle from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang). A horse drawn carriage took us up to the castle. Then we drove to Austria and went to Innsbruck and Salzburg. Salzburg is where the Sound of Music was filmed so we saw the Von Trap house, the glass house, and a bunch of other stuff. We also took several castle tours before we headed back to Germany. We stopped in Munich and saw the Glockenspiel (basically, the world’s largest coo coo clock) and had dinner at the Hofbrau Haus (the biggest beer hall). On our way home, we blew our back right tire and were stranded in the dark and cold on the side of the autobahn …. It sucked …. But, Grandpa changed the tire and we finished our drive. Of course the tire blew right outside of Frankfurt … we were about 5 miles from the hotel and no one had cell phone service! We made it though! Kelly and the kids leave tomorrow and life should become pretty normal now. Makayla and I are done traveling for a while and are getting comfortable in the hotel. Posting should become much more regular now too. I won’t be able to post everyday because we don’t have the internet but I can use the team’s computer lab when they are at practice. Well, I have you all caught up now. Now it's picture time ...

Thursday, April 12, 2007

We made it!

We're in the computer lab right now just sending a quick blog to let you all know we made it here safely! We are sill working out issues with our computer and internet so no pictures today. Expect a good post, pictures and all, in the next day or two. We miss home already!

Monday, April 09, 2007

Makayla's First Easter!!!!

Well, Makayla feels so much better and ... we leave tomorrow!!!! I'm so excited!!!!! Makayla had her first Easter. We went and saw the Easter bunny, she had her first carousel ride, dyed Easter eggs, found her basket, went to church, and hunted for eggs ... we were very busy. Now, we finished packing and its time for bed. I should be writing again in the next week. Here are some more Easter pix for your viewing pleasure.

Sorry the picture layout is so crazy but I'm exhausted and having issues on the computer. Here is one last pic ...