Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Our brush with celebrity

On my brother-in-law's blog (tylerinla.blogspot.com) he keeps a running list of celebrities he brushes shoulders with while living in LA. Typically this is not an issue for us but while touring the Warner Brother's lot while on vacation, I did happen to see two stars who I am very familiar with. One is John Stamos of Full House and more recent, ER fame. I and my mother-in-law are huge ER fans so this was a BIG DEAL! He was extremely nice and immediately came over to shake Kerwin's hand and to talk with him. He asked if we wanted to take a picture and he didn't really have to twist our arm too much before we agreed. Then after that excitement who should drive by but Kelsey Grammer of Cheers and Frasier. He was shooting a WWII movie on the lot and i was definitely not given permission to take pictures of him. There are very particular about what you can and cannot take photos of at the Warner Brothers lot. They actually lock you camera up while you are riding the little cart so you can't take pictures of anything unauthorized. That's why Mike's dad had to go sprinting back to the cart to retrieve the cameras so we could get the picture with Stamos. Anyway, the WB tour was great, I recommend it. Our guide was Tanya from Australia. She was cute and fun. Oh, and I we also toured this museum on site that has a whole floor dedicated to Harry Potter. It had lots of props from the movies. I'm a fan of the books so that was fun for me.

Pictures from WB...

This is were the monkey "Marcel" on Friends shoots his movie with Jean Claude VanDamme

This is the barber shop from Adam Sandler's upcoming movie. The premise sounds ridiculous like all of his movie's I guess. I'm actally a bit of a fan.

Us and John.

Us on the Friends couch.

This is Luke's diner from Gilmore Girls, another one of my all time favorites. FYI - When this picture was taken, Kelsey Grammer had just driven by dressed as Patton. Ha!

More pictures from Cali

Santa Monica Pier

Playing "Chicken" with the waves

Kerwin being Kerwin

Driving the cars at Disney...very serious business

The obligatory Mickey picture

More Disney...

Success at Last!

I tried for a long time to get vacation pictures and video up but it just wasn't working with our computer. So I got frustrated and just stopped trying altogether. But Mike assured me that things were working better now. And it appears he is right. This is a video of Kerwin on the kiddie roller coaster at Disney. I think it speaks for itself. The rest of the day was a blast as well. Uncle Tyler got to come with us and everyone had a great time. Kerwin was so well behaved. I was reminded of this as I watched a 10 year old through the biggest tantrum I have ever seen in the middle of the park. The child just laid down on the sidewalk and cried and screamed and kicked. Anyway, Kerwin walked around the entire park all day long and didn't get tired till it was just about time to go. We also got to go to the front of the line because Kerwin was on his walker. All the Disney folks were so nice. I give them major props. It was almost magical. I have to admit I got a little sentimental as I stood there in the dark, holding my son, in Disneyland, with Tinkerbell and fireworks flying over out heads, Cinderella' castle in front of us, piped Disney music in my ears, and the narrator talking about how are dreams come true. I don't know about dreams, but our God is Truth! I am still amazed on a near daily basis how He has brought our family together. He is good all the time!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

First Day of Vacation

I've been trying to update the blog for days here but our internet connection has been spotty. It seems to be working really well right now so I'll try to post quickly. In the morning, Mike and I went to a taping of the Price is Right. We waited a long time outside in the cold (yes it was cold and I was way under prepared for it). We got there around 8:30 for a 1:15 taping. It was fun and possibly worth the wait just to be there and say we did it. We didn't get picked to be on the show. We decided you had to be either crazy, old, or in the military to have a really chance of getting on the show. Plus being in a really large group and being one of the above really helps your chances. There is a lot more I could write about the experience but it would go on forever. If there's anything particular anyone wants to know just let me know. Mike's parents and Kerwin went out for breakfast,to a museum and then down to the Graman's Chinese Theater. Then they came and picked us up. We went out for a late lunch/early supper, made a quick stop off at our hotel and then went out to see a Dodgers game. Kerwin had a blast at the game. He got a new pair of sunglasses and a baseball. We split a Dodger Dog and talked a lot about the game. I think Kerwin is starting to get a feel for the rules of baseball. We headed back to the hotel exhausted and fell into bed.

Here are some pictures from Tuesday. The first is of Kerwin's injury. He fell here in the hotel room and took a big chunk out of the inside of his cheek. So our first vacation picture is of his boo boo. The rest are from the baseball game. Enjoy!