Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Circus Fun

Yesterday we also had a fun outing with our Opa to Circus Vargas. It was really fun. Big Sis loved the clowns and Lil Sis loved the "ballerinas on the rope". Big Sis was laughing so hard during the clown routine that everyone around us would start to laugh. That girl has the craziest sense of humor. I thought the trapeze routine was pretty crazy.

We even got in on the act. Check out our balancing skills. I think our family is ready to join the circus.

And what would the circus be without a little cotton candy...

Strawberry Fields Forever

Let me take you down where we've been going to...

Tanaka Farms. We went on a strawberry tour yesterday. I'm so proud of my girls. They tried every vegetable, sugar snap peas, sweet maui onion, broccoli, red leaf lettuce and their favorite, carrots. Lil Sis did not like the onion, it had a really strong kick at the end. I still feel like my breath is toxic from it. Then we got to eat as many strawberries as their little hearts desired in the fields. When it was time to get back on the tractor Lil Sis kept telling me, "but I'm hungry mom." At the end we got to take home 2lbs. of the yummiest strawberries. Lil Sis held onto her for dear life.

GNO Extended Version

I had a great weekend with my friends. Thanks to DH who took the kiddos so that I could play with my friends. I don't have any of the incriminating photos (i.e. skidding across the floor in socks and mountains of junk food), but I do have this lovely picture of us at El Torito. Since my Girls Night Out I feel like I have been running non stop. So keep tuned I've got more posts coming.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Hot weekend...

It was so warm this weekend. On Friday, DH treated me to a day at the beach. I haven't been surfing in ages. We loaded up the car and had a picnic and relaxed in the sun. While I surfed the girls made castles with their dad.

DH in his mid-day beach attire. His sensitive skin is so easily prone to burning. On vacation in Mexico a few years ago some local surfers dubbed him Casper. We had a good laugh with our friends. I still tease him, but I'm glad he takes it seriously and stays cancer free.

I know... look at that face. It's been a long time since I've surfed. I was wiped out.

On Saturday my sis-in-law had her birthday. We spent the morning and afternoon together going on a bike ride. It was a blast. The ride home was so hot and seemed to take so much longer than the ride to lunch. Poor DH got blasted with incredible winds carrying his worst nightmare, DUST. His poor allergies. His eyes got super red and were just streaming with tears.

Lunch was great. We tried a new place called Sugarcane's in Chino. It had awesome Cuban food. A definite repeat.

Thanks for having a birthday so we could celebrate with you!

Big Sis found the bike of her dreams at a local bike shop. With a price tag of only $159.99! Does that seem like a lot for a kids bike? My brother and I remember riding bikes from Wal Mart, you know Huffys. I doubt they cost that much. She kept talking/begging for the bike the whole weekend. DH said that we would shop around to see if there was anything else that she might perhaps like as much and if we couldn't find anything else we would go back. I'm hoping/praying we find an alternative.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Today's Adventures

I can't get the girls to stop picking my mom's flowers. aarghhhhh....

Big Sis loves this bike. Her balance is getting really good. I think its time for a new bike with pedals. And she is starting to look a little to big for it.

Lil Sis loves to have "pock-si-cles". The mess she makes is unbelievable.

Oops we got some on our favorite shirt.

My very cleanly eater!

Reading (A lot)

It feels like it has been a long time since I last posted. I have been reading a lot lately. At night it is really hard for me to fall asleep sometimes so I read until I can crash. In the last week I read, Sophie Kinsella's Remember Me?, Nicholas Sparks' True Believer, and Elizabeth Berg's Dream When You're Feeling Blue. Boy looking at that list makes me think that maybe I suffer from insomnia! I really liked the book by Berg. It was all about 3 sisters in a large family during WWII. I love that era (the fashion especially) and am so impressed by the people of that time. Nicholas Sparks book was only $6.95 at Barnes and Noble so I picked it up. It wasn't my favorite. I like the Shopaholic Series by Kinsella and Remember Me? didn't disappoint, but again it wasn't a favorite/must read.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Happy Birthday to my Dad!!!

Just wanted to send some birthday love to my dad. I love this man and so do my kids. Thank you for being such an amazing/fun/caring/involved Dad and Opa. We love you.

Here is a collection of photos of my dad. Enjoy.