Thursday, December 2, 2010

We've done some celebrating...

First was Lil Sis' 5th birthday. I still can't believe my baby is getting older.

Then we celebrated Thanksgiving. There are so many things I am greatful for, Lil Sis is one of the big ones. It was so fun to see her perform the annual Kindergarten Thanksgiving Play at school. She was a cute fat turkey. She kept messing with her headpiece during the dance.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Apple Farm

My friend organized a fun trip to the Oak Glen Apple Farm last week. The girls had two days off school. We had been to the farm before with our Pre School group. Big Sis and Lil Sis had fun with their friends. Most of the fun was had after our tour at the Colonial Farms pond. They spent a couple hours there. Oooh and we had yummy caramel apples. I was more than happy to finish off the girls!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween Party Weekend

This weekend we made the long haul to Salt Lake City for the famous Day Halloween Party. It did not disappoint. Thank you to our Aunt and Uncle D. Lil Sis went as the Corpse Bride. Big Sis as Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas. I was still sewing her costume on the drive up to Salt Lake! M and I went as Popeye and Olive Oil. M was busy taking photos on his brother's camera that night. I've gotten a hold of some of those photos. Uncle D had a seamstress custom make his Army man costume. He even went so far as to paint himself with Latex paint to really give his costume a professional finish! Amazing. The girl's cousins N and W were cute Batmen. The girls had a ton of fun playing with their cousins on our whirlwind weekend.
Holding a very cool bubble filled with smoke. Awesome party trick!
Proudly showing us her trophy for winning the Best Kids Costume.
I think I would be creeped out by Lil Sis too, if I was baby Peach!
Just a small sample of the amazing decorations!

On the way we stopped at our Aunt and Uncle M's house. We played in the leaves and ate apples straight from the tree for the first time ever. Our Uncle and our cousin the Frog showed us how it was done.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Whole Wheat Bread

On Sunday I attempted to make bread. I had never tried before and I felt like it was about time. Wow, did I bomb it. It was super hard to knead. I thought I might pass out. Husband tried to relieve me, but the dough was tough for him too. So I put it in a bowl to rise. It never happened, it just hardened and looked like a rock. I was furious that I didn't get it right the first time. I can usually get most things to turn out decent on my first try.

The next day I went to the store to buy some ingredients to make the whole wheat bread from the Lion's House cookbook. I also used a different attachment for my mixer. And what do you know it worked. Hurray! Glad I didn't give up. It was super yummy and filing bread. What a big difference between store bought bread and homemade.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

We made pigs of ourselves...

at Farrell's. My dad remembered going to Farrell's as a kid. He and my mom came down to visit a week ago and treated us. The ice cream is by no means amazing, but there is a really fun vibe and atmosphere. The people working there keep up such a high energy and get the crowd into it. They had us all stand up and sing a little song about us being Pigs. Well my dad and I sang. Oma and the girls got a little stage fright I think. I was really surprised that Big Sis didn't have a stomach ache that night.

Beach Camping

Wow a whole month has gone by since Husband had his birthday. For his birthday the past few years he has asked to go camping. This year we did it. We drove up to Carpenteria with our good friends and had a great time, despite the fact that there was no surf and it was cloudy almost all day.
If I pull my sister's hair, I bet she'll look at the camera and smile right?
We did a lot of bike riding. Very fun ride into a very cool beach town.
No vacation is complete without tears right?
Bad hair day, well every day. Need I say more!
The camp host loved these guys. They cleared the sand from the parking spots. She even made them an award for the "camper of the month".

Even the little man was hard at work keeping the campsite clean for the ladies.
Lil Sis really wanted to take Dokka for a ride.
My favorite picture of the kids!