Friday, April 16, 2010

Celebrity Sighting

Guess who we saw last week?

This guy.
(photo captured by Lil Sis)

Apparently he vacations in Carlsbad, CA. He was literally bombarded with kids and adults each time we saw him. Super cute thing was that he kept little candy canes in his pockets to hand out.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Big Sis: Your not the boss of me.
Lil Sis: I know, I'm just telling you!

Patters to the side of my bed in the middle of the night.
Lil Sis: I can't sleep.
Mom: What's wrong?
Lil Sis: Big Sis is "a-noise-zing" me
(Big Sis was sick and coughing all night)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

For Sale

Big Sis decided to start a business. She wrote two books, bound them, and created a for sale sign. They were placed out front by the mail box in hopes of a passerby purchasing the riveting tomes.

More are in the works. Dad told her to write something for Grandpa Robins, because he loves to read. She replied, "Yeah Dad, he can buy one from me!"

(Ssh can you keep a secret? . . . . Dad is now the proud owner of the two orignals.)

We need to return the lovely hat to our friend and neighbor!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Fields of Flowers

Last week during spring break we took a trip with some friends to the Armstrong Garden's Flower Fields in Carlsbad, CA. It was beautiful. The weather was perfect. But, I don't think I can handle going again. I definitely have allergies. I felt it coming on in the sweet pea maze. The fragrance in the maze was overwelming. I could feel my sinus headache coming on. I tried a sinus rinse when I got home, but it was too late the damage was done. Let's hope this sinus headache doesn't last two weeks like the last one. My left eye ended up swollen, red , and with massive amounts of discharge. Not fun.

Making faces with their friend.
They love their little friend.

Easter has come and gone...

These two move so fast. It was hard to get them to stand still for photographs this year. We seem to be a little more lax about documenting the moments lately. But here they are enjoying Easter. We spent the afternoon at Great Grandma and Grandpa Tolman's. There was even an earthquake that day. Half of us felt it and half of us didn't. I didn't.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Getting Dirty

Saturday I ran in the Irvine Lake Mud Run with some friends from Irvine. It was a lot of fun and much different than I expected. For some reason I thought there would be more running. There was running, but that part was easy. The mud pits were the challenging obstacles. I think I could do much better the next time around now that I know what to expect. I kept getting held up by people in front of me and the slower I went through the mud the more my feet seemed to want to stay put. Next time I'm going to charge through and pass more people slowing me down. And I definitely did not pick the right bra! Sorry to all of you who witnessed my embarrassing display.

The girls ran the kids mud run. Big Sis loved it. She said she wanted to race with Lil Sis and I, but I could tell she was itching to break free of us. She would run ahead passing up kids and realize that she had left us behind, so she would stop and wait. Lil Sis was doing great up until the mud pit. Once she got her feet in the mud the complaints started. "I don't want to do this". After some encouragement she kept moving. It didn't help that she got mud splashed in her face. Big Sis charged through with a smile on the whole time. We crossed the finish line. One girl in tears, the other grinning from ear to ear. Now that the event is over Lil Sis is talking about doing it again. Like today! I think she realizes now that the mud washes out. Their favorite part was the car wash bubbles.

Before the race.
Our cheering section!
Proof we did it!
Happy to start our race.
Charging forward.
Getting mud in her eye.
Grumpy and Happy and the "Meanest Mom"

Still at it.
Pretty upset about her legs, shoes, and that her unmentionables were dirty.

Happy racer.
Her favorite part of the race.
A Bubble Oompa Loompa.
We had a ton of pebbles in our shoes.
I do have a heart after all. I carried her up the hill.
Happy and ready to try again.