Sunday, October 25, 2009

A Day With Our Cousins

Normally I only get to see my cousin Julie and her family on holidays or other major family events.  This weekend though they made the trip up from the Bay Area to spend the day with us.  It was so great to see them and get a chance to talk to them for more then the typical five minutes at the family gatherings before we are off chasing our kids or trying to make all the rounds of saying hello to everyone.

We had a nice day at the park on the swings, running around like monsters, flying kites, hunting for bugs, spinning so much the kids were falling over, and then we headed to frozen yogurt!  Where I learned that cute little Riley is so picky about food that he doesn't even like ice cream because it is cold!  He is a very picky eater but at least the foods he will eat are fairly healthy because I know ice cream would be on my list of foods I enjoy if I were to only pick five things to eat! ;)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Field Trip!

Regan had her very first field trip!  Her first field trip took her to Bishop's Pumpkin Patch.  This is the cutest pumpkin patch I have ever seen.  There is so much to do and good food too!

First we rode the train...

Then we took a hay ride out to pick our pumpkins...

Regan and her friend Carson searched and searched until the perfect pumpkins were found...

Then the kids found a bug and had to share it with their teachers...

Here is the Pumpkin Regan found, she was so proud! :)

Next we were off to the pig races where our pig Sponge Pig Square Pants won!

It was a great day.  I loved seeing Regan play with all her new school friends and who doesn't love the pumpkin patch?

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Apple Hill

Fall is here and the Halloween activities begin. One of my favorites is Apple Hill. This cute little area of apple farms has great activities for the kids crafts, pony rides, apple picking, pumpkin patches all sorts of good stuff. To be honest I am not so sure I would enjoy it without the kids although there are a few wineries so the places we pick to stop at would probably just be different.

On this trip we met two very nice families that were new to the area. They are military families so one of the wives told me she is always new tho the area! It is a very different way of life. And although it sounds appealing to get the chance to live in so many parts of the country I began to see how hard it can be on families. She was very supportive of her husband but was pretty honest on how hard it is to always be making new friends and getting to know new areas. I always bug David to move. I look up jobs and homes in other states, being from California and buying a home at the worst time possible I have developed a hobby of looking at homes in other areas and saying "holy crap! Look what we can afford here!" However my sweet husband listens to me and then goes about his day with no intentions of taking me up on any of my finds. And thank goodness he hasn't or I might have us moving more then military families have to!

Anyway back to Apple Hill at our first stop Regan got to ride a pony. She waited patiently to pay for her turn which she waited extra long for so she could ride the "big pony." We found out the pony's name was peaches.  We also had to check out all the pumpkins, which I think is one of Regan's favorite things activities, she just loves pumpkins!

Our next stop was our favorite it is number 22 on the Apple Hill map but I can't remember the name! This place had a maze, animals, a pie shop with caramel apples, caramel marshmallows, tasty apple pie and lots of other items with about 5 cups of sugar!

Monday, October 5, 2009

A Day For Taylor

We walked for Taylor! It was a beautiful day to be out and walking and it was nice to see so many people come together for this walk. Taylor is a very loved little girl. Thank you again for the donations to the walk!


Things I've Learned From Regan

  • The altitude is in the mountains
  • Nothing is as fun as water!
  • ...David is HER daddy.