Monday, October 9, 2017

Evan's Field Trip to Tanaka Farms

Today Evan had a school field trip to Tanaka Farms.  I helped drive and chaperone him and a classmate.

We started with a tractor ride around the farm.

Then went to pet the animals (Evan didn't want to go, but followed us in).

He wouldn't touch any of the animals.

Exploring the corn maze.

Climbing on a tractor before lunch.

Hay bales, of course, meant jumping.

The kids all picked their own vegetables (carrots, onions, radishes, and cilantro).

The kids got to pick their own pumpkin, but they had to carry it themselves.

Evan tried rolling his.

It got a little away from him.

Doing some exploring around the pumpkin patch.

More hay jumping before heading back to school.

Evan had a great time.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Three Little Monkeys

While Evan is at school James takes over his bed and plays.

The kids like to play with Steve's old childhood Gameboys.  Sometimes that's all they want to do.  I've had to confiscate them a few times so that now they're only allowed to play them on Saturdays when Steve is around.

Legos and blocks.

We made cinnamon rolls to eat while watching general conference.

Before the afternoon session started they squeezed in a new game: Catan Junior.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Forgotten Bits of Summer

I love to cook meat in the crockpot. 

The kids took swim lessons at LMU College this summer.

After swimming they like to lay on the hot sidewalk.

Reading together.

We always have to make a few batches of sundried tomatoes.

At the Cabrillo Aquarium. 

On the way home we stopped at Alpine village to shop for some delicious German food.

Another outing to the zoo.

Good things my sisters were there... because my kids complained it was too hot to walk after an hour.

Steve was asleep when it was time to go so I took James to my 7:00am Stake meeting.

More reading. Hailey is sitting in a little rocking chair my great grandfather made.

More swimming.

My dad wanted to head to the pier and get fresh fish for lunch. 

We have to be super careful with Evan because he has some seafood allergies. The pediatrician told us to not take him to seafood restaurants because cross contamination can happen so easily.

I wish this happened more often.

And I wish this never ever happens again. Every single egg got cracked!

She tripped running and couldn't walk on her ankle for 2 days.

Finally we took her in and it was just a nasty sprain.

Off to the Children's theater to see Puss in Boots performed. James isn't interested in watching movies, but he liked watching the actors in real life.

We have been eating lots of marinated chicken and salads.