Monday, May 28, 2007

Strawberry Season

There's nothing like a new package of strawberries to bring smiles to the kiddies.

Hopefully Sammy didn't have too many... wait, is it my imagination or has Sam sprouted up recently?

Whew! He's just on a stepping stool... we like him pint-size for now.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Big Sis, Lil' Bro

Anna says, "Ok Sam, let me tell you about the facts of life..."
Sam thinks, "Wow, her feet are way bigger than mine..."

(5 minutes later...)
Anna states, "So Sammy, that's all there is to it."
Sam ponders, "Hmmm... where's my chocolate milk?"

Friday, May 18, 2007

H&M dress and Big shoes

I picked up this dress for Anna a few weeks ago, at the new H&M store at South Coast, it's a cute print with tiny green apples, the fashionista decided to wear it with jeans.

Sam decided to try on dad's shoes which were coveniently left on the couch. Someday Sam's feet may be bigger than these shoes. Eek.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Breakfast with friends

Hey, if Mari has been blogging daily since arriving in Japan for a busy 3-week trip, then I should be able to blog a little more often, even if the entries are not as glamorous, hee hee...

We had some friends over for breakfast on Saturday, we had so much fun it went through lunchtime as well! Ok Sam, let's be a little more social...

Ok, he's warming up and looking at some photos on Jilly's phone...

Hee hee, that picture was so funny it made my belly tickle!

Jill had these funky glasses in her car, the girls couldn't resist!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mother's Day 2007

It has been a special day, it started off early with gifts, among other things: poems and a candle holder from Anna, a slideshow, an IPod case and jogging accessory from Steve, a video from Yumi (thanks!) and this blouse, not meant for the day but something I admired of Mari's and wore today, handmade by her.

We went to Fashion Island, the original plan being I'd shop a bit, but the best-laid plans involving kids don't always work out the way you envisioned, sometimes it turns out better. Here are the kids and Steve admiring the koi pond. It was nice strolling around outside in the cool sunny weather.

This little guy did let go of dad's hand every so often to dash through the crowds of people with reckless abandon!

Today will end with Thai take-out food. Yum.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Hair and Viewmaster

Sammy got another haircut by Mommy again, the bangs are too short and the sides are poofy, but at least with this baby face and wavy hair he can get away with it, until that day we take him to Fantastic Sam's...

He likes viewmasters now, I think he's checking out Dora here... :)

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Wild Animal Park

On Saturday we went out to the Wild Animal Park. This bird looks like a very unique and somewhat scary pelican...

Sam actually sat in the stroller at times, he loved the bridges and the birds...

Anna couldn't wait to try out her new camera, it's an inexpensive Disney camera from Toys R Us...

Anna took this photo of some tropical birds! Guess she sees mommy taking photos so often and wanted to join in on the fun.

They have a tethered hot-air balloon at the park now, it goes up in the air quite a distance... one day we'll go on it... our favorites during this trip included an elephant show, a butterfly exhibit, and just being in a different environment taking in lots of new sights.