Saturday, October 31, 2009


Our church held its annual fall festival, the gym was decorated with the theme of royalty, to celebrate God the King!

Anna and Gabbi had a lot of fun with the games, including bobbing for donuts!

Sam preferred milking this lollipop and watching the entertainment outside.

Pastor Brian made the rounds as well! We enjoy his Wednesday night Bible studies.

Gabbi and Anna, great pals!

Afterwards we went trick-or-treating in our neighborhood, this house in particular went all out with toys, Anna got a light-up whistle and Sam chose a stuffed butterfly.

We decorated our window as well, Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Sweet Little Tots

This week I was fortunate to see a couple of friends with their little boys. Here is Caroline's little Preston: cute, well-behaved and a good eater too!

Today I met up with Tracey and her super-alert 4 month-old baby Jaxon.

Adorable beyond words!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Kids Close-Up


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Boo at the Zoo

Last weekend we went to the Santa Ana Zoo for their "Boo at the Zoo" event. Anna wore her cat costume and Sam was an owl, with the mask he made at school.

Here are Yumi and my mom posing with Anna!

The zoo was fully decorated to the delight of the kids, and there were lots of treat stops along the way.

We checked out the animal show... we saw a barn owl, a baby opossum, a millipede, and ...

a tarantula... creepy!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Cook's Country Fair

Last Thursday my school held its second annual Country Fair. Here are some of the amazing teachers I work with!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Anna Cat

Last night Anna dressed up for her friend Bella's Halloween party. I love her simple, cute costume.

Ok, where did these girls learn how to pose?

Anna and Maddie enjoy the popcorn and other treats at the party.

Rodrigo looks great as Harry Potter.
This was a super party complete with huge inflatable slide, hot dogs cooking on a roller-grille, and treats galore. Tons of fun!

I love my Anna Cat!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Wild Animal Park

Another photo essay of an outing to an amazing place, the Wild Animal Park in San Diego. We truly enjoy the tram ride and also enjoyed an educational show. Enjoy!

Friday, October 23, 2009

October Random Photos

Gretchen and Anna and Disneyland...

Anna cruising on her bike...

Sam and Dad having a thoughtful moment...

Rob and the family enjoying ramen at Mitsuwa...

and Anna's bumpy choice of a pumpkin, complete with tissue ghost.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cheerleading with Friends

Anna participated in a cheerleading clinic with some of her friends and performed during halftime at a recent football game. We enjoyed watching her cheer and seeing the football players win their game.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Disneyland in October

Disneyland has some wonderful decorations this time of the year.

One day Sam and I went over to the park, he enjoys going on a few rides and then strolling around the park. Sam usually doesn't like his photo taken but I managed to sneak a few shots.

He was so found of these Halloween window displays.

Look Mom, singing jack-o-lanterns!

I like packing some snacks and drinks for Disneyland outings.

Sam is always so responsible about throwing away his trash in the proper place.

I love the entry decor!

It got hot later on, so Sam pulled up his sweats at the end of the day and "made" them into shorts. :)