Friday, April 30, 2010


We met up with my friend Tracey and her adorable son Jaxon at California Adventure. They just bought passes, yea! Jaxon is an active boy who like the fastest rides he can get on, anything too slow (i.e. Small World) makes him rock back and forth, as if to speed up the ride! He will be turning one very soon. Great seeing you two!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Snow Cone and Big Stick

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Jump-Roping Annie

Monday, April 26, 2010

Long Beach Part 2

After the aquarium we took a stroll along the boardwalk, and walked up a grassy hill to a lighthouse. We also found a little pier from which we had a great view of the Queen Mary. It felt quite magical out there.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Long Beach, Part 1

Last month we went to the Long Beach Aquarium and the kids enjoyed looking at the sea creatures and naming as many of them as they could. We especially enjoyed seeing the octopus emerge from his rocky hiding place and stretch out its body.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Flower Jumpers

Friday, April 23, 2010

Flower Fields in Carlsbad

Pictures speak louder than words here, enjoy!

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Our local zoo just got a couple of anteaters! According to a zoo employee, the United States has around 100 anteaters in captivity, and Santa Ana now has two of them. Last weekend, zoo members had a sneak peak. Of the two anteaters, the female seems to be the outdoorsy, explorer type, and the male stayed indoors. We had so much fun watching the female one. Afterwards we enjoyed a free hot dog bbq, we indulged and had fun!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Pretty Anna

Here's Anna in her Easter outfit...

and a spring dress.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Mile Square Park

It's nice to have Mile Square Park nearby. It's fun to jog around, and in the interior there are some pretty areas to admire.

Hark, what do the kids see?

Some ducks with unusual coloring, Sam will have to do some research in one of his animal encyclopedias to figure out the name of this one.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Steve's 40th, Part 2

So... what did we pitch in for, that procrastinator-Mina ordered a bit late, for which Anna made an impactful poster? An IPad! (Now in Steve's possession.)

Still, we couldn't help but take a look at Julia some more...

And admire the fruit basket...

Happy birthday to Steve with some tasty birthday cookies! Yeah!