Monday, May 26, 2008

Fun at Caper Acres

We went to Caper Acres park in Chico on Saturday. It was a cool, windy, drizzly day, but that didn't stop us from having a great time! There were underground tunnels, slides, swings, a sand box, a castle and lots of other things to climb on and through. It didn't take the kids long to pass out in the car when the fun was over!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Jewelry and Tractors

Sam and I went to Target after we dropped Sydney off at preschool yesterday. I found some fun stuff in the dollar section. Sydney got Dora jewelry - stick on earrings, a bracelet, a necklace and rings. She was so excited and was prancing around the house like a princess and looking at herself in the mirror. Sam picked out a tractor and a plastic pig that grunts. They were having lots of fun with their new stuff when Sam came up to Sydney and decided that he wanted her bracelet. He pulled on it so hard that it broke and little pink beads flew all over the room. He ended up with the Dora charm in his hand, which he victoriously held up in the air, shouting, "DORA!" About 10 minutes later, when Sydney finally stopped crying, she agreed to forgive her brother and then quickly asked if we could go shopping for a new bracelet that wouldn't break.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Sydney and Sam were playing in the play room earlier today while I was working in the kitchen. Sydney tends to get rather bossy with her little brother, probably because he is the only person she has found that will do everything she says... Today was no exception! Here is the conversation I heard between the two of them...

Syd: "Sit, Sam, sit!"
Sam: "OK Nyney"
Syd: "Good boy! Now lay down! Come on, lay down!"
Sam: "OK Nyney"
Syd: "Good boy! That's my good little buddy. Now give me that toy. Thank you, Sam."
Sam: "Elcoom" (aka welcome)

Right now, Sam thinks this is a fun will be interesting to hear how the conversation changes as he figures things out...

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Fun in the Sun!

In case you haven't has been REALLY HOT! It has been between 100-102 degrees the past few days, so the kids have been cooling off by playing in their pool and with a giant beach ball sprinkler. Mommy joins in the fun, too...just to supervise, of course! :-)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Circus Came to Town!

We went to Circus Gatti at the Fairgrounds on Tuesday night. The kids had a great time!
We ate lots of popcorn. Sam loved it!
Sydney clapped and cheered throughout the two hours of performances.
Sam got tired of having to stay in one place for so we had to bribe him with a lollipop. It worked! The kids loved the elephants and the horses.

Mother's Day

We had lots of fun on Mother's Day. We had family from both sides come over for a BBQ. Sydney and Sam really enjoyed playing with cousins Roah and Maycie and seeing lots of relatives.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Silly kids

Sydney and Sam had a bath, got their pajamas on and had their nightly snack of Cheerios and milk. Last night, they decided that the recliner would be a fun place to enjoy their snack.They hugged...They kissed...Sam started being silly, trying his best to get the chair all to himself... Sam won...