Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pumpkin Patch and Pre-Halloween

Half Moon Bay must have some of the prettiest pumpkin patches in America. We love going to this one there that has hayrides, pony rides, petting zoo, you name it, they probably have it and they really put you in the spirit of Halloween and Fall with their decor.

It was very sunny as you can tell. Half Moon Bay is known to be foggy most of the year so it was a pleasant surprise to have clear skies while we were there.

Jillian loved her pony ride...

While Aaron took Jill to some jumpy houses, I walked around with Kiera snapping photos of her all over...

They loved riding back to the car in the wheel barrel with all of there good finds...

Look how pretty the walk way is...

We love our sweet Max. He is now about 6 years old. He is so perfect with the kids.

The other night I put them in some costumes and they danced around the living room. Kiera loves to twirl every chance she gets. Look at those teeth!

Ariel is who Jillian has chosen to be this year and today we went down to Rodeo Drive (J/K but very similar feel) to go trick or treating at the shops. It was so fun. We went last year and loved it so we went again this year. She loves wearing her wig. When I explained to her that I got her a wig she said, "Ok, take this hair out and put on the new hair." I love her!

Watch out! There's a scary pirate coming through!

She has it down this year, she knows exactly where to go to get the candy! Look at her on a mission!

Even Max went in his jailbird costume. This is my world when daddy is at work, these sweet three:)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

kiera turned 1!

Kiera turned one on August 26th. We invited some of her cousins over for cake and icecream that evening.

"yum, this was tasty, how can I get my mom to give me more"

We had a birthday party on Sept. 3rd in a park. She was a happy little camper that day!

So was Jillie!

Smiley girl

We all took a train ride around the park.

Then we rode the carousel. It was a great day with Family and Friends!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Summer Days are here!

Here's an update of our two crazy kids... They both love to play with each other in the crib.

Happy 4th of July. we went to the Berkley Marina where they had lots of stuff for kids to do on the 4th.

Can you see Jill and Aaron way in the back of the train?

Having a pony ride on a pony named Snickers.

Now here we are in the city. We walked up from the Embarcadaro to Nob Hill near Grace Cathedral. Its crazy up hill before I took this picture (here we are at the top)and Aaron ended up walking alot of it like this. At the top across from the cathedral is a park where everyone lets there dogs off the leash and play around.

They have a playground at the park too. They love swinging together.

Here we are just before swimming with cousins in San Jose

Here's Jillie and her cousin Gabriela running around by the pool.

Here they are again resting by the pool.

We went to Carmel yesterday to walk around. We love it down there. Here's Aaron with both girls again.

Can I have this door and Ivy?

Look at these sweet three

Yes, finally one with all of us, even Max.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Its been awhile...

We went to the aquarium awhile back and Jill found a nice little cave to watch the sea turtles.

They love taking baths together!

Little Audrey and Little Kiera! They are 4 months apart.

My nephew Beau and his baby sister Audrey. He's a sweet brother to all 5 of his sisters!

It snowed while we were out in Utah last month for my nieces baptism and my other nieces blessing. Jillian was in heaven while I think everyone else was sick of the snow. So we built a snowman, which she called a snowbear.

I got to hang with my good friend Mia. She lives right by the Temple in Salt Lake. We walked to a Jazz game and I snapped this on our way there. To bad I didn't get one of us together.

Livia and I while waiting for everyone to get done getting their eyes checked by Jesse, my uncle.

My mom and happy Kiera in the waiting room at the eye clinic.

funny Jillie and Sadie in the waiting room also. They are nine months apart and play so well together. Its fun to watch them play and talk to each other. Jillian still talks about Sadie everyday.

In my parents backyard one sunny day in April. More updates to come.....

Monday, February 28, 2011

Children Quotes I love

"You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance."
-Franklin P. Jones

"I brought children into this dark world because it needed the light that only a child can bring."
-Liz Armbruster

"Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man."
-Rabindranath Tagore

"You are worried about seeing him spend his early years in doing nothing. What! Is it nothing to be happy? Nothing to skip, play, and run around all day long? Never in his life will he be so busy again."
-Jean Jacques Rousseau, Emile, 1762

"While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about."
- Angela Schwindt

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Haircut, School bus, and Snow

I decided to go short again. I was growing it out, but I never styled it when it was long. This is much easier and styles it self. Kiera likes short hair too:)

About a month ago Jillian was able to go inside a school bus! I believe this was her favorite event yet. She always wants to ride a school bus. We just happened to have one pull right up to us when we got out of our car to go to a cute place called Happy Hollow for kids where they have zoo animals, petting zoo, and rides for kids. The driver was waiting for some the kids so it was empty. I decided to ask the man if Jillian could go inside. Well he let her but wasn't too enthused about it. so I quickly took a picture and then told Jillian we had to go to the park. She didn't want to leave. She would of rather stayed on the bus then go on rides and see animals.

It snowed up the mountain about a 30 minute drive from our house last weekend. Aaron was out of town but I decided to take the kids anyway since Jillian has never seen snow. She had so much fun walking and playing in it.

Look at that grin!!!

It was so much fun that I told Aaron we should go back up there when he got back. So we went up there yesterday. Alot of the snow was gone but we still found some patches to play in. I think this is my favorite picture of them so far!!!