Sunday, January 30, 2011


Kaitlyn the green fairy.

Ava the pink fairy (who is whistling while we took the photo).

First stop, Grandma Kathy and Grandpa Craig's house.

A quick visit to see Great Grandpa Ray... and as you can see Kaitlyn is already into her sack of treats.

...And on to meet up with the crew for a night of trick-or-treating.

Happy Halloween 2010!

The Pumpkin Patch

We were a daring family and ventured out to the pumpkin on a cold and stormy day. We thought it would make for a fun adventure! Well, it turns out Ava does not like to get wet (unless she is taking a bath or swimming) and Kait LOVED every minute of it. Our adventure only lasted a mere 20 minutes at the patch but it was well worth every minute.

Our annual stop for pumpkins...

Ava and Kait trying to move the wheelbarrow.

Trying to find the perfect pumpkins...

And the picture that sums up our trip in a nutshell...

This is what our pumpkins turned into...


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Summer Swim Lessons

Kaitlyn enjoying her parent/tot swim classes with Daddy.

"No mom, I'm not drowning. I just like to hang out where the water is right below my nose and I can barely balance on the toes on my one foot." Everytime Jacobe tried to bring her to swallow water, Kait would scream and would proceed to go back to the "deep end."

The little water bug in action!

I love that Ava is 3 and is now able to participate in group lessons without a parent!

Getting ready to doggy paddle...

Always laughing about something!

Monday, July 5, 2010

...And the party continues...

Party #2! More cake for Kait!

The signature Kaitlyn photo with the big eyes...

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Kaitlyn Turns One!!

We can't believe how quickly this year has gone by! Here is a sneak preview of one of the two parties she had:

Party 1: Oakland Zoo with the Grandparents!

Here is Kait dancing by the boa cage.

Not too sure what to think about the monkeys! They were really freaking her out!

The petting zoo. Her all-time favorite!

Got to love the freshwater otters! So interesting to watch!

Dinner at Grandma Betty and Grandpa Roger's...

Of course a quick game of peek-a-boo with her sister at the table!

CAKE!! Feeding Ava first before....

...enjoying it herself!


Friday, June 11, 2010

When Grandpa and Grandma come to visit....

It's a party!!!

We make homemade pizza from scratch!

Tell silly jokes!

Paint faces!

...And get your nails painted by Ava!!

Another Day at The Boardwalk

It just so happened that The Boardwalk was opened during my Spring Break off from work so I decided to take the girls one morning. Ava is getting so much bigger! She now wants to go on all the rides and was upset when I wouldn't let her go on the Log Ride by herself.

Kaitlyn enjoyed taking it all in from her stroller.

Our Malibu Adventure

Day 1: Started with a L-O-N-G, beautiful hike through Solstice Canyon.

The famous #1!

Beautiful waterfalls we founds along the way to explore and play in.

Uncle Brian got the fun job of carrying Ava in the backpack up and up and up....

Yes, we started our hike way down there at the bottom where you can barely make out the trail!

Everyday we explored the tide pools by Uncle Brian's house. It was awesome!

The start of the grand sand castle!

Uncle Brian pondering if he is going to keep building or if he needs a break in the surf...

The finished castle! Ava was so proud!!

...And Uncle Brian decided he needed a break from us!