Archive for October, 2010
Looking for something fun and Halloween-y (ha… weenie!!) to do with your kiddos tomorrow? Look no further! Bring the kiddos to Pretend City in costume (to see the NEW Curious George traveling exhibit), get their teeth checked, take part in fun activities and the first 40 kids who participate get a goodie bag.
Inside the museum you’ll find the Curious George Costume Party, trick-or-treating throughout the “city,” pumpkin decorating in the art studio & Early Literacy Program volunteers will be reading to kids while they wait for their dental screenings.
(The free 10 minute dental screenings run from 10am-12pm, but do not include admission to the museum.)
Saturday at 6:30pm you can enjoy OC Family TV on COX3 with awesome crafts from me!! Yes folks, I’m a cable TV star. Not really. But the crafts I’m sharing are awesome. REALLY!! I’ll post my segment Saturday
A little black felt and orange spray paint can turn anything into a jack-o-lantern!
After the pirate par-tay we hopped on a shuttle to the Tall Ships Festival.
It was our first year and we weren’t disappointed! Eli was in HEAVEN. He got to hold real weapons, meet real redcoats and chat with real pirates. It was a dream come true for the little fellow. We are so blessed to live near Dana Point’s Ocean Institute.
(It still sounds so strange to say “boys.” As in plural. As in I have 2 sons!)
At home Eli got to open his presents. (Since we request “no gifts,” we open ours after the party!) Eli loves cards just like his Daddy. He admires each one and we save them in a basket to read throughout the week. It’s pretty cute… and that means a lot coming from an anti-card-person like myself. This years favorite card was from Yaya and Papu with pop out windows of a pirate ship picture.
We are so proud God chose us to be your Daddy & Mommy! At 4 years old, you continue to grow in physical strength as well as in strength of character. Watching your compassionate spirit is inspiring! Thank you for reminding us of God’s unconditional love and grace daily. You are brave and full of joy. We are so glad you are YOU, and you are OURS!
All our love,
Daddy & Mommy
I haven’t posted about some big events around here: Eli’s bday, Cora’s bday and Cy’s actual birth. It’s one of those things where you want to spend some time on it, so you put it off till you actually have time, but you never have time, so it never gets done. (Does that make sense?) I’m sure that never happens to you but it happens to me daily. REALLY!
So I’m doing it now!
If you’re new around here you may not know that I’m big on matching coordinating the family’s outfits for parties… or anytime we are out together. I’ve even been known to match us to a party theme we are going to… yes I’m that lame.
Boys in aqua. Girls in purple. Kiddos in Eli’s Lids Pirate tees.Everybody knows Eli is obsessed with all things pirate. (Arrgh!) And this year’s Tall Ships Festival in Dana Point was his bday weekend. Some call it coincidence. We call it destiny! (Arrgh!)
We gathered at Thunderbird Park in Dana Point to break some bread, (aka eat cake) then guests had the option to hit up the Festival. (Arrgh!)
You know you have awesome cousins when they come to every kiddo bday party even though they are cool and have better things to be doing on a Saturday afternoon don’t have kiddos. My kiddos adore them and they are cuties to boot… Guess who Cora Jane loves the most? You know that annoying mom who insists on getting every child together for a huge group shot at EVERY gathering???
That’s me. (Arrgh!)
I will admit, it’s kind of a pain… but so worth it later. Who knows, these could be part of a wedding slideshow someday. Not that I’m pro arranged marriages or anything… but I totally am. Not really… really… now you’ll never know!
I mean, look at all the little pirates saying Arrgh… My friends and I are very good at making babies. (Take a look at last year’s group shot) Here are the kiddos who couldn’t sit up for the group shot…
More birthday updates coming next time…