Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Pirate Girls

After school and after homework my girls really wanted to watch Pirates of the Caribbean. I agreed and they all ran upstairs. When they came back down they were all dressed up in their pirate costumes ready to start the movie. They had asked for Cheetos as their snack for the movie. It was pretty funny seeing them all dressed up and into the movie. Silly girls.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

My Spring Flowers

At my old house we had a lovely spring surprise when the tulips and daffodils would pop up out of the ground and splash color in the front of our house. I loved it and wanted the same thing at our new home. It took 3 yrs but I finally planted some bulbs this year and this is what I got...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Day at the Zoo

I decided I would talk the girls on their day off to the Oakland Zoo. Their aunt Rachel and their cousins Logan and Kelsie also joined us. It is always fun when we go together. We saw lots of animals that were out and about because of the nice weather. Logan was sad when the giraffes were not allowed out because they were remodeling their home. He did like the giant alligator skeleton. Ashlyn enjoyed talking about all the animals as we passed them.The kids love to play on all the different play areas that the zoo has. That is probably their favorite thing to do at the zoo. It was another great day at the zoo.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Day5: Coming Home

Today we cleaned out our little cabin and packed our truck up. We did not hurry home, but made our way slowly down HWY 101 towards home. We had a great time this week and can't wait to do it again. Here are some outtakes from some of the days we tried to take pictures. Once we got home we unpacked and went to the movies to see "A Diary of a Wimpy Kid". It was a pretty funny movie.It was a great way to end our week.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Day4: Beach Hopping

On our last full day camping we wanted it to be relaxing and stay close to our camp area. So we decided to go to Manchester beach this morning and play. We flew kites including Aubrey's Tinker Bell and Noah's trick kite. We built sand castles, driftwood forts,and enjoyed exploring the quiet beach. Where we found a lady bug in the sand and the Snowy Plover Birds. The landscape of the beach has changed since October, but it still is nice. We had a nice BBQ at the beach for lunch and soon after left for Greenwood State Beach.
This has become mine and Noah's favorite of all the beaches in the area. Just the view from the top of the bluff is amazing. As we walked down the beach we saw so many colorful flowers blooming. Once we got on the beach it is always a blast to go exploring. This time we found lots and lots of giant starfish. The only problem was they had gotten thrown onto the shore and were drying out and dying. They girls wanted to save them all, but they were to squishy to grab. So we left them sad about their fate. It is not a huge beach but it full of surprizes. One fun surprize were the deer tracks we found right in the sand next to the ocean. Our biggest surprize was that there was a very very deep stream running through one end of the beach. Last time we were able to explore the cave on this side. Not this time it was much to deep, swift, and colliding with the ocean.We decided it was safer to not cross and watched as the different sea birds enjoyed that side. The girls did enjoy throwing rocks in the stream. As we started to go in the other directon it was fun to see all the driftwood and giant redwoods on shore. We even found giant log sticking up and out of the sand. One was so long it fit all of us for a photo moment. At the other end we found an old tractor and more beautiful beach. This is why this beach is our favorite. There is always something to explore, it is never the same, no one is ever there and it is breathtaking.