Sunday, June 24, 2012

Happy Birthday B!

B turned 27 recently.  Here she is with her birthday "cake" and presents.  Happy Birthday!
She decided that her birthday present would be a trip to LA's Chamber Fest.  There was a bubble pit.


SM wandered around outside the pit, but had a good time too!



Thanks for taking us to the bubble pit on your birthday Mom!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Los Golodrinas

The Saturday prior to B's 27th birthday, we went to a living history museum in Santa Fe.  It is enclosed within a functioning ranch - El Rancho de Las Golodrinas - The Ranch of the Swallows.
We saw a sheep getting sheared!  The whole coat comes off in one piece - who knew?
We got to sit in an 1890s classroom...
We ground our own corn meal...
And then turned them into tortillas...

SM started off awake...


But ended up asleep...
Too bad...she missed the corn husk doll activity...
We had a great time and we even saw a nest of newly born swallows - how appropo.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Breaking News! SM speaks!

M's first word was banana.  JC's first words were Mama and Dada.  We all wondered what SM's first word would be.  And the answer is....

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

M's Spring Dance Recital

M recently had her spring dance recital.  Her closet is now reaching it's maximum level of fluffy dresses, even when she is wearing this one...
Video of her performance (most of it, that is) follows...
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Of course, the kids' least favorite part is the trip to Sonic afterwards...
Don't let JC and SM's face fool you.  They are just too focused on consumption, right now to smile!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

M Finishes Kindergarten - Awarded a Kinderegg

I, M, am no longer a Kindergartener.  I am a first grader.  My dad says he doesn't remember his Kindergarten teacher's name.  That made me sad - would I remember anything from Kindergarten?  Maybe my dad was wrong, because I am pretty sure his Kindergarten graduation did not consist of this...
 Am I going to run into that?  You betcha!
I got to ride like the wind!
Maybe I will remember my Kindergarten teacher after all!
Thanks Mrs. S and thanks firefighters!