Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Naomi's brother and nephews visit from PA

We had a whirlwind visit from a few of our Pennsylvania clan this weekend. They packed in a tour at Warner Bros Studios, Hollywood (Ryan's work, The Dark Knight vehicles at the Arc Light, the walk of Stars, Chinese Theater and the Hollywood sign), Santa Monica Pier and the beach, a Dodgers game, Universal City Walk, church, lunch at In-N-Out, and the Dallas Cowboys Summer Training Camp in Oxnard all in three days! Hannah and Alyssa loved seeing their cousins. After they left, Hannah asked if mommy could teach her to play the game that her cousins were playing in the backyard. They were playing baseball with a small plastic ball and empty paper towel rolls any downtime they had. Hannah is already looking forward to their next "sleep over" at her house!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

2008-7 Leonis Adobe Museum

We went to the Leonis Adobe Museum in Calabasas today. It's a historical site where you can experience California ranch life of the 1800s. Hannah and Alyssa enjoyed spending the morning with their friends, Ava and Olivia Kappelman. The weather was perfect for a relaxing time roaming the ranch.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Alyssa's First Birthday Party

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Alyssa's Birthday Party Pictures Album 2

If you didn't get enough the first time, here are a few more!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Alyssa's First Birthday - Disneyland

For Alyssa's first birthday we spent the day at Disneyland. She had so much fun as did her sister. She really enjoyed the the Pooh ride, carousel (very excited about the horses!), and Buzz Lightyear, but wasn't so sure about Pirates. Hannah talked about riding Pirates of the Carribean with much excitement, but covered her eyes up for the beginning of the ride again! Hannah's biggest thrill was seeing the Princess for the first time... and riding the roller coaster in Toon Town. Alyssa got a big birthday kiss from Minnie Mouse too!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Hannah Selected as Reader of the Week

Hannah is the featured "Reader of the Week" next week for the Summer Reading Club at the Monrovia Library. Although she was selected randomly from all participants we are so proud of her! In her interview she was asked to provide interesting facts about herself... her favorite thing to do is to play with her baby sister, her favorite movie is Ariel, her favorite thing to eat is peanut butter and jelly and also bean and cheese burritos, her favorite book is A Bargain for Francis, and her best friend is Ariel (from the movie). To know Hannah is to know how much she loves books. This honor suits her well!

Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy Independence Day!

We had a laid back day... went to a church pool party, then onto fireworks in downtown Monrovia with our friends, the Virzi's. Hannah loved the fireworks, until we were home and one went off. Startled, she said, "I don't want to see fireworks ever again!" Alyssa enjoyed her first fireworks show, too.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008