Thursday, September 24, 2009

2009 09 Aquarium of the Pacific

We joined Catherine and Elizabeth for an adventure to the aquarium in Long Beach. Afterward, we had lunch with Grampop.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

2009 09 First Day of School

Hannah started her third and final year of preschool at Arcadia Friends Community Church Preschool. It is amazing how fast time flies! She has Mrs. Lynn for her teacher. So far this year, she has shown a lot of interest at the art table, but I have seen her head over to the blocks first thing each morning as I drop her off.

Alyssa is going to a preschool Co-op that was started with a group of my mommy friends. Mihret, Christopher, Derek, Elizabeth, Alyssa and Alana all turned 2 within four months of each other and are wonderful playmates. Joining them is Mahalia who will be turning three in November. It is a great group of moms and kiddos and it's a great opportunity to give us moms a break from our kids each Monday (when we're not the teacher for the day!)

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

2009 09 D23 Expo in Anaheim

Ryan planned a weekend getaway to the lovely city of Anaheim, CA where the first D23 Expo was being held. This convention was for Disney enthusiasts. There were exhibitions describing the new attractions at the various theme parks, booths for Disney consumer products with hands on activities (Legos, Crayola, etc.), viewing of archived costumes and props that have been stored away, lectures and seminars, preview screenings, and plenty of free bag give aways. Gramma and Grampop came for the afternoon and dinner at the Rainforest Cafe (a big hit with the girls... and we ended up there for breakfast again the next morning after spending the night in a hotel.)

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Saturday, September 05, 2009

2009 Thousand Trails

For Labor Day weekend, we went camping with "Uncle Ruth and Patrick" as Alyssa calls them at Thousand trails in Idyllwild. The weather was beautiful and the company was awesome. And it didn't hurt to camp in a trailer decked out with tv, kitchen, bathroom and other amenities! The girls had a blast. Hannah caught her first fish that we cooked for dinner. Alyssa's love for horses was renewed and we went to visit them everyday. We look forward to another camping trip with the O'Neills int he future.

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