Monday, December 1, 2014

Happy 2nd Birthday Sugar Bear

Happy birthday to our sweet Sugar Bear! We all adore you and can't imagine life without you. You have made these past two years so full of joy and laughter. You keep us on our toes and keep us giggling.  For the most part, except for your occasional toddler tantrum, you have an easy-going, go-with-the-flow personality.  You're eager to get the day started, happy to take a nap with Baba (your lovey) and ready to tackle what our busy afternoons have in store for you and your sisters.

We had planned to have a big Dora bash at the park, but the weather didn't cooperate.  We made a game-time decision to keep it simple at home.  And you were perfectly content with that.

These girls love their baby sister so much.

Oh my goodness!  You all are singing to ME?

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Halloween to Remember

Halloween was a very long and sugar-coated day that began the night before with some pumpkin carving action.

We opted to only carve one this year.  We chose to do a Gospel Pumpkin as seen here at one of my favorite blog,  Happy Home Fairy.

Ready for school!

The day began with the all-school Halloween parade.

Let's keep the fun going with their class parties.

Bring on the Halloween bingo!

And bring on the sugar!

Finally, Sugar Bear gets to join in the fun, as Belle.

Our three princesses, Merida, Belle, and Elsa.

She was so excited to wear dangly earrings!

She was so excited to wear a fancy dress. I'm just happy she wanted to wear it.  

She was so excited to trick-or-treat!

Before trick-or-treating we crossed the street to partake in yet more festivities.

Another Elsa.  Let's see how many more we can count tonight.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Hello Wine Country!

Mark's birthday wish was to spend some time in Napa. His wish came true! The weather was perfect, the views were spectacular and the company was so much fun!
Hello San Francisco!

Being tourists

One of our favorite stops for lunch.

This is where we met up after his bike ride through the hills of the wine country

"Where shall we start?"

A yummy but spontaneous first stop at Geyser Peak

Loved our accommodations!

Our cozy cottage

After a great workout, we needed some Bouchon goodness!

Eeeeee!  Our morning goodie basket arrived!

Ready to stock up for our picnic lunch

First stop....Cakebread!

"Do you think this one will fit in my suitcase?"

"Where to next?"

Enjoying a picnic lunch at Louis M. Martini

An incredible view from Viader

Touring the estate at Stags' Leap

Taking a break at Pine Ridge

Learning about the vines...but ready for a nap.

One more tour through the Pine Ridge caves

Saturday, November 1, 2014

First Fieldtrip

These cute kindergartners took their first field trip of the year to Devine Acres. It was a perfect fall day to explore this farm and learn more about animal farming as well as Christmas tree and pumpkin farming. The pumpkin painting and hay ride were fun. The maze and gemstone mining were great fun too! But I must say, they were just as excited, if not more, to ride the bus to and from the farm. Thankfully, parents were not allowed to ride...phew!