Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Trip to CA Nov- 2011

First thing about our trip to CA, was that Kelsi overcame her fear of airplanes. HOORAY! She was great on both legs of our trip. No screaming, no crying and NO throwing up all over Mommy. It was heaven. We arrived on Thursday night and Friday morning we headed to Knotts Berry Farm with the cousins, Aunt Mar & Shays and Grandma and Grandpa Manderino.

Kelsi did pretty good in Camp snoopy. She didn't want to ride the kid roller coasters, but she had fun on the other rides. I WONT mention how long it took me to figure out how to get the kids out of the truck.
Kelsi loved the Mexican Hat Dance. She laughed and laughed the whole time.

Kelsi especially had fun joking around with her cousin Kyle.


Emma is quite the daredevil and John was nice enough to go on most of the rides with her. This one, pictured below, I would never go on. It tips you straight up and then fall face forward and then around and around...I got dizzy just watching them.

See! Totally conquered her fear of flying! She's the pilot!

The next day was John's birthday (you can read about that in the previous post). Sunday we went to church and drove out to Tamar's house for dinner. (Thanks Tamar!)

On Monday, we took Kelsi to Irvine Regional Park and visited the zoo. She brushed a bunch of goats, saw bears, mountain lions, coyotes, lots of snakes and birds.

Then we let her play on one of the playgrounds while John and I enjoyed the 75 degree weather before we had to head to the airport.

Did I mention that we went to In-n-out TWICE while we were there? Yum. AND, I finally converted John. I knew his taste buds would wake up.

Happy Birthday John

John turned the big 37 earlier this month. He celebrated it by continuing "No Shave November". Thankfully, he got lonely enough and it didn't make it the entire month. We spent John's birthday in California visiting my family. The day was spent shopping and eating and exploring his new iphone.

John wanted the below banana split cream pie. Thanks Mom and Shayla for the team effort!

We sure love our John! He is so funny, smart, handsome, he loves to play games with Kelsi when he gets home from work and he works SO hard for us. Love you!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Remainder of October

Kelsi and I took our 3rd annual trip to the farm down the street to feed the animals and pick a pumpkin. We couldn't miss our annual "Sit on a pumpkin" picture.

She loved feeding the chickens, geese, ducks, rabbits, goats, sheep, pigs, dogs, cats and horses.

We let Kelsi decide how to carve our pumpkin this year. She chose the traditional route.

Kelsi dressed up as a bumblebee this year. John and I threw together (literally) a last minute bee keeper costume for our church party.

Here is Kelsi with her best gal pal Jane. They partied hard at their Halloween Preschool Party complete with crafts, games and a yummy lunch.