Thursday, October 31, 2013

Cowboy & His Horse

 My sister and I couldn't wait to dress up and participate in all the festivities today.
 While I was at pre-school this morning, Karen went trick-or-treating at a senior center in Irvine like we did last year.
 She loved giving high-fives to many of the residents.
 She came home with a full bag of treats.
 Karen also participated in some craft activities on the patio of the senior center.
 Then my parents and sister came to watch my pre-school Halloween parade.
 I loved waving to the audience!
 In conclusion, we sang three songs (with hand motions) on stage for the parents.
Olivia (a pre-school classmate) was also in Western attire.
 And for those of you wondering if I ever tried to ride the horse...yes, I made several attempts all over the house. We had a blast!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Pumpkin Carving

 We carved two pumpkins and baked some seasoned pumpkin seeds this weekend.
 Papa had amazing concentration...even with me hanging from his back for much of the carving.
 It was a lot of work cleaning out the pumpkins.
 Karen helped mama sort seeds to be baked in the oven.
 I made sure there was nothing left inside.

 The pumpkins looked good by our front door.
 We tried some candles inside the pumpkins at night.

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

 I had so much fun helping my mom make (and decorate) pumpkin cookies for friends and family this week (while Karen was taking a nap).
 Cookie cut out.
 Uniquely decorating each cookie with frosting, sprinkles, and candy.
 Selecting my favorite cookie.
 Admiring the whole tray of pumpkin cookies. .
Sampling a cookie before giving some away!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Hidden Stickers

A few nights ago we discovered Karen had hidden some stickers under her shirt for part of the day. Her secret was revealed on her tummy before bath time!

Firefighting Legos Completed!

I was so excited (and proud) when Papa and I recently finished this really cool firefighting Lego set. It's taken many hours and lots of patience. The fire station, ambulance, helicopter, hook and ladder truck, and equipment truck are all made out of small Lego pieces. I've shown two of my vehicles at pre school during show & tell.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch

 We loved exploring the hay maze.

 We took a few rides through the farm on the trailer pulled by this John Deere tractor.

 We also had a blast trying to navigate our way through a corn maze.

 We took our time looking for the perfect pumpkin.

 We successfully climbed up the big Pile of Pumpkins.

Have a great rest of October!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Papa's Birthday at the Zoo

We had a really special time as a family celebrating Papa's birthday today. A highlight was visiting the San Diego Zoo.
 During one of the shows, Dr. Zoolittle showed us a big bug. My sister didn't seem scared at all.
 Up close picture.
 Unique type of kangaroo found in Australia.
 This was my favorite...the crocodile. Check out those teeth.
 Notice his piercing eyes too.
My sister especially enjoyed the elephants.

I got to hold this REALLY heavy piece of tusk from an elephant.
 Then I got to hold this piece of elephant dung. YUCK! I gave it right back once he told me what it was and I washed my hands. 
Happy birthday Papa, thanks for the fun memories at the zoo. We love you!