Friday, October 18, 2013

Renaissance Fair








Last weekend we ventured out to Hollister, CA which is about an hour and a half away south of us to the Renaissance Fair for some fun. It was a beautiful, hot day and although crowded, we had a good time. Here are some quick, cell phone pictures from our trip. The girls of course got lots of attention as always....I don't know if it is the fact that they are twins and dressed alike or what but we always get stopped as everyone wants to talk to them. Kourtney is of course super friendly all the time while Presley is a little bit more on the shy side. These nice ladies let the girls play with their bass and sung songs to them and they loved it. Some knight gave them treasure from his knapsack and we bought them some singing birdie whistles where you dip them in water and blow into them. I will have to post a video of them later, Kourtney also made a friend--a little girl that was almost 2 and she was dressed all up in her long dress and hair piece. Kourtney of course told her: "I likey your shoes!" and "I likey your dress!" and they quickly become friends in the basket room haha! They all played on drums for a bit and then she gave her a hug as we went our separate ways. So cute. She is just a little social butterfly that loves everyone and makes friends everywhere. She also made friends later on in the day with a little special needs boy that was in a wheelchair. She went up to him and patted him on his leg and told him: "Hi!" with just the biggest smile. The mom turned to me and explained that he is special needs and that he will never be in a mindset other than a baby with babbling and blowing raspberries and such and that she might be confused by his behavior. I told her I didn't think that it would and Kourtney quickly showed her that she didn't care--she just wanted to be his friend. She's so sweet and has the sweetest little heart ever. Other than that we ate some good food, watched some jousting and fencing, and walked around and took it all in. Although it wasn't nearly as good as the Dicken's Fair which we definitely will be going back to, we all had a great time! 

 


 
 























 Here are some videos I managed to take-- one is of the ladies showing the girls how to play their bass, the girls playing on the drums in the basket room, and some fencing that I thought was cool. And the last one is the ruckus everyone made as the Queen walked around. Haha!

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Hello Fall!



We had an AMAZING summer. We took trips, enjoyed the hot summer sun, discovered some new places around San Francisco, had family and friends visit, and just enjoyed the summer. Which is good--since it will be our last one here in San Francisco (more about that later). The girls have grown SO much during the summer and while I loved my little summer blogging hiatus, I probably won't take another hiatus again. I missed it and there is such a huge gap now that I have to fill and the girls grow so fast that I would rather keep it up to date. I will be posting about our amazing summer vacations and trips in upcoming posts and probably in parts as there are just so.many.pictures to go through!

We welcomed fall by taking the girls to the pumpkin patch in Half Moon Bay. It is actually the Pumpkin Capitol of the World. Yup, hard to believe that little old Half Moon Bay, a sleepy beach town, holds the most pumpkins than any other place in the world. Every year Half Moon Bay has their Annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival and World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off and people from all over bring their HUGE pumpkins for weighing to see who wins. Last years winner was a farmer that brought a 1,500 lb pumpkin! They also do pumpkin catapults and other festivities. Mimi was here visiting and we took the girls to one of the pumpkin patches and let them run around and pick their pumpkins. They were so excited running up and down the hundreds of pumpkins and I managed to get some great pictures. Kourtney loved to challenge herself to see what the heaviest pumpkin she could pick up was. After we played in the pumpkins a bit, I let the girls jump in bounce house that was also there. This was their first time ever in one of these things as there are usually lots of kids jumping in them or it is RSV season. But, since it was a Monday and we were the only people there, I let them in and they loved it of course! I can't wait to see them carve out their pumpkins this year and go trick or treating. I feel like they'll enjoy it a lot more than last year because I think they are at that age where they understand a lot more about what is going on. This age is so fun! Here are some pictures from our pumpkin patch adventures:















Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Goodbye 20's, Hello 30's!


Well I'm 30! Wow what a difference a decade makes! 10 years ago I had no idea what was in store for me, where I would be living, or what I would be doing. And here I am today living in San Francisco, married to a great guy, and have two little girls that melt my heart every single day. 

I have to admit I was a little sad to be hitting the big 3-0--you know, just because of the whole getting older thing and because I won't be able to say I'm in my twenties anymore. Or the fear that I won't still get carded for alcoholic beverages but I got over it (like I had a choice haha!) and realized that I'm totally blessed to see 30. Or 31. Or tomorrow really and I'm determined to make 30 fabulous! It'll be interesting to see what my 30's hold! 

As far as my birthday this year, I was blessed to have Mimi and Grammie here to help me celebrate and we ate some pizza and some yummy ice cream cake.  When it came time to sing Happy Birthday, the girls wanted in my lap and as everyone was singing, they blew out my candles for me. Three times. Hehe! They just kept on doing it as soon as Daddy would light them. I think Travis got the perfect picture of it and it was just so sweet!! One of my new favorite pictures now :)  After cake, Travis and I took off for some alone time at the mall and just got to hang out for some one on one time that we never get anymore. 

Here's to making 30 fabulous!