Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Happy 31st Birthday Daddy!

Sunday was Travis' 31st birthday and although we didn't do much we still had a lot of fun! We started the day with going to Toys R Us to see about what kind of tricycles or bicycles to get the girls for Christmas. Well, this is what Travis said we went there for, I beg to differ. I think he just wanted to play with all the toys which we both did and had a blast doing. The girls rode around on all different types of bikes but I think they liked the scooters more. We plan to get them bicycles this Christmas since we are going to be transferring soon and our plan is to load them up in the back of the truck as we move cross country (all of the places we put on our dream sheet are cross country so that's where we are assuming we are going) and them unload them when we see a park or somewhere the girls can ride them at to blow off some energy and stretch their little legs from the long trip. We also have been looking into getting them those little battery powered cars like a mini cooper or something but that will have to wait until we get to our new station since San Francisco living doesn't really allow for that type of stuff with all the hills and no backyards and such. After Toys R Us, we picked up some BBQ from the place next door and brought it home to eat and rested for a while. Then we had cake--Daddy said he wanted chocolate on chocolate so I got him a triple chocolate brownie cake. The girls loved this cake more than they liked mine. I guess they are chocolate lovers like their Daddy. The girls actually blew out all of his candles for him--all 31 of them--and they had so much fun doing so that I actually relit them a second time just so that they could blow them out again. So fun. I actually got Travis his birthday present 2 weeks ago which was a GoPro camera. I will make a separate post so that you can see these. It is awesome and he has been enjoying taking videos of San Francisco with it when he flies around in the helicopter. Here are some pictures from our day.


Happy Halloween!

Halloween this year was so much fun this year--even more than last year! The girls are the perfect age now to really "get" Halloween and what it is about. Travis insisted that they be pirates this year and so pirates they were! Next year I think they'll be something a little cuter--maybe a kitty cat perhaps? Haven't gotten that far yet. We took them to McDonald's for a Happy Meal before Trick or Treating down Taylor Street which is downtown in our little old town of Millbrae. Taylor Street is so beautiful and is lined with these beautiful, huge houses and the street has these trees that line it and cover it and it looks so so beautiful during the day--so beautiful that I often go up the hill to our house down this street since it is much prettier than any other way. Anyway, nearly every house on this street participates on Halloween and they deck their houses out and pass out candy and everyone that lives in Millbrae (probably other areas too) come out to go Trick or Treating here. Kind of made me sad that this will be our last Halloween to go Trick or Treating here.

The girls had a blast though and Kourtney would run up to each house and say "Yo Ho Ho! Trick or Treat!" and as she would put the candy in her bucket, would say "Thank yooooooou!" in the sweetest little voice. It was the cutest thing! They also enjoyed seeing all of their favorite characters running around and would yell when they saw a Minnie Mouse. There was only one Doc McStuffins and Kourtney wouldn't quit tugging at me until I let her run back after her so that she could say hi. Hehe. The girls made off pretty good with some very full buckets at the end of the night and we all had so much fun.

After the girls went to bed, I decided that since it had een such a long night for me two days in a row (sewing their costumes and then Trick or Treating) that I would take a nice long bath. I peeked my head into the girls' room and saw that Kourtney was asleep so I took my bath. When I got out though, Kourtney was sitting on the sofa, Halloween bucket beside her, empty wrapper of a Milky Way candy, and 3 different lollipops open and taking turns trying out each one. I couldn't possibly be mad but she sure tricked me didn't she? Hehe.