Thursday, March 18, 2010

Georgia's New Moves

It's been almost 2 weeks now since Georgia started rolling over. Last week she learned she could roll from her stomach to her back so now she is all over the place! Georgia is so strong. She works and works to get her knees under her bottom to scoot. I think we may have our hands full!

Georgia Bloom is like a little bird. She likes to lay in a patch of sunshine while she chirps a sweet song!

Co's New Bed

I mentioned in an earlier post that we picked up a new bed for Co. Actually, we picked up Dirk's twin Tempur-pedic matress that he bought for his loft when he was in college. It was being safely stored by a friend but it was time to move it! After some fierce craigslisting, I found this great Pottery Barn bedframe. It has built in drawers so it's a bed and dresser in one . Co just likes that it is high up so he can jump off of it! We got a great deal on some new bedding at Kohl's. Of course, Co went crazy for this Toy Story set. He just loves Buzz Lightyear and Woody at moment.

I still have a few more projects on my to-do list for Co's room. We will be re-arranging a few things, hanging up some different art as well as some shelving. I've been busy with my "DIY Home Upgrades" and I will post a tour of our house soon!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Recently, we made a day trip to Marysville to visit our friends Corey, Denae, Chris and Mary. We also made the trip to pick up Co's new bed (I will post more on that later). Chris and Corey were two of Dirk's college roommates (they were also in our wedding) and we spent the day hanging out and barbequing. Chris' parents live in a country house with lots of land and animals. We ate some delicious sandwiches that Chris created and enjoyed a day away from home.

Co found this cat statue in the yard very entertaining!

Corey and Co play ball.

Into the wild!

Feeding horses.

Hanging out with Daddy.

Georgia gets a kiss!

Wild man McGee!

After lots of fun with friends (and dogs), running around and enjoying the fresh air, we all were tired. We said our goodbyes, packed up the truck and headed for home. It's so good to see friends.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sleepy Heads

Co and Georgia taking a simultaneous snooze in the truck! So sweet and peaceful, if only for a moment! I love to watch them sleep.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

San Francisco Golden Gate Park

Here are some photos from a while back of our day trip to the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. We ate cheeseburgers and fries in the park and just enjoyed the warm sunshine. We watched many cyclists ride by and even saw a huge group of rollerbladers performing to music blasting from a boombox. After that it was off to the playground!

Co loves the slide!

Co and I spy . . . .

a squirrel!

This little guy kept climbing into our stroller, trying to steal some of our left over french fries!

King of the Playground!

Jumping !

Making friends.


Georgia and Daddy.

After the playground everyone was tired! We headed for the truck but took the long way. We walked through the gardens and looked at the ducks, trees and flowers.

Co spotted this sign on our way out of the park that caught his interest!

At the parking garage. "C" is for Co!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Almond Blossom

This past weekend was Ripon's 48th Annual Almond Blossom Festival. The buds and blossoms were out and of course they were beautiful! I took these pictures in Escalon. The bees were really buzzing in this orchard.

With dark skies and breaks of sunshine, no one really knew if rain would be in the forecast for the much anticipated parade. Still everyone young and old carted their lawn chairs and loved ones and filled the sidewalks of downtown Ripon.

Along with family and friends, we watched the parade from the best seats in the house (the Lange's yard on the corner of 4th and Vera). Sweet Aina had donuts and coffee for everyone.

Aina meets Georgia.

Eating a donut with Daddy.

The sun surfaced and before we knew it Miss Almond Blossom had cruised by in her red corvette and the show was under way! Co and his friend Matix enjoyed the big trucks, trotting horses and of course the peppermint candies that rained down from them. There were baton twirlers, boy scouts, clowns and classic cars.

The parade was long and when the little ones lost interest they found plenty of things to do. Co and Matix ran across the yard and chased eachother around the trees. Then the boys discovered prickly balls and filled the birdbath with them one by one.

Georgia enjoyed the fresh air and exciting atmosphere. She didn't even mind the loud honks from the fire engines or menacing mariachi music! Georgia spent lots of time getting walked around by her Bobbi and fell asleep by the end of it all.

Co's favorite part of the parade was the car that blew bubbles out the back. He crawled under the fence and ran right out into the street in pursuit of the bubbles. Of course I yanked him back onto the sidewalk where he watched the bubble car until it drove out of sight.

Watching closely as the bubble car approaches.

Co and his concerned look as the bubble car drives away.

After the parade the street sweepers took center stage. The wind picked up and we decided to take cover at Grandma and Grandpa's house. I have great memories of venturing over to Grandma and Grandpa's house during Almond Blossom. Once, I won a goldfish at the carnival and I remember Grandpa informing me that "the damn thing will die by tomorrow." Grandma would have ginger snap cookies and orange slices waiting for us on the butcher block in the kitchen. And just like old times it was a wonderful day to spend together and I'm so glad our kids experienced the tradition of Almond Blossom.