Friday, August 29, 2008

We Went to the CA State Fair!

Lysol dip anyone?? =)

I was *supposed* to go to the Back to School night at Declan's school AND my book club meeting but totally forgot..... It was record breaking temperatures, which cut down on the crowds, so I was way okay with it! Teagan wasn't as interested in the rides as Declan, so he got to go on some big boy rides with Greg. Here are the boys (note: grandparents may not want to look...)

I think Greg figured we spend about $65 on drinks and food =0

And I didn't even get cotton candy.

Here are some more fun photos:

Teagan walking Peppermint Patty, the super cute horse!

Playing the in the corn.

Yes, Maren put a piece in her mouth... it was in there for a really long time too! I think she took it out for some of the mini donuts....

Don't be fooled by this sweet face, she is a total complete horser. She takes after her brother and sister, in a family of horsers.
There was a petting zoo (my favorite part!) and they had 2 kangaroos!!! They are as soft as a rabbit, totally cute too. Bambi tried to eat Teagan's shirt, but I skeered it off. There were also newborn pygmy goats - talk about sweet.

Another cool feature was the Bats, Cats and Rats exhibit. We missed the bats, I was disappointed, but they had a sweet Himalayan (thought of snagging it for you V) and a tiny little Sphinx (bald) kitty. So this morning, Declan and Teagan did a 'Ants & Spiders" exhibit in the living room. They drew pictures and set them around and Declan (the curator) gave the tour. I'll upload the video - there is a lot to learn about 'poisonous hornet spiders' It's a hoot!

Friday, August 22, 2008

A Last Minute Change of Plans!!

Guess who started Preschool today?! Yep, Miss Teagan did, thankyouverymuch! She was so ready to go too. So, she gets her own post today in honor of her being such a big girl. Take a look at this little chic will ya!

Are you all waiting to see if Maren is standing in front of this tree in 2 years?! LOL, this school is going to know the Loop's. Anywhoooo, Teagan will go 3 afternoons a week, while Declan is in kindergarten. You know what that means, right? 1 kid. ONE CHILD people. So now I can finally crack out that box of Bon Bons, and kick the feet up.... =)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Happy 1st Birthday Maren & 1st Day of Kindergarten Declan!

Okay, I think that today earns me some Mommy crying rights! My baby is 1 and my big boy started kindergarten. I have been MIA for so long, and have so much to post that I don't even know where to start. So how about some pictures of supa cute kids? =)
We all went in this morning to sing "Happy Birthday" to Maren. I think she liked it, although she wasn't quite sure what was going on.

This first picture makes me laugh, I can't believe it either, Maren!

She was the most "experienced" of the kids when it came to eating cake on their first birthday.

Some of the loot.

Then we got Declan ready for his first day of kindergarten. He was so confident and brave... Mommy was brave until he was in is classroom.... I cried all the way to the car. And after I got home. Greg said he should get a picture of that, but I wouldn't let him, I'm not a 'pretty' crier.

Look at that little DUDE!

Look at the thumbs up! He was so excited.
Well, Blogger has been giving me fits doing this post, taking me over an hour to upload these photos, so I'm going to hit the hay and try to do more tomorrow.