Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Clowns + Elephants + Acrobats, + Tigers + Strongmen +  Popcorn + 20$ Shaved Ice in Circus Cups =
A Night at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Baily Circus ...
and a GReaT TiMe!

Aren't they cute :)

 These are always a part of the fun!

 These guys were on bouncing stilts - Sam would like to know when he can get some!
Sam also loved all the tricks this group did!
Maybe he is a future Circus performer??

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Birthday Fun

Sam turned 5 this year and as usual the partying for birthdays goes on and on ...

On his birthday we were camping and so he got to open present there, then ...

Grandma and Grandpa came and brought a special visitor, JJ!
These cousins are best buddies and have birthdays close to each other so we usually have a little celebration together as close to their birthdays as possible (since we live in different states). They had such a good time playing and swimming all weekend. They gave each other light sabers and watched Star Wars for the first time (I know shocking, since Steve is his dad). They had battles in the dark and on the trampoline - FuN!

Then I told him we could have a party at Wacky Tacky and invite his friends. His list had all the kids in his preschool class and then all his big kid (aka 14 year olds) friends Ryan, Zach, etc. (hehe!) Instead we invited some of the kids from his primary class :). They all ran, jumped, climbed and had the BeST TiMe. Sam was thrilled to get so many presents!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Mr. Printable

I found this really great site called Mr. Printable it is loaded with super cute FREE printable worksheets, coloring pages, and flashcards for preschool learning.  Today I printed out the ABC cards, 100% cuter than the flashcard you can buy!  So if you have a little one - check it out!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Let's Go!

We all figured it was time for Steve to take us on a camping trip, so he planned an adventure to see the 'Redwoods'.  We had an amazing time in this spectacular place - unplugged from all the demands of our everyday lives!!

Jedidiah Smith Redwoods State Park
Magnificent old-growth redwood grove on the banks of the Smith River.

Spying banana slugs
Ben's man cave
The palace tent (thanks Patti)
Combing the beach for sanddollars

Celebrating Sam's 5th birthday!
(He got a new Gameboy, a PlayMobile Skate Park, and a Shawn White hat!)
Driving through a tree
Spotting a herd of prairie elk

The Redwood Parks are a must see!  We will definately be taking another trip here.