Half Moon Bay, California November 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012

Great America!

June 15, 2012 --

Getting season passes to Great America was probably the best thing we did this summer.  They are finally old enough ti enjoy the best part of the park... Boomerang Bay!
He loves the water area!  (being under a certain height requires you to wear a life vest - which is great)

 These 3 are comfortable int he water so they go as far as they want -- although overall, the wave pool is only about 5 feet deep (at most).
 They are out there somewhere...
 While he plays closer -- although with the vest on, I trust him to go deeper/further if he wants:
 The lazy river is now another favorite...
 He thinks it's pretty relaxing!
 He likes just floating along... but I have to accompany him (the whole height issue)...
 MD went on that spiral water slide!  I thought he was pretty brave!
 These two girls make me smile... BFF since Kindergarten.
 Their ultimate favorite ride is the Psycho Mouse!  It's a cool roller coaster.
 The gang:
 E's favorite ride, the Ghost Chaser -- it's probably the name that he likes!

Gilroy Gardens fun

June 13, 2012

Now that we have a season pass we find ourselves here often... even just for a few hours, like today. :)
MD drove us around....

 That's us being the happy passengers!
 Then we went on a lazy river ride...
 Very soothing...
 LOVE :)
 Then we separated and went on these paddle boats.  These two went ahead of us... and crashed a few times into people!  hahaha!
 He's a great helper.  :)
 The artichoke ride:
 And their favorite -- the roller coasters!!!!!
 He loves it!!!!
 They went on this on their own -- first time and they loved it!

This summer, it's all about the experience and joys of being outdoors.  We are very well tanned, for sure!!!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Never too old...

to ride the merry go round!
I forget how big they are... until I see them on this ride then I realize that they are growing right before my eyes.  Once upon a time, this used to be their favorite ride.  We have had membership for the last 3 years to this park and zoo.  The first two years they would rush through the entrance and hop on their favorite animal.  Now, it's a rarity to get them all on this ride at the same time.  E always asks to ride it.  He chooses a different animal each time.  MD says he gets dizzy and wants to sit on the bench with me.  MG, she will go on with E if he asks her.  She's a good sister that way (sometimes!).  I smile to see that they are still so happy when they ride in circles... it's the simple things that makes me happy.  :)


I love them!!!! 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Summer vacation!!!!

June 8, 2012 -- We started off our summer vacation with a trip to Great America!  A season pass would mean.. many trips this summer!  Guess what he just said?  "I love Great America!!!"
 Although a simple ride... this merry-g-round kind of made me dizzy!  :0
 They just returned from a ride that got them completely wet!!!  That's MG in the lead followed by Braden and Lori.  MD, Jenna, and Lisa went on again!  That's why Lori is pointing in that direction.  :)
 They loved the bumper cars!
 BFFs  :) from Kindergarten/..
 The whole gang!  (MD int he back with his BFF from Preschool!)
 Their favorite ride at this place... Psycho Mouse!
June 9, 2012 -- the next day we started off with a morning of cherry picking with freinds!
 MG already knows what to do. :)  (second time around makes her a pro)
 There's Anna!!!
 Martina is handing Marie some cherries... that she does not want to eat!
 Marie showing me her bag full... :)
 Hi Corinna!!!
 The gang... so tired and ready to go home for lunch!
 That night, MG and I made bouquets of flowers for her friends whom we will watch dance the next day.

 All of these petals come together so nicely....
 To become this beautiful bouquet of roses!
June 10, 2012 -- Bright and early Sunday morning, we picked up our new walking sticks from Robert and Linda, whom we met in Yosemite... and went to the nearby trail and went on a short hike!
 It was a hot day but they were anxious to try out their new gifts from Robert and Linda!
 A few steps later... a nice snack....
 My beautiful girl:
 My boisterous son:
 And their follower....
 We left the boys home with dad that afternoon and went to see Cassie perform.  She's from MG's girl scout troop.  They have known each other since Kindergarten.
 We were able to grab Jason too -- he and MG attend the same elementary school!  They've been in the same class for 2 years.  He's a great boy!
 Their 4th grade teacher, Mrs. B,  showed up too!!!!
 Congrats Cassie and Jason for a wonderful show!!!