Tuesday, October 31, 2006

In Search of The Great Pumpkin

A fun trip to the pumpkin patch with Auntie Aida! Blaise had a blast in the wheelbarrow. So may pumpkins to choose from but Blaise thinks that he found the best one.

I think that the highlight of the trip was the Huge tractor. Maybe in a few years Blaise will be big enough to drive it!

"More Mocha Coffee ... Pleeeeese!"

My sister Erin or "Auntie Aida" as we call her, came up a few days before Blaise's Birthday to celebrate. Of course we wanted to take her to Coffee Bean so we could have "mocha coffee" as Blaise calls it. A Family Favorite! Yum!!!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

"My Little Guppy"

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Here is Blaise the Super Jumper! He took his first swimming lessons at the end of this summer. His teacher was Marjean, a woman who has been teaching swimming for 55, yes, 55 years!! She is amazing and is so great with the kids ... direct yet very loving. She has the patience of a saint. She does have other teachers that help too. In the video you can see Josh, Blaise's favorite teacher who helps him jump.
I always wondered how Blaise would take to the water, and as you can see he is just like me ... gills and all !!

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Family Cake Celebrating with Three Year Old "Blaiser" ! Let Him Eat Cake! ... Again and Again!!

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Our Family night celebration. Blaise just loves to blow out candles. Our version of Happy Birthday to Blaise! Happy 3rd Little "Blaiser"!! Oh yes, and still picking at the cake ... who needs silverware anyway!
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Flying Birthday Horses

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A really fun day at the Zoo followed by a flying horse ride! Blaise LOVED the horses today and wanted to ride again and again! "Gram"had fun too!! We'll get to the real horses soon!

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Happy Birthday to Blaise !

Yeah! It's Blaise's 3rd Birthday. Can I hardly believe it! We had a little celebration yesterday with his friends. As you can see he had a lot of fun!
Blaise's Birthday cake. Yes, he did help me make it! Mixed the batter AND got to use the beaters to make the frosting! Besides building things outside he Loves to bake with me!
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We had a really fun celebration at Amalia's yesterday with the kids.We wanted to share his Birthday with them before the actual day ( October 25th)."Gram" was up so it made it more special. The kids were too cute. More celebrating to come!
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Monday, October 23, 2006

Flying Horse Blaise

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On our way to Trader Joes the other day, Blaise spotted these mini flying horses, actually as you will see they don't "fly", they just go round and round with music. We stopped and he climbed aboard ... just his size. He had a lot of Fun!! It was Great!

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Our Trip to Lake George, Mammoth

At least once a year we make a trip up to the Sierras to go camping. This year we had a later start than usual. We went up the end of September and stayed for a week. We stayed at Lake George in a cabin right on the water. It was the most picturesque spot! I must have said "I feel like I am on top of the World" a million times ... Philip just kept saying, "Yes, I know!"Blaise had
a blast! playing in the dirt, gathering rocks, feeding the
chipmunks and of course fishing! He even has his own fishing rod just his size.
We did catch some trout as you can see in the pics! It was a really fun trip. We did see a bear right at the waters edge in front of our cabin cruisin for fish. We will definitely be back!
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Here I am on my kayak in the middle of Lake George, up at Mammoth Lakes.The lake is at 9,200 ft and the views are amazing!!!I wanted to give a "fisheye view" from the lake! It was awesome to check out the 360scope. Tons of Fun!!! There is a bit of wind that you will hear, sorry for that ... I was just happy that I didn't fall over while taping ... the water is freezing!!
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Thursday, October 12, 2006


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Here is a bit of video from Lowell's (or "Uncle Lolo as he is known in the halau) show on Sunday 10-8-06 in Ventura. It was really great! Felt like we took a little trip to the Islands!!! Hula Halau O Puananiha ' Aheo put on the show. Check out their link on my blog. In the front row in the middle is Lowell's daughter, Nani, who is an extraordinarily talented dancer as well as ukulele player and singer. Awesome! The musicians are Grammy Award winners from Hawaiii, Keoki Kahumoku, Herb Ohta Jr., and Daniel Ho. Thought you would like to see some of the beautiful dancing!!

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006


Here is Mr. Lee, our beta fish. Ever try to photograph a fish? Not so easy. He is the best pet for a family on the go. They are a solitary fish. If you put two fish together they will fight. It's fun to put a mirror next to the fish bowl, Mr. Lee with puff up because he thinks that there is another fish in his bowl. I know, cheap and cruel entertainment... don't worry we don't do it very often.


I just Love this picture!!!! It is actually amazing that Zack is so calm with Blaise hugging him so tight. Zack use to be afraid of Blaise but now I think that he has gotten use to him. When Blaise was a baby, Zack would shy away from him. Now he realizes that Blaise can play catch with him so it is a different story! Now they are Buddies!

Sunday, October 08, 2006

"Blaise, Blaise the Baker Man"

If I even mention the word "bake" in our house, Blaise is right there in the kitchen waiting to help out. I decided to make a cake for our anniversary and Blaise was right by my side, apron

ready and all! Mixing was fun but getting all messy with the batter was the best!
When I was finished pouring the batter into the pans I said that he could lick the bowl, well when I turned around, as you can see, Blaise took me literally ... head right into the bowl! Silly Me!!

Whipped cream frosting, first time for licking the beaters ... Do you think he enjoyed it ... You Bet!!

Friday, October 06, 2006

My How Time Flys!!

Today is our five year anniversary. Can hardly believe it ... time does really fly by! Thought you all would like to see a pictue of me when I am actually dressed up ... not the usual shorts, bathing suit, wetsuit, or "active wear"! We had such a wonderful wedding day. It was awesome to be surrounded by all of our loved ones! Here is to a lifetime of Happiness Together!!!

A Blaise Playday!

As you can see Blaise is quite the climber. We had a fun day at two parks in SB and climbing was the "thing"! Dru, I'm sure that you are quite familiar with these parks, lots of fun! I really wanted to go on the "flying horses" sooo I convinced Blaise that it would be tons of fun. We were actually the only ones on the horses ... our own Merry Go Round!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

The Sidewalk is our Canvas

Blaise and I had sooo much fun painting on the sidewalk. He got some special paints for Christmas and we put them away and then found them and decided to try them out. They are special for the sidewalk and just wash away with water. The kit also comes with a number of different sponge shapes that are squishy and cool! No muss no fuss, just plain Fun!!!

Love those Ice Blended Mochas at Coffee Bean

If I have one vice it definitely is an ice blended mocha from Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. I like to meet my friends Robin and Cindy there for a

"blend". My order is always the same ... decaf, half mocha half vanilla with Extra whipped cream! Oh yes, Love the Whip! ... then I get an extra straw, Blaise loves the purple straws, and he has his "mocha coffee" as he calls it, actually it's only the whipped cream! Good to the last drop as you can see!