Sunday, July 20, 2014

Summer Adventures

We have had many wonderful adventures this summer.  We went on our annual Palm Springs vacation at the end of May.  It was so much fun...spending time with Grandpa John and Suzanne, Auntie Janelle, Uncle Robert, and Joce, and my Mommy, Daddy, and Parker.  We spent our days in the pool and our mornings and evenings walking around the golf course.  We had so much fun, I did not want to leave.  Every weekend, I ask Mommy and Daddy if we can go back to Palm Springs.  We celebrated 4th of July with a vacation to Grandma Lu's house.  We saw the neighborhood firework show and I got to light fireworks with all my cousins.  We swam all day, every day.  That was the first weekend I swam laps all by myself without floaties.  We visited the Train Museum at Griffith Park, saw the Space Shuttle Endeavor at the California Science Center, explored at the La Habra Children's Museum, and rode the mini trains at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa.  We've had several visits to the beach and many trips to our community pool.  My grandpa John and Suzanne gave me an early birthday present and now I ride my big boy bike...even without training wheels.  I still need to practice, but I can do it.  I am enjoying my time with my family and I really like my Daddy being home too.  I can't wait for many more adventures this summer.

4th of July 2014 Photos
Train Town & Rail Museum at Griffith Park Photos
California Science Center Photos
La Habra Children's Museum
Palmer's Bike & Scooter Photos

Monday, May 5, 2014

Weekend Adventure

We went on as road trip this weekend to the Bay Area for cousin Steve's wedding.  We made a few stops along the way and it was a wonderful weekend adventure. 

We met up with Grandma Katy, Grandpa Al, Aunt Susan, and cousin Lily in San Ramon.  We went and ate Zachary's Pizza.  It is Mommy's and Daddy's favorite pizza place.  We had delicious deep dish pizza.  We then ventured through the East Bay into Marin passing the beautiful cityscape of San Francisco as we drove to our hotel in Novato.  We stayed at a quaint hotel called Inn Marin with our entire family and the rest of the out of town wedding guests.  We went to the rehearsal dinner at cousin Steve's house in Rohnert Park on Friday evening.  After some yummy food and family time, we went back to our hotel to call it a night.  We had a long day planned on Saturday and after waking up at 5 am to begin our road that morning, we were all spent. 

The next day we ventured into the city where we met up with the Clayton family in Golden Gate Park.  We cruised through the Botanical Gardens and enjoyed some quality time together.  We grabbed a bite at Pluto's near the park.  We had to head back to Novato in the afternoon to get ready for Steve and Nicole's evening wedding at Stone Tree Country Club.  The venue was very nice and the view was picturesque.  We had so much fun at the wedding.  Parker took a nap during dinner while I ate some yummy chicken nuggets and mac and cheese.  He woke up in time for the dancing and we boogied on the dance floor for quite some time.  It was way past our bed time after they cut the cake so we had one last dance and went back to our hotel. 

On Sunday morning we had breakfast with our family then packed our things for our next mini trip further north to Sacramento.  Being so close to our friends, the Cramsey family, we had to stop by for a visit.  On our way to their house, we stopped to see the Capital and Old Sacramento.  While visiting with our friends, we had yummy barbeque that they prepared for us and Parker and I played with Ariana, Jocelyn, and Dylan while Mommy and Daddy reconnected with Anna and Sean.  It was the perfect ending to a memorable weekend getaway.

The drive up and back was boring, but the destination was worth the journey.  I can't wait to see my
friends and family again soon.


Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Easter 2014

Happy Easter!  The Easter Bunny brought my brother and I microphones.  We love to perform and sing, so we really wanted microphones.  Grandpa John and Suzanne gave us a huge basket filled with yummy treats, an ocean toy to add to our train table, and a doddle board.  Grandma Lucille gave us treats and clothes, so we will be looking good this summer.  We had lunch with our family at Grandma Lucille's house.  We even had a egg hunt with cousin Joce.  We later went to Mom's and Pop's house and got to play in the jumper.  We had another egg hunt at Mom's and Pop's, so we will stocked with goodies.  It was a wonderful day filled with lots of fun, family, and SUGAR!!!

Monday, March 3, 2014

A Rough Start to a New Year

Happy New Year.  We have had a rough start to 2014 because our family was sick for the first 8 weeks of it.  We have had a bad flu season and although we all got our flu shots last fall, my brother and I got one virus after another.  Mommy and Daddy took good care of us and even they got sick.  It was inevitable since they had to play doctor to us.  After 21 days on a strong antibiotic, I finally kicked it and now I just mild, residual symptoms.  My doctor thinks I may have allergies, so I need to get tested for allergies soon.  Even though we've been sick, I've been playing with my brother and enjoying our winter.  We've had some warm weather which allows us to go outside to play and get fresh air.  We've had some colder wet weather which brings us much needed moisture and water.  I'm ready for spring to be here so I can be healthy once and for all.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Merry Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas!  This year has been a wonderful holiday season as my brother and I have been looking at all the Christmas lights in our neighborhood, we visited with Santa and Mrs. Claus at their workshop, we would sing carols as they play in our car, and we have watched many holiday movies.  Buddy the Elf stayed with us for 2 weeks as he was watching over us to make sure we behaved ourselves.  Every night he would go home to the north pole to report back to Santa if we were naughty or nice.  We skyped with Santa a few times and in the end, I ended up on the nice list.  Christmas Eve was spent with Grandpa John and Suzanne during the day, Grandma Lu, Joce, Auntie, Uncle Jon, and Uncle Robert in the afternoon, and with all our family at Mom & Pop's at night.  I had so much fun playing with my cousins.  Christmas morning, Santa brought my brother and I a train table and train set.  We were so excited.  We spent all day with Grandma Katy and Grandpa Al and our entire family at their house.  It was a fun filled day.  All together I got so many presents: a train set, a scooter, clothes, money, pj's, hot wheels, a train board game, art supplies, buzz light year, and lots of yummy treats.  It was a wonderful holiday season and I can't wait until next Christmas is here.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Holiday Traditions

Every year since I have been born, we visit various neighborhoods and look at Christmas lights.  This year we stayed closer to home and got to explore all the decorated houses within our city and neighboring city of Mission Viejo.  We went several times this year and we would take hot chocolate and cookies on our lights tour.  It was so beautiful.  We also visited Santa at the Mission Viejo library.  I wasn't took excited to see Santa though.  I thought I would be brave, but as soon as my brother started crying, the water works started for me too.  It was still a fun night exploring Santa's workshop.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Happy 4th Birthday Palmer!

I celebrated my 4th birthday today and we had a fun party with my family and friends.  Since I like Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, I had a Daniel Tiger birthday party.  I got to play with my cousins and friends and it was so much fun.  We had a breakfast party, so it started early and I was able to play with new toys all afternoon.  I am a big boy now that I am 4 and so much has happened over the last year.  I go to school now and I love my teacher Ms B and all my friends.  I can write all my letters, numbers, my full name, and I am learning to write different words.  I know all my continents and many of my states.  We went on vacation to Palm Springs and Hawaii.  I love going on vacation.  I know how to ride my balance bike with my feet up.  I love playing hot wheels and garbage trucks.  I love playing outside and running around.  I know how to swim and I really like my swim coach Scott.  I love spending time with my family and I am starting to share and play nicely with my little brother Parker.  I am also growing so tall.  This has been a very adventurous year and I can't wait to see what "4" has in store for me.