Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter - 2012

It's been a while since I've gotten my camera out to snap a bunch of photos, thus the lack of posts on this adventure site. Did manage to get some quick photos in from the Easter Egg Hunt this year - all the kiddos had a great time hunting down the 100+ eggs (I really think there were close to 200 eggs out there) and Aria really had the hang of it this year. She joined the other kiddos (Grace, Natalie, Savannah, Siena, TJ, RJ, and Brennan) in searching for eggs, fishing net "duels" and just hanging out with all the toys during this holiday luncheon.

Here are the rest of the photos:

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Disneyland - Aria's 1st Time

A bit of a last minute trip, but we made the long drive down to Anaheim during our end-of-year break with some friends. It was Aria's first trip ever, and it was the first time in a long time for both Brian and myself. We were lucky enough to go with some "Disneyland veterans" so we were able to squeeze the best activities into the 2-day trip.

Aria was such a trooper during the trip as well. Her favorite ride was the merry-go-round, but she enjoyed quite a few of the other rides as well. Per usual, she had a hard time sticking to her sleep and nap schedule just because everything was so different and she just had to be a part of all the action. Poor thing as so tired by the end of our day in Disneyland, she finally didn't struggle when we put her into the stroller.

The holiday decorations in the park were absolutely beautiful and the special holiday editions of certain rides (It's a Small World and the Haunted Mansion - yes, we did take Aria into the Haunted Mansion :-P) were a real treat. Really glad we got this first trip under our belt and we will definitely be ready for a return trip (maybe when it isn't so crowded though) some time in the near (ish) future.

Here are just a few photos from our trip:

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas 2011

We spent Christmas Eve with the family up in Roseville again this year. Aria is really starting to interact with her cousins more and she definitely has gotten the hang of opening presents. She is really good at only opening the ones that are handed to her though (and still needs some encouragement to start the ripping of wrapping paper). Most of the time, she is more interested in the already opened toys lying around (or the ones that her cousins just opened).

There was lots of snacks, food, playtime, and opening of gifts as usual. We also had the pleasure of sharing some happy news with the family as well. :-) And Aria got to decorate her first ever gingerbread house (with a little help from mommy of course).

Here are some photos from our little holiday adventure:

Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick or Treat - 2011

Aria dressed as Elmo this year for Halloween and we met up with Miriya and Jonah again for some trick or treating. Even though we didn't make it too far in the neighborhood (I think they're still too a little too young to travel and collect a lot of candy), we all had a lot of fun.

Below are just a few of the photos I snapped while trying to coral all of the kiddies safely.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Perry's Pumpkin Patch - 2011

Aria and I joined the Wolf family this evening and visited Perry's Pumpkin Patch out in Ardenwood. We had a lot of fun exploring all the pumpkins, pointing out the "flowah" cutouts, climbing the haystack, and going through the maze. It was a little difficult snapping that perfect shot while also trying to keep an eye on her, but I managed to get a few shots in.

We may also make a repeat visit soon with Brian since he was unable to join us due to having to work late...

Here a few of the shots I got of the kiddies in the pumpkin patch:

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Dry Creek Regional #2

A nearby impromptu hike close by today at Dry Creek Regional (spurred on by the need for a social workout due to copious amounts of food ingested in the last week). Ironically, we stopped at Sonic for a late lunch afterwards (not very healthy, but very yummy and convenient!).

Not a lot of photos taken since this is a "repeat" hike, but wanted to document the path we took anyway:

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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Thomas & a Short Henry Cowell Hike

Since he's only out here a couple weekends, we decided to take Aria to go see Thomas since she's been so interested in trains lately. It must have been the late night out at the ball game, but poor little thing was so tired, she fell asleep on the train ride (I don't blame her - the rocking motion was enough to get me sleepy as well).

She did catch a pretty good nap though and woke up to take short trek into the Henry Cowell Regional park to visit the tall redwood trees. Such a fun event though - maybe we'll visit again next year!