Monday, March 24, 2008

Egg Hunt

Since we were on vacation for Easter, we missed out on some of the more traditional activities, so we decided to let the girls experience their Easter Egg Hunt on Monday after we all returned home from a day of work.

The girls had a blast collecting both the eggs that they colored earlier in the week and the plastic eggs that Daddy filled with candy. Pearl is such a sweet sister. If she finds more eggs than Chloe, she stops and helps Chloe to find more or she shares her eggs with her. They truly are great sisters to each other.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Spring Break

We decided to take a couple of days off from work to take Chris and the girls to San Francisco for a weekend of fun. Chris invited another local exchange student from Japan, Kuriko. We rented a mini-van and ventured off to Monterey for the first evening with a fun dinner at Bubba Gumps. The next morning we traveled to Felton to ride a steam train into the woods at Roaring Camp Railroad. Then we headed over the hill into San Jose to visit cousins Bruce and Lorene and a delicious dinner at the Cheesecake Factory.

Finally, Friday morning we left for our main destination, San Francisco. We toured the city and also took a boat tour of the Bay. We had a great time at Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf and shopping in Union Square. Chloe and Pearl did so well everywhere we went. Chloe actually walked most places and didn't ask us to carry her all the time. They really are great travelers and have fun no matter where we are.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Spring is Here

We have been having great weather here in our small town. As much as I hate what Daylight Savings Time does to my body, I really do love the long evenings and coming home to play with my girls outside. Sorry, no pictures of the little ones here. You will have to see the next post.

We have a Pear tree in our backyard. I have had more than one tree expert mention that it is the largest Pear tree they have ever seen (at least in our county). Due to its size, it takes a bit longer to flower out, but when it does, it is quite spectacular. The whole yard "hums" with the sound of bees. In fact, the tree is so large, that we cannot fit the whole thing into one picture, so you will just have to see it in parts. The tree sits very close to our living room, so occasionally during storms, large branches drop onto our roof. So far, no damage has occurred.

We have all been doing well. I have been too lazy to post, but we are just as busy as ever.