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Saturday, October 31, 2009

5 Years Old

If you read this post you know that Little Fire Chief had a birthday party last week.  However, yesterday was his actual birthday. We didn’t do much since we had already celebrated but we did make Halloween brownies and go to Kid’s Night at our church.  I thought it only appropriate to pay tribute with some photos! 

So here he is!

announcement pic

Brand New! October 30, 2004

Disney 012 copy 1-year-old. October 30, 2005 celebrating at Disneyland!

013_12A Two-Years-Old Christmas 2006.

P1010003 3-years-old. Mother’s Day 2007.

DSC_0072 4-years-old. October 2008.

DSC_0312_au 5 Years Old! October 2009.

I can’t wait to see what the next year brings!  I love you little man!


Happy Halloween

DSC_0195_auBuzz, Tony the Tiger and I will be Trick-or-Treating tonight along with going to some harvest parties.

DSC_0209_auWhat do you have planned for Halloween?


Thursday, October 29, 2009

You Capture: Fall

Nothing says fall to me better than Pumpkins, apples, birthday parties and costumes!  If you remember from this post we recently went to a harvest festival.  Pumpkins and apples were everywhere!

DSC_0219_au There were these pumpkins donated by Gowan’s Oak Tree in Philo CA. 

DSC_0205_au DSC_0207_au What would you call this, chomping for apples?   It was a super cute game. 

DSC_0208There were Pumpkin faces! 


As you can see, there were plenty of pumpkins to go around.  There were costumes too!


What have you been photographing this week?



Wednesday, October 28, 2009


When I got home from work today I hopped on to Google Reader to read all of your posts. I quickly found out that her baby Stellan is in the PICU again battling SVT. 

Will you all join me in praying for this sweet sweet baby boy and his wonderful family?  I can not imagine if either one of my babies were in the hospital or ill.  I can not imagine what McKmama goes through every time that she is faced with Stellan’s circumstances. 

Please pray with me and stop by and encourage the family.


Monday, October 26, 2009

Take Five

Little Fire Chief’s 5th birthday party was Sunday afternoon. He invited all of his church friends to come enjoy some fun at the Cal-Fire Woodland Station. We anticipated there would be a fire engine there and planned all of our games around it.  However, the engine got called to a fire down in Santa Cruz. Much to my dismay, we had no engine. Which meant, no hose. Which meant, no water.  Mommy was bummed, but the children didn’t even notice.

DSC_0251They climbed stumps, threw balls and played in the woods. They ate barbequed hot dogs and slow cooker Chili. They watched patiently excitedly while Little Fire Chief opened presents!

DSC_0257_au Despite the fact that it took forever because he was so excited over the very first present he opened. Nana and Papa gave him a Monsters Vs. Aliens play set and he couldn’t wait to get it out of the box.


Then, they took turns hitting a Fire Truck Piñata.

DSC_0264_auThey didn’t even notice that there wasn’t a REAL fire engine to be seen.

DSC_0265_auIt’s amazing the pure enjoyment that comes from hitting things with a stick!  Mr. Moo even took a turn.


After hitting the Piñata several times each it was time for Dalmatian Cake and Cupcakes.

DSC_0300_auThis cake was delicious!  We left some in the refrigerator for the firefighters when they return home from Santa Cruz as a thank you for letting us use their station. 


We also had Cupcakes.

DSC_0309_au  These weren’t any ordinary cupcakes, they were stuffed with cream cheese. Yummy!


After cake and a little more tromping through the woods, it was time to say goodbye.


However, We didn’t say goodbye to the fire station without a few photos of Little Fire Chief in his full turnout gear.

DSC_0312_au Thanks Cal-Fire, you made one 5 year old boy very happy on his birthday!


To Infinity and Beyond

Oh, the fun we had. . .


Our family ventured out Saturday to the Botanical Gardens for their annual Harvest Festival. Costumed Kids got in free, so in the spirit of freedom, we dressed the kiddies in their Halloween attire.  Little Fire Chief went as Buzz Light-Year. I just love his costume to pieces!

DSC_0194_au As we headed down the path to the party, I couldn’t help but take multiple photos of this adorable little robot! Little Fire Chief loves his costume too. He couldn’t wait to get to the party to show it off.

DSC_0195_au When we arrived at the party a tree of hanging apples greeted us.

DSC_0207_au The object of the game was for kids to bite into the apple in order to get it off of the tree. It was a wonderful alternative to bobbing for apples. Little Fire Chief Buzz even tried it out.

DSC_0205_au There were pumpkins (generously donated by Gowan’s) to carve as well. 

DSC_0219_au Little Fire Chief Buzz insisted on carving his own. He did a pretty good job too.

DSC_0210_au He scooped out the inside and carved out the eyes.

DSC_0221 I think he did a pretty good job don’t you?

DSC_0209_au All the while, Mr. Moo Tony the Tiger was busily sorting pumpkins. . .

DSC_0216_au Running from daddy. . .

DSC_0220_auand looking cute.

The boys even had a chance to see the model railroad that calls Botanical Gardens home.

DSC_0201_au  Little Fire Chief  Buzz enjoyed watching the train go around most of all. He could have cared less about the rest of the activities.

Someone had a birthday party on Sunday, my next post will be all about it!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!


Sunday, October 25, 2009

I Heart Faces: Halloween


"To Infinity and Beyond. . ."   - Buzz LightYear from Toy Story


What are you going to be for Halloween?  Head on over to I Heart Faces and share your inspiring costumes with us!  There’s a pets category this week too for those of you who don’t have cute little boys to dress up. Happy Haunting!



DSC_0237_auI wish I could say this is my I Heart Faces entry. Alas, it is not! Stay tuned to find out what we have been up to!