Monday, September 15, 2014

Busy (September 7-13)

Oh, it was a busy week.  Work has been really busy for me.  The kids are busy with school.  And Brian has been managing the building of our new apartment and lots of other things that have to get done around the house.  Plus, we did some entertaining, which meant cleaning and prep and hosting.  We managed to squeeze in a lot of fun, but not a lot of photos.

September 7:  We met up with some friends at Sonoma's Train Town!

Train town has a 1:4 scale train that goes on a 20 mile course through the park and a bunch of other rides and entertainment for little ones.  

Brenna and Liam loved pushing the buttons and nobs on some old arcade games while we waited for our friends to arrive. 

Popcorn on a little coin operated car ride. 

The Scrambler!  This was a 1 parent to 2 kids kind of a ride.

This ride went fast and spun around.  Brian rode with Brenna and Liam.  I wasn't sure it would go well, particularly because Brenna tends to get car sick easily (and did on the way to train town).  But both kids - and Brian - loved it! 

I went on a dragon roller coaster with Brenna and Liam rode with his buddy, Rex.  It was wooden, bumpy, and pretty fast.  But again the kids loved it!  And Brenna also wanted to do the ferris wheel with me.  I even taught her to put her arms above her head and yell, "Wheeeeee!" at the highest points.

September 8:  Lounging on the upstairs deck with Dadd and Brenna's baby.  

You'll see a lot of pacifiers in this week's pictures.  Brenna had a hard week - again - with lots of anxiety from her school transition, teething and a little bit of not feeling well (related to the anxiety and teething, perhaps).

After bath towel burritos!  Wrap them up and watch them try to walk around and not fall over and hurt themselves.  Fun for all!

September 9:  Buzz Lightyear, ready for stories at bedtime in Brenna's bed.

Funny faces from our sparkly supergirl.

September 10:  Busy week and I had nothing prepared to make for dinner.  So, Liam and Brian went out to pick up some takeout.  I stayed home and played puzzles and got in a little quality time with my super sad and clingy Brenna.  She's getting pretty good at these puzzles!

But lots of smiles when Dadda blows up balloons and then lets the air out to make funny noises and blow all over Liam and Brenna!

September 11:  Pacifiers and a swing chair and a melancholy Brenna.

We spent some time picking up leaves in the backyard.  We hadn't done that in a couple weeks, which made it a really big task.  Fun fact:  Avocado trees shed a lot of leaves!  Liam was a great helper.

Brenna was a great entertainer.

September 12:  Monkey see, monkey do.

Siblings and pals snuggled up in the backyard chair.

September 13:  Fun with bubble wrap!  Man is it fun to dance on bubble wrap.  And wear it.  And do a million things with it. 

We had friends over in the morning, which meant we had to do a lot of cleaning and prep.  And then hosting.  And the kids were great, but didn't have the greatest time that day.  So, we decided to take them out after dinner, keep them up late, and fill them up with sugar.  There's a new place in the neighborhood where you can get a custom ice cream sandwich (choice of cookies, ice cream, and topping for the outside).  Day made!