Friday, July 15, 2011

VBS Performance

Chloe spent this week at VBS at Fair Oaks Pres Church. I love their program there and Chloe had so much fun!! The preschoolers did the Panda Mania curriculum--the same one Chloe did at Arcade Church in June--and the older kids did a drama/music/puppetry camp. Tonight was their big performance. Chloe and the other preschoolers sang one song. Chloe did a few of the hand motions, but didn't sing much. She is so cute!!
here she is waiting with her class
a blurry photo of her on stage
Micah reading and watching Chloe perform

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Micah sleeping

We had to wake Micah up from his morning nap today, and this is how I found him--cuddling with his musical dog stuffed animal. So cute!!!!

He was not happy with us waking him up by taking pictures. Poor Micah!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Andrew's Physical Therapy

Andrew got his brace off on Wednesday, so now has the painful task of strengthening his arm and shoulder. He has exercises to do at home, and will continue to see the physical therapist. He is thankful to have more use of his right arm, but he said that arm is more painful now because he is using it more. At this point, he is not allowed to lift anything heavier than 5 pounds with his right arm, which definitely limits carrying kids and helping out. He is already making good progress, and we are hoping he can be pain-free and have full use of his arm soon!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Discovery Kingdom, animals

The kids (except for Chloe) and Kristen had fun feeding and holding birds.....I was the photographer and keeper of Chloe!
Hannah looks so happy feeding the bird some nectar!
I think Shae was saying, "When is the bird going to leave?"
Devin loved this!!

Kristen showing the kids how it is done!
Chloe took this picture at the elephant show--pretty good, eh? She said she did not like the show, though, because the elephant pooped 3 times during the act. We also saw the orca, tiger, and sea lion/seal shows.

Discovery Kingdom, rides

Chloe and I joined Kristen, Shae, Devin, and Hannah for a fun-filled day at Discovery Kingdom. I keep wanting to call it Marine World...oh well!!
Chloe and Devin ready for their first ride!
Shae and Hannah
Devin on the far left
Chloe and Shae
Chloe was a bit freaked out at this point! Notice all the other kids have their hands in the air, and Chloe is holding on tightly!! Thankfully, Kristen is awesome, and ran over and pretended to catch Chloe as the ride would go up, and then fall a bit, and repeated this a few times. I thought they were going to have to stop the ride so Chloe could get off, but Kristen made her laugh, so all was good. whew!!
Dumbo ride....

Ugh, tea cups. There was no way that either Kristen or I were going to ride with the kids on this one!!!

For the most part, the kids did great. We walked a bunch, and the kids traded turns riding in the wagon. Chloe enjoyed most of the rides, except for the water ride--of course!! I should have known better and not taken her on it, but it was hot out and I thought it would be fun to cool off. She was ok until about halfway through, she got splashed by a huge wave and her clothes were soaked. She cried the rest of the ride.....thankfully we had a set of dry clothes and got her quickly changed and cheered up as soon as we got off the ride. Everyone else rode again, but Chloe and I sat in the sun to warm up and dry off!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

1 year check up

Micah had his one year check up today. I was so curious to see where he was on the growth charts, because he seems soooo huge to me!!! Without further ado, here are his numbers:

height: 2' 7" or 31" (85th percentile)
weight: 25 lbs, 11 oz. (90th percentile)

He actually weighs less than I thought he did....but he is still pretty heavy to carry around all the time! I need to get this boy walking more than a few steps at a time!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

We had a fun 4th of July! It started out with the Carmichael parade, and the kids were excited to see grandpa riding his bike! Neither Chloe nor Micah liked the loud noises from the parade, but they were troopers! Chloe's favorite part was seeing Ms. Amanda and the gymnasts from Fliptastic!

In the evening, we had Ade, the Ewers, and the Serranos over for BBQ and fireworks.

Dean took these pics in our front yard while we were waiting for it to get dark so we could do firework with the neighbors....