Friday, October 26, 2007

Julian

Julian is a quaint little town we got to visit last weekend the day before the fires started. It reminds me of an old Park City and it was so beautiful to see the fall colors amongst the old western buildings. Julian is famous for their apple orchards and the All-American Apple Pie. Let me tell you, two pies were not enough! YUM!






Thursday, October 25, 2007

Firestorm 2007

Things have been a bit insane around these parts with raging fires taking over the San Diego County. We were incredibly lucky that we didn't have to evacuate. We had fires threatening us from the north, east and south and yet we were kept safe. Interestingly enough, my parents had just moved from Rancho Santa Fe where they would have been in trouble so we are glad we are here in Encinitas. Parts of Encinitas were evacuated but we were close enough to the beach that we were ok. Still, no one could go to work, roads were closed and the stores and restaurants were empty and shut down. It felt like a ghost town! We still have some haze but it smells and looks a lot better in comparison. We couldn't even be outside for long on Monday because the smoke was so bad and there was a constant fall of ash. I just feel terrible for all of those hundreds of families that have lost their homes. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this time. Here is a video of Monday morning to show the smoke coming in.

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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Miramar Air Show

Last weekend we joined the thousands of people attending the Miramar Air Show. It wasn't my first choice of activity but we ended up having a great time and seeing some amazing flight stunts. My grandpa was in town and for those who remember him, he is always a hoot and he absolutely loved looking at all the planes with Tucker and my dad. And yes, Tucker was on cloud nine as he is dying to get his pilot's liscence someday.



Wednesday, October 3, 2007

What Are The Twins Up To?


It has been awhile since my last post and I wish that I had a great post to come, but I don't, not really anyway. I am going to copy my sister-in-law again and offer up a few things that Roman and Capri are doing now that I don't want to forget in the future. They are just so fun at this stage and I can't get enough of them and their new antics.
*Capri is cruising everywhere in an army crawl fashion. Roman is still rolling around to get wherever he needs to go. Capri definitely has the upper hand when it comes to getting to a toy first, but Roman uses his size and brute strength to take it away.
*Their favorite toy is this alligator xylophone/piano. It is not anyone else's favorite toy.
*Regardless of why they might be crying, it will stop immediately as soon as I start their favorite video called"Baby Signing Time." Again, it is not anyone else's favorite video.
*They both love to be sung to, even by their tone-deaf mother. Their favorites include "Popcorn Popping," "We are a Happy Family" and "Give Said the Little Stream."
*Capri is all girl except for when she opens her mouth. She lets out the loudest of burps (and Roman laughs) and growls like a velociraptor from Jurassic Park.
*Roman is loudest with noises coming from the other end. We just love when he lifts his legs to pass gas.
*Where Capri is like every other baby and becomes fussy when she is tired, Roman gets slap-happy and will laugh for anything. It makes me feel good to know that someone thinks I am funny. :)
*We can get them both laughing with peek-a-boo or Cheri's famous bunny hop.
*To get them to eat, I feed with one hand and sing "Popcorn Popping" while doing actions with the other hand. I am gaining serious multi-tasking skills with these guys.
* The twins are really starting to love each other and are so interested in each other. They smile and laugh at each other and that makes my heart melt.
*I love Roman's little mohawk of hair on top and his curls in back.
*Capri 's hair is getting to be a gorgeous golden honey color and is starting to sweep to the side.
*Roman's feet are twice the size of Capri's.
*Roman's everything is twice the size of Capri's.
They are the bestest babies and I can't believe they are getting so big!