Thursday, December 31, 2009
Some highlights of two-year-old Allison:
She is talking all the time, copying big sister Emily and everything anyone else says. Some favorites are "ablankiebinky" when she's tired, "dat's mine dat's mine dat's mine", "YES, mommy, YES!", "I wuv you Wukas", "Iwatcha show", "just call me mischief!", "happy birfday, gwamma" and myriad other words and phrases.
A favorite pastime is getting into anything she possibly can...a big change from Emily's two-year-old days. She likes to dump things on the floor, practice drawing all over herself and putting on mommy's mascara, and opening anything with hinges.
Her favorite place to go is the park, or to playgroup with our friends. She loves to run, dance, and sing into her plastic microphone and do anything else that makes noise. She also likes to eat cat food, poke her belly button, play in the bathtub and drink her favorite apple juice.
She is just too cute right now with her chubby cheeks, cheesy smile and wispy hair that falls constantly in her face. Allison, we wuv you!
Monday, December 7, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Allison is quite the little character. She loves putting on Emily's swim goggles. And now climbing on things. I taught her how to climb into her high chair (since I can't lift her for six weeks) and now she tries to climb on everything! And she says "climb up" while she's doing it. She sure adds a joyous element to our home! And the hair in the face is typical - almost down to her mouth now but she doesn't care!
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Great Grandma Boam looking for the dimple chin.
First off I don't blog or post anything on our family blog, lets add to that I'm not very good at writing things, but I wanted to give everyone an update to how we welcomed the newest member of our family: Lukas Ryan Boam.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Emily finished preschool. On one of the last days they had a pie throwing party for reaching their fundraising goal with recycling. Each child got to throw a plate of whipped cream at one of their teachers. Emily is on the right side in the orange shirt.
Allison decided she really likes eating with a spoon and fork. This was one of her first attempts eating yogurt. I think most of it ended up on her bib, face, arms and hair. But she liked it.
We also took a day and went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. We bought a membership earlier in the year so it doesn't cost us anything additional to go over and over again. They have (besides the amazing aquarium exhibits) some really fun play areas for the kids. Allison loves this little water feature that gushes tiny streams of water from the fishes' mouths. I think both of the times we have been there so far she has played there for at least half an hour, just putting her fingers in the water.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Harvesting the backyard garden - we have been growing a bazillion cherry tomatoes, some artichokes, bell peppers, banana peppers, blueberries, two varieties of grapes, peaches and nectarines!
4th of July - our friends invited us over for a BBQ and swimming. Lots of fun. Allison was scared of the fireworks noises and would start crying every time one went off. I took her home early and put her to bed; Emily and Kevin got to stay for the show.
Bob the Builder exhibit at the Fresno Met. Bob himself made a showing. It was really fun for the kids with lots of interactive hands-on activities.