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.