Cookie and her new friend Coco (the Oates' new dog). I certainly couldn't do this... one spin around the coffee table and I promise, I'd be dizzy. I'm a wimp. In fact I got dizzy taking the lights off of the Christmas tree.
The other evening we were all eating dinner outside together. Alayna went in to use the restroom and came out sans clothes. She immediately hopped onto her scooter for a little ride. She enjoys being in the buff, lol. Silly girl.
Gotta love this one of Ethan running and laughing and Alayna chasing him... in the buff, lol.
My crazy free girl!
Must be nice, huh???
The other day I took the kids to the pet store to look at the animals.
This may sound lame, but it's a super fun and FREE outing.
This time it didn't end up being free because we came home with a little something.....
We named him Old Blue (okay, I named him that... after the old guy in the movie Old School). He's a Beta Fish, and quite pretty if you ask me. Our track record with fish isn't great, but I figure these guys are pretty hardy, so hopefully he'll survive for a while. Is it odd that I'm using him as a centerpeice on my dining room table?
We went up to Healdsburg to visit the Flores family. We pulled the kids out of school and drove up on Friday, then drove home on Monday, so we got two full days there plus Friday evening. It was wonderful to see them as we really miss them. The kids all get along so wonderfully and everyone has a buddy.
Jolene made us delicious food, we drank some amazing Sonoma county wines, and we got to soak up the lovely spring weather and gorgeous green countryside and wildflowers. On Saturday Jolene arranged for two babysitters to come watch our six kids, and we got to go explore for a few hours and taste at three different wineries in the Dry Creek region. It's amazing how time flies when you just get to go be adults ;) haha. We couldn't have asked for better weather. Jolene packed us a picnic and we soaked up each other and the beauty.
Where they live currently, they are next to a preserve area which is gorgeous, and then up the road they also have another preserve with hiking t…