Wednesday, October 20, 2010

One of our favorite adventures was to the Chaffee Zoo. Dashiel had so much fun seeing the animals. We took him to a petting zoo for his birthday and he wasn't so sure about the goats then, but he really got a kick out of them this time.

Monday, October 18, 2010

We are back in Mesa but I have pictures of some of our adventures before we left Fresno. We wanted to go camping at Yosemite but we were running out of time, so we just went for the day--the day before we drove out of town! It was kind of crazy, but totally worth it! It was a beautiful day and we saw so many things. Yosemite is huge!! We had no idea!

We found this beautiful hotel that was built several decades ago and remodeled in the '40s. We got some adorable pictures of Dashiel.
These are two different views of Half Dome Rock. The scale of the place is unbelievable and absolutely gorgeous.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

More Pismo Beach Fun

We picked the most convenient day in our schedule to go to Pismo, but the weather didn't really pick us. It only hit a high of about 80 degrees. That is a little cold for the Pacific Ocean. However, we were determined to go in the water anyway--well, I let the water get up to about my knees, but Trevor was determined to enjoy the waves. Dashiel was even too curious to let the cold bother him for a while. So we enjoyed the water and had fun in the sand. Trevor tried to build something in the sand, but instead experienced the hand of destruction--namely, Dashiel. So he gave that up and we buried Dashiel in the sand up to his waist...and then we buried Daddy in the sand and gave him a merman tail! Ha ha! And Dashiel was so tired he slept for a whole 45 minutes on the 3 hour drive home...that was not so much fun.

Oh yah, I forgot to mention. Dashiel thought it was very important to try out the sand and see if Pismo Beach sand tastes different than the sand box...yech!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Pismo Beach and All the Clams You Can Eat!!!

Years ago when Bryan and Becca were getting married, Trevor passed Pismo Beach with his family and suddenly he and Jeremy, in unison, quoted, Pismo Beach and all the clams you can eat! Apparently they have a better memory of the adventures of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck than I do. Anyhow, we had to do just that. So we found a little cafe and got our yummy clam chowder and fish and chips. It was fun!

Dashiel loved the fish and chips! Go figure! =)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Greek Festival

This weekend we took some time to stop by the Fresno Greek Festival. We both love Greek food and it was a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy the crowd. We met some interesting people, went inside the beautifully painted church a nd listened to the youth choir, ate great food, and enjoyed the dancing--which I think was Dashiel's favorite part. He was bobbing to it and when we set him down he was just turning in circles with his arms up until he lost his balance and fell down on his little derriere. It was so cute!

I really love this picture of the three of us. A couple at the table we were sitting at offered to take it for us.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I know lots of people are huge fans of the Suzanne Collins series, The Hunger Games. I am a little behind and alas, I have read only the first so far. Hopefully I will be getting book two from the library shortly. Anyhow, when Trevor and I were recently at the library we were looking at the DVDs and he found the 80s Schwarzenegger film, The Running Man, complete with an I'll be back quote. I had never even heard of it. It has a flavor similar to The Hunger Games, and seems like possibly some inspiration for the series.
The Running Man

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Dashiel is a boy who loves his cucumber! I have to share these pictures, because they are so cute! He really is a character! Enjoy!