Friday, November 28, 2008

Pirate Boat!

How cool it was to go aboard the Pirate Boat! It was the boat they used in the Pirates of the Caribbean , it was the intercepter they stole from the british. They said that it takes 13 people to run all of the ropes. It was soo cool.. Did I mention that it was cool?... Anyways. Lola thought we were there to tour ALL of the boats at the Harbor. She was glad to visit the Pirate boat, but wanted to go on the one with cat prowling too.

Farmers Market

At last we made it to the Farmers Market downtown on one of the wharfs. We had so much fun taking in the sights and smells of a truly great Farmers Market. We stopped for a photo with this famous spider statue too.

Going to the movies

Lola has a new favorite Friday afternoon treat. Going to the movies with Daddy. She went to see the New Madagascar several weeks in  a row until Bolt came out. She's getting sooo grown up...... They have their little routine. Get the tickets, Buy some popcorn and a lemonade, Settle into their seats and snack through the previews. When the show starts she hands Daddy the popcorn bag, with a 'HERE Daddy' and watches the movie..... This photo has her two latest stuffed pets, Mittens and Bolt. How fun it is to give her simple pleasures like taking in a Matinee.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

fine motor skills

Lola is so amazing... One thing she has been working on is using scissors. She has plastic scissors to cut her playdough. She rolls out little worms or spaghetti. then opens and shuts them. Nice Job! There are so many other amazing things this little doll does but we actually have a picture of this one. :)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Eric comes for a fall visit

Lola had so much fun with her brother Eric while he visited. She didn't want mom to read her any stories just bubba! It was very sweet. We enjoyed a visit to the zoo, and Napa, and downtown of course.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Science Academy

We went to the new/old Science academy with one of Lola's girlfriends. They had a rainforest, and an aquarium. They had an example of a green roof.... that was actually a grass and flower roof. It was so cool to see the bees collecting pollen off of it. Another cool thing they had was an albino crocodile. It was so white. Lola was even able to pet some sea stars and urchins.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Making some Pasta

Lola was helping Daddy cook some homemade pasta. She was so excited to roll it out and then help spin it through the noodle press. She especially loved to eat it!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Beautiful Day at the zoo

We went to the zoo (yes, again) and Lola found it hilarious that the turtle appeared to be stuck in the mud. She talked about it for a week. She thought that he needed to take a bubble bath. & of course, here she is tree huggin. She started doing that soon after we moved to CA.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Music school

Monterrey for the Weekend

We escaped to Monterrey for the weekend. It was fun to walk on the beach at sunset. And it was especially cool to wake up and see the sea otters swimming below our window in the ocean. :) 
We took Lola to the aquarium. She really liked the jellyfish and the sharks. Mom and Dad decided that next time we will have to hire a sitter so we can see the exhibits at a nonLola pace. 

Pumpkin carving

We had a little help scooping out the pumpkin 'yuckies' as Lola puts it. She wanted to use the spoon and not touch it. Our pumpkins turned out pretty good. We had a cat on one and a witch, bat, and rat combo on the other.