Friday, June 20, 2008
Brent's parents live right next to a Caltrain station, which is a commuter train for San Jose to San Francisco. They went on that train twice.
Later, it was time to ride BART. My dad used to ride BART into work in San Francisco from our home in Walnut Creek. I rode it often as a kid. Brent used to take it into the city. I guess I'm kinda a train-geek, too.
A few days later in Sacramento, we visited the California State Railroad Museum which, according to their website, is regarded as North America's most popular railroad museum. Not Northern California's, NORTH AMERICA'S most popular railroad museum! It was amazing, and if your kids love trains, this is the place for them.
It was pretty dark in there, so you might not be able to see just how enormous these trains were. It was intimidating. The kids are showing how big the wheels are.
Overlooking the city
We went down to Fisherman's Wharf for lunch and to look at some of the tall ships
Sarah was ready to take us full speed ahead...
With Allison at the wheel. Yeah, that's a good plan...
Nate would probably be a better captain.
This looks like a better job for Allison.
I RARELY get any pictures of Brent. It was good to see him having fun with his mom. She's always lots of fun!
From Fisherman's Wharf, we headed to the Cable Car line for a ride up to Lombard Street.
Grandpa was a good sport and waited in the long line of cars to drive down with Allison and Nate.
On the way out of town, we saw "Anonymous" protesting the Church of Scientology.
And that was the end of a very busy day.
Monday, June 16, 2008
- Our Spring Break trip to San Francisco, Walnut Creek & Sacramento
- Pan Am Fiesta (aka kid's dream come true and parent's nightmare)
- Grandma Livingstone's 90th birthday party
- Troop 600 Disneyland Trip
- Allison's end of preschool experience
- Nate's 5th grade promotion and activities
I will also TRY to blog about the fun things we do this summer, provided I remember to bring my camera. The nice thing about the new camera I got in January is I can take 300+ pictures without having to upload them to my computer. That's also the bad news, as I go months without doing anything with them. I will try to do better.
And I'll post this picture, although I'm sure I will pay $$$ in therapy bills a few years from now. I have tried my best as a parent to teach my kids the basics, but apparently I haven't even done that right. This is how Brent found Allison the other night...
Monday, June 9, 2008
From the website:
"There are 0 people in the U.S. with the last name Bousfield."
I'll notify my husband, 3 children, mother & father-in-law, and other Bousfield relatives of their non-existance.
p.s. Just found this quote on the website, which makes me feel better about myself...
Q: Why isn't my name on the list?
"I think it's important not to take it as a rejection of you personally." Gabriel Caine -- Diggstown.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Jaxon Is this Jackson?
Brittnee yeah, great role model. I guess she was named before the head shaving, umbrella swinging days.
Jahdon I don't have a clue who this kid's parents are, but I suspect they really like science fiction.
Kameron I'm sure all the kids names in this family start with a "K".
And finally, my favorite...
Trezur How precious...
My sister-in-law teaches school in Utah and has seen some CRAZY names. It's like people made up words. I promise to post them if she sends me a list.
Monday, June 2, 2008
The feeling is more than mutual, babe.