Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sparking Interest

An interest in one of the kids can become an interest in others. AJ recognized that Serafina was playing "Jesus Loves Me" and started singing along... from across the room. So Mom brought him over to see just how Serafina was doing that. He doesn't often sit still and concentrate very long...

Friday, April 27, 2012

Planting Seeds

In faith, this land was given to Coastal Christian School about 30 years ago. And today, in faith, the school moves forward the dream of a new school by holding a day of prayer at the site. 30 years ago, the donation of this land to the school was in faith that some day students and teachers would come to this place to learn and pray, and that faith was rewarded today, at least in part, as students and teachers gathered on the spot to pray for continued progress. Classes came and went all day, as did parents, friends, and believers. I happened to be there when the first and second grades were there.

All the photos:

Thursday, April 26, 2012

It's Still There

From Serafina in the back seat... Mrs. Anderson's been everywhere. I wonder if she's seen the Leaning Tower of.... ("Pisa", I inject.) Yeah, Pisa. She's seen the Liberty Bell. It's in Philadelphia; has a big crack. ("In a museum?") Yeah, and the first flag is there, too, the star spangled banner. It's all full of holes and all torn up, but at least it's still there. ("It sure is, Pumpkin.")

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Disney's Love of Trains

Matt and Jamie attended this evening's SLO Railroad Museum's fundraiser event at the Pacific Coast Railroad (Santa Margarita Ranch) that featured rides on the Disney coaches as well as a multi-media presentation by Michael Campbell, President of the Carolwood Pacific Historical Society. Michael spoke about the development of the Disney railroad and Walt's love for trains. Train rides were available both before and after the presentation on the historic former Santa Fe and Disneyland Railroad "Retlaw1" passenger cars that were built in the Disney Burbank Studios and operated at Disneyland from 1955 to the early 1970's.

All of Jamie's photos for this event are here:

Nipomo Greenhouse Tours

It's become something of a Foster Family and Compound tradition to visit the Central Coast Greenhouse Growers Association annual open house and tours. Including the twins and their parents! All the photos:

Friday, April 13, 2012

Golden Gate Park et al

Karen sent Lynn and Jamie on a little getaway to San Francisco. And despite the threatening weather the entire trip, we managed to cram in just about as much as was humanly possible, including some outdoor adventures. On the way north we discovered yet another restaurant in Paso Robles, Estrella: fantastic Latin American cuisine.

We stayed at the
Warwick Regis Hotel on Geary. Neat little place, like stepping back into another era. And their restaurant, La Scene Cafe was the perfect little spot for a before-the-theatre meal.

Here are the other spots we hit, most of them pictured at this link. There are many photos on this page, so be patient:

Sunday, April 8, 2012

A Pier/Beach Field Trip Erupted

A field trip to the Pismo pier and beach erupted late in the afternoon. Oh my goodness, the kids burned more calories in those couple hours...


Easter Eggs Dispense Legos

Some of yesterday's Easter eggs carried Legos. Lots of Legos. So this afternoon, a lazy, Easter Sunday afternoon, the Lego projects began...

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Eggs a Day Early

Sometimes it works out best to call the Easter Bunny in a day early. Like this year! The kitchen situation made a big ol' fancy gig out of the question, but the sloppy joes, deviled eggs, and strawberry pie did the trick? Not to mention all the chocolate...


Easter Preparations

A little outing with a couple of the kids is always a treat, especially when Easter goodies are at stake. How about that "People of Walmart" photo?!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Kids and Kittens

It's a daily ritual now. The kids have to have some play time with the kittens at least once a day. And a kitten-friendly litter pan has been introduced, not to mention their expanded play area. Oh, by the way, kittens can crawl way back into wine bottle slots; Tracy looked like she was noodling trying to get them out!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012