Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Donut Wednesday

Donut Wednesday!  Yippee!!!  We had fun eating our donuts this morning and watching the silly birds!

Happy Wednesday!

Looking for his donut.

Talking about the donut holes.

Oliver's Donut.

Mommy's Donut Hole.

Sprinkles in the bag.

Mommy's Coffee.  (Dark and yum.)

Our bird friends!

Oliver wanted a picture of us together.  
(Mommy's messy morning hair.  More crazy than usual.)

Sweet gentleman.

Oliver is off with his Daddy after school.  Mommy will see Oliver on Friday, we have a busy weekend coming up!  

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Oliver had a great day at school and we had a nice evening together at home!

We got his school pictures back!
(What do you think?)

Oliver also noticed right away the laundry line posts
that Uncle Chad put in the ground for us today!  Thanks
Uncle Chad and Aunt Jess!  Oliver was also super excited
about our painted tree.  Its a work in progress!
(Mommy will save some branches for anyone 
that wants to paint, it is kind of relaxing painting a tree.)  
Looking outside at the tree makes Mommy happy.

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day Hike

We had a nice Memorial Day together!  We started our drive in the morning listening to Carrie Underwood sing the National Anthem on the country music station.  Oliver was very interested in the song and learning about the importance of our holiday today.

After Oliver spent some morning time with Grammie and Grandpa and Mommy had a Y break we went to the Batiquitos Lagoon for a hike.  Mommy knew Oliver was a little tired, but we decided to see how far we could hike.  Oliver was a little goofy at the beginning, so we just hiked a short bit to the shade trees and watched birds, fish, and butterflies!  Then we went back to the car and drove to the Visitor's center that Oliver loves!  

Mommy took a ton of pictures:

We saw a nest in the Eucalyptus tree.

We think it is a Red Tailed Hawk!

Oliver spotted this lizard!

(Mommy wonders what it would be like to
take pictures with a more high-techish camera,
instead of just a point and shoot camera.  It was
fun taking pictures of the animals, but she feels
she could have gotten better ones of the Butterfly,
with a different camera.)


Roly Poly collecting!

The other side!  Running to the Visitor's Center!

He spent about 25 minutes looking at everything 
and asking tons of questions!  He was super fired up!

Goofballs with an Egret!

Happy Memorial Day!

Sunday, May 27, 2012


Oliver came home at noon today.  We rested and played for a while then we took off for a nice hike at Daley Ranch!  

Oliver wanted to wear our backpack.
Mommy let him wear it to the car.

At Daley Ranch!  Today was National Sunscreen Day!
We put sunscreen on, Oliver's hat, and Mommy has started wearing 
a hat too!  Yay for sunscreen and hats!


Mommy has always liked this orange parasitic stringy plant.
It actually harms the plant it is sitting on, but we still like it!

(Orange and purple.)

Listening for snakes.

Listening.  (Mommy likes playing listening games....)


Oliver on the bench.

Oak tree.


Old house.

Ranch house.  They are still redoing it so we couldn't
hike near it.

More old buildings.


Happy, warm hikers!  We made it to the Ranch House area,
our destination!  Yippee!!!  Oliver is becoming a strong hiker!

He brought his lizards!

He liked taking breaks at all the benches!



We decided to go check out the lake next to the ranch!

First Oliver played on the playground!

Then we took a nice break and looked at the lake.

Happy Memorial Weekend!