Saturday, August 1, 2015

Flower Girl 2015

This is Vera's second year as a flower girl and she was excited to get all fancy again. Flower girls attend different Santa Barbara Fiesta Events. They visit a rest home to hand out flowers, act as greeters during the Fiesta Opening Ceremony, and toss flowers during two parades. Fun to do with friends!


That moment when you realize that your child is almost as tall as they two adults on stage and they are wearing heels.





Vera and Tay-Tay. So much fun.


They were cracking themselves up.



Thursday, July 23, 2015

Jelly Belly


On our way up north we stopped at the Fairfield Jelly Belly Factory for our annual tour of the facility. This time, we made sure that we were visiting on a week day so that the kids could see the factory in its full working glory. Alas, foiled AGAIN! The darn factory shuts down for the month of July. Argh! We have high hopes that one day we see those yummy little candies being made. On a side note, I think we wore Opa out and he may or may not pass next time we tour the facility. You definitely need to drink your coffee before hanging out with our crew and wear ear plugs.




Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Bullard's Bar


The water is so pretty!


Pearl still not 100% sure of the water.




Other kids = loving it!


The mosquitoes loved our family. Everyone had bites and marks on face and body. Poor V, allergic reactions left her with two baseball sized lumps. Deet to the rescue!


Last group shot of the trip.


Yuba Feather Museum

We LOVE the Yuba Feather Museum. Lots of information, nice docents ready to answer questions, and old-fashioned bonnets for sale. There really isn't anything not to love.  









$7 = the best prop for all future photographs. How could I not buy the bonnet?





Collin's Lake...


...otherwise known as the place with a teeter-totter and really big ice creams for cheap. 









House von Klaus - Cabin Living


The kids were so excited to eat their cereal using the box as a bowl. It definitely is the little things in life.



Marshmallows roasted on the fire were a nightly occurrence.


Our friends showed up with an enormous bag of kettle corn. As you can imagine, it lasted exactly 15 seconds.


Crafting fun!


A treasure hunt led the kiddos all over the house and yard. I like this picture because I forgot to take pictures of the kids practicing archery, but the three olders loved shooting arrows.


You have to make them take a group photo at some points.


More crafting! We may have gotten obsessed with rock sculptures.


Really obsessed!