26 October 2009
We went to the TGR Exotics pumpkin patch again for the third year in a row. This year they added hay rides and camel rides in addition to the pumpkins, crafts, and assortment of friendly critters. Trinh got to pet a baby kangaroo and play with some ponies and pot bellied pigs.
It was down right impossible to get photos of the kids together in the pumpkin patch. Though we did manage to capture a picture (albeit blurry) of them both protesting at having to have their picture taken!!
We went with her bestest friend Olivia. These two girls met at school and they play so sweetly together.
Trinhity painted a total of 5 pumpkins. All of them were COVERED in glitter!
Trinhity had her first camel ride. She was pretty nervous and was glad Daddy was there.
This is a striped hyena. Yes, they keep her in the backyard. Fortunately, she is a vegetarian!
This is one of many sloths who live at the ranch. Did you know sloths need to eat upside down in order to digest their food?
Dinner was catered by The Goode Company BBQ and afterwards, we roasted marshmallows and had s'mores. Mama got to come along this year and discovered the wonders of chocolate marshmallows. They made the experience such a kid-friendly one. The table was decked-out with fabulous Halloween decor and there were toys, candy, popcorn and just general good-fun for all.
Posted by Trinhity Xuan Clark at 11:56
22 October 2009
We discovered the difficult way that Trinh has motion sickness. Mama gets a bit queasy when confined in a car for too long. Trinh has always been this way too. She tends to fall asleep when we get into a car for a long trip (long is 30 minutes). She has been fine on her previous airplane trips. But this time, she complained about her tummy feeling funny on the descents.
So as we were making our descent into Houston, Trinh lost her breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Mama caught it all on a shirt, a hoodie, two pillows, and in three barf bags. It was terrible. It was extremely terrible. Between sobs, moans, and spews, Trinh was screaming that she hated airplanes and that she never wanted to go on a plane again!! Needless to say, we will not be getting on a plane for a while... quite a while.
Posted by Trinhity Xuan Clark at 14:15
Di Van & Uncle Trevor took us to an apple orchard. It was gorgeous and we had a fabulous time eating apples and trying to decide which ones to take home. Trinh wanted to take ALL of the apples home. Unfortunately, our bag of apples had a couple of accidents on the way to the car so they got a bit bruised... ok, a lot bruised. But they were still delicious!
Posted by Trinhity Xuan Clark at 14:10
We took a quick trip to Manchester, NH to visit Di Van (Aunt Clara) & Uncle Trevor. This is the first time we've visited them since they moved there 5 years ago. Trinh LOVED the fall leaves. Every morning she would peek out the window and say, "Is it still fall?? OH YEA!!! I LOVE fall!!"
Making a leaf angel:
Throwing leaves on Ông
She got this idea from Di Van!!
Posted by Trinhity Xuan Clark at 12:33
14 October 2009
06 October 2009
giraffe. One boy giraffe. The girl giraffe has the flower in her hair. They are falling in love. They are eating leaves from a tree.
She created this all on her own without any help or supervision. We think she saw a picture on one of the LEGO boxes of the "giraffe" and then just improvised the rest. Pretty cool.
Posted by Trinhity Xuan Clark at 11:20
05 October 2009
Posted by Trinhity Xuan Clark at 11:57