Friday, April 16, 2010

Art Fair, Park, Play, & Oak Glen

I have a few things to catch up from the past couple of weeks. First of all, I want to show off Ethan's artwork from the art fair at his preschool. Along the top row of the collage from left to right: Ethan's gold star and a picture of him holding his puppet that he made of Bruce from Finding Nemo, Ethan posing in front of his easel painting with the green handprint, Ethan pointing to his square on his class quilt (Grandma Judy would be proud!). Along the bottom row: Ethan showing us his Bruce puppet, a picture of Ethan working on his easel painting, and the last picture is of Josh, Jacob and Ethan creating a piece of art.


This next collage includes some pictures taken from the park. Ethan and Josh were there, too. Josh was the cameraman and Ethan was always on the go and too hard to catch on camera.


Here are some shots of the boys playing out on the porch together.

Here is a cute shot I took with my phone camera of Jacob at our favorite park. We spend a lot of time at parks, since Jacob cannot safely play at the playground right in front of our house due to the wood chip ground. The mold that grows in wood chips is very dangerous for CGD patients. Unfortunately, Redlands' parks and schools all use them. Loma Linda, however, uses the rubber ground, which is safer for Jacob.

This last batch of pictures and the video below are from Ethan's preschool field trip to Riley's Farm in Oak Glen yesterday.  I signed up to be a driver and got a feel for what it must be like to be a bus driver.  I had six preschoolers (with their carseats) squished into the Pilot and another mom as my navigator.  Ethan was certainly by far the loudest voice in the car, but the noise of the other kids just added to the chaos.  Somehow we managed the trip safely and the kids had a lot of fun.  Top row from left to right: kids sanitizing their hands to get ready for making apple cider, the kids sitting in front of a log cabin after exploring the inside, the kids getting loaded for their hayride.  They learned to shout "wagons ho" to get the horses to start walking.  Along the bottom: a close up of Ethan on the wagon, Ethan with a few of his classmates, and lastly, Ethan getting ready to throw his apple into the apple cider press.

Here is Ethan tossing his apple in.  Each child got about 4 or 5 turns. 


Taylor family said...

Thanks for posting a comment on our blog... I had forgotten to add yours to our list and couldn't find it anywhere. Now I have it saved and we can be updated on your guys lives. :)

Your boys are getting so big too! Give them hugs and kisses from us... even if they don't know who we are. :)

Take care!

Weston said...

Wow, you are getting really good at blogging. I love the pictures and it looks like everyone is very involved having fun!!!!! Cute, Cute, Cute! Love, Mom

kmkarayannis said...

SO glad you are back on the blog...never a lost cause!! After all, you were my inspiration, so I will always be back to check you out from time to time!!

The Stoddard Show said...

fun pictures! the boys are just growing up so fast! feel free to jump on ours and see our "jacob" thanks! Tonya

Pratt Family said...

Busy, busy. Your boys are growing up so fast. I would have to agree...I absolutely love the pic of Jacob at the precious. And as for daring to carpool all those kiddo' are a brave women. What a fun field trip experience.