Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Merced County Fair

Yesterday marked the girls' first trip to the county fair. A good time was had by all, but I only got about 2/3 of it on record, due to a dying camera battery.

Big tractors on the way in.

The girls' preschool submitted their artwork, so we made sure to go and see how we did. Blue ribbons!! From the looks of things, all of the preschoolers get blue ribbons.

However, Rachel's fingerpainting got a "very nice" penciled onto her card.

Charlotte's fingerpainting, which I also think is very nice! Don't you?

We got to watch Kara Mae and our friend Lauren (not pictured) dance. Kara's little class only had 2 girls show up, but they were wonderful!

We got to learn how to hold a chick. Then we got to sanitize our hands! Awwww....

Charlotte, showing off her shiny pink token for the pony ride.

Rachel, ditto.

If you'll direct you eyes to the second bucket from the top, you'll see a slightly terrified Sabrina and a delighted Kara Mae.

The girls went on the ferris wheel with their dad, not their mom. My momma didn't raise no fool!
And there is where my battery died.
We didn't stay much longer and only did two more rides--there was no way I was shelling out for 30 dollar wristbands for each girl for a small handful of rides. So we picked and chose. It turned out to be a very nice evening and I'm sure we'll try it again next year.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Today is "Wear a Disguise" day at school. After ransacking our toys and dress-up gear, we decided to be bunny rabbits. I wasn't crazy about sending dress-up clothes to school, for fear that they'd get dirty and torn. Leftover Easter ears, a little eyeliner pencil and some blush, and you've got cute bunny rabbits! My dad's idea for "disguises" was to put a "Rachel" nametag on Charlotte and a "Charlotte" nametag on Rachel. Somehow, I think the humor would be lost on a bunch of 4 and 5 year-olds. Funny idea, though.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

This is what happens when you put twins on a teeter-totter...

They tend not to go anywhere.

Thank goodness Daddy is there to get things going.

Thank goodness we're so cute.

And thank goodness for snacks.

Crazy Hair Day

Today was Crazy Hair Day at school.

We may not look that crazy from the front...

But we're all kinds of crazy in the back!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Shallow Dipping

Shallow Dipping
Originally uploaded by sjoprice24
The girls like to bounce in the shallow end of the big pool, singing silly songs.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Fourth of July Weekend

Happy Fourth of July! We're in the midst of our Fourth, as we're headed out shortly to get ready for fireworks. Here are some pictures from the pool over the past couple of days:

The girls and their tubes.

Posing for Grammy in their new fishing chairs from Bass Pro Shop ("the fish store")

Rachel's new pose for just about every picture.

The girls have become much braver about the big pool and spent most of today in there.

They even spent a lot of time bouncing around in the shallow end. This is HUGE!
More pictures to come. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!