Sunday, October 30, 2011

We love to read

People who know me are well aware that reading is a great joy for me.  I am so thrilled that both my girls share that joy.  They almost like reading as much as they like getting people to buy things for them.  Ths makes the school book fair a perfect storm where they ask for stuff and we find ourselves unable to say no.

luckily there is also the option of the library where there are cozy spots to read books that are available to check out and return.

Now if only we could work out how to quit paying late fees we would be on to something.  That said, is there anything better in this country than public libraries.  Really, I love them.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween 2011

Halloween is my favorite holiday -- especially in Burlingame.  There is no better evidence of the wonderful neighborhood we live in than how cool it is for Halloween.  Our Greek goddess and our gothic vampire were very pleased with their costumes.

Even baby Eli got in the spirit.  We should have had him join the Lion Dance.

and the next morning we did a round of Tai Chi Sword with Grandpa Bob.  Even Julianne got in the act.  Yup, Halloween is my favorite holiday.  Well, right after Thanksgiving and my birthday of course ;-).

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Lion Dance 2011

Lion dance is always a big deal with the girls.  This year they moved it up to the fall so it came a bit early for us.  Luckily, this wasn't our first year so we were prepared with hats and boots already.

Striking a pose is a critical thing to practice... of course, for these girls they practice this every day so they were pretty prepared.


Action shots!