Wednesday, December 21, 2011

An Evening at the California Living Museum

On Saturday, we enjoyed the Christmas lights at CALM with our cousin Jesse.

The 8th annual event features over two million Christmas lights, dozens of individual displays, synchronized music, and a narrow-gauge railroad .

Located near the Kern River, CALM was a bit chilly that evening.

The event is a fundraiser for CALM, which provides a home
to over 250 injured or abandoned animals native to California.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Candy Store

We spent Sunday afternoon at the mall taking pictures
for our 2011 Christmas card.

There was a candy store conveniently located next to
the portrait studio.

Alaina was pretty happy about that.

Cold Morning in the Park

California Children's Services recently conducted a photo shoot in North Bakersfield.

This photo, along with that of several other children,
now appears as a poster in the CCS interview room.

It was a cold morning, but Alaina had a wonderful time.

Afternoon in the Park

On the weekend before Thanksgiving,
we spent the afternoon at Riverlakes Park along the Kern River.

Alaina had a great time on the playground.

Watching birds out on the lake.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

We spent the past weekend over on the coast in the Ventura-Oxnard area.  The mornings started out foggy and damp, but then turned out nice and sunny.

 Pumpkin patch divas.

It was Alaina's first visit to a pumpkin patch.

There were a lot of pumpkins to choose from!

What's that up in the sky?

An orange balloon marked the pumpkin patch and made it easy to find.

Looking over the selection with dad.

Mom and daughter walking down the rows.

What's that?

It's a goat and it came over to see Alaina.

What about that over there?

They're Chinese geese.  If you're not careful, you could lose a finger!

Hanging out with dad.

Hanging out with mom.

How 'bout a hayride?

Alaina was ready for another ride around the farm.

Alaina & mom goofing around before we leave for lunch.

Alaina's first jack-o-lantern.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Backyard Balancing

Alaina focused on her balancing skills.

It takes a great deal of concentration.

At the Beach

A nice sunny day at the beach in Ventura, CA.

Alaina loves spotting birds and calls them out when she sees them.

There was an abundance of seagulls and other ocean birds.