Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Walking with Dinosaurs

Last Sunday we took Savannah to see the "Walking with Dinosaurs" production. We decided to go to the matinee and I was surprised to see it only about half full. I bought our tickets two weeks ago and I was able to get first row, end seats (mid-priced section). Our seats were awesome and I didn't have to worry about not being able to see over people or Savannah kicking the back of the seats. The dinosaurs were impressive and the show was surprisingly educational. It did get dark and loud at times but not enough to scare Savannah. She loved the show and is still talking about it!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Summer is over.

This sums up Savannah's summer in just one photo. She had an amazing time but I am looking forward to cooler weather and the holidays!

Random Photos

Random photos from the last month! My new work schedule has been messing with my blogging time! I promise I will write a new post soon...


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Birthday Girl!

Savannah turned 4 years old yesterday! She had a great day at Disneyland and today we went to Bates Nut Farm. Stay tuned for pictures and more details later!

Happy Birthday to my baby girl!!!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Oops! Forgot a picture...

I forgot to add a picture from our Yosemite trip!

On the way home we stopped in Bishop (home of mule days) for lunch and of course you must ride a mule when you are in Bishop!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Yosemite National Park

This last weekend we took Savannah on her first camping trip! We had a hard time deciding where to go but when a highly coveted spot opened up in Yosemite Valley we reserved it immediately. Yosemite valley spots are hard to get and are often completely taken within minutes of opening on their website. This was my 5th trip to Yosemite and the first time I have ever stayed in the actual valley. It was a great trip and definitely hope we can do it again!!

Our camp!

We arrived on Sunday and left on Wednesday morning. The weather was perfect. It was in the high 80's during the day and probably around 60's at night. Neither too hot or too cold.

We brought our bikes and used them to get around the valley. I went from no riding in 10 years to nearly 16 miles in 2 days! It was a great way to get around and the paths were not crowded at all. Except for deer... they were literally everywhere. Savannah loved watching all the deer. One morning we even woke to a mom and baby grazing right outside our tent.

We saw this buck our first night. He was wandering around Curry Village.

These babies were very curious and nearly came right up to us.
Babies everywhere!

Big Buck just strolling thru the village.
Waiting for the deer to clear the path...
Daddy and Sav passing a young buck.

We spent our time this trip riding our bikes, going to the visitor centers, and playing in the Merced river. Two full days was not a lot of time but it was good to see how Savannah would react to the camping experience. She did really well and even made a camp friend with the 4 year old girl in the site next to us!

Swinging bridge over the Merced river.
Savannah's favorite place!
 More river time!
Enjoying some down time on the lawn at Ahwahnee Hotel.
Ready for another bike ride.

Roasting marshmallows over her first campfire!
Riding in the open air tram tour.
Trail near the Happy Isles nature center.
Savannah and Daddy riding together.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Savannah had her first day of preschool yesterday. She is going to a part time program two days a week for now. They work with her speech therapist, who will pull her and two other kids out of class for thirty minutes for their speech therapy. We are really hoping she will do well in class. She seemed to like her first day!

Her speech therapy through our HMO has been put on hold until January. Savannah has been having a hard time concentrating in those sessions and because of that she has made little to no progress since she started. The therapist and I agreed that she may just need some time to mature.