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December 30, 2012

Capitola

Filed under: Places Visited — Dad @ 02:55

We said farewell to 2012 by visiting Capitola, CA for one more day at the beach. This is one of the nice beach towns we like to visit and found the beach to be quite different this time. The beach was covered in sea pebbles and lots of wood from fallen trees. The kids had a good time looking for interesting treasures amongst the debris.

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December 27, 2012

Beautiful Beach Boy

Filed under: Just Everyday,Places Visited — Dad @ 01:58

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A break in the poor rainy weather and we had to hit the beach !

December 25, 2012

Ho Ho Ho !

Filed under: Special Events — Dad @ 01:09

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Etienne must have managed to convince Santa or the tricky elf that he was an angel this year – maybe that costume seen on a previous post had something to do with it – because he scored big this year ! Santa brought him the camera he asked for as well as the radio controlled cars he wanted. His parents spoiled him with a space station while his sister bought him Angry Birds on Ice !

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Later we had a super Christmas dinner and all ate way too much good food !

December 24, 2012

The Angel Etienne on Christmas Eve

Filed under: Special Events — Dad @ 01:05

Christmas Eve saw the arrival of the Angel Etienne. At first he appeared to be just a regular boy that had some pretty fancy dance moves, then the wings and halo appeared and he showed his ability to balance on just one foot. Finally he was seen holding his newest friend, Dexter, a gift from Grandma and Grandpa.

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As it got dark the kids needed to put out the reindeer food and while they were doing so we got a sighting of Santa as he passed over head ! Do you see him too ?

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December 16, 2012

Day out w/ Thomas

Filed under: Places Visited,Special Events — Dad @ 23:03

Our friends Colin and Liam invited us to join them on a day out with Thomas, you know Thomas, the tank engine…

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The boys had a great time and we got access to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. There were a number of activities for the boys, cookie decorating, face painting, tattoos, and an arcade that Etienne just would not leave !

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The train ride was really very enjoyable.

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There were a number of bridges and tunnels that we passed under and through.

There was even a surprise on board !

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After the train ride we got to exchange a coupon for some arcade tokens and Etienne and Liam had a blast playing all the games and riding on the carousel.

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December 15, 2012

Fireman Santa & Gingerbread Home Makeover

Filed under: Places Visited — Dad @ 22:56

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We visited our local fire station again this year to see the fire trucks and firemen up close and get a chance to meet Santa.

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We had to convince both Etienne and Cezanne that it was safe to stand next to the fireman in all his gear. Grandma needed to hold Cezanne’s hand and be in the photos, but Etienne was fine to stand on his own after we told him it was “ok”.

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It was a rather long wait to get a turn to sit with Santa and eventually both kids got a bit tired of posing for photos so we needed to use tickle tactics to extract smiles and laughs from both kids.

When we got home we did our annual Gingerbread decorating and this year each child had their own house to decorate.

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December 13, 2012

Elf on the Shelf

Filed under: Just Everyday — Dad @ 01:51

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Santa sent us a really tricky elf this year. He got up to all sorts of mischief including fishing in the toilet, climbing the Christmas tree, and stealing the star. He made a snow angel in sugar on the coffee table, took a bath in Barbie’s bath, wrote a number of nasty letters to Santa and even tried to steal candy from the advent calendar !

November 22, 2012

Thanks for Family

Filed under: Special Events — Dad @ 01:48

Our family feast this year !

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Etienne reflecting on all the things he is thankful for ?

November 12, 2012

Painting Party

Filed under: Just Everyday — Dad @ 21:27

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Etienne at an impromptu painting party. He started posing for photos with his hand on his head for some strange reason… Odd child, must be something from his mother’s side ?

October 31, 2012

Halloween Parade

Filed under: Special Events — Dad @ 21:23

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Helicopter Pilot Etienne at the John Green Elementary Halloween Costume Parade 2012 ! Notice the very official salute from the pilot !

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