Yesterday we went to Prusch Farm in San Jose because they had a Harvest Festival. I've never been there before, so I had to Google the instruction. Google map has always provided for me, so I didn't question it. So when we were driving there, we got LOST, using the direction!! We were lost for 20 minutes!!! Then finally we found it! It was just to the right of the free way exit! No like the wild goose chase that google sent us on! Anyways.... The farm is HUGE!! It sits on 47 acres and is the only public farm in Santa Clara County. They had all kinds activities there: ladybug lady, rare veggies display, petting zoo, pony rides and of course pumpkin patch! There was also this Native American Tribe that danced beautifully for everyone to see. I love all their headdresses. It was really neat for the kids to see also, it was their first time. Samantha was absolutely mesmerized.
October 7, 2007
October 4, 2007
Can you believe the holiday season is just 2 months away!?! Here is my first holiday set for the season. Who knew pink would go so well with red and green! :) Made from hard to find Michael Miller fabrics and beautiful pink daisy Moda fabric. She will sure to be a hit at the holiday party! It's a ready to ship set, will fit size 4T 5T or 6. Model is a size 5/6 for reference. Click on the "auction" button on your right to go to the listing!
Photo by Toni H.
October 2, 2007
The kids have been anxiously awaiting for the pumpkin patch to open for a few weeks now. Finally, yesterday, October 1st arrives, and it has opened! Rhead, mom and I took the kids there and of course they wanted to go on the jump houses. Whatever happened to just picking out pumpkins?? Every pumpkin patch has a gimmick now because business has been going down. To draw out the kids, they have to have jump houses or other activities. So we let them play, get their energy out. 5 bucks each for 15 minutes, which is not too bad because Sean was red and sweaty by the end of the 15 minutes. He got some GOOD exercise. We still have to go to another pumpkin patch that has trains and barnyard animals, it is one of our favorite pumpkin patches to visit. We probably won't make it to Half Moon Bay this year for the Pumpkin festival, it's always a mad house with traffic there! Can't wait to post some pictures with a brand new camera that I'm getting!!!
September 23, 2007
We went up to the city yesterday to have lunch at one of our favorite restaurant, Scoma's, at Pier 39. They have the BEST clam chowder in the city, and the best seafood. It's a bit pricey for us, that's why we only go once in a while! Then we walked down to Ghirardelli Square, played in the sand a bit. And of course, Samantha just had to get her bottom half wet! Then we had the most delicious dessert at Ghirardelli, Cookie Bottom Hot Fudge Sundae!! All four of us shared one, but it was just PERFECT!
So After putting a billion calories in out belly, we walked it off at the Golden Gate Bridge. We didn't walk far, Sami was REALLY tired. But it was a nice clear day, we could see all around the bay, it was really beautiful. A perfect fall day!
September 12, 2007
We are celebrating our design group, Elan Boutique's 1st Birthday! I can't believe it has been a year since we started this whole thing, time flies when you are having fun!! I remember when I first go the invite, I was SO excited! It was a nice feeling that other people thinks your designs are great too! I've gotten to know some great ladies, learn new techniques, and made great friends. It is a great group we have here and hope to have many more birthdays after this! So, in honor of the birthday, I've designed this cute Happy Birthday Twirl Skirt Set with Appliquéd Tee.It is a Semi custom set, the numbers can be changed and waist can be customized. It can also be appliquéd with the child's initial. Click on the auction button to the left to go to the actual listing! Happy Birthday ElanB!
September 8, 2007
We went to the annual Mountain View Art and Wine Festival today and had a blast! They had a new booth there this year that sold cool handmade wands. Sean made huge bubbles, it was really amazing to see! We walked around Castro Street for about an hour, and the kids got to play at the Kid's park. Anna got some great shoots of the kids!Sean did the giant jump slide and jump house while Samantha watched (she was too chicken to do anything!) Then we went to In N Out for lunch! We had a great morning walking around and it was a beautiful day to do it in! Next week, we are going to the Santa Clara Art and Wine Festival! Can't wait!
September 6, 2007
Today was Samantha's first day of preschool. She was so excited! Of course she didn't want to wear the dress I made her, so I had to use my persuasion skill to get her to wear it. It took 20 minutes to have her convinced that by wearing the dress, she will be the prettiest girl in class. First day of school was only 1 hour (I wished it was longer), so it was pretty much time to pick her up when I got home.
She made a small project and got some play dough from the her teacher, Mrs. Dallas.
Samantha can't wait to go again!