September 2000 highlights

Saturday, September 30th, 2000
Would you believe that Wendy and Amy turned 8 in September?  We celebrated their birthday at their swim school in Santa Clarita.  We followed that up with another trip to Disneyland.  The weather was far too hot for us, but the two highlights of the trip were when Eric, Amy and Wendy were chosen to march in the 45th anniversary parade (Eric looked quite adorable in his tutu), and when the girls got to perform with the Dapper Dans on Main Street USA.  

We went to three county fairs over the summer (Stanislaus, Ventura, and Kern).  Wendy and Amy were fascinated at each fair by the exhibit that showed various things that people collect.  Amy decided to collect stamps, and Wendy decided to collect post cards.  Both girls raid our mail every day to see if they can add some interesting new treasure to their collections.

Emily officially began preschool in September and is already doing some kindergarten work.  She loves sitting at the table with her sisters and doing her school work.  She really excels at phonics, and like her big sisters, loves going to the library when we go to the city.

Pigs flew at the Kern County Fair

Saturday, September 30th, 2000
This month, we took a trip to the Kern County Fair, where we were able to see one of our favorite events: The famous Alaskan racing pigs!  
Image:Pigs flew at the Kern County Fair
We love watching and cheering for our favorite hams as they run the course and fly over the hurdles.
Image:Pigs flew at the Kern County Fair

Back to the Happiest Place on Earth

Sunday, September 10th, 2000
We took a family trip to Disneyland.  While the Park was a little too hot to enjoy, we did have some memorable experiences.  Amy, Wendy and Eric were chosen to participate in the parade down Main Street U.S.A..  It was probably the first (and last) time anyone will see Eric in a pink tutu.  (Sorry, no pictures).
Image:Back to the Happiest Place on Earth
Wendy and Amy later participated in a skit with the Dapper Dans - Disneyland's barbershop quartet.