Saturday, August 30, 2008
We made it through the first week of school... and it wasn't easy! Max has been saying all summer that he didn't want to go to kindergarten, and it turns out he wasn't kidding. There were a lot of tears shed, but I think we're making progress. Hopefully the second week will be better! :)
Saturday, August 23, 2008
I can't believe my baby girl is really one! We had a fun little birthday with her and think she is just the greatest thing ever. We really do adore her!
First, on her actual birthday we didn't do much because Dan was busy. But we had cupcakes at the park with Cali's little twin, Teagan. Cali was born on the morning of Aug. 22nd and Teagan was born late that night. Besides Teagan's family, I got to be one of the first people to see her because she was delivered at the same hospital as Cali. :) And both girls were born to a family of 3 older brothers, so they are quite a match!
... and the merry-go-round:
... but not so much the jumper. :(
And the boys of course had fun on everything, especially the pony rides.
Then we came home and had cake... again, not too successful with our feminine little girl. She still wouldn't eat it, but she did at least touch it this time. :)
Thursday, August 21, 2008
You can see from the adorable picture a few days ago that Wednesday was our 7-year anniversary. We went on a ferry boat ride to San Francisco and it was a lot of fun (minus my motion-sickness!) The kids absolutely loved it and it was really beautiful to be riding through the bay.
Max took this picture for us... he is becoming quite useful! Not to mention Doman held Cali while Max was taking the picture!.
So here is to 7 years of bliss! Okay, who are we kidding?... it has been a wild seven years! School, debt, sickness, living in apartments, having kids, more school, more debt, more kids... it hasn't all been fun and games, that is for sure! But, we have each other and because of that we can survive it all... together!!!
I can't believe my baby girl is going to be ONE! Her sweet grandmas have sent her such cute little packages. We wish we could celebrate birthdays with our family around, but thanks guys for the packages! Here are a few pictures I know the grandmas would love to see of the kids opening everything.
We've never had a one-year-old with teeth before, and she has six!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Thursday, August 07, 2008
The last time we went to Muir Woods was four years ago when we moved here to Berkeley. We decided we ought to go again now that the boys would enjoy it more. I was amazed how beautiful the giant trees were once again. Life is so busy, but I really hope we can keep seeing some of the great bay area sites before we have to leave!
Max has always surprised me by his eating habits. He eats everything, tries everything, and loves just about everything. But this was all I could stand. He got a big tomato out of the fridge and devoured it. I grabbed the camera just as he was taking his last big bite. I'm so glad that he didn't inherit my fear of vegetables! (which I'm working on , btw...) And earlier this week he found the colorful peppers in the fridge and wanted that for his snack. I gave him some red, yellow, and orange pepper slices with some ranch dressing. I noticed he wasn't dipping them (he loves ranch dressing, so this was strange). When I asked him why, he said he wanted to decide which color was his favorite first... red won. And no matter how delicious Max kept telling Doman that the peppers were, Doman tried one and quickly left the scene... he on the other hand is definitely mine. :)