Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wendy took the day off, so I got a chance to take the kids to their swimming lesson. And what great timing! Julia passed her level check for the butterfly stroke! Which means, she's learned every stroke they teach in swimming lessons: freestyle, backstroke, breast, and now butterfly! You should see her doing it. I wish I'd thought to take a video. She's just amazing! So at the tender age of barely six, she's already done with swimming lessons. Next is swim team, which we will look into for the fall. Here's a picture of Julia with her ribbon. We will call her "jellyfish julia" from now on.
And here's Andrew, in a very short video expressing his excitement about his drink:
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Sunday, July 25, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Well, I always know when my Dad has been visiting while I'm away at work. Where there had been darkness, there is now light!
We had no less than 3 light bulbs out -- all in the SAME corner of the kitchen! We were suffering from a significant pool of dimness for several days. Until Now. I managed to frame up all 3 of the lights that were out in the same photo. The one above the stove, the one above the sink, and the ceiling light in that same area. It was a truly bad situation. And, helpless as we are, we were silently suffering with it, no hope of resolution anytime soon. Until DAD. And a little help from Wendy. Hajellulia!
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Friday, July 16, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Our past few weeks have been such a blur.
Not this past weekend, but the weekend before that, we took a quick little camping trip to Big Basin with our neighbors and longtime friends the Staas family.
Highlights from the trip: "Everything", says Julia. And, playing with Emma and Katie, s'mores, sleeping in sleeping bags, playing Apples to Apples, climbing on the bridge in our campsite, and up on the huge fallen log. And I especially liked the hike we took right from our campsite that led to a little creek and waterfall that we could splash around in. So much fun!
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Tuesday, July 06, 2010
What a great way to spend the Fourth of July! Tubing from the boat, picnics by the lake, cocktails on the deck, jet skiing, time with kids and grandparents. And don't forget fireworks over the lake, viewed from a boat right underneath them. A great way to spend the holiday weekend for certain. Many thanks to Paul and Susan for generously hosting us for this last minute and impromptu trip. So glad it worked out. We are looking forward to being back soon!
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