Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Weekend at the Beach

We just spent 3 days in Cayucos eating, sunning and having lot's of fun. The weather was beautiful. Gillian loves the sand. She spent most of her time laying down putting her face right in the sand and saying "ooohhh". Caleb dug and dug and dug. I gave him a disposable camera and let him take lots of pictures. He was in heaven. The big kids boogie boarded, played football and wrestled dad on the beach. We stayed up late, watched movies, went to our favorite parks, rode the trolley and enjoyed each other's company.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Junior Olympics!

Griffin took a Junior Olympics class this summer and it ended with a track meet last saturday. He is very interested in track. He is consistently running in at 2nd or 3rd place for the whole 3rd grade at his school and wants to join the Junior Olympian team this summer which is a team that prepares kids for high school track. Here are a few pics of his track meet.

Mother's Day Tea at Montessori

We had our 10th Annual Mother's Day Tea Party at Montessori the Friday before Mother's Day. It was very nice. My kids didn't sing as usual (they get shy or scared) but they ate a lot.

First Trip to the Lake Summer 2008

We had our first trip to Pine Flat last Saturday. It was pretty successful eventhough we worried what the babies would do. For the last 2 summers, gillian just slept most of the time but Caleb drove us crazy begging to jump in constantly and if we didn't hold him down he would climb up and over the back of the boat and dive in before the engine even turned off. This year was different. Caleb was afraid of the boat, he kept saying, "I want to go home". He didn't get in the water and was pretty mellow. gillian got a fever right when we got to the lake so I gave her some meds (because i'm mother of the year...haha.) and she slept most of the time we were there. With all that said, our first trip out was pretty good. Maybe the babies won't be as wild as we thought they would be this year??????

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Our Tomboy!

Gillian went to preschool in these clothes today. Of course I had a cute little girlie outfit ready for her this morning but after listening to baby girl pitch a fit for a few minutes I realized that it wasn't worth it so......she wore Caleb's clothes. (which is what she prefers to wear most of the time) While we were in the backyard playing later, gillian put this helmet on, wrestled with the dog, dug in the dirt and ate it, picked up snails and tried to dig them out of their shells, then she drank from the hose with Carlee. What a mess! Where did the little princess go?

Monday, May 5, 2008

I was helping out taking pics this past week of the kids at Montessori for part of their Mother's Day presents and Caleb kept following me around asking to take "just one more picture" so here are a few. There are more but I will just include these. What a ham.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Sweet Gillian

Gillian is almost 2. She is talking up a storm, telling us exactly what she wants and chasing Caleb all over the place. She is so much fun! I just had to share these rare photos of her. She won't sit still long enough lately for me to get any good shots but I was happy to get these.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Caleb's Portfolio

For months I have noticed that Caleb is obsessed with my digital camera and the video camera. I would try to keep the camera up from him and monitor him when he wanted to use it but the kid kept finding it in all of my hiding places so I just started letting him use it. I have been amazed at some of the pictures he has taken. It is so funny to watch him meticulously steady the camera or arrange objects that he wants to video tape. He has learned to use all the "buttons" and takes his photography very seriously. I've included some of my favorites here.

Miss Gillian's Ever Growing Word and Sentence List

  • "growl"
  • Baby
  • Ball
  • Book
  • cowboy
  • Dada
  • Dog dog
  • Hi there.
  • I want out
  • I want that on.
  • I want that.
  • Mama
  • me me
  • My car.
  • No, no, no, no
  • Out
  • Pants
  • pretty
  • princess
  • Rett (Garrett)
  • Rrarlee (Carlee the dog)
  • Shoes
  • Thank you
  • That
  • tiger
  • Up
  • What's that?