Thursday, July 19, 2012

YW Girl's Camp

Natalie went on an overnight hike with the other 4th level girls.  They have a tradition of making themselves VERY dirty as they enter camp - thus the beautiful additions to her skin.

And here we are a little less dirty (maybe).  I got to join the girls for about 24 hours.  What a joy to share some time together in the high Sequoias.  And Natalie & Allyson had a ball the rest of the week.  I think we'll be participating in Girl's Camp for the next 13 years straight in our household.

Camille's dance recital

We are not a family of dancers but little Ella (blonde) refused to take dance lessons unless Camille (center) took the class too.  So there we were on a weekly basis doing ballet and tap and loving every minute of it (at least Camille was.  I got to battle Max during his nap time.)  The recital was last week and these girls just shined.  So cute and right on.  It was in a huge performing hall and they had no stage fright.  What a production.  (that was a new experience for this mom)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

It's Electric

MONKEYS at the park

If you aren't laughing by the time you've looked at these, go back and try again.  Who's kids are these anyway?

Feeding the Geese

To celebrate my neice, Bridget's birthday, we had a picnic at the park and fed the geese.  Camille and Robin had the best time.  Max loved it too until his older sisters started freaking out every time he would get to close to one of the geese.  They totally made him afraid!  Now I know that environment can outweigh genetics.  Hopefully we don't ruin him.

Give me a STICK!

During our trip to Yosemite, Max was never happier than when he was holding a stick.  And there were plenty around to keep a smile on his face.  Oh, what a joy to have a boy!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Party at the Park

Some days you just have to sit on a bench and take pictures of your kids while they run around with smiles on their faces.