Wednesday, August 13, 2008

they're back! (to school)

Again, teenagers not into posing for first day of school pictures.  This is the best I could do.
However, the kids 10 yrs and under are still very cooperative.  Hailey started 4th grade.  She got new shoes, if you didn't notice.
This is Morgan's last year of preschool.  She loves her teacher and friends and being old enough to go to "school".
She does not even need her mom to walk her to the door.
This means I have 2 hours, 3x/week all to myself.  What will I do?

Monday, August 11, 2008


Yikes.  Look what Steve shot now:
He spotted this unlucky snake up by Diamond Valley
The skin is drying out on this board now.
I wonder where he thinks he is going to hang this?

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


We went to the Newport Beach area last weekend.  We had a wonderful time.  One morning we went to the:
They were giving out whistles at the front door---that is what is in her mouth.  She made friends with a diver:
Lots and lots of colorful fish,
a sea turtle,
and  a flying blue whale.
They have a bird exhibit also.  Chase felt right at home.
This reminded us....time to head to the beach!
This was actually at Laguna Beach, where we watched a school of dolphins swimming off the shore.
If you look closely, it says: M-O-R-G-A-N

Chase and Taylor were too cool to write their names in the sand and pose.  I had to settle for watching them boogie board.
Hailey even learned how and was really good!
We met a mermaid,
And a girl with two-toned legs,
At Balboa Beach they had a few toys to play on:

Hailey is at the top, Morgan in in the middle and Taylor is lower left:
We all had a wonderful time....
And may just have to go back someday!