Monday, December 21, 2009

Superman's blanket

I just had this conversation with Josh yesterday. (he's 2 and 9 months)

Him: Can I watch a movie?
Me: Yes, do you want to watch Superman?
Him: No! I don't like 'uperman.
Me: You don't?! Why not?
Him: I don't like his blanket.
Me: [thinking...blanket?! what blanket? ohhh--the cape!] You mean you don't think a big man should carry his blanket around all the time?
Him: Yeah.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Charissa was too grown up for Halloween this year, so it's just the younger 5 in this picture. We went to our church's Harvest Festival, where the kiddos had lots of fun and collected a ton of candy. I have more pictures on my Flickr page.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Big Trees

We went to Calaveras Big Trees National Park. The kids have never seen the giant sequoias before and were suitably impressed. Charissa missed out since she's in school this year, and Robin missed out since she was camping in Yellowstone with a friend.

Here's the girls sitting on "The Big Stump" with the cut log end visible to the side. The grooves you can see were made by the miner's drills since there were no saws big enough to cut the tree. The tree was felled in order to take a cross section to San Francisco as a side show.

This next picture is of the kids standing in the bottom of a fallen tree. (Sorry for the blur.)

Here's Katie standing on a fallen log.

I have a few more pictures on Flikr here.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fairy Houses at the park

The kids make these during a trip to the park about a month ago. (When it was still warm!) Unfortunately, the fairies who live in them are very shy, and wouldn't let us get a picture of them.

The one above is Karli's, and below is a close up of it.

Next is Jessie's:

And Josh made one too, with Robin's help:

Monday, January 26, 2009

My boy

My boy plays with dolls--

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--- and I think it's the cutest thing in the world!

(His dad isn't so sure ..... LOL)

Night Sledding!!

It snowed around Christmas which made for some fun sledding for a couple of weeks down our driveway as well as on the big hill down the road. It's almost gone in this shot (our driveway), but still enough for some late night fun!