Friday, July 31, 2009

Elliet's Birthday

We were in Dayton for Ellie's birthday this year (6!)

Jedd was hiding her gift behind his back. This is Kenai saying,
"I ssaaaaawwww it!!!"

This thing is awesome! You can build it any way you want.
It's like giant tinkertoys.

Throw a sheet over the top and you have a cool fort! She loves it!


One of my favorite things to do with the girls!

We practiced casting, Ellie's getting it but Kenai was mostly bored and frustrated

Elliet went as deep as she could go, looking for tadpoles and minnows

Kenai preferred the shore where she could find shells

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Stuff We Do

Waiting to get her labs done (ouch!)

Fourth of July

At our favorite park

Daddy's turn to wear the Moby on a hike


Elliet playing at Nan and Grandpa's

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Kenai and Kerewin have become good friends.
Kerewin climbed into her bed during the last few storms
and fourth of July weekend.

Heading home after a long weekend in Dayton


Keen fashion sense

Old Friends

I met Nick (Nicky) and Patrick when I started working at West Side Child Development Center in 1997. I think they were five and seven years old and so stinking cute. I got to know the rest of the family over time, there were four boys, Nick and Patrick, Joey and Christian. I babysat the kids quite a bit. (first the four boys and then all five kids after Katy was born!) Tara and I became good friends and she even made me godmother to Christian and Kaitlynn. Once Elliet came along and we had moved a few more neighborhoods away, I didn't see them anymore. I talk to Tara on the phone every few month or so. When she called to tell me that Nick wanted us to come to his graduation party it took me a minute to realize he was graduating from HIGH SCHOOL! I can't believe how grown the boys are (Katy wasn't at the party). They are so kind and courteous, they were great with the kids. Needless to say, it was so great to see them again.

With the boys, minus Joey

Me and Tara after she got "caked"

Me with the graduate

Ziva wearing Patrick's hat

The girls learning badmitten

Patrick and Ziva


Ziva with Nick