Sunday, July 31, 2005

Busy Weekend

We had a fun weekend. We went to the tall ships festival, to a nice park in San Francisco and hiking at Lands End. It was Gracie's first time in the back pack and she loved it! Cameron was a great hiker and was able to go much further than we thought.

The Golden Gate is there somewhere... Posted by Picasa

Up a Tree with Daddy! Posted by Picasa

Hiking Lands End Posted by Picasa

Gracie Painted Ladies Posted by Picasa

painted ladies Posted by Picasa

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Tall Ship Festival

We went into the city today to see the tall ship festival. Cameron was so excited to see REAL Pirate ships! We even saw people dressed as Pirates! I had to explain that there aren't really pirates anymore and they are just pretending. He loved going on the ships and exploring. We were admonished for ringing a bell, though!Gracie just wanted to run arund the whole time and we really had to watch her so we wouldn't loose her overboard!! Now he is even more excited for his Pirate Birthday Party...

With Daddy on the ship... Posted by Picasa

Real Pirates! Posted by Picasa

on the tall ship Posted by Picasa

cool flags Posted by Picasa

A PIRATE SHIP!!!!!!!!! Posted by Picasa

Friday, July 29, 2005

Libby is going to be fine...

It's been a busy week. Libby is fine. Her "tumors" Are actually fat deposits!! She is a little embarrassed about it and doesn't want to talk about it...

Our dear friends left today...

And I am sad about it. Cameron and Jonah had so much fun together playing "Larry Boy" (Veggie Tales, for those who don't know!) I didn't mention before that Shannon is my very best friend and we talk at least once a day, sometimes many more on the phone. She moved to Texas when Cameron was 14 months and now she lives in Missouri. Having them here made me realize how close Cameron and Jonah would have been if they had stayed in California. Cameron has already said that he wants Jonah to "Live here forever" . We tried to let them sleep in the same room (more than once!) but Jonah complained that Cameron would not stop talking and go to sleep!!We miss them...

more hugs Posted by Picasa

Hugs Posted by Picasa

Last Breakfast Posted by Picasa

Thursday, July 28, 2005

The Birthday Celebrations Begin...

Today we celebrated Cameron's Birthday at on his last day of Summer School. This is not to be confused with the "Pirate Birthday" We will be having on August 14th...and his actual birthday is the 5th, the poor thing is so confused. He keeps asking "NOW am I four??"

With Teacher Arlette Posted by Picasa

"Summer School" Birthday Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Look at us now! Posted by Picasa

Look at us now!

My friend Shannon and her family are visiting this week. Shannon and I were in an infertility support group when we were trying to get pregnant. There were about 8 of us and we had a mini reunion...5 of us plus 10 kids 4 and under, 2 sets of twins!! It was a little bit crazy!You don't realize how many toys you have until EVERY single one of them is spread across your family room floor! But It was really fun...Some of us thought we would never have children! Look at us now!

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Weekends are too short...

We had Scott's work picnic This weekend in San Rafael. It was fun. Cameron got to practice his "surfing" I tried to explain that this was a boogie board and not for standing up, but he insisted on trying! The other picture is of Gracie dancing at the picnic. It was a fun time. We also looked at some houses this weekend. We just can't decide what to we buy a older, smaller house close by in a better school district for an exorbitant amount of money, or a big nice house an hour away for an exorbitant amount of money??? Decsions, decsions...

Dancing Posted by Picasa

"surfing" Posted by Picasa

Friday, July 22, 2005

Doctors visit...

Everything went fine, except for Cameron pulling out the stirrups to the exam table and yelling"Hey-what are these for?" saved by the doctor....I tell him what's been going on and he says"yup, sounds like a migraine, here's some Imitrex" Couldn't this have been done over the phone?When they weighed me Gracie was hanging off me, that is NOT a fair calculation!

One more thing...

Today I have an Doctor's appointment to talk about my Migraines...Now the only thing I can think of worse than a migraine is having to take my two kids to the doctor to talk about my migraines. Oh well.

Does the Ice Cream Man take credit cards??

We went to the library this morning and then to get some bagels to take to the park. Guess who was there? The Ice Cream Man...Now, this particular park annoys me because he is ALWAYS there, and though I have no problem telling my kids they cannot have ice cream at 10:00 am, some of my friends do....Which causes a problem for me....But anyway, today Cameron asked if he could get some(Gracie just screams like a banshee in happiness when she see's him!!). I said "No, I don't have any money....Yes, I realize this is the chicken way out, but it also happened to be true. So Mr. Smarty Pants says"how did you pay for the bagels?" I told him "with my credit card (which is actually my debit card....) So he says"Well, doesn't the ice cream man take credit cards?" Man, it starts early!!!!! To which I answered"No, but even if he did, we are not having ice cream at 10:00 in the morning" Which is what I just should have told him in the first place...


I just thought I would take a picture of her in case, well, you know....Her vet appointment is next Thurdsday...I don't know why I have such a bad feeling about it....Everyone knows Libby is my Favorite(except Buster-SHH)

Libby... Posted by Picasa

Thursday, July 21, 2005


I have been getting migraines...I got the first one about 6 months ago. At first I dint know what it was, I just started seeing spots and got a really bad headache. It lasted for two days...then on Sunday I was on the computer and suddenly couldn't see....Luckily I took a lot of medications and it only lasted 3 hours, but I had to go lay down with a heating pad on my head...Then yesterday, I got another one that lasted all afternoons....I am going to see a doctor about it. And Libby has been acting sick and I am afraid when I take her to the vet they are going to say that she is really sick. She is 11 years old, I can't believe it

Sunday, July 17, 2005

P.S.-did you notice the barrettes?

When Gracie was at the nursery at Cameron's school last week, the caregiver gave her a hair Barrette to wear, and she DID! She would never wear them for me!! So now she will wear them for a little while....Maybe some day...

Crazy driver!

Ok, I will explain this...We went to this "Open Gym" play place where it was this huge gymnasium with a bounce house, climbing structures, slides and this car....A great place to go when it is too "cold" in the summer up here....No, I am not joking, it was foggy and freezing....So anyway, Cameron starts pushing Gracie around like a maniac and she is cracking up! I have it on video, too. They were going FAST!!...I thought they might tell us to cut it out, but they were having so much fun and not yelling at each other for once...How can I break that up???? We had a fun weekend. We went to a water park all day Saturday and even though I put on sunscreen every two hours, we all got burnt-bad mommy! Today we mostly ran errands and went to the park....Tomorrow is Monday, at least I don't have to work...

Friday, July 15, 2005

Crazy driver! Posted by Picasa

The finger point...

This is Gracie's new thing when she is mad...she points her finger and says "NO,NO,NO!" It is usually directed at one of the dogs, but occasionally at Cameron. I do not know where she got this, I have NEVER pointed my finger at anyone!!!The other picture is just a cute one of her taking a picture and saying "sheese"(cheese) it's Friday-yeah!

"Sheese"... Posted by Picasa

"No,No,No" Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Not a good day...

Bad day at summer school...Not listening, crying, it is so hard to be the "mommy" and the "teacher"....Then we had a playdate with a friend and he was so wild...We went to the zoo and Gracie fell and cut her mouth, bled all over me, Cameron accidentally kicked my toe and broke my toenail and fell countless times himself, scraping knees, etc...They are asleep now, thanks goodness! Hoping for a better day tomorrow!

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Camping is different with Dad

The one thing I remember about camping with Cameron is how many clothes we went through... So that is why I packed ALL of the clothes he had! The shorts and T shirts for the daytime and the long pants and shirts for night...well, Dad's do things differently.... I was going through the TWO bags I packed for him and NONE of it is dirty!!!! When asked about this, Scott says "Oh yeah, he didn't wear much but those swim shorts and a sweatshirt..." (both of which are so dirty I may have to just throw them away!) So, on the upside, I don't have any laundry to do! It is nice to have them back, although I cant say Gracie was that happy to see them! She didn't want Cameron anywhere near me after having me to herself al weekend and didn't really want Scott near her! It is almost back to normal now...

Sunday, July 10, 2005

camping is dirty! Posted by Picasa

camping is dirty!! Posted by Picasa

Block party

Well, the weekend has flown by...Except for being a little bored with "toddler talk" it has been fun...Shopping...Eating...Shopping....Park...Nap, you get the picture...Today we had a "block party" on our street. It was fun to meet some of the neighbors and see all the kids. Gracie liked it because there were a lot of Chinese people there, and she loves Chinese people! She goes with them, no problem! They took her to get juice, ice cream, etc...They loved her! There was one cute little girl who had quite a lot of questions!! "Are you her Mommy?" "Why don't you look like her" "Oh, she's from China and you're' from here- so who borned her in China?" Why didn't she keep her?" "Did you ask her why she didn't keep her?" and so on and so on.....I didn't really mind, she was very cute and just curious...I Am not sure how I will react when Gracie is old enough to understand theses questions. Cameron and Scott are on their way home from camping. I cant wait to see them! This is the longest that I haven't at least talked to them on the phone when they were gone...I will post pictures soon.

Friday, July 08, 2005

girls weekend! Posted by Picasa