Thursday, August 31, 2006

My latest E Bay finds

I have been doing some fall clothes shopping for the kids and found these on E Bay.

This one was $15.00 including shipping and the last one was $17.00. Can't beat that!
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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

School starts WHEN?

I think going back to work will be good for me. We have kept pretty busy this summer, until now. I have now entered the "I don't have to shower or get dressed because there is nowhere to go" phase of summer. And it isn't pretty. I went out to get the mail and my neighbor was out watering his plants. I smiled and waved and didn't understand why he looked at me funny until I got back inside and realized I am wearing my purple flannel pajama pants(it is freezing here today) and my old sweatshirt. It is 4:30 in the afternoon. Scott just called to say he was going to a meeting tonight and I was actually excited because now I don't have to cook dinner! We can have cereal! All of our friends have already started school, most of them have gone to Kindergarten. Sigh. I feel left out. But this is the best choice for my child, I know this. I just have to get through this week. Next week we decided to take one last trip for the summer and go down south to the beach, this time all together. It will be fun. And then when school starts I will be complaining how busy I am.
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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Crazy bloglines stuff and Birthday weekend!

Check your bloglines, people! It is erasing my favorite blogs! Just taking them right off! I have lost about 12 and I wouldn't even have know it, if it hadn't been for Shelley. Thanks, Shelley! Today is Scott's birthday and we went to Angel Island and Alcatraz. I will write more about it tomorrow and post pictures. Don't let me forget the story of how I tripped in the "recreation yard" and damn near broke my leg and lay there crying and bleeding. But now I leave you with a picture of a statue outside a restaraunt at Fisherman's Warf. When Gracie saw it she said "That Mama?" I Love that child!!
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Friday, August 25, 2006

A room fit for a princess

Gracie never got her "girlie room" because we moved Cameron to the other bedroom and put her in his old room. It was decorated with an under the sea theme and sailboats, so we added some mermaids to make it more girlie. It was cute, but last week, my sister and I decided she needed a Princess room! So we broke out the pink,pink,pink and decorated. Here is her room before:


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My Sister painted the awsome castle on the wall and made the frame with her name on it...
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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Back in the swing of things

It is hard to get back to normal after vacation.We had so much fun last week. The beach,the water park, and finally meeting one of my favorite bloggers, Shelley.It took a little less time to get home,(7 hours) but still a long drive...This week is sports camp, this weekend is Scott's birthday and then begins the countdown to back to work!

Friday, August 18, 2006

Dude, that was totally fun!

Says my Boy who wasa born and raised in San Francisco.(He says that is how surfers talk, I don't know how he knows this). I forgot how much fun it is to swim in the Ocean. I haven't done it in years. Cameron learned to Boogie Board and we had a really fun day. Gracie prefers to stay on the beach with her Aunt Michelle...Here are some pictures.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Busy enjoying the last days of summer....

We are down south for a few days. How do people live here? We hit Traffic in L.A. and it took us 9 and a half hours to get here. Yes, you read that right. NINE and A HALF hours in a car with a 3 and a 5 year old. All I can say is, whoever invented the DVD player in the car is a Genius. I wish I had thought of it! Today we hit the beach. I am excited to show my kids what a beach should be like. Warm water,great weather and waves that won't kill you! Fun! I'll try and post pictures...

Sunday, August 13, 2006

2 Year Reunion!

We had a blast meeting with our China Reunion group this weekend. Only about half of our group made it, but the girls (and two boys!) had a great time. One of our families has a pool and we could not get the kids out of there! It was great to see how everyone has grown.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Happy 2nd Family Day to Us!

On this day two year's ago we were united with our Gracie. I don't have time to scan photos, so I will link to last years. Here they are. And Here

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Wild Animals at the zoo!


Feed the Birds

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Monday, August 07, 2006

Sad news

I have found out some very sad news. The family that I was a nanny for for 3 years in Texas, when Scott was in Law School, has lost their Mother and wife to cancer. We have kept in touch and she had been to visit us two summers ago right before we went to adopt Gracie. It was so fun to introduce her to Cameron after watching her kids grow up. I really thought she would beat it. I am just so sad. I can't believe she is gone. And she leaves 3 kids, ages 16,14, and 10. I will miss her.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Too much time on my hands...

Is it just me, or has Joe, from blues Clues gained a lot of weight? I am not judging, I am just noticing...See. Before:


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The friends...

Happy Family
The cake I made, that Cameron would not eat because he didn't like the frosting!
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Saturday, August 05, 2006

Happy Birthday!

On this day, 5 year's ago, the baby they said I would never have was born. Happy Birthday, Cameron! We love you!