Tuesday, August 28, 2007


You don't think Candice and I would send the girls off to their first day of preschool together
and not be matching do you?

It's so great that Miss Jan lives just down the street from my mom's!

Poor Clay thought he was gonna get to go too- maybe next year buddy!

Once inside, they just kinda looked at us like "what are we supposed to do now?" even though there were toys galore and lots of other kids to play with. But when we went to pick them up, they were beaming! Hooray for preschool!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Fishing Trip

Derek went fishing in La Paz, Mexico a couple of weeks ago. He caught some marlin, tuna, and mahi mahi. It's a shame I don't like fish because we have a freezer full!

I thought for sure he'd want to bring this home, stuff it, and hang it on the wall!

Derek and his step-dad, George.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Sometimes I like kids

Most of the time I wish I had more time to myself, to run errands or do a project or just sit and relax without kids. I've realized just how little patience I have. But then there are times when the kids are being so sweet and so funny and I remember why I love being a mom. I wouldn't have it any other way. So here are a few pics to remind me of the good times:

Kelli found Maya and Clara this way and we had to get a picture. Clara is so glad to have Maya live close by!

I took Clara to Baby Bliss for a Back to School Bash and they were doing face painting, but Clara decided she wanted it on her arm and she was so proud of it! She was walking around with her arms straight out all night-she did not want it to get messed up.

I was trying to get a picture of Clara and Clay together, but Clay was not happy about Clara scooting right next to him- I guess he likes his space! So this is how it started...

And this is how it ended. I love to watch them wrestle- they weigh about the same so they both have some pretty good competition!