Friday, August 29, 2008

Mama's 5K

Today I ran in a 5k through Disneyland and California Adventure.  I had a great time and came in with the first wave of runners which was my goal...I will now train for the 1/2 marathon next year which is really what all of the buzz is about at Disneyland this weekend, but the 5k was a good starting point.  The other good thing is that the kids would like to go out next year for the kids races, so it is a fun annual family event.  
We also spent Friday night at Disneyland, but sadly no photos this time!

Nathan and the girls were a little late to meet me at the finish line (guess he underestimated my speed :)  So this picture is of me running to meet them.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

School Girls!

So the girls are just loving school!  Maddie started her new preschool on Monday and today when she got in the car she said, "Mommy, I know what today's August!"  And I said, "Oh, is it Tuesday?"  And she said, "Oh, yes...that's it Tuesday!"  How fun, she is learning!  I love it!
Claire keeps asking me when she gets to go on the bus, and is practically begging me to let her ride the bus to school now.  I just am not ready for that step yet, maybe next year, but I doubt it!  It is the highlight of my day taking them and picking them up!  I can't wait to work in their classrooms :)

Little school girls


Lucy wants to be a big girl like her sisters and go to school too!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Two More Great Pics from our Camping Trip

So my friend Daleen sent me these two pics from our camping trip and I had to add them to our blog!  

The first shows our family on a canoe!  Yes, we took all the kids out on a canoe ride in Morro Bay.  The girls loved it, the seals were so close we could touch them. Lucy was not too pleased about being in the canoe, so we had to cut our trip a bit short.

Here Maddie is holding the Hoskin's dog Maggie.  Maddie loves dogs, and given the opportunity would spend ALL of her time with dogs.  In fact I took Maddie to a birthday party once where she passed on cake, and ice cream just to spend more time with a dog!  Uh oh, Nathan is in trouble, cuz he would really rather not have a pet, but look at how cute she is with the dog!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

First Day of Kindergarten (Sniff Sniff)

Mommy and Claire at the Orientation the night before!

Claire always makes lovely cards for her teachers, she made this one to give to Mrs. Peters on her first day

Our little Kindergardener 

Sisters are so proud of her too!

Handing Mrs.  Peters her card and getting in line!
One last wave good-bye

So how was it?

Who's That Girl?

Oh I recognize her now!  It's Maddie with straight hair!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Camping in Morro Bay!

This past weekend we went camping with a bunch of friends in Morro Bay!  What a great place to camp, I highly recommend it.  There are all kinds of cool things to do during the day, we went hiking, shopping, kayaking, beaching, and explored the local area which included Cambria and San Luis Obispo.  As far as camping is concerned we learned a lot about what to do next time, and what not to do next time...we'll get it down soon!  What a fun trip!

Maddie and her plant that she found

Mommy and her girls at Morro Rock

Lucy stole this nectarine from Kelly Bowen, she was screaming until Kelly gave it to her, guess she was hungry.

Maryn, Claire, Aliza, and Hannah at Moonstone Beach

Our group of Day trippers to Moonstone Beach

Sweet Lucy safe on top of the rock in Mommy's arms

Maddie and the strange seaweed

Claire and Miss Jamie (old pre-school teacher) playing patty cake

Mommy playing a fun game called Spandex, I kept falling!

The girls playing with the sand which was more like a fine gravel

Claire finding seashells

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Pictures at the Beach

Today we went to the beach to take pictures with our photographer.  Of course Nathan can't go anywhere with his kids and not bring his own camera along so here are some of our shots, I will post a link to Mitzi's pics. soon as I have them.

Lucy loves the Beach!

So do the girls!

Lucy has NO FEAR of the water!  Here we aren't looking for one second and she is IN!

Mommy to the rescue, that is NOT a happy baby!

Mommy-Daughter Date

Claire absolutely loves High School Musical!  She loves them as much as she used to love the Princesses...(my baby is growing up!)
Anyway, I bought her and I some tickets to a High School Drama Camp performance at CSUN. It was such a fun night out for her and I, we got dinner and watched the show together.  I loved it and so did she!

Getting ready to leave Daddy's work, Daddy was making a comment about her shirt, and she had a self-conscious moment

Waiting for the show to begin!

Troy and Gabriella!  The love song scene!

The cast doing their last song