Thursday, August 28, 2008

We need to work on this

So quite a few months ago I tried to explain to Lauren the fact that girls are born with all their "baby-making" eggs already in place.  She firmly grasped the idea, even if she didn't grasp the correct knowledge.  She told me earlier today that she had a tummy ache.  I was thinking it may have been the plateful of salami and cheese she'd eaten earlier, but she had other ideas.  "Mama, my tummy is upset because the tiny babies inside there are kicking me."


Not only are the kids loving our new trampoline to perform their finely honed Olympic-inspired flips and twists, they've also decided to use it as their larger than life chalkboard.  Lauren called me out last night to show me these portraits she'd done of each of them.

Monday, August 25, 2008

What a (small) difference a year makes

First day of school, two years running!



Saturday, August 23, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008

Long hot day - but fun!

I took the kids to the fair yesterday and we had a great time.  We looked at just about everything.  If you ask Lauren, I bet she'd tell you her favorite part of the whole day was her churro!  We saw lots of animals and the kids even got to lead a couple around a small trail - Lauren had a pony and Owen had a goat.  Wouldn't you know my camera battery died just as I turned it on.  Argh!  So, as a substitute for personal pictures, here's one I nabbed!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Au Revoir!

Some of our friends are moving to the bay area and, in the spirit of trying to pack lightly, have given us some wonderful new toys to enjoy at our new house.  Bye guys, thanks for everything, we'll miss you.  Can't wait to visit you in your new place!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Perfect afternoon

Adam's at work, Lauren's with my parents for the weekend, and Owen's napping.  I'm sitting in front of my computers balancing our checkbook in Quicken, eating Ben & Jerry's straight out of the pint.  For those of you who know me well (ahem, Cass), you know it doesn't get much better than this!

Tag, you're it!

I've been tagged by the lovely Mrs. Mason, so here goes.  

Six random things:

1. I'm a seventh generation Californian.  My grandparents have been members of Los Californianos for years and years.  To be a member, you have to be able to prove your ancestors arrived in Alta California prior to 1848.  Mine came over from Spain with Father Junipero Sierra over a hundred years before that.  (Tell me I'm right here, Grandma!)

2. I don't think I'll ever outgrow peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

3. I'd be happy if it were overcast or cloudy every day.  I hate sun in my eyes.

4. When I was little I would only eat the stems of broccoli.

5. Out of all the household chores, I despise washing dishes by hand.  If it is not dishwasher safe, I don't buy it.  If something doesn't make it through the dishwasher intact, it didn't deserve space in my cupboards in the first place.

6. It doesn't matter how hot it is, I have to have the sheet tucked around my shoulders and pulled up under my chin to sleep.  And it wasn't until I was pregnant with Lauren that I could sleep with my feet sticking out of the sheets.  You never know about those boogie monsters!

Friday, August 08, 2008

It's been a week

A couple of things I love about our new house:
- I have a gas stove
- I can do laundry in an air-conditioned/heated room

If you ask the kids what their favorite thing is, it is not the fact that they have their own bedrooms.  These are their favorite things:

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Lack of caffeine VS Lack of sleep

As Adam was walking out the door this morning for work I teased him that he must've gotten enough sleep since he didn't make any coffee.  That NEVER happens, by the way.  He said he didn't even realize it until I mentioned it, but since he was already on the front porch he wasn't headed back in.  I kissed him goodbye and went back in to make the kids breakfast.  I just headed back to our room and saw his cell phone on his night stand.  I guess it was the opposite - he was ESPECIALLY sleep deprived to forget both of those things!

Saturday, August 02, 2008

We're in! (picture added)

We spent our first night in our new house last night, hooray! We've got a lot of unpacking to do, but we're headed to a family party right now. Priorities, people!
This was taken with Adam's iPhone, so excuse the quality. We're working without phone or internet service for another week, so bear with us. And thank goodness for neighbors who have wireless systems we can bum!

As of 1 October 2007