Wednesday, August 26, 2009


This is Jameson and Abel. Buddies and tag team trouble makers. This is them right after finding a sand puddle.

This is Berlin and Afton being vets.

Jameson and Abel in a moment of non trouble.

And hey look...Mom has buddies too. CPB widows on our first girls get together.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Back to school

Afton's backpack surprise. Must train early to beat Grandpa at Scrabble.

The new big girl back pack. Afton deliberated over back packs for 30 minutes!

Afton said her first day was "awesome!" In her journal she wrote, "Today was the best day of my life!" Three recesses is where it's at

And here are Abel and Daisy bonding. ahhh...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Darling Daisy

Daisy is adored everywhere we go. She lures people in with her happy brown eyes then keeps them occupied with big smiles, kicking feet and wet bubbles. If she senses someone about to leave; she will pull out a trick like putting her chubby foot in her mouth or verbalizing a few syllables baby talk. I will not be surprised if "You are so cute!" is Daisy's first phrase because she hears it so often.

And, darn it, it's the truth!

Monday, August 10, 2009

It's been a while

Updating the family blog has taken a serious back seat to summer fun. Since summer is winding down for use, with school starting in just 8 days, I thought it was time to pick up with the regular if anyone is still checking, this is for you!

We had a blast traveling to and through 7 states in June and July visiting the grandparents, great grandparents, aunts, uncles, first second and third cousin and friends.

Daisy was a great traveler. Abel and Afton were happy as long as treats and movies kept coming!

Here is Daisy wearing our "heirloom" dress that Patrick's aunt made when Afton was a baby. I love this dress and squeeze the girls into it for as long as I can.

Daisy is 5 months now. I know, holy smokes, how did that happen?! She is super vocal, loves to blow bubbles, rolls over both ways and loves to play with anyone.

Afton is so excited to start first grade. She can't wait to wear her new backpack and pick out her outfit! She is the best big sister in the world. Afton is definitely Daisy's favorite person!

Abel is usually in constant motion. He still loves Buzz Lightyear and has different names for all of his Buzzes even though a few of them are identical...he can tell them apart!

Patrick is BUSY! Big news there! He was promoted a few weeks ago to an assistant creative director which means...more work! Luckily, he has hardly had to travel lately. A huge improvement from last summer!

And I promise to be a better blogger again.