Friday, August 21, 2009

Jessica and Gabriel play Lacrosse







She's a natural!



Friday, August 14, 2009

Happiness on Yes day

Enjoying the spanish station

Jessica must ride a bike, too!








Jessi couldn't wait to ride a bike too. She grunted and whined and pointed to the little trike under the steps until we got it for her. She loves it!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Yes Day

Balloons for baby


About 5 years ago I invented a holiday. It's called "Yes Day". All year I feel I spend too much time saying "No" and so along came "Yes Day". We chose to have the day on the day Danny and I met. We made one rule: You can do anything and have anything you ask for unless it harms yourself or others. ($15 limit on things that cost money.) So what a Yes Day this year! Daddy took off work and came along! He had some terrific ideas and we had an amazing day!!! Bellagio



Salt water taffy from Whole Foods





Ben and Jerry's "smores"






Bellagio atrium





Bellagio Fountains






Gabriel learns to ride a bike in 30 minutes or less!!!

Jessica's first time playing in the dirt. (soon to be sand box)
Schwinn Stingray chopper bike Gabriel bought from craigslist for $15


so proud

amazing boy




Sweet ride!



Holy cow- the influence of older siblings!






Monday, August 10, 2009

Roman and Gino can ride bikes now!
















Lovin' the Summertime

She likes black beans!
Lots of friends





Found a scorpion



silly sleeping in the back pack



Sunday, August 2, 2009

Our Garden project











Here is our plot....




Deer found the sunflowers....













topsy-turvy not so great








our front plot surrounded with wildflowers














Roman's spinach









Basil









Sugar snap peas did amazingly well in the rocks













Roman planted these sunflowers that are supposed to get 12 feet tall!











Pumpkin? Watermelon?













Parsley doing great














Trisha's strawberries are still producing!














cantelope?
















Giant pumpkin

















Sunflower that grew out of the garden- I think Gabriel dropped some seeds. We grew 6 that way!


















My friend Elizabeth's beautiful jewelry