Saturday, August 30, 2008
In August the family headed to Camp Sherman, Oregon for a little R & R. We have been vacationing in this area (just 15 minutes West of Sisters) for about 6 years now and what is not to like?! Beautiful landscape, easy hikes for kids and parents, and the Lake Creek Lodge (with its famous baked pancake - yum!). Mimi and Papa (aka Dean's parents) and his brother Greg and wife Tina also joined us for a 4 day stay. I wish it had been longer! We took many visits to the "funny tree", watched our Uncle Greg fly-fish, played in the pool, and watched Caleigh perfect her early walking skills (she is so close!!). Here are a few photos :)
Monday, August 11, 2008
At the end of July we were lucky to have our friend Malissa and her daughter Sabina visit us from Korea (they are part of our original mom's group that met when the girls were about 6 weeks old)... we hit the park for some fun in the sun, NW style. All of the sudden, one of the mom's says "the girls are requesting a photo." Yes, our little supermodels had lined themselves up on the wall of the fountain and were asking for us moms to snap their picture - look out Vogue!
We had a great day at the park - and Malissa's visit was too short (come home Mal, come home!). Abby crashed out when we got home.
I haven't blogged in a long while, so now's time to play catch up... The end of July was pretty uneventful - lots of playing in the park, hanging out at Nana's pool. Caleigh went from standing up and slowly cruising to standing by herself and fast cruising - she keeps trying to take steps - I think it will happen before she turns 1. Her favorite word right now is Abba - for Abby. She just loves her sissy so much. Abby continues with her dance class and swimming - she is a voracious reader - memorizing books faster than we can read them... she has actually branched out in her eating for once, eating more of what I cook for the whole family instead of her staple foods of mac n' cheese and chicken nuggets. Caleigh, on the other hand, completely boycotted baby food - will only eat big girl food like turkey sandwiches, quesadillas, chicken nuggets - the kid is wise beyone her years (and growing up too fast!).... here are some photos for the end of July and beginning of August....