Monthly Archives: September 2010

Late summer 2010

Here’s part two of our Summer 2010 catchup. We’ve got pictures of Claire’s first face painting (a butterfly that matched her dress), a trip to a local kids zoo and amusement park called Happy Hollow where Claire rode her first roller-coaster, a bike ride to a nearby playground, a ride on a steam train through the redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains, a pizza picnic dinner during a visit from my parents, playing at home including with a Slip ‘n Slide on the 100 degree day that was our hottest this summer, a visit to a beach in Half Moon Bay, and some eating shots including Juliet’s first (and certainly not last) chocolate ice cream.  Click on the picture of my girls at the beach for a slideshow.

My girls on the Beach

Early summer 2010

We’ve fallen behind this summer so will make it up in two posts with pictures galore and even a few videos.

First off, here’s a slideshow from the early summer including Claire falling asleep on the couch trying to adapt to life without afternoon naps, berry picking at nearby Webb Ranch, visiting with our friends the Farrells for Glenn’s birthday and for my godson Harrison’s first lemonade/snack stand, our town’s July 4th parade, hiking in the redwoods at Wunderlich Park, and a movie night for Harrison and our girls.  There’s a few videos of Juliet, too, one hiking and another munching on pizza.  Finally, we’ve got pictures of the girls’ first car camping trip which we took with the Toths in a nearby state park. It was hot, dusty, and sleepless, a mild disaster so probably average for a first outing with kids. Click on the berry picking picture for a slideshow.

All of us berry picking at Webb Ranch

Also, we’ve added a few more pictures and videos to the post on Claire’s 3rd birthday party including this one of the various efforts to keep her candle lit long enough for her to blow it out.