Monday, July 02, 2007

life update



I haven't been posting here much lately, I miss this place. Just feeling a little blog identity crisis trying to keep two blogs going and knowing what to post where. I am working on solving that. A great solution is in the works and I am excited to get it figured out once and for all :)

But for now, I thought I would pop in to say hello and happy summer. Ah! just saying that makes me breathe a little deeper, I love summer; the fresh dewy air in the morning, the flowers and birds and grubby hot little kids, and the carefree happy warm days that go with it all! I welcome summer with the openest of arms.


here are a few of my favorite photos from the past little while
need a moustache? Tiara decided that this was the perfect craft-of-the-day and made one for everyone in our family LOL! SO funny.

oh yes, I wore mine proudly to greet Cam as he came home from work, I think he nearly fell off the step. new change to note; this is the new green we painted in our main hall and one dining room wall. SO much happier than the grey that was still lurking there from when we moved in. the other three walls of the dining room are a nice robin's egg blue...so fresh!





soccer season was a blast! Tiara really got the hang of it with the comfort of coach daddy. makes me so happy because she was super nervous about it when they first began




these two pretty butterflies were happy to help celebrate a special birthday for my beautiful MOM in June. We spoiled her as much as possible with dinner, a trip this mineral spa just out of town and a day of pampering





this little attitude really cracks me up! she is not even 3 yet and already is giving looks like this. oh boy. I should add in a big thank-you for all of the prayers and well wishes we have received for Kaiella after she was burned. As you can see here, her arm has healed up really nicely.




Cam's parents got a hot tub put in this spring and everyone has been enjoying some good soaks in there. Especially Emilea, I think. She is a real little fish! It is so nice for the girls to be out in the fresh country air. Spending lots of time outside with their grandparents is a real gift to all of them





our proud preschool graduate





spending lots of time at the park. We love our outdoor time together as a family, so the warmer weather has us outside as much as possible!





went to watch a bit of Emy's field day at the end of June. I love this event every year! the kids do too. this here is the sponge race, a fun drippy wet game. I can't believe Emy is finished grade 2 and heading for grade three, WOW! that feels so big. Her first week of summer holidays has been great she has read at least 20 chapter books already! I LOVE watching her joy in reading unfolding. I think we will have to get her down to the library at this pace though. She will have read every book we have in no time!





everyone was learning to ride bikes this year! Tiara would barely even peddle her own tricycle last year so getting Emy's "big" girl bike and deciding it was OK to go for it was a really big step! she worked with cam for awhile but decided to go with training wheels for this year. whatever feels good! Kaiella is doing her best on the tricycle and Emilea is working as hard as she can to master her two wheeler on her own! I can't wait to get out as a family. That's my little update for now. Have a great sunshiny day!



8 comments:

Danielle said...

WOW...seems like you've been busy, busy!!!

LOVE the great photos of your little sweeties :) Glad your little one's arm is all better!!! YOUPPIE :D

Denise... said...

Love the pictures! That's what life is all about!

Christina said...

Oh, wow, you're still alive! That's good to know. I love all the pics, especially of your oldest in the jacuzzi.

You're the sole purpose I still read CK--I'm looking forward to flipping straight to your column with each new issue that arrives in the mail.

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susan opel said...

Fun times! Looks like things are happy and summery in your neck of the woods.

Hope to see you at CHA!

Amy said...

Phabulous photos, CD - glad you posted and that you're enjoying your summer. Your recent C.K. layout telling the story of your daughter's adoption story is absolutely beautiful - thanks for sharing. And many Congratulations to the Graduate!! A

krystyn said...

Great pics. I think your oldest girl resembles Abigail Breslin. So cute!

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