Saturday, May 28, 2011


I've known Betsy and Lindsey since we went to high school together--actually I've known Betsy since we were in the church nursery at the same time. I know that I am extremely privileged to have such true and longstanding friends.
We now each have two kids, a boy and a girl each, and Betsy has one more coming in six weeks. Yeah for new babies!
Yesterday Linds and I, who both live in Nevada City, drove to Foresthill to visit Bets. We took this passel of kids to the park. Here are a few pictures I took on my phone of this second generation of friends playing together. Who would have pictured this back when we were in high school? And how did we become older than eighteen anyway?!
Caroline, age 4
Elizabeth, age 4
Jackson, almost 6
Andrew, age 2
Graham, age 1 1/2
Marilyn, age 3
Lindsey and Betsy, age . . . well, not 18!
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Monday, May 16, 2011

A Snowman in May

Last night, just before bedtime, Trace and the kids went outside to build a snowman.  After a few minutes, I followed them to take a few pictures of their creation.  It was harder than I thought, since by the time I got outdoors there was a snowball fight going on between Trace and Jack.  I got a lot of pictures like this:
 Caroline already had her pajamas on, so she added a hat, boots, and mittens to complete her ensemble.  We had to look for the mittens, since I had already put them away for the year.  Apparently I was premature in my switch to summertime accessories!
 Caroline was entranced with the snowman, maybe because they were the same size.
 Putting on the final touches--wait, weren't those sticks supposed to be arms?  Do your arms come out of the side of your head Jack?
 Coming back across the yard after visiting the "stick store" as Caroline named it.  Only since she doesn't say "s," you can only imagine how hard that was to understand!
 Run from the snowballs Jack!
 I tried to get a posed picture with Mr. Snowman, but everyone kept talking.
 This one was cute, but I was done taking pictures as soon as this snowball hit me.  I took off running!
Happy May!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Girl play

This morning Caroline was playing shoe store. Jack has never thought to spend his time trying on shoes. She had baby dolls all lined up, with shoes on each. It's awfully fun to have a little girl!
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