Friday, October 31, 2008
I am learning that being a mother is a lifelong lesson in letting go of control. It's soooo hard for me... I have issues. But I managed to let the kids be in charge of their own costumes this year. Ryan was a spy, complete with spy gear and laminated credentials. Emma was a "cheerleader," using last year's dance recital Minnie Mouse costume (we thought this was funny, but she wouldn't budge.) Madeline went through three costumes this year. She started out as Ariel yesterday, but after wearing it around for a few hours, she decided it was too itchy, so she switched to Cinderella for our Trunk or Treat. Then, this morning, she announced that she wanted to be a ballerina for the real Halloween, so here she is.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
Friday, October 24, 2008
4. Watching sunsets over the water almost every day.
5. Cliff jumping at Waimea Bay. Shan was brave. I did the little one.
Isn't the water sooo blue?
6. Our nature hike at Waimea Arboretum. It ends at a waterfall/swimming pool.
We couldn't get over how gorgeous and natural everything is. Trees, vines, flowers, tons of foliage- it just grows and grows and grows.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
The lake was full of fish so each of the kids caught a bunch of fish. Most of them were small, but it's still so fun for them to reel it in.
Lake swimming. We saw little fish swimming around our feet, but I'm a tough mama and kept my cool. Madeline couldn't get enough of the water and we had to beg her to come out. She loved playing with her daddy.
So there are probably less than 10 pictures of me on this blog because for the past 15 months, I had no one else to take pictures! Yes, kids, I really am a part of the family and now I have a picture to prove it.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
The finished product.
Madeline played in the sand all day. She loved building little stick forts with the sticks on the beach. I found a live clam and she played with it forever, putting it on top of the sand in her bucket and watching it dig down.
Mermaid Princess, complete with seaweed belt and crown.
Emma wrote the entire alphabet in the sand. She also searched for sand dollars and seashells the whole time and we came home with 2 tons of "special" shells.
Madeline doling out the kisses.
cool kite flyer