Monday, August 31, 2009

First day of kindergarten

Spencer was very excited about starting school. I'm sure the pictures are proof of his excitement and/or that he is indeed his father's son.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Hike at Tilden

We went to Tilden Park in Berekley today. Spencer insisted on hiking, and surprised us by not complaining once (Mia too). The hike wasn't short, but just when we'd get a little hot, we walked under the cover of shade. So nice! We checked for ticks a few times along our way. We had a little encounter with ticks at our old house, so we knew the reaction we'd get if we said so. Instead we did a "sunburn inspection". Spencer never questioned why we'd look for a sunburn in his armpits :).

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Cross dressing at it's best?!?

Is there really such a thing, anyway? A (HUGE) positive to this whole swapping of clothes event...the kids got along fabulously and dinner was cooked (didn't say it was great).

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Making this place home

Because our "new" house has been a part of me since birth, I feel very comfortable here. More comfortable than I've ever felt anyplace else, really. What I'm not familiar with is our new town and it is very much new to me.

I wanted to take the kids to the park for a picnic lunch and instead of the all too familiar Heather Farms park, I opted for the Civic park. What a cute park! Grassy fields, picnic tables, lots of play equipment AND a library. The library is super small for now, but the new, huge library is in the construction process right next door. We're I'm very excited!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Oh, it got better...

The nails we originally ordered for Cooper didn't fit, so his "punishment" is....

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Two years ago today...

And the same day, two years later...

Today, we celebrate the Mia's arrival into our arms. Our life would surely be incomplete without her and her spunky personality.

We're hoping to return to Guatemala around her fifth birthday. She's understanding her story a bit more and we want her beloved "Lamalama" to be a natural part of her life. She has a loving foster family just dying to see her again and a country and culture we look forward to sharing with her.

She's just so, so precious.