Showing posts from July, 2010

Sadie is eight and that is great!


Dinner party at the park

Celebrating a birthday with dear friends. Picnic baskets, playground, and cupcakes; we had the essentials, most important of all, friends.

--Old school equipment, I think I climbed on that thing when I was seven.
--Surprise cupcakes!

Summer Birthday

The weekend was filled with kiddie birthday parties. So we spent some time at the park, in the sun, with friends. We came away with patches of sunburn, poor Daddy got the worst of it.  We enjoyed the time together outside in the sun, which has again taken to hiding in the clouds.

More parties to come this weekend, three in fact. One of which is for our oldest sister.
After three girls, yes, it does seem a long time since we experienced everything for the first time. The newness that is scary, overwhelming, character building and lovely all wrapped up in a burrito shaped bundle of baby. Smiling, crying and amazing for us all.
It is wonderful to watch our Sadie become herself, with and in spite of our guidance. Being the first is hard for the child as much as for the parents. But she is a star, gorgeously bright in so many ways. Some times I have to catch my breath when she is doing her thing. Her courage, sensitivity, innate sense of belonging to the world, and joy for living …

Right about now...


Sunshine once again


Pool crashers

Sadie, Emma and Nana-  synchronized cannon balling

Summer peach pie


Afternoon at the zoo.


Urban dirt


Park Day

Sadie and Avery play in the shade.Crawling around and thinking it is so funny.Testing the sand.Emma finishing her climb.
A rare sunny morning at the park, we stayed and played until the snacks ran out and the tummies rumbled.
Emma finishing her climb.

It is for you...

Little cousins on the 4th: Degan and Avery

Beach day

Emma finds some kelp.Toes in the cold water.Sandy eyelashes!Yum, sand!