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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Our Trip to Apple Hill and Auntie's Home Town

At the beginning of the month we took a trip to Placerville California to visit Apple Hill and see what we call the "auntie Kai Hall of Fame". We've been planning this trip for quite some time...a chance to go to our friend Kai's home town an visit her folks, see her old haunts, and spend time together. Finn had a great time and Ann and Richard (Kai's parents) seem to enjoy our zoo. We toured an old mine, spent time walking in nature, ate caramel apples at Apple Hill, and then saw family on our way home. What a blessing to have such great friends...we are grateful to the Henifin's for their hospitality.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Our Girl is Growing Up...1st Day of School

Here are a few pictures...the first two are of Finn's first day of school. She was up and dressed by 8am...she insisted on carrying her lunch box and wearing her backpack around even though we didn't have to be at the school until 10am. She was so excited...we were nervous but our girl was brave and ready for independence. The first week, parents go to school with the kids...it's suppose to help with their (and our) nerves...our girl was ready for us to go home...she looked at us when we got there like "why are you staying here?...this is school". On the second week you drop the kids off and they spread their wings...I wondered if she'd be sad or upset when we actually walked out of the school...nope...she hung up her jacket and walked into class without giving us a second thought (no hug or anything!). She's such an independent and brave kid...very unlike her mum as a child who cried, screamed, and if my memory is correct hung on my mother like a monkey...sorry mom :)

The other picture is of both our kids...wow...is Finn growing up...she's feeding her brother and helping out...she's the best friend and sister a kid could have.