Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Soccer Girl

Haylie recently started soccer with other girls her age. Their team is called the Pink Ladies. It's fun to watch her run around with all her friends and learn about her as a person in different situations. She is hilarious at points - she gets so excited about making goals and she is very competitive. However, if she is not engaged in the action she dazes out and stops paying attention. I am so proud of her and love watching her do everything she does.

I love her zeal for life:

She gets SOOO excited when she makes a goal (or kicks to to the goalie - she thinks that counts as a goal too) :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Picture Day

Haylie was so cute headed out for school picture day - I had to take a few of my own shots:

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Not Without My Daughter

So sad - first playgroup without my Haylie. We are having fun but I am sorely missing my baby!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Vacation - Part 7 - Thomas Day

The last day we headed out to Roaring Camp railroads. Luckily we had looked into it ahead of time and found that we were in luck because it was Thomas weekend!!! It was a very exciting day with everything Thomas - activities, face painting, videos, games, and even a real Thomas the train ride.It was all pretty amazing!

Raider's only interest was the food!

There were a zillion people there. Glad we didn't go on Saturday!

And that is the end of our fun vacation. So grateful for time to spend with the family. I wish we could be together all day every day!!!

Vacation - Part 6 - Monterey

One more post to go after this - I just couldn't narrow down the pictures - I don't want to forget any of it!!!

We started our day in Monterey at Bubba Gumps shrimp since Raider had been craving Fish n Chips all week.

Then we headed over to the aquarium. I was packed with people and felt much like this fish tank so we didn't stay as long as we had intended.

The kids enjoyed watching all the sea creatures but their favorite by far was the sharks. We sat and watched a couple sharks go around a tank for about a half hour. Raider took off and toured the whole aquarium by himself. We only made it about halfway around before we were done.

After the aquarium we headed to a crepe place we saw when driving into town, and enjoyed our most favorite vacation snack!!!

I usually take pictures of the yummy crepes but they were gone so fast I didn't even get one shot:

I think we were all beat after so many adventurous days. Monterey was so cold and windy we were exhausted when we came back and in need of a good rest:

Vacation - Part 5 - Gilroy Gardens

Our next day of vacation entailed yet another amusement park and more rides. This one was focused almost solely on toddler rides though, so Raider was a little bored:
He rode on the train though:

And lost at the games :)

Haylie's most favorite ride of the whole week was the princess ferris wheel:

We had been waiting all week for Haylie's loose tooth to come out and while we were eating lunch she twisted it right out. Her first tooth out! Yay!

Waiting for the Clifford show:
Haylie convinced James to go dance on stage with the other kids. He only lasted a couple minutes:
And then he wasn;t brave enough to give Clifford a hug:
We got to ride the swan paddleboats. Haylie tried to help paddle with me too - it was pretty funny.

Haylie and I went all the way to the end of the little lake and back - Raider...not so much!! :)

After we got back from our boating excursion, Micah had bought some fried artichoke hearts. YUM!!! I am wishing I had some now - they were so good!!! Noone else liked them so I got to eat the whole plate. The park closed shortly after that and although we had been there for some 7 hours or so we all had so much fun we could have stayed longer!