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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Labor Day weekend

We've had a very relaxing long weekend so far, a BBQ with neighbors, meeting friends at a park, and our own backyard BBQ. What a treat to have three days off! Tommorrow we will do a little shopping and then more playing in the yard.

Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend.

Attached bonus video of Andrew and Thomas dancing.



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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

LA photos

Our week-long trip to LA went by in a flash! We spent 6 nights in Universal City where Steve attended 4 days of meetings, and spent time touring nearby Citywalk at Universal Studios with both the Hubbards and the CA Gustafsons. We also took some jaunts to Venice Beach, up to Valencia to attend Katie's music class, and to Glendale mall with Katie and Ashton. The Hubbards went out of their way to ferry us around and entertain us while Steve was working.

Afterwards we spent two nights in Agoura Hills with the CA Gustafsons and went to both the LA Zoo and Malibu. The boys enjoyed playing with their cousin's toys and in their pool! We had some great dinners around the BBQ and lunches by the pool. I think we like California Life! Photos from the trip are up in the Photo Gallery.

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This is a video from Katie's music class, she did a great job and all three boys enjoyed it immensely.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Message for Conner from Thomas

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Hi Conner,
Here is a video message I made for you. You can make one for me too?
Bye,
Thomas

Back from LA

And tired out! Thomas tried his hand at napping on the seats at Phoenix airport during a layover. We had a fantastic time. More photos to come.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Vegetables

We haven't gotten up to too much lately, having just recovered from a bout of miserable summer colds. I think we're finally better, just in time for a trip to LA!

So because we haven't felt up to it, we haven't been taking many pictures lately. I'm feeling the pressure to post, but all I have are some photos of tonight's dinner, featuring the bulk of this week's vegetables from our CSA. This year we bought a local farm share (which we are splitting with some neighbors), and for 25 weeks we pick up a weekly 'share' of the harvest. To use up the veggies before our trip, I made baba ganouj and fiesta salsa, the leftovers of which will be frozen. The CSA is a great way to get local organic produce at reasonable prices.

Photos from LA to come in a week or two!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Family Photo

Park Playdate



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Trip to a local park with a family from Steve's work.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Ball Game

We attended another Valleycats game this week, thanks to GE who sponsored the night. Thomas even got to watch the players signing autographs before the game. We had a great dinner at the ballpark which is now a favorite of Steve's as they have Browns on tap.


Sprinkler time

We've been spending most afternoons in the backyard enjoying the kiddie pool and sprinkler. There was a brief rain shower the other day and the boys thought it was so funny to be playing in it.