Sunday, July 27, 2008

Angel Island

Took a ferry out to Angel Island to celebrate Auntie Suzie's big birthday.  Had a picnic where it was just a bit too shady and windy but the girls put on their extra layers and were pretty happy with the adventure.  Of course Natasha managed to get some of the best photos of the day which might explain why she isn't in them...
Cousin Kathi was there too.  Since we only get to see her once or twice a year this was a nice treat.  Suzie, Kathi and I were attempting to strike a pose with the beautiful view behind us.  Not exactly Easter photos in front of the record player at Nana's but a great photo anyway.
Along the way we noticed Jordyn and Jacqueline walking as mirror images of each other.  Each with the other hand in their pocket.  We were especially impressed with Jordyn's selection of shorts and flats for hiking at Angel Island in the fog and the wind.  She ended up wearing the less then fashionable vest of her Aunt as a result.
Another great photo op for the girls.  Yes I know only a few people are actually looking at the camera but what can I say?

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Jacqueline's first day of PreSchool

Jacqueline started at Morning Magic for July.  We decided that it would be nice for her to go with her sister in July so that when she starts back in Sept she is familiar with the routine.  Of course she has been very excited about this for a few months now and we have been counting the days until July. 

The first day had a lot of exciting events in the morning.  First she woke up and announced that she was a "big girl" and proceeded to go use the potty (successfully).  While this was not her first potty success they are pretty rare occasions so her day started with a skittle for breakfast.  After that, of course she ate a few things with some actual nutritional value.

Then both girls put on their "princess dresses" and tolerated a photo op for mom (who had to go to work).  Of course they quickly lost interest in looking at the camera.

After that they loaded up in the car and headed out to school.  

Dad got some nice photos in front of the school for mom who could not be there.  She had an excellent day, helped out in large part to her sister who was exceptionally nice to her.

They will both attend school for the first 3 weeks of July and then Ashton will go to Camp Galileo for 2 weeks.  Then a few weeks off in August and off to Kindergarten.  Busy times!