Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Tonight while I had the oven on to make part of dinner, I made some cookies too. Laure was really excited to see the first batch I took out. While I was making them she kept bring in things into the kitchen to stand on so she could see and help. We have a really small kitchen so I kept moving everything back out. She finally brought in the small step stool from the bathroom to look at the finished product. It was just tall enough for her to get her head just about the cookie sheet on the counter. She she stepped down to get out of my way AGAIN, she hit her chin on the edge of the cookie sheet. This is her first blister from a burn.

Qucheenese? Huh?

"Mommy, is that Daddy's name in Qucheenese?" Reanna asked. I was dying. She meant to say Cantonese. It was so cute. I have to start remembering the unforgettable. Jeremy served his mission in Sydney, Australia speaking Cantonese. He paid some guy in the subway to paint this picture of his name in Chinese. We have this picture hanging in our hallway. The kids often make comments about it. This one wins.

Camping Vacation

We went camping with the Mendon Family Aug 10-13. The campground was called Ocean Cove. It was about a half hour north of Bodega Bay off HWY 1. It was really pretty. You could see the water from our campsite. The Sunsets were amazing. We had a lot of fun despite the Cold, Windy, Weather. We missed having Daddy there. He was at home working hard due to the Biggest Tax deadline of the year, September 15.

We had lots of yummy food thanks to Grandma and Grandpa Mendon. The Dutch Oven Chicken was the best. As you can see Jake enjoyed the food too. He has developed a love for food, especially if he can do it himself.
Where we were camping there really wasn't a beach. There were cliffs instead. You could climb down and get close to the water though. We saw lots of starfish, crabs and sea anemones. Grandma climbed down to see the starfish and then brought one up in a bucket of water so everyone else could see and hold it too. She did put it back when we were done taking pictures and admiring it.

Thanks for carrying Jake, Dad and Drew. He gets heavy and I don't have the best back strength.