July 23, 2008

Frog Boy


Playing with Grandpa Gary's snorkeling gear at Del Valle Park near Livermore.

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pictures from July

A few pictures from our Fourth of July trip to Willits.

We spent the long weekend in and near the town of Willits, up in Mendocino County. The air quality was terrible the first day, but got better towards the weekend. The first day we spent at the beach; we had a picnic lunch and took turns floating around in a rubber dinghy.

(Gary and Elliot not getting wet.)

The next day was Independence Day. We watched the parade in Willits in the morning, then headed to the nearby town of Lakeport for dinner and fireworks on the lake. Both kids stayed awake for the show, and neither was scared!

(Lexi waiting for the parade to start.)

(Elliot playing with a flag.)

The next day we went back to Lakeport (which was on our way back home) and spent the afternoon hanging out by the lake. We rented a jet-ski for a couple of hours, but I couldn't see what all the fuss was about. Then we headed back to Napa, spent the night there, and drove the rest of the way home on Sunday. Everything we brought with us smelled of smoke, ocean, or lake, and a lot of it was damp, too. Gary says this is the sign of a successful vacation.

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Baby Steps

(Yes, that is vintage Sesame Street playing in the background.)

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July 22, 2008


Lexi took 3 tiny steps this morning. Hooray!

(She'd probably take more, but Elliot has decided to be a Stop Sign this morning and is thwarting her efforts.)

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