Sunday, September 19, 2010

No Training Wheels

About 3 weeks ago we took the pedals and training wheels off Ainslie's bike, and she's been riding it as her "scooter bike" ever since. Today we asked her if she wanted to put the pedals back on without training wheels. She said yes without hesitation. I cautioned Doug to take it easy with her and if she got scared to just take the pedals back off. I didn't want to intimidate her into not wanting to try it again when she was a little older. Wow was I wrong. Doug put the pedals back on and Ainslie immediately jumped on and pedaled away. Really? That's it? I didn't even get a chance to grab my camera.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Van!

Van turned one today. Hard to believe. The year flew by and I have to say that I am a bit sentimental. What a sweet, sweet child and what joy he brings. I love his smile, his hugs, his chubby tummy and thighs, his belly laughs, and especially how he lights up when he sees his sister. He's a special little boy and a blessing in my (our) life.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Wonderful to celebrate Easter with our family in our "new" house.

Van 11 Months

Nana's 70th Birthday

We were fortunate to celebrate Doug's Mom's 70th birthday in March. It started with a celebratory breakfast with the kids and then dinner and a show in San Francisco. Wonderful that they were able to come out for a visit and help us get things ready to move into our new house.

Van 10 1/2 Months

Van 9 1/2 Months