Monday, April 28, 2008

Beach weather and video of Poppy crawling

We went to the beach - oh what wonderful weather and friend!! We met the Canadays, Rodgers, 3/5 Amesses, 2/3 Soderins, Browns, Sannys, 3/4 Buchanans and 1/3 of the Davidsons at the drive down beach near Cayucos.

This is Poppy's new look. She gets a cute smirk on her face and then smiles. OMG is it cute!!!!!

There were lady bugs all over the beach.

Poppy got new sunglasses and actually wore them for a long time.

Carter dug a hole and stood Poppy in it. She loves to stand up on things and walk around while someone holds her hands.

Sand - how do you keep it out of their mouths, eyes, ...? Oliver and Silas enjoying the sand.

The kids played in the mote and the tent. The Amesse's brought the tent. We could have stayed all day!

The beach scene . A short game of vball was played, thanks to Sherri and Corky for bringing the net and the ball. The kids needed attention - so game over. Next time... bring Grandparents or Aunt and Uncle!!!

Monday, April 21, 2008

40 years old

I turned 40 on the 18th! I can't believe it. I am not sure what 40 is supposed to feel like, but this is one birthday that I don't feel any older than I did 10 years ago.

We had friends visit from Ventura for the weekend, Brian, Julie, Caleb and Caylyn Russell. Caleb, who is 3, wished me Happy Birthday Saturday morning while he was eating breakfast. We talked a little and he said "Miss Susan, you look like a Grandma." I didn't feel 40, but I must look a lot older in his 3 year old eyes. Who knew???

Caleb Russell

Caylyn and Poppy are two months apart. They sat on the rug and looked at each other. Caylyn is very smiley and Poppy kept her serious "Blue Steel" look pretty much the whole weekend.

We went up to look at the seals and stopped in Cambria to walk around. It was sunny, windy and very cold. Carter held Caleb up to a bubble machine.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

New Suit

Poppy and her dad had a hat day this week. Last week it was so warm they had a shirts off day and played outside. We will see what other theme days they will be having - stay tuned.

Poppy got a new swim suit. It is for when she is 18 months. She really wanted to try it on, so we just had to take pictures.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Beach Days

The weather has been incredible. 70-75 , no wind and yes we have been to the beach the past three days. WOW, wish you were here!!!

Poppy loves the beach. The first day at the beach she played in the sand and did not eat any sand. She rode in the stroller and walked holding our hands the second day. Today we stayed at the beach for 2 1/2 hours. She ate sand, played in a tub of water, played with sand toys and watched other kids play. She is a trooper!!!

Monday, April 7, 2008


We went camping at Big Sur with the Rodgers family. Poppy got to eat black beans and rocks. She loved sitting by the fire and watching Lily. She also enjoyed riding in the swing.
It was an adventure, as Poppy woke up screaming at 9:00pm and would not go back to sleep until we went to bed at 10:30. She is getting four teeth, so we think that is the reason for the disturbed sleep??? The weather was beautiful and turned out to be a fun overnight trip.