Here’s our “not quite ready” family portrait the weekend Micah, Jodi and girls arrived. Thanks for trying Aaron!!
Hello there friends– Well, if you’ve been reading this little blog at all for the last few months, you’ve seen plenty of pics of the grand-girls while they were living at our house, just arrived from Shanghai. But they’re sadly gone, moved on. And things are pretty quiet (dull?) around here!
They are settled up in Ojai, two hours north, where Micah and Jodi are teaching. The girls are ensconced in a new school and they are hiking the hills of Ojai!
So just to remember the time with them, I’m making a little “scrapbook” post of our time together. It was a whole lot of chaotic fun and I miss those girls now every day…
#1. We had lots of every day fun, reading library books, making puzzles, bath time and cooking up muffins.
#2. And we spent a full day galloping through the La Habra Children’s Museum.
#3. There was the big bonus of Jodi’s home cooking, real Chinese food!
#4. We walked our legs off on a hot day at the Los Angeles Zoo– Those girls are troopers.
#5. The 2 big girls and I spent a couple days making summer scrapbooks– lots of photos, simple sentences and 5 & 7 year old art work.
#6. One Sunday evening we cooled off splashing at Newport Beach and riding the Back Bay Ferry to get a frozen banana.
#7. Back behind the garage we planted zinnias and sunflowers for some fall flowers.
#8. There was some splashy Easter egg dying when the girls first arrived.
#9. With plenty of snipping and stitching, the girls put together their doll quilts.
#10. And the highlight of our summer together was a trip to San Francisco to visit Aunts and Uncles, play with Harry the wonder dog and to meet cousin Baby Mae!
So glad Micah and Jodi and those 3 girls for the time with you herewith us– and glad you’ll be close by ahead.