Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New Bikes!

New bikes from the Grandmoms at Christmas.
And the first time Tessa is riding a two-wheeler (although we tried with Owen's old bike... it must be the fact that it is Pink and Purple that she is ready to give it a whirl).

And then a little footage of Finn riding along on the scooter

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Getting ready for Christmas

Gingerbread house making at Aunt Kathy's

Listening to Grandpop Loughery read Charlie Brown Christmas

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Wish Lists

This year is the first year Tessa wrote a letter to Santa...

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Saturday night show

Tess and her animals all ready for a show.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Finn chatting

Some first words from Finn

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

O's first pro football game

Owen's first pro football game. 80 degrees and sunny for Chargers v Broncos

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Beautiful Thanksgiving weekend... some skateboarding with Owen and Tessa.
Tessa's first time standing on a skateboard!

Owen's Boardview

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Finn's First Steps (well almost)

The almost part being that Finn has been making great "strides" in the last couple of weeks in walking. Starting last Saturday, when from morning where he was taking a two and three steps to the end of the day when he was stumbling across the room. Only a matter of time until the last of the creepy crawlers is gone.

Monday, September 05, 2011

California drivers

Tess is just like every other driver in California when it rains.

YouTube Video

Friday, August 19, 2011

Statements from the day

Tessa: "can you tie him up?" (referring not to dog but to Finn)

Final day of 2 month remodel, Owen: "wish there was a bathroom outside."

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Free at last

After 5 weeks Aurora is released from the box on the shelf.

Tess's reward for potty training.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

Rough walk thru

Here is some quick video after the demo and drywall now installed.

YouTube Video

Monday, June 20, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Both Tess and blanket in much need of a wash.

Schools out!

Owen's last day of kindergarten.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Owen's Leadership Award

Each trimester, the kindergarten teachers award one student from each class with the "Leadership Award" which is presented by the local Naval Base. Last trimester, one of Owen's friends won the award. (this was the first awards ceremony that Owen was at since he moved to the new school, Loma Portal, from Pacifica). Owen was somewhat jealous and somewhat curious of the award. He was determine to get the award the next time. He asked his teacher, Ms. Neimela, what it would take to win the award. She explained that it was based on how well a student behaved and participated in class so that others would follow his/her lead. Owen worked hard and the results paid off... It was this inquisitiveness and determination that made mom and dad proud.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tessa's Tea Party

Complete with table cloth

Saturday, May 14, 2011

number two and on all fours

Big night for Owen and Finn at Aunt Kathy and Uncle Don's.... O lost his second tooth while eating watermelon. Finn evolved from the commando crawl to crawling on his knees.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Happy Mothers Day

Some hand made gifts from Owen - painted flower pot. Tessa - hand made card.
Finn - mouth made drool

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Spring 2011


Spring 2011, a set on Flickr.

Some photos from the first part of Spring 2011 in San Diego