Monday, May 13, 2013

The Beach

We met our friends Dan & Kim and their adorable girls at the beach a few weeks back. It was an awesome day!

It's Almost Over

Two more weeks of school! Crazy!

Bat Girl reappeared recently when we had a little cold. "She" wasn't sick and wanted to play outside.

Our new pool - ready for summer

Sofie's class has been raising Steelhead to be released in to the Russian River before school is out.

It seems like it was only just summer. Where does the time go?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


We made a trip to Shriner's last week for a six month check up. As I suspected, our pal "Sparkle" needs an adjustment for height. She also needs a new foot since her current foot is almost 2 sizes smaller than the other.

This kid is so tough on poor Sparkle! She is so banged up I thought they would surely replaced the entire prosthesis. But no, they said Sofie will keep the socket (the part that used to be pink & sparkly) for a while. Imagine the girly's disappointment when she learned she would be stuck with the orange, scratched, stained leg.

Good ol' "Dan The Foot Man" to the rescue! He is going to let us drop it off one morning for the adjustment, new foot and give it a facelift while we wait.

Stay is going to be fabulous!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Around Here

Spring continued!

Sofie went on a field trip with her class to a fantastic nature preserve. They learned all about the native critters and plants and went on an exploratory hike.

We celebrated St. Patrick's Day with green all around and our first choir practice. Our neighbor started a community choir group for kiddos and since the girly loves to sing, she was all for joining.

Spring Break! We did some fun local stuff.

This kid is becoming quite the bocce ball player

First time on ice skates!


Easter egg hunt

Visit from Nana

What have you been up to? Hope you are having a great spring!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013


Sofie loves books and is becoming quite the reader!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Unfortunate Discovery

Some of you may remember we started out blogging on a different site and switched to this blog sometime in 2011. Well, I have just discovered none of the photos and videos we posted prior to switching are displaying.

So, I am working on restoring all the media from 2009 to some point in 2011.


Dancing Queen

Girly loves her dance class!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

3 years

Yep. It's been 3 years since this happened.

Saturday, February 23, 2013


It finally got us. Bad flu...go away!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Silly Girls

We got to spend the day with our friends Maya and Sierra (from Inner Mongolia) and their Mom & Dad. It's been almost two years since we have seen them so it was great to reconnect.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

My Funny Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Thursday, February 7, 2013


Sofie wanted me to help her with some Super Bowl nails (we live in 49ers country) so as I was suggesting patterns, she leaned over and whispered in my ear "I can make my own decisions you know Mama".

It's happening too fast for this Mama.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013

One Year

It was a year ago today our little Toots had her amputation surgery. It is still difficult for me to think about all she went through, let alone talk about it. I don't know how we got through it and at times, I wasn't sure how we would. But we did. And Sofie gets all the credit.

Sofie has and continues to do remarkably well with her prosthesis. We can't imagine her life without it.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Growing Up.

Too fast!