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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Our last visitors for the summer Tina & Ari, came from Italy as part of an exchange program. While they were here we celebrated Tina's birthday.
Kinder round up & tea party.

Berry picking and jam making was a fav. of ours this year

Elephant Seals & Olallieberry picking

Nicole with friend from Sweden, Alexandria (who was staying with a friend of ours)
Damien learned to surf- He rocks- I was very proud.
Micah enjoying the beach
Kids at Carmel-by-the-sea

Congratulations to Brian & Molly. Another highlight of the summer was a visit from Brian & Molly. I have know Brian for 16 years and he got married this summer on the East Coast and although I missed the wedding (which was a bummer- same day as Kaia's recital) I got to see them on the honeymoon tour of CA, which included a stop in Aptos for the 4th of July Aptos parade. Fourth of July

Some of Kaia's friend were in the parade and jumped out to get a picture with Kaia in matching outfits.

Pinecrest Lake & Twain Harte with the five families
Getting ready to watch a movie in the pines

We had a going away party for Myriam at a Capitola Beach concert.

My good friend from College, Amy recently relocated to my area. It has been fun reconnecting with her and her family and now Micah has a new friend also.

Nicole reconnecting with friends in CA

Boardwalk Fun

Ou whirlwind summer began with a week of

VBC Kaia with her group. She has known all these girls since she was a baby- so it was a tight group.
Micah had so much fun. It was his first time being a camper. I did not get a pic. with his group, but here he is attacking his cousin who along with my sister Nicole & her boyfriend Scott flew out for vacation that same week.
Quinn had fun hanging in the nursery.

Dance Recital
Thanks to Debra, Kaia got her hair done and dolled up for the big show

another picture from the dress rehearsal.