Sara is having so much fun at her soccer camp and dance class. She’s been watching her big sisters for the last two years, wondering when it would be her turn. It finally is, and she is so excited. As we were leaving her first soccer camp, she turned to me and asked, “Do I get my trophy now?”
It’s been a busy week, so I’m a little late getting these pictures from Labor Day posted. Oh well, better late than never. We decided to spend Labor Day on the coast. We decided to check out some beaches that we hadn’t been to before. It was fun, but a little on the cold side. We went to Cape Meares and toured a lighthouse. Then we went to another beach (sorry, forgot the name already) and went on a little hike. This was Lauren’s firt trip to the coast. I don’t know if it was a big hit. She definitely didn’t like touching the sand.
School has finally started. Cailyn and Emily were both very excited to start school this year. They have really missed seeing their school friends over the summer. They’re getting so old! I can’t believe that Emily is in 1st grade and Cailyn is in 2nd. Time flies by so fast!
Well, I just got back from the hospital. I took my niece Kate to see her new baby brother, Giancarlo Luis Mollinedo. I hope I spelled that right. Anyway, he is just adorable. Good job Annie! He was born around 9:05 pm and weighed in at 8 lb. 7 oz. If you would like to see a video just click on read more. There are also more pictures in the gallery.
Contributed by Emily
I love to make stuff with my sister’s. Yesterday, we baked some yummy cookies in Cailyn’s Easybake oven. They were thumbprint cookies. We used strawberry jam. Delicious! Today we baked a cake. It was a pink cake with vanilla frosting and sprinkles. It was a lot of fun. Here are some pictures.
Well, Lauren’s really walking now. All of a sudden something clicked, and now she has to walk everywhere she goes. She’s still pretty wobbly, which makes it just that much cuter. I just love watching her toddle around.
Our girls are growing like weeds. We went to a doctor’s appointment today for Lauren, and she has jumped from the 50th percentile in height to the 70th. That’s quite the growth spurt. Sara is catching up to her two bigger sisters, too. Here’s a cute video of Sara right after her birthday.
Sara’s Birthday Song
Well…Lauren is not quite walking yet, but she sure is getting close. She loves to push Cailyn’s baby doll in the stroller. She has taken a few steps on her own, so it won’t be long. Here’s a little video clip.
Cailyn’s long hair is no longer with us. At her request, it was chopped off and mailed to Locks of Love. She loved her long hair, but she didn’t mind cutting it as long as it helped someone else. John and I both feel that it makes her look older. Check out the before and after pictures.
We’ve had a very busy July this year. At the beginning of this month we took a family trip to Snowbird, Utah. There, we met up with all of my family and had a great family reunion. We also went to GG Alice’s house and celebrated her 80th birthday. We were there for a week and then we headed back home. We weren’t home long (only a week and a half) before my parents flew in to watch the kids so John and I could take a much needed ‘Time Out’ in Hawaii. I know, it’s hard… but it had to be done.
A little more about our trips.
Snowbird Is in the mountains of Utah, and is mainly a ski resort, however they have added some fun summer activities. We stayed at the Cliff Lodge, which was very nice, with lots of room. What the girls loved best: playing with their cousins, knitting, painting, going down the Alpine slide, doing the Euro-bungy, fishing, hiking, GG’s birthday party complete with pinata, setting of fireworks at GG’s house.
Hawaii What can I say, it was great. We stayed two days on Oahu and went to Pearl Harbor and the Polynesian Cultural Center. Both were great. When we checked into our hotel, they had to upgrade our room (we were so sad), so instead of the standard room we were put in an ocean front room. The view was incredible. We ate dinner on the beach at a restaurant called Duke’s. It was really nice.
Then we flew over to Maui. We were there for a total of six days. Some things we did in Maui: laid on the beach, snorkeled, kayaked, drove the road to Hana, sailed, hiked, took afternoon naps. It was wonderful! Thanks Mom and Dad for watching the kids!