Saturday, September 27, 2008


Thursday Kelly came home with a small little gift for Clara. It was a Giant Microbe that he got at the school bookstore. This is saccharomyces cerevisiae. It's Latin name means "sugar fungus of the beer." It contains special enzymes that turn sugar molecules into carbon dioxide and alcohol. One yeast can turn into 1,000,000 in only six hours. The toy is 1,000,000 times yeasts actual size. Clara loves it and I think it is so clever. Kelly is so nice!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Around the Complex

I went walking around our complex this morning. Taking photos while being paranoid about where Clara was going and what she is picking up is not ideal. But it should be understandable when you see that I was by the pool in some cases. Rest assure I was vigilant and I did have a good time.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Pj Mornings

It has been fun taking photos of Clara in her new pajamas. Maybe a little too much fun. In the morning Kelly normally gets up with her and feeds her breakfast. When they are done with that he brings her into our room and has her pounce on me to wake me up. I jump every time. She used to play for an hour or longer in her room alone but now won't have it. She still can't get enough of books and I hope she will never loose that. She is nice to be around and hug even though the last photo (I call it "No love") doesn't show it.

Friday, September 05, 2008

LA Fair Parade

Today Kelly and Allen participated in the Pomona Parade that was held in the LA County Fair. It was the first day of the fair so there were a lot of people. It was so fun to see them all in there coats and how the crowd reacted to them. Some would yell out "free health care" or "would you look at my shoulder?" We had a really good time.

Framed Sampler

I didn't think it would be framed this fast but I want to show the complete project. A little redundant I know.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Tuesday, September 02, 2008


My sister in law Lisa has a sampler that I just loved when I saw it. She made the format so I just borrowed it from her and started it in April. Post is here. I just loved her design so I wanted to do it. I found different colors and a wanted a different quote but most everything is the same. I am really happy with it! I think I will frame it a put it on the wall.

Las Vegas

For my birthday we drove over to Las Vegas for the Labor Day week end. Saturday we went to the Bellagio. The Fountain played Tis a Gift to be Simple. HA, ya right but they sure are fun to watch! I love the Chihuly glass. Later that night waiting for Mom and Dad to come we played intense Tetris. Ben is so good. On Sunday Jill made me a scrupulous dinner then the Guthries and Gram came over to have Score Cake. So good! Monday we were a surprise to Aunt Mar because when she came home from Salt Lake we were there swimming. ;) The drive back was a trial. The traffic was so bad. 5 hr instead of 3. Yuck! We where going so slow I could just roll down the window and take photos. I love the photo of Seth and Ben doing the Hokey Poky! That is what it's all a BOUT!