Wednesday, September 25, 2013


Braces are part of growing up...
I don't think I was ready for this one.
When she was little, these milestones occurred at such a rate
that there was little time to appreciate them, before the next one came.
Braces and front walkover in the same week!
Whaaaa! My baby is getting too big!


After- pink and black United rubber bands.

I love her beautiful smile!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Hot Air...

I have wanted to attend the annual Hot Air Balloon launch at Clovisfest for a long time. This is a weekend activity that requires me to wake up earlier than one should on a non-working day, today I made it happen. Abby and I slipped into our favorite hoodies and jeans and headed to the Rodeo Grounds only to find out that the balloons could not launch due a crazy weather system that blew into Fresno the night before causing high winds in the upper atmosphere.
It was a lot of fun to see the balloons up-close and to learn more about the science behind them. I guess we will have to try again next year. 

Road Trip...

Labor Day Weekend was HOT in Fresno! The smoke from the Rim Fire blew into the Valley causing coughing, wheezing, and sore throats... it was time to get out of the junky air and enjoy a day on the beach! I can't remember the last time we had been to the beach... a clear sign it had been too long. We enjoyed a picnic lunch on the beach, digging in the sand, and exploring the tide pools.

Definitely more trips to the beach in our futures!

Back to School...

Last First Day of Elementary School
She looks cool, calm and collected. She was really nervous.