greetings from sunny (and foggy) los angeles, ca

Hi, I'm heather. I like taking pictures. I take a lot of them. I stay up way too late. I wake up with my kids way too early (for me). Though slowly I'm learning that sleep is good.

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have a happy day... heather


just around the house

So, after two and a half weeks of being on vacation, I finally took jack back to preschool today. I'm pretty sure I was more excited that he was. Actually, Kaylie was the most excited...she screamed with joy when I asked her if she wanted to go to school.
Well... once I pulled in to the nearly empty school parking lot, I knew something was up. That's right, school doesn't resume until tomorrow. The parents in jack's class must not read emails very closely since 3 of the 6 moms tried to dump off our kids today (we were all late too).... ;)

We striked up a playdate in the parking lot, and within five minutes aiden and his ultra cool mom were over at our house.

Just some impromtu pics.

aiden's a big climber and daredevil (pretty opposite to jack), but jack really got into climbing while aiden was over. I think our fig tree actually liked the company.

aiden tried poking me with the branches

ouch! ;)

and here's a pic of kaylie wearing her "farmer dell" hat.

and just to prove she really a happy/crazy girl. I think the problem is that I can only get her in focus when she's being calm.


Grandma Suzy said...

Aw, Kaylie looks so sweet and innocent. You'd never know she's Trouble.

umami photography said...

Oh and boy is she Trouble! She even likes the taste of soap.

cin--jewamese said...

Your kids are so stinkin' cute. :)

umami photography said...

Thanks Cindy! Cute and LOUD! ;)