Saturday, July 28, 2012

Open house at ballet school

Haven works on her jet├ęs

Joni doing 'the scarf dance'
Joni goes 'travelling'

Haven as an aspiring filmmaker

Another big day

After open house at ballet class this morning for both girls...
1. Haven swam on her own for the first time today.
2. Both Joni & Haven came down the BIG water slide themselves for the first time today. 
3. Haven lost her 2nd tooth.
4. We all celebrated at Baskin Robbins!

Now that's a smile!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Fun visit with Grandma Goody

Heading to The Magic Piccolo, children's opera at The Paramount Theater.  Girls loved it!  Haven looked very elegant with glitter in her hair, a sparkly hairband & body jewels...until it was all covered with chocolate frozen yogurt!
Starting the day with heart-shaped waffles (thank you Grandpa Stan and Mike for such a cheesy waffle-maker  - girls thought it was fantastic!). Joni was too busy eating to pose for a picture.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

A big day

Joni had her first ballet class, both girls put their head fully under water at the swimming pool, Brian started to read Harry Potter to Haven (she's been asking for ages), and HAVEN LOST HER FIRST TOOTH!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Classic Charlottesville evening

Went to buy ballet shoes for the girls (with intention to go home afterwards), which turned into dumplings & noodles on the Downtown Mall (two portions of dumplings for the kids), which turned into frozen yogurt (two portions for Bri – they had Snickers topping), which turned into seeing a great band & spontaneous dancing… Of course, it being Cville, the owner of the dance shop encouraged us to buy the LESS expensive leotard, we ran into multiple people we knew, & when Brian went to pay for the frozen yogurts, the staff member had lost part of our order so gave us 3 free servings, and the band was free.  (This does not happen in Palo Alto!)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

We all stayed in the boat!

White water rafting with Stan and Mike on the South fork of the American river in CA 
(from 3 weeks ago - just got the pics!)
Notice the synchronous rowing! (Our guide was impressed with our skills...and so were we until  we learned that his last trip was leading a group of 13 year old boys!)

Bethany & Mike ARE in the boat - just a little wet!

All still in...

The fearless crew

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

We're back in Virginia!

Lots of updates to come...
Pictures of our rafting trip on the American river, our wonderful going away party in CA, & some CA family photos to be posted soon.  In the meantime, a classic shot from Karen and Haven...

We're both sad to leave CA & happy to be home.  Joni had no memory of our house, and has repeatedly asked where her room is & if this is our house!  Haven remembered much of the house, but getting all her toys back was like five Christmases rolled into one!

We're mostly unpacked now, & threw a July 4th party today to say goodbye to friends Jon & Jayne who are moving to NY- a little crazy after only being back in VA for 36 hours, but nice to enjoy time with friends we hadn't seen in our (old/new?) house.

Happy Independence Day!