January 2009 | Main | April 2009

March 22, 2009

I was a California girl

I was so excited to escape the Minnesota winter and head for sunny Southern California for Great Grandpa's big bash. I told my Mom and Dad that I wanted to be a California girl as soon as I got a taste of that warm weather. We spent lots of time outside during our trip. Dad and I took a nice hike in the hills near Aunt Carol and Uncle Jim's house one afternoon.

Here I come.
IMG_1264.jpg

There I go.
IMG_1271.jpg

Oh no! Dad, I think we're lost!
IMG_1281.jpg

Dad told me to try and look as mean and scary as this large cactus.
IMG_1294.jpg
What do you think? Pretty menacing, huh?

Posted by thil0020 at 9:23 PM

Family Pictures

We tried very hard to get some nice pictures of us with various family members while we were in California. It is a lot harder than one might think to get everyone looking at the camera with a semi-normal expression on their faces.

Unfortunately, this is the best of the bunch:
IMG_1301.jpg

Great Grandpa had to break out Uncle Scott's new golf hat to keep Oliver entertained. It worked.
IMG_1306.jpg

For a little bit, at least...
IMG_1317.jpg

I was not feeling very cooperative either, but we did manage to get this nice picture with me, Great Grandpa and Meg.
IMG_1326.jpg

Where was Oliver during this, you ask?
IMG_1325.jpg

When he wasn't busy crawling away, he was doing stuff like this:
IMG_1324.jpg

We also attempted some pictures with Nanna. Oliver sure found that hilarious.
IMG_1345.jpg
Nanna, I hope you have some better ones on your camera!

Posted by thil0020 at 9:13 PM

Happy Birthday, Great Grandpa!

We traveled to California last week to celebrate my Great Grandpa's 90th birthday. Here's the birthday boy himself:
IMG_1186.jpg

We had a lot of fun at his big bash. There were all sorts of relatives and friends in attendance.
IMG_1157.jpg
We're a silly bunch.

Oliver had a nice time hanging out with both his regular Grandpa and his Great Grandpa.
IMG_1200.jpg

He also enjoyed hanging out with Mom.
IMG_1144.jpg
We all liked his spiffy new bicycle shirt, especially Dad.

Oliver was very serious when it was time to devour the cake.
IMG_1196.jpg
More California pictures coming soon!

Posted by thil0020 at 9:00 PM