Monday, July 6, 2009

Mt. Shasta Memories -- July 4th, 2009

John Michael and Daddy hanging out at Lake Siskiyou (Mt. Shasta, CA)with majestic Mount Shasta towering in the background.

Nicolas plowing the back acre with Opa's tractor.
Playing a little Frisbee with Anna...
Greta at the Mt. Shasta 2 mile Fun Walk

Nicolas, my super trooper, carried John Michael the whole way on his back because Daddy and Anna left with the car before we could get the stroller out!

Doug and Anna ran the 5 mile and 2 mile races. John Michael is hiding in the backpack. It was a hot, but beautiful day!

Gorgeous sky above Mount Shasta, a 14,162 ft volcano.

My patriotic bunch!

John Michael reaching for a blue butterfly that is just being released at Turtle Bay in Redding, CA.
(* No butterflies were harmed in the shooting of this photo)
An Erato butterfly. I've never seen something so beautiful! We followed it to see where it would land. What a beautiful rose it chose for a great photo.
The Art of the Brick was the title of this show. Very cool!
Here John Michael is stacking Mega Blocks, something he's never played with before. He continually shows me that kids with Down syndrome should be given the same opportunities as any kid!
An actual T-Rex named "Sue" from North America. No flash was allowed, hence the low light. This was quite amazing to see in person. * They don't really know if it was a female, but that's the name they gave it.
As you can see, we had a fantastic July 4th weekend.
I hope yours was, too.
God Bless America!


  1. great photos and I love your header photo! great job!

  2. Amazing pictures!!! Mt. Shasta is truly beautiful!!!!! John Michael is getting so big!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. Awesome photos! Looks like a great family weekend!

  4. great pictures, and Mt Shasta is so beautiful!! Looks like a great weekend

  5. those are fantastic pics, monica!

    So glad you all had a wonderful fourth of july!!