Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wordless Wednesday -- Randomness

It's a rainy, windy day here in Sacramento.  The blossoms from our Bradford Pear trees in the backyard are falling, leaving a snow-like blanket over the grass and patio.  Here are some recent, random shots all taken in February from when we were having gorgeous spring-like weather. 

Just John Michael...  I love the expression on his face.

Greta showing me that she can, in fact, Hoola Hoop...
even if it is only 2 times around before it drops. 
Gotta start somewhere...

John Michael eyeing a baseball he found in our outside toy box. 
He loves to play with balls -- whether it is kicking, throwing, rolling, or swiping with a tennis racquet...
After this shot, I gave him Greta's little tennis racquet and showed him how to hit the ball.  He sorta got it and then went on to hit the beach ball with the racquet.  Much more satisfying...

My big girl, Greta Sunshine. 
She's turning 5 in April, and is Michael's biggest teacher, motivator, dance instructor, mischief partner, and playmate.  I think it's going to be a tough transition for him when she goes to Kindergarten in the fall.
Anna buried in a snow hole she and Nic dug out while sledding in the Sierras.

Nic and Doug with Bishop Jaime Soto in front of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament on Scout Sunday.  Nic received his Ad Altare Dei award and Doug received the St. George award.
Me and my prego belly, while on our Valentine's weekend getaway, outside of the Sonoma Mission.  I don't kow what it's like to have a small prego belly, but yes, there's only one in there.  :-)
I just love a strong man  ;-)  Here Doug is doing his part to tidy up one of the fallen redwoods in Armstrong National State Park.  This tree is about 1400 years old.  Wow! 


  1. Fun pictures:) I like the one of your husband looking like he's holding up the tree.
    Monica,you look beautiful.

  2. great photos. yes, you look so beautiful! so excited for you all. JM is getting so big

  3. Really enjoyed your photos.
    You have such a beautiful family :) And John Michael, my gosh, he is practically a young man!

  4. What great photo's!!!! You have the cutest family and do so many fun things. I am so ready for nicer weather.

  5. Great pics! and you are just a beautiful prego woman! Your two little ones are just precious in the pics!

  6. great pictures!! That belly is looking mighty beautiful!

  7. Look at your cute belly!!! I'm so jealous!

  8. Just stumbled across your blog and so glad that I did. What great photos, your children are absolutely adorable! Bring on the sunshine "and" warmth:)

  9. LOVE the pics. My daughter was wowed by the redwood trees. You look great! What is the new monkey's ETA?

  10. John Michael is so stinkin' cute!