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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Katherine - 8 months old

This is her 8 month picture taken sometime in May (or early June!)!  She is crawling all over the place, standing, eating some solid/soft food, and the happiest kid ever known.  She is spoiled by her teachers at school, and they always tell me how happy she is every day. She is happiest just in her diaper, as you can see!

On the move! Laughing the entire time!

Happy Father's Day!

We did manage to celebrate Father's day at home this year.  We didn't get any great pictures, but below Riley is "helping" daddy open his gifts!

I don't think Riley was all that impressed with the battery pack that attaches to the camera that daddy wanted!  It's not the toy she was expecting!


I'm loosing my mind, because I just realized I have a couple of post with pictures loaded, but I never posted them, so here goes.  The second week of June, Chris had a meeting in California, where his boss/VP is located, and they invited me to come out for the weekend.  I flew out on a Thursday afternoon, met Chris, worked from the hotel Friday, and we played Saturday.  It was a quick trip, but lots of fun.  I didn't take too many pictures, but there was one event worth sharing.

Below, this is some of the coast line in Laguna Beach.  We were staying in Orange County, just south of LA.  They were also in the middle of "June gloom", which it's basically overcast every day until 3-5 pm, and the clouds roll back in every morning. 

So the fun excursion we did on Saturday, was Captain's Dave Dolphin and Whale Safari.  I found this via Trip Advisor, and it was totally worth it.  Captain Dave takes you out on his boat to this huge pod of dolphins, 500-1000 of them, and they just swim right up next to the boat.  It's hard to capture still pictures, because the boat is moving, along with the dolphins swimming and jumping.  It was the coolest thing to see.

Along with the dolphins, there are blue whales in this area, and at the end of our excursion, we finally saw it blow through it's blow hole, and were able to take the boat out, and get a glimpse of it.  It was impossible to capture via camera, but his website has some great videos.  If you are ever in the Orange County area, we highly recommend this fun adventure.