Saturday, July 27, 2013

Water Park Day

© 2014 Claire Toney

Water Park Day today! This is my favorite shot of the 200+ that I took this morning of the kids playing. My patience paid off =)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

A hero in the making...

What a great day to be at the park! While playing and socializing with friends, a firetruck showed up. We meandered over and the firefighters allowed the children to shoot the hose. My son is at that age where heroes such as these make him starstruck. I know that it won't always be this way, but I can wish all the same...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Definition of Famous

My little boy, in a conversation with his daddy:

Alex: "Is the mailman famous?"
Daddy: "No, why do you say that?"
Alex: "Because he's everywhere..."

OMG this made me laugh! So I decided to share it with you. I hope it made you laugh too =)

The photo below is from my children's school's garden. They are growing so many things....I am amazed by it all. I will be sharing more photos of the fruits of their labor, especially since school will be starting in less than a month. Happy Summer everyone!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Day at the Beach

We headed for the Point Reyes National Seashore yesterday. We had high hopes for cooler, but sunny weather. We got half our wish, as it was about 62 degrees at the coast. Donning sweatshirts and sweaters, we hiked to the lighthouse and back and saw many cypress trees. I mention this because my son's first grade class is named "Cypress Tree" and I find myself pointing out these trees whenever I see them. My kids humor me because they know I am in charge of the snacks - ha! Just joking.

Anyway, here are some pictures (I know, I know, so cliché) of our little outing. We will be going back, though...hopefully with not so much fog.....



Thursday, July 4, 2013

Outer Space in my backyard

Okay, not really. As you can probably guess, the photos are of the fireworks that we had in the back yard. We are allowed to shoot small fireworks in our community and we do so every year with our kids. Our daughter was with a friend, seeing the big fireworks this year, so we got to enjoy some with our little guy and the dogs (who did not enjoy them, one little bit....Pippin wanted me to carry him the whole time, and when I didn't, he hid in the tall grass next to the orange tree). Anyway, here are some of my favorites. Enjoy!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Waving to the Waves

Waving to the Waves by Gryffngurl
Waving to the Waves, a photo by Gryffngurl on Flickr.
My kids and I went to the beach with some friends yesterday to escape the 3-digit Sacramento heat. We wound up a little further than we were planning and wound up at Half Moon Bay. The conditions were perfect for running in the sand and running from the (large) waves.