Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Saturday, June 27, 2009

BEST NAP EVER.....

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This is the only way to describe the last 2 hours. Everything came together - the body & mind took a voyage of peace. As I type this I can hear the kids screaming from outside and Matisse calling for me to pick him up from his nap. Even with the introduction into sound, they can't take the trip away from me and this post will be a nice reminder of my travels.


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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

NO ONE CAN FILL HIS SHOES

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Jason, you truly are an example of everything a father can be - thank you for always giving all of you to all of us... C&KiMiKaMa

Monday, June 22, 2009

RANSOMVILLE ALARM CLOCK

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With the availability of a plethora of gadgets to purchase that in some way of another create noise to awake you from your sleep, we take for granted the beauty of some of the great natural ways to rise. Here's some of our favorite weekend alarms:

When your eyes decide to open (one of my favorites on Saturday morning)

Claudia whispering in my ear 'Honey it's time to get up'

Kiana & Mika enjoy the subtle increase of the lights and a a super soft 'Let's Go'

Kai likes any wake up that deals with him being able to sleep longer

One of the coolest wake up calls comes from our local hawk that enjoys hanging out on the tree by our deck. Matisse tends to hear some activity in the back and stands up from sleep and enjoys the sight of this beauty until calling out for someone to come get him out of the room.

There's no mention of Claudia's wake up call because as I've mentioned before, Claudia tends to sleep in 20min intervals and pretty much all sounds wake her up a little. The few times she's been in a hard sleep I've had to check her breathing to make sure all was alright. She has gotten better over the years since there was one point no matter when I opened my eyes she would be awake looking at me - in a word 'SCARY'!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

GRADUATION DAY

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Kiana has been waiting for today for some time. Today she will walk onto the stage and receive her first of many diplomas. This one, however, carries great joy because she is leaving 'Elementary' & moving on to the big time, cool life of 'Jr High School'. Even though Claudia & I are a little concerned with the homework load we'll be assisting on, we can't help but feel super proud of all the efforts Kiana has made to accomplish this lofty goal.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

OCEANSIZE



It has elements from the movie 'Contact'. This is an example of some of the new up and coming talent in the field of animation. Pretty amazing stuff. It should be mentioned that the short also provides a solid 8min break from the kids if you need it!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Friday, June 12, 2009

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Friday, June 5, 2009

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Monday, June 1, 2009

NEW WINTER COLLECTION

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*NO ANIMALS WERE HURT IN THE MAKING OF THIS HAT - MAYBE SOME TEDDY BEARS