Friday, May 30, 2008

Jack has a Sleep-Over

Jack had a sleep-over at Granny's, and we went to the Aquarium to see the fish.

Baby Alex had to stay at home because she is too little for a sleep-over.

There are cool toys to play on at the Aquarium, too - including this boat!

A hot dog is a great way to get your minimum daily requirement of mustard! (Mustard is one of the foods foundational to Jack's personal food pyramid!)

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Memorial Day Sleep-Over

Coco and Trey help Granny celebrate Memorial Day by coming for a Sleep-Over. (Taylor decided she wanted to have an evening as an "only child" - and we may have created a monster, because Teresa reports she likes it A LOT and wouldn't mind having it a perpetual state of affairs!)

After a very busy and very noisy dinner at Chuckee Cheese, we arrived at Granny's for some quieter activities...

Get out the lemons - we're going to do some "invisible writing"!

Trey always wants to have a "Hot Chocolate Tea Party" using Great Great Grandma's Hot Chocolate set ("very carefully," he tells his little sister, "it's ONE HUNDRED years old!").

"Chocolate is very good for you!" Coco asserts.

Ooops! I wonder if it's good for the table?!!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Grandparents' Day at Curtis

Today was Grandparents' Day at Curtis - quite a wonderful affair, with entertainment provided by each grade level, tours of the campus and classrooms, and a lovely lunch.

The Kindergarten and DK combined to sing "A Spoonful of Sugar" - look for Trey - he's one of the penguins! (I couldn't get a picture of Taylor's First Grade class, but they sang "Do, a deer, a female deer..." and Taylor, ever her mother's daughter, played the xylophone!)

Taylor's classroom exhibits...

Trey shows off the insects he has made...

Big-Brotherly Love

Jack loves holding "my baby" - and is having what seems to be an easy adjustment to big brotherhood...

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Baby Pictures

Fresh out of the womb

All cleaned up!

Jack and Alex get acquainted!

Somebody do something - she's crying!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Welcome, Alexandra!

Alexandra Ryan Laffitte came into the world at 11:44 p.m. on Friday May 16, weighing in at 6 lbs. 6 oz. and 20 inches long. Conveniently, her older brother Jack was having a sleep-over with Cousins Taylor, Trey, and Coco when Mommy went into labor! Erin and Ron arrived at the hospital at 10 p.m., and Alex arrived less than two hours later!

Alex protests being thrust into this world, with all its bright lights!

Proud parents!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Family Brooks

Barb met us in Cape Cod while we were visiting Margaret - and Phyllis and Mark and Carol joined us as well! It was great to see everyone!


And more sisters - doing the "important work" of preparing for our Happy Hour!

Cape Cod

Mom and I went to Cape Cod to visit Margaret. Our room at the Bed and Breakfast was RIGHT ON the beach - great view!

Beaches at Cape Cod are quite unlike California beaches!

A herring run - and some birds waiting for their breakfast!