^ we found a place near the pond that was shady and grassy.
^ clara and her awesome panda shirt!
^ beautiful melissa
^ clara in the tree
^ crossing the stream on the way home
^ piggy back rides!
On Saturday, Clara and Amy and I helped at a carwash for Margaret to raise money for her intern account.
^ This is what it looked like most of the time. Holding signs, waiting for customers.
^ This was our entertainment. That, and Margaret and Arielle dancing while holding signs.
^ All of us, minus Amy.
^ We stopped at Starbucks on the way home.
amy’s hair is very red… she put henna in it.
^amy got a huge umbrella at ikea. all big and yellow and blue with ikea on it. walking advertisement. it’s big enough to keep her and her backpack dry, as well as fit our entire family under.
^ i’m loving how the balloons look, aren’t you? this picture was rather hard to take… just because it was into the sun and i was afraid i was like burning out my sensor or something.
^ clara’s cake. this is what results of cake decorating skills after 9 at night. yes, 33 candles although she’s only 14.
we roasted hot dogs and had chili for dinner, and smores and cake and ice cream for dessert.
^ i’m not sure what she was reacting to… but it’s funny.
we all smell like smoke now.
clara and dad ate breakfast at norma’s cafe this morning. the traditional birthday breakfast.
^ the birthday cake. spice cake, complete with raisins and walnuts.
^clara’s birthday dinner: carrot soup and ham with mustard.
^ melissa with her pumpkins