My Little Girl

My Anne has always had a flair for the dramatic. From the day she was born and she let out her first wail I knew she was always to let me know where she stood and what she wanted. She has never let me down in this regard. Since she has been in school Andrew and I have missed her so much. Andrew especially. I took him to the zoo the other day while Anne was on her first school field trip and after I asked him if he had fun. He looked at me and said, "No mommy. I wish Anne was here." She has a magic to her. I would rather sit on my couch and watch her dance and sing than any movie. Someday I expect I will sit in a theatre and watch her do the same thing. I look forward to that day.
I let her try on a few of my things today...she starts strutting around saying "Look at me! I am a movie star!" Zac of course says, "She is your daughter Joy." I can't help but smile.


Water Slide!!!

We just discovered the pool and water slide at Schofield Barracks. Oh my goodness, we sure have been missing out for the last two years! Anne was able to go down the slide by herself because she can swim really well and I took Andrew down on my lap. We were so excited to get the picture of Andrew and I (pictured below). The only bad part was when we had to leave...there were so many "just one more time Mom" I just stopped counting. I think Anne has found her new favorite place to go.


2007 Pictures

Anne and Andrew Turner 2007. I know we all have terrible memories of our parents making us go to a studio to have our pictures taken. I always promised that I would never do that to my kids and yet there I was pulling my kids into the local Sears to document yet another year's passage. Anne and Andrew really were such good sports. Both were wonderfully patient with a photographer who really didn't know what she was doing. I give full credit for these great pictures to my extremely obedient children...ok, I did promise them a bit of a treat if they smiled. But that is just positive reinforcement right?


"Getting this high in most states is illegal..."

Anne and I being hooked to the parasail....yes, Anne was very excited. Then we were up, up and away! Anne was screaming with happiness the whole way. She said it was the best swing she has ever been on.

Sorry for the lack of quality in the pictures...didn't want to take our digital up there so I took one of those disposable cameras. We are quite high aren't we? I think if was 600 feet up...not sure though.

Everyone safe back on the boat. Poor Andrew couldn't go up this time. The wind was a bit too strong and he was too light. He didn't mind much though. He was a bit sea sick I think.

Always fun to do fun stuff while family is in town.

Here is Zac being totally dunked in the water. Actually I think the guy dunked Zac about three times....said it was because Zac was such a good sport. I had to put the second picture just because Zac looks so good!

Adventures with Darlin and Picklenose

Day 1: Strait from the airport we took Grandma and Grandpa down to Honolulu for some sight seeing.

Dinner on the beach....who can complain. We went to this great place on Waikiki where they have you cook your own meat. If you look closely you can see Zac and Picklenose sweating while they cooked.

Day 2: Have fun at the pool....

Day 3: Visit Ko'olina Beach...go snorkling of course! We saw the Humuhumunukunukuapua'a (Unofficial state fish of Hawaii, I just love saying the name of that fish, mostly because I can!)


First Day of Kindergarten

Anne ready to take on the Kindergarten world...

Anne tuckered out after her first day...



We waited until Grandma and Grandpa Turner were here to do Andew's B-day cake. First he wanted a train cake, then a Darth Vader cake, then finally a flying cake. Well this was as close as a simple cake maker could get. Thank goodness...he loved it!

3.....2.....1......BLAST OFF!!!