Thursday, August 26, 2010

Back to school (sort of) and Maddie's baptism

Even though temperatures here have been over 100, summer's definitely coming to an end. Braiden started 11th grade on the 16th but the rest of the kids don't go back until mid September (don't even get me started on the LA school district...). He's got a pretty heavy load, too, with Honors and AP classes - plus the pressure of Mom & Dad reminding him how important it is to get good grades. The other kids say they're not ready to go back yet, but they're a little bored without him around during the day.

Maddie on her 8th birthday

Also, Maddie turned 8 this month and we went out to lunch on her birthday. Some kids would probably choose McDonalds but not mine - Maddie chose King's Fish House (which is a whole lot better than fast food!).

Our family (+ Scott) at the restaurant

But the great thing about turning 8 is getting baptized and Maddie was pretty excited. Grandma was able to fly down for the weekend and brought McKelsie with her (one of the cousins) and of course I had to stop at Tito's and pick up some tacos and burritos on the way home - everyone just expects it. After the baptism we spent the rest of the day at the beach (where else?).


  1. I'm so sad that we missed it, but happy for the birthday girl! I'm glad it was a good day.

  2. Happy Birthday Maddie! Thanks for playing with Mckelsie and having her come. I know Grandma Shar was so excited about going to see all of you! Mckelsie's facial expression is priceless too!

  3. Ohh..I forgot...Maddie you are so pretty!

  4. I love how Jamie looks like one of the kids! It WAS a great baptism day. Maddie looks like a model in the first pic. Gorgeous!

  5. Poppy - we missed you guys but, after all, it's a long drive.