We were alone in the stupa so we were able to get some neat photos without worrying about being disruptive.
We spent our entire 5 days of vacation with the kids either in the pool, in the jacuzzi or in the ocean. I proceeded to spend yesterday afternoon with Aliyah in urgent care because she has an ear infection and I didn’t want it worse for the first day of school.
This is our family tradition – to go up further into the mountains (about an hour drive up) and take family pictures surrounded by the amazing color of the aspens. Some years haven't worked out but for the most part, we've done it since Shayel was a baby. It's also a tradition to get a picture of David walking with the girls, it's always cool to see the growth from year to year.
Shayel and Aliyah started the 2010-11 school year yesterday (8/17). Shayel is in 3rd grade and aside from excited butterflies, was as cool as cool could be. Aliyah started kindergarten (half-day) and was spectacularly calm and completely ready. They both had a wonderful day. After school we went to our fav. Asian bistro for an early dinner then went to the toy store, ice cream shop and our fav. coffee shop. What a wonderful beginning to a new school year.
…at my other brother's wedding in San Diego on Friday
This is the best picture of my mom's dad (with my aunt Celeste). I wish I had been able to visit my family this past week for my cousin's wedding.