Illuminating Stella

September 2015 archive

Summer Round-up

Not really on purpose, but I guess I took the summer off from blogging. It’s been a busy summer between preschool, swim lessons, ballet, play dates and endless other adventures for Stella. I also recently went back to work in a part-time role, which has meant some changes and adjustments all around. The summer went by so fast, I can’t believe its September already. We enjoyed a nice long visit from our friends Joy and Sophie, took a trip to visit Cousin CC in the Bay Area (I’ll try to get in a post on that trip), John took me on a wonderful overnight date to the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach and I got to take another overnight girls trip to Julian. Well, here’s a few photos of what we’ve been up to. Sorry so many.

The Sawdust Festival

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Ice cream parties

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Sigler Splash Pad

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Dragon Boat Races

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OC Fair and the Pig Races

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Superhero Week at Preschool

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My Gym Camp with the cousins

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Swim lessons bi-weekly all summer, lots of progress here

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Dancing with the Jazz Band at Disneyland, this was one of my favorite moments of the summer

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Preschool End of Summer Family Potluck

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Great cleaning and check-up at the Dentist, she loved it and was hysterical

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What’s in the box? (Almost scarier than Gwyneth Paltrows head)

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Grady’s Birthday at Goofy’s Kitchen

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All night in the ER with a diagnosis of croup

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Enjoying the street performers for Food Truck Night in the neighborhood. She danced for them.

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Always excited to go to preschool

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Always excited to go anywhere in a bathing suit

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Family time watching Polynesian Dancers

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Shaved ice at the Farmer’s Market

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Splish-Splash Days at Preschool

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Ice cream cones at Ikea, even though she refused to go to the Kid’s Club

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Ussies with Genna

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Wonderful visit with Joy and Sophie

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Elsa visits the Huntington Beach Library again for the Festival of Books

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Hikes at the El Dorado Nature Center with these cuties

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Watching in awe of the “big girls” practicing before Ballet Class

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Summer naps after a day in the sun are the best, love this sweet face

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Dinosaur Park

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Bay Days

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Marionette Show at Bixby Park

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Hikes through the Bolsa Chica Wetlands

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Meow from the Greek Festival

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Under the Sea at Pretend City

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What a wonderful summer!!!