Monday, May 26, 2008


No, that's not Captain Jack Sparrow, its our very own Anna Marie Joyner. We recently attended a production of the musical "Pirates from Grammar Island" (look for it on Broadway soon people) where Anna made her stage debut in the leading role of Captain Comma. The show premiered in the Penryn Elementary School all-purpose room with the actors playing to a crowd of more than 50 proud parents, grandparents, and siblings. We are very proud of her and have already been in touch with several agents concerning her next career move.

She can see! She can see!

We got the phone call from the school nurse a short while back that Hailey had completely bombed the vision test they do at school. We had noticed that she was sitting closer to the t.v. and you couldn't see her face anymore when she was reading because the book was smooshed up against her nose, so the phone call really wasn't a surprise. So now Hailey has a stylish new pair of glasses which make her more like her sister Anna, something that she likes very much.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

A Walk to Remember

On a Sunday afternoon not too long ago, Jon and I took the kids for a walk up at Griffith Quarry, conveniently located at the top of the hill from our house. For those of you who don't know (and trust me, the list would be shorter of those who do) Griffith Quarry was established by Griffith Griffith (the man so nice they named him twice?) and was open for years as a granite quarry. Now it is a 23-acre park with walking trails and huge slabs of granite protruding from the earth. There is your history lesson for the day.

So anyway...we took the camera because as it turns out we don't really take that many pictures of our kids and you've gotta have pictures if you're going to blog. Our kids are, shall we say, unpredictable, and so it is also good to have a camera just because you never know what you're going to get.

Girls: "Cheeese" Adam: "Jeeesus" Me: "What did you say Adam?" Adam: (said with the attitude of don't you know anything) "You know Mom, he made the animals?"

The kids took turns leading and deciding which trails to take and we just went along with it. We managed to come home with all four children and no poison oak which is an accomplishment, trust me. All in all it was a good time.