Friday, August 14, 2009


James, Renton and Charli
are the future class of
Amy made these cute shirts
for these three kids
who are all going into Kindergarten

August 11, 2009
The first day of school!

This is one of my favorite pictures!

Charli with her new school bag!

Rug time in Mrs. Levin's class

Charli and Mommy doing the first project together.

It's official....Charli is in Kindergarten, and we have completed a week of school already! Charli is really loving her new class, her teacher Mrs. Levin (we just love her), making new friends, and she brought home her first packet of homework today! It is all very exciting! We have had some ups and downs at home lately but overall things are going well in our household. I know that we will all get into this new routine and everyone will be fine.

Tuesday was a parent/student orientation at school from 8:15 to 10:00. Chad took the day off, and was able to participate in the day too! Mrs. Levin introduced herself to the class, sent the kids off on a tour of the school while she went over her program with the parents. The kids came back to class about 30 mins later and we participated in a project of getting acquainted with the classroom.

Wednesday, second day of school from 7:55 to 11:15. Charli had a rocky morning and wanted to wear the same outfit from the day before. Finally she found an outfit that would work. Thank goodness because there was no way I could let her wear the same outfit on the second day of school. She had a great day at school, but that was about as far as her good mood lasted. I think she left it at school or gave it to Mrs. Levin. Melt down after melt down with me for the rest of the day.

Thursday, 3rd day of school was a great day! Home behavior not so much but really it was only 2 outburst for me, so I can't complain too much.

Friday, 4th day of school, again another great day at school. Charli had a hard time when it was time for me to leave. This afternoon has been fine though. She is currently asleep at 2:40 in the afternoon. I know that she has got to be tired from this very new routine we are all on, and all the new everything she is taking in at almost 5 yrs old!!!

JULY 2009

July 3rd
we attended the Chico Outlaws game
and enjoyed fireworks after the game.
It was Charli's first baseball game!

We took turns painting eachothers hands for
future canvases in our bathroom.
I am planning to re-paint our bathroom
I am going with a brown, cream & orange theme.

We went camping with all our good friends
in Lake Almanor
the kids had a blast
swimming, eating smores, getting dirty!

Charli had such a great time in her Summertime Tot's class
She loved Teacher Lori and all the activites she planned
The kids had bike days, swimming days, art activities!

All of us friends threw Brooke a baby shower
for her soon to be surprise twins!
Kelly made the peas in a pod cake
Brooke got some great gifts
I think Brooke enjoyed having some company for the day.
Since being on bed rest.

I enrolled Charli in a week long dance camp
at the ballet studio where she takes ballet
It was M-F from 8:30 to 12:00
the last week in July.
On the last day
all the kids put on a performance for the parents.

The Hula!!!

I finally got my camera up and running again
after sitting on the shelf for about 2 yrs.
I also bought myself a hand crafted camera strap
I couldn't resist when Jenna told me she added these products to her line.
Her shop is currently on vacation but you should check her out anyways
You can check her out at:

Monday, August 10, 2009

JUNE 2009

My sister Emily graduated from high school
and will now be entering the life a college student!
I can't believe how fast Emily has grown up
I remember being in jr. high when she was born
and dressing her up and styling her hair.
Emily I love you & wish you the best!

Our wonderful friend Brookie had a birthday this month
while styling the preggo twins belly!

Charli performed in her 3rd ballet performance
The theme this year was Circus Circus
and Charli was a dancing bear!

And this poor family
Just look at them.....
The dad, mom and baby
packed up all their belongings
"Their house burned up and they had to go to a hotel"
According to Charli
Charli grinning ear to ear is very optimistic they will be just fine!


These are some of the events that took place in the Finch household this last June. Enjoy!