Sunday, August 22, 2010

AV Fair, 2010

The Antelope Valley Fair is here yet again. This is the 4th year I've gone, but the 7th that Michael and Leah have gone. Leah has gone every year of her life. It is a highlight for us and the best way to end the summer. We went with some friends, too, and it was great to spend the day with them. Here are some pictures of the day...sorry for the bad quality, the camera I lugged out there had dead batteries, so there are from my phone!

Me and Michael in a Silly House

Michael with all of Leah's winnings from the games
A House of Mirrors!!

The end of the day entertainment for the Koontz Clan!

Bumper Cars!!
Leah and the climbing wall, the first time she made it to the top!!

On the Ferris Wheel!
Our pretty lady, having a blast!!
The love of our lives, so happy to be there!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Zoo, through the eyes of a 7 yr old

Leah started school last week, on Thursday, and since I was working all summer I felt like I wanted to do something special with her before she was a 2nd grader. This is the first summer I've worked in a long, long time and since she was in child care all summer, I felt like it would be a good idea to take a day off and do something fun. So we headed to the LA Zoo. We went right after Michael and I got married one time, but this time, I let her use an old camera so she could take pictures of whatever she wanted. She felt that it was a very important job for her to take a good picture of every animal we saw. I helped with the pictures of her and the self portraits of us, but all the animals are courtesy of the munchkin!! Enjoy!!

The Flamingo's...her favorite!!
Tried to get a legit smile...but this works, I guess!

There are lots of hill at the zoo, this is at the end of the day!

Enjoying an ice cream cone!!

We finally found the Koalas!!
A Prairie Dog!, who knew they were sooo little!
The Hippo!
The Zebra's

Some Sea Lions

One of the many Monkey's

Friday, August 13, 2010

The Many Faces of Leah

Leah is a silly, silly girl who keeps us on our toes, for sure!! We love this little girl more than we can imagine and here are a few reasons why!!
Must of seen something exciting!

Pucker Up!!


Annoyed, maybe? But glamorous with her peals!!

Her impersonation of Escargot!! Too Cute!!

Lounging, waiting for the fun of the day to begin!! (note: the holes in the jeans, are "in style, right?" says Leah)

Future super model?? She's got the attitude down!!

Love those baby-blues!!

This one just makes me laugh!!

Leah is the biggest ham I have ever met!! She is constantly asking me to take a picture of her and her antics. Then she asks to see it and retake it if necessary. I don't know how she'd manage if we still had film cameras that she'd have to wait for! Anyway, there were a few of the funny pics from this summer. I am sure you can imagine how much fun we have with her!!

Fourth of July

Like we have for the past few years, we went to the cabin for the 4th of July! The Koontz clan (me, Michael, Leah and our pups), my parents and my cousins Amanda and fam were there. Leah was very excited to spend time with her "real" cousins!! They were inseparable the whole weekend, and it was great to hang with the family. The best part was the fireworks show over the lake on the 4th. We all got out on the boat and it felt like the fireworks were going to land on us!! Here are some highlights, in no particular order!!
Leah and I waiting for the fireworks to start!!
Silly Grandpa Dan!!
Charley and Moses, best doggie friends!!
Leah ready to go!!
Jack taking in the view of the lake!
Leah on the boat waiting to go tubing! The Cousins, Leah, Gunner and Allison
She is at home on the water!!

Moses checking out the scenery along the way!
Fireworks over the lake!!