Anytime, Traci - your girls would be tooooo much fun to photograph! And the baby, too! I never really get to photograph fresh to the world babies!
LOL about the pond camera - my Fuji has had more juice spilled on it than our carpet! I have a friend who has the A630 (at least I think that's it) and really loves it. I hope you get it soon!
I love the ease of use that a point and shoot gives you - I still switch my Rebel to full auto when I just want to snap the moment. I play with my settings a lot more when I'm taking a bunch of pictures of the same subject. I'm still learning - there is so much to learn about photography and every day I realize how little I know. But, I'm having a blast learning!