Wednesday, December 30, 2009
So this boy LOVES the jump up. He will literally come out of the seat a little when he is jumping he is so enthusiastic about it. He especially loves it when everyone is looking right at him- a Leo for sure.
Abs and Wes on our Christmas tree cutting
I love this pic- wonder what he is thinking - "really, those are mine? look how they move. the next pic taken which isn't on here is him trying to eat those toes. :)
Hard to believe it is time for him to be sitting up by himself- he is still pretty tippy but likes it.
Tres Bebes - Wes, James Van and Mathilda Roo.
How sweet are they?
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Abs and Wes in their Norwegian sweaters from their Grandpa Peep.
Abs and Wes Christmas morning in their new pajamas!
Christmas morning breaking ice on the horse water in jammies.
The morning opening
Not a white Christmas but close- pretty frosty.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Tonight the Grinch and how Christmas still came dispite the lack of stuff, nice reminder to chill out!!
What exactly to put in a almost 5 month old's stocking hmmmm.......
Monday, December 21, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
This momma takes a deep breath and states, "Ok Abby, are you ready?"
me: I talk about how it started that yes he WAS a real guy, how he did it and that there was definately magic involved but that that person died. Talked about traditions and how things evolved (simple version for sure) and about the spirit of christmas how fun it is to give gifts to people that we love.
Abs: Ok mama. That sounds ok to me.
Then she smiles and says "I definately know elves are real I just wasn't sure about Santa."
Such a sweetie girl.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Sutherland- Our annual trip with the work crew to the lake was sooo nice and full of adventure. No power when we arrived, luckily Cindy had been there so the basement was all warm with the wood stove, candles dispersed throughout the whole house. We all snugged up, ate food, laughed and laughed. Thanks girls, you are so awesome. Wes got to come and be the only boy- he was fantastic and hasn't told a word about it!! :) ha-ha.
33 years- i got home from the lake to a table full of flowers and some sweet presents from Abs and Joe.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
We bought a "happy light" yesterday, wonder if that will help.
I'm feeling a lack of exercise, somehow i haven't figured out how to fit it in.
Most of all I think the lack of sleep does things to your head.
Had pizza last night which i know gives Wes a belly ache but hadn't had it for awhile so thought i'd try to see if it was better.
NOPE- every hour. It especially sucks to not sleep when you know its your fault!
Today- i am going outside.....
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
What it feels like to have that much alone time with Joe without interruptions and little people needing you.
What it feels like to see familiar Seattle from the ferry.
What it feels like to stay in a nice hotel with a pillow menu and recycling in the rooms.
What it feels like to go out to a nice dinner, eat good food and drink lemon drops.
What it feels like to hear someone sing live that you really like, to have the concert be better than you thought it could be, to feel so ''full" and happy after.
What it feels like to go to sleep and sleep for 5 hrs in one stretch!!! ya-hoo.
What it feels like to lay in bed and read in the morning without feeling guilty that you aren't taking care of someone or something. That only in Seattle is the in-room coffee actually good.
What it feels like to be in Elliot Bay Book store without kids.
The ferry home all relaxed and soooo missing our kids.
What it feels like to come home, hug a happy Abby playing Go Fish with her Grandma and wake Wes up because i just couldn't stand not to hold him when we got there.
Less than 24hrs away but i feel recharged and like me again.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Should be asleep as he'll be waking up in an hour or two
a few moments of quiet... and a book..ahhh.
Leaves everywhere both on the trees and off.
Dinner at the kirners- sad that our dinner nights are numbered as they are getting ready to leave for New Zealand. Watching Mia, Jobe, and Abby play. Seeing Mia be all sweet with Wes.
Fire in the woodstove and a super cozy house.
A 6yr old who was totally self entertained- this weekend it was playing school, with me interjecting now and then for her to change activities.
Eating in the camper for dinner and listening to Abby try and make Wes laugh
The power out and having the camper propane stove to make good coffee.
Breakfast at my parents talking boats and playing Go Fish.
Talking to a friend on the phone that i haven't talked to in awhile, feeling loved.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
So this is it- the 1976 camper we just bought complete with yellow shag!!
This was the sunset at Crescent Beach when we arrived, seriously we get to live here??
Abby sitting at the table with the yellow shag in the background!!
Sunshine on the beach in the morning.
No waves but they got in the water anyway.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I think I have a thing for Indian movies, I love them so much. I love the music, the color, the dancing, and the humanity of it. We are so lucky here, that we have so much freedom to be who we are, we have no idea..... This movie will make you smile, cry, and your heart ache.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
and this mama is freaking out...
From private to public,
I sure hope she doesn't shout...
More rules and structure isn't such a bad thing,
but yellow buses with big kids makes my head ring...
A library, a cafeteria, such big kid stuff,
where did the time go and why does this feel so tough...
My girl says she ready and excited to go,
her teacher is nice and all rarin' to show....
the world to my girl who once was so small,
now sassy, funny, toothless and so tall.
She told her brother how she would be gone for awhile,
but not to worry because she would be back with a smile.
I'm proud of you Abs stay strong and don't lose...
where you come from, who you are, and how to walk in those shoes.
Love you Abs- hope you have a fantastic day tomorrow.
1st grade Mrs. McDougal-Danielson
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Us 4 out at Joe's dad's farm by the river.
Had hot dogs, a fire and a fresh caught fish from the pond.
Mr. Wes at 4 weeks. :)
Abby pretty proud of her fly fishing!
She caught 4 fish- one didn't make it in the release program so we cooked it- yummm.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Red Rose tea with milk and honey in it...
The sound of the sprinklers outside and how green the pasture is now!
The sideways light in the evening, the porch all lit up pink...
Chocolate mint ice cream.... (have been eating a lot of this lately)
The smell of coffee and matte'....
Nag Champa today, a quiet house and a nap....
When people look at you and really SEE you, that they take the time and invest themselves even though it isn't always easy....
How fast Abby talked about all her adventures of the county fair today and that she wants to show cows like her big cousin Jake....
Smoothies for dinner......
Friday, August 21, 2009
Last time we weighed him he was almost 10 lbs. with his clothes and diaper- he is growing fast.