Monday, September 29, 2008

Big week

This has been a big week for Wadey, as he says
"I put big rocks in the potty!"
I am so proud.
I think it is official- we are finally a diaper free family.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

A baby elephant!

Our zoo got a new baby not too long ago and we went to have a look.
(Look hard under the big one)
If you live here in town you must go.
It was about the cutest thing ever. If I didn't have 2 kids in tow
I would have sat there watching it for the rest of the day.
Can you believe how tiny they start out?

More stuff I made...

I bought this fabric in NY awhile back. I love it so much I haven't been
able to figure out what to do with it.

It turned into this.
I think it is cuter with the little princess accessory.
Don't you?

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Wade and I were walking down the street yesterday. A man came out of
a building listening to an ipod with really big headphones on. Wade looked
at me and said, "That man a co-pilot mama?".

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Ruby brought this to me tonight. She said, "This is what Wadey should
be for Halloween". She then said, "all we really need is some cat ears, a cape and some face paint".
We had talked about him possibly being a ninja but she is totally right, this
is way better.
I, personally, cannot wait to see him in this get up.
I am just wondering how I am going to get him to wear one big shoe.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Dear Farmers Market,

I love you.

Sad, flat man at Crafty Wonderland

The kids were really into this guy outside the Doug Fir, where uncle
Kenny had his first show and sales of his fledgling painting career.
Go Kenny!

Wade played with his new airplane and both of his two uncles, both of
whom he just adores. Two uncles at the same time? Wadey heaven!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Stuff on my cat

Ruby made this "armor" costume for Dmitri. He was purring when I took

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ruby made this today.
It makes me really happy.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Bye Summer

Here is Ruby right before we left to start school on Monday.
This summer went by so fast.
Even though I am so happy every year when she goes back to school, it is always kind of bittersweet. My baby isn't a baby anymore and before I know it she is going to start kindergarten. Parenting is such a funny combo of wanting them to grow up and wanting them to stay little forever.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Being 2....

sure makes Wade sleepy.
This was taken last time Grandma was in town at Sauvie
Island of course, the place where Wade falls asleep most.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

My vegetables

I am hoping that these will all become beautiful before it gets cold again.
Next year I plan on planting more than 2 things : )

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

"Some Fairy lady".

Monday, September 1, 2008

Ballet in the park

Last week we discovered another really cool thing about Portland. The Oregon Ballet Theater has their practices for one week in a tent in the park blocks downtown. It is free and open to anyone to come and watch. We went to check it out with some friends. Ruby loved it. Wade wasn't so interested but had a good time running around the tent.

Here is a little video of Ruby and her ballet concentration. She did this for about a half hour solid, very focused.
I can't wait to take her to one of their shows.