Monday, July 27, 2009

We are going through a major heat wave.
It requires a lot of ice cream.


My dear friend Christina and Ruby having
some fun.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Ruby and the Hobo

Ever since we read the Kit stories from American Girl, the kids have been obsessed with hoboes. Kit, who lived in the Depression, met and brought food to the hoboes in a camp outside Cincinnatti they called The Hobo Jungle.

Last night Monica and the kids met me at work, and we walked to meet my parents at a restaurant in downtown Portland. The path led us by a homeless man sitting on the sidewalk. I walked up to him and gave him a quarter, and he smiled. When he did we noticed that he was missing his front tooth.

Ruby, who lost her front tooth over the weekend rushed up to him, her face aglow. "Look!" she cried, pointing to her mouth. "You're just like me!"

He smiled a lot, and we couldn't really understand everything he was mumbling, but I think it made him pretty happy.

On the ride home, after dinner, Ruby asked asked me, "Daddy, was that man we met on the street a hobo?"

"Yes," I said.

And Wadey said, "They live in the Hobo Jungle!"

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

new camera, new day

Ruby decided that she and Wade and I needed
to get extra fancy for dinner tonight.
I think Wade should wear a tie more often.
And a crown.

Ruby and Grandma Alice at dinnner.

I am not sure who is more excited about Greg's birthday
present? Him or me?
12.1 megapixel!! Like I said a whole new day!
Thanks Alice and Jesse.
As you know we will use it a lot here.

Adios tooth

After the drama of the tooth loss.
Ruby is quite proud of her missing tooth and
has been following strangers down the street
telling them about it.
She also thought the tooth fairy coming was
the best thing ever.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Friday, July 3, 2009

Our trip to Mt Shasta

Heading to the falls

at the lower falls.

Ruby at the swimming hole by our cabins.
Making rock sculptures.

Kia, Ruby, Julianna and Wade playing silly faces
in our cabin over lunch.

View of the swimming hole.

Ruby brought these to me and told me that they
were hearts for the love she has for me and 3 little cakes
for me because of all of the nice things I do for her.
She made me cry.

Everybody watching Scooby Doo in Elsa's bed tent.

This is me made out of playdough by Ruby.

Stomp rockets are the best!
Nice moves Ruby.