Friday, December 30, 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


At the Aquarium on the coast in the pouring down rain.
Hello new camera...I think I love you.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Ruby got her first latch hook for xmas, 
worn with xmas sushi jammies :)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

how to meditate by Wade

Here is Wade teaching me how to meditate the other day.
He says the reason why I suck at Bey Blades is 
because I don't meditate while I play.
He wins almost everytime- He says this is why.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Here it is, before the tooth fairy took it.


Observe the newest missing occupant from Wades mouth. He loosened it eating a carrot one night and it broke free at lunch the next day.


"I vant to suck your blood."


This is on the wall of Ruby's classroom. It says, "I am a zombie and I am going to zombify you."

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Burrito Place

La Bonita at La Bonita.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Ruby was home sick today, and I stayed with her and worked. We got out for some coffee and cookies, and bought some books. One of the titles was Pinkalicious ... like our Ruby in her winter coat.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Wade at the Pumpkin Patch

Here is our handsome devil with his pal Ethan. This was on a class trip to Kruger's Farm on Sauvie Island.

Ruby's first full-length book

This week she completed reading this book on her own. All 433 pages of it, the last 60 all in one sitting. To commemorate I let them watch some of the movie.

Starry Night

Ruby made this in her art class at school. They hung it up in the front lobby.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Hamster Disco

By Ruby, of course.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Ruby is 8 today

Here she is about to build her own stuffed animals, at one of those stores. She made a tabby cat named Chester.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Ruby's Locker Art

Ruby's class made sunflower name tags for their lockers. I think it would make a lovely print.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Artist at work

At Por Que No? Taqueria they have a lovely outdoor patio where Ruby and Wade can make chalk drawings, while Monica and I get a rare chance to chat.

Last weekend they made friends with a couple of kids and completed this mural.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

A photo series by Wade

Wade took these while we were taking an eating dinner
in a restaurant break from camping.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Newt Fever

 she has one in each hand

I never knew a newt...
not until this weekend anyway.
We just got back from a couple
of days at Lost Lake.
Ruby was obsessed with catching newts.
Wade was obsessed with holding them.
They both declared the newts the
best part of the trip.
For me it was the canoe rides-
more on that to come.
Don't worry no newts were harmed.
My very grown up children set them free
before we departed.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

I have this friend...

She came over the other day with her two super cute littles
and her camera. Oh the things that this lady can do with her
camera. She is one talented mama. And I am quite lucky to
know her.
And I really enjoyed sharing my shoes with her eldest.
You can find her here.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Scenes from a wedding weekend

We had such a nice time in Ohio last weekend.
It was really great to see everyone.

Mazel Tov Bobby and Emily!