Saturday, June 30, 2012

all in a day's work

We didn't take any pictures today, but I wanted to write about all we did.  We really love our saturdays.

Anna woke up asking to go to the store to get milk.  I told her later.
Rich woke up and went on a big ride up a steep hill.  The garmen says he burned 1600 Calories.
While is was working off calories, anna and I put them by making raspberry cornmeal pancakes.
Anna's been doing something called "room time" where I stick her in her room alone for 30 minutes every day.  I coordinate it with Julia's naptime.  It's a precious moment of everyday.
Anyways:  I mowed the lawn while they had alone time.
Then anna came out and helped me weed the front yard.  She's actually a good weeder when she doesn't pull up the flowers.  OR smash them in the process.

Then rich came home and I went out at weed eated the lawn.

After that rich came out and we cleaned out the yard.  Picked a whole garbage can full of weeds and pressure washed off the patio.
Anna had a hot dog for lunch. 
I had corn and watermelon
Rich had corn and cheese tacos

It rained.
We went yardsale-ing
We went and picked raspberries
we went out to eat a diner we've been wanting to go to for a year.
We finally went to safeway.  I fed julia while rich and anna got milk.
we came home and read books and took care of our raspberries.
Put anna to bed.
ate a arugula salad.

ahhh.  now im going to read a book.
life is good.

Monday, June 25, 2012


I decided to teach anna about hiking this past week.  So I requested a bunch of books on hiking and camping from the library.  She really likes them because she can quasi relate to whats going on in the pictures.

So we were reading the books for the third time today (we read at each of Julia's feeds)......and Anna asked to go hiking.  So we called up Daddy and asked if he wanted to go for FHE.  He said yes.

Julia likes hiking too.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Girls, Daddy, Grandparents, and Steve

We left Nicole in Portland and went up to see the Grandma and Grandpa who were in Seattle visiting Steve.  Nicole couldn't come because of work so here are a few pictures for her.  I didn't take as many as I wanted to but it is hard to when you are the one in charge.   A few highlights Anna getting a little painting of a whale on her cheek.  Julia Cooing and talking to Grandma and Grandpa.  Anna talking to Grandma and Grandpa.  Some good food from Pikes Market, and Steven letting me drive his new truck again even though it was in downtown Seattle.  It is fun being the biggest vehicle on the road not like when I am driving the Carolla when I am the smallest.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Anna Walks!

 So my previous post didn't work.  Here it is again.  Anna had a 45 minutes tantrum in the stroller.  These are mentally straining for me.  they must also drain her - she fell asleep about 3 minutes from home.
 I still took her to the library and after we walked with her friends to the water feature next door.
 We're cute and we know it!
 Kaelie snapped a few shots of Julia.  She does this often but this time she did it with my camera, which was nice because I could post them!
 Julia is always so happy and easy going.
 LL also easy going.
 The water feature was broken, so we walked up to snyder park.  On the way we stopped to watch some trucks.
 I felt like a retard sitting there watching these people work, but Anna looooves watching trucks of any kind, so we did.
 We eventually made it the 1/4 mile to the park (probably took us 45 minutes).  Anna walked up the big hill the whole way.  I was really impressed.
 Trina and Kaelie met us up there.  It was a beautiful day!  Isn't trina so gorgeous?  I love her curly hair.
 Im often very grateful for Kaelie's free and hands and willingness to help with Julia.  Julia is grateful too.
 Avrie - so cute!
 Anna is always into the big kids' business.  She always seems to make friends with boys while we are out too.  It happened yesterday and today.  I just look over and she's having a conversation about something with this little boy........silly girl.
 Avrie sat in this big nasty puddle for a long time.
 JJ didn't drink too much water.
 named nasty puddle.
 Anna eating lunch - garden fresh strawberries, peas and some yogurt!
 Chasing avrie back to her car.
 Anna walked the whole way home.
 I was again grateful for Kaelie - she gave me some red vines on her way out of the park.
 I may or may not have used them to bribe anna to walk home.  Here she is saying:  "look! volcano!"  In reference to Mt. Hood.
Another picture of mount hood.  I just wish she would continue those long naps she took last week - no luck - sun = less sleep for anna.

Rich's fathers day present


 Anna spent a morning playing with her friend Trapper while I took some pictures with his mom Heidi.  She adores him.
 They were doing some goofy tree hugging game they made up.
 Crazy kiddos.

 Anna ate some lunch with Avrie.  They're pretty darn cute!
 JJ and LL came for a visit.  Look at these bundles of Joy!
 Breakfast with the Buhlers:  jUlia on the boppy, chill'n out
 Richard studying for the PE (professional engineering test)
 Anna in the nude eating PB oatmeal.
 I didn't take a picture of myself.  Oops.  More of julia, look how strong she's getting!
 Daddy heads out to inspect his garden each day before work.  Today he decided to cut our first cauliflower!
 Here you go Anna!
Proud gardener!