Monday, August 30, 2010
Nichole: Yeah. And Jr. took your temper. Daddy has your temper. It’s Daddy’s and Mommy’s to share.
Nichole was coloring on a paper plate next to an electric tea light that was turned on. I moved the electric tea light so it wouldn’t catch the plate on fire.
Jr.: Oh no. Winter is coming!
Nichole: Don’t go out! It’s Winter! It’s Winter! And the birds are going to eat your face!
Nichole: Can I have delicious food and not the one you fixed?
Jr.: I want the stuff that you made.
Mom: What do you want to eat?
Nichole: Parmesan Rice!
Jr. I don’t like Parmesan Rice
Mom: What do you like?
Jr.: I like Parmesan Cereal.
On a sunny day
Jr. (Running home when I called): Sun, I love you, but I have to go inside now.
Nichole: Daddy is so a genius.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Let's just say we did have a wonderful vacation. We got to go to some neat places like the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, Shore Acres on the Oregon Coast, and Spirit Falls near Cottage Grove, Oregon.
But the most important thing was being with family. Nothing compares to grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins- also known as parents, brothers and sisters, and nieces and nephews.
I've said it before and I'll say it again:
It was a good vacation.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Nichole was looking all over for a bear with a ballet outfit already on, but we had to show her that you start with the bear and work your way from there. She wasn't so sure about having a flat bear.
By the end, Nichole's worries were all gone and she was so happy with her ballet bear.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
I have talented in-laws. I love being part of that family.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
We had barbecue at Jeremy's parents' house, at his brother's house, at his Aunt Becky's house, when visiting his friend from high school, when visiting my friends from high school, at the block party in my parents' neighborhood, at my parents' house- some of these places more than once. I ate a lot of hamburgers on that trip. And much of the time the kids were too excited about playing to eat so I finished a lot of hot dogs as well.
And the occasional "just because" ice cream.
It was a good vacation.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
We played the license plate game again so I thought it appropriate to share the license plates we saw on this trip. We didn't travel through 4 states this time, but stayed in Utah the whole time. I'll tell you. If you're looking for a lot of different state license plates, just drive around the parking lot at Arches a few times. This is what we got:
That's 32 states, compared to 34 from our trip to the Pacific Northwest. Crazy, huh? I just wanted to share.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Anyway, here is a list of the license plates we saw on our Pacific Northwest trip (give or take- we may have missed some):
(My mother-in-law may have seen a Pennsylvania license plate. I thought I overheard her mentioning that state. Let me know if that's true, Mom).
and the non-state license plates:
Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, U.S. Airforce, U.S. Government
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Alas, it didn't happen.
The night we got to Washington, we got to see this guy.
At the Pacific Science Center we saw some banana slugs behind glass, but they were disappointingly small.