Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Never a Dull Moment

It has been a while since we have added to our blog, but not for lack of content! As is par for the course, I have lost the connector for the camera. So...... I have all these fun photos to post but no way to get them on the computer and haven't found the time nor mental energy to look. Seriously...I feel a bit out of control.

In the last three weeks we have been to the beach twice, the emergency room twice (once for Henry...cut to the head...once for Mark's dad who is now in the hospital with some heart problems - send your wishes for a speedy recovery), Henry went to the driving range for the first time and experienced heaven, we had our first pre-school picnic and met Henry's teachers (ACK!! it made it so real he is leaving the house and going to school), made an offer on a house, had it accepted, and we close on Friday. Yes..a bit busy...but great.

We are SO excited about the house.

From the moment we walked into this house, we loved it. It had all the right bones (four bedrooms upstairs and a guest room downstairs so we can officially have three kids and LOTS and LOTS of people can visit us!),amazing views of the coastal range, backs to a greenspace and has a big yard for the kiddos to play, is close to our favorite place to run and hike in Portland (Forest Park), only 4 miles from my parents (and here they thought they were getting rid of us!), 6 miles to downtown and 8 miles to my work. We feel so grown up (when did that happen?).

We can't wait to make it our home! Remember, all are welcome! We now have room! Attached are some pictures from their realtor's website. I will post ours as soon as I can find our camera connector in the pile of boxes.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Short Skirts and Piggy Banks

It was in the 90s here today so Francie decided to show off her long legs and sport a short skirt. As you will see in the picture, she pulled a Brittany and showed a little diaper.

Henry got his first piggy bank today (Francie was given one by Dan & Emily & Henry is enthralled). We explained that if he did chores like put away his plate, help clean up Riley poops (he LOVES to use the shovel) and clean up his cars then he gets a penny and can put it in his piggybank. In the middle of dinner, Henry said "you know mom, I think Riley might of pooped, I think we should clean it up" with a twinkle in his eye. He spent the rest of the night coming up with things he could do to earn "coins" like cleaning up, etc. We see how long this lasts.........

Friday, August 1, 2008

Summer Days

We are having a good summer.
Last weekend Brookie came down again (with Josh and his sister Brandy) and I went to the Brewers Festival, while Colleen held down the fort. Party bad we left after two hours because we were hungry.
On Sunday we had a brunch with some friends and Kathe came over and jammed with Henry. By the end of the morning, he was holding her hand (a first non-cousin he let hold his hand....big doings). Francie is getting really strong. She rocks the tummy time...unlike Henry would would throw up everytime.