Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Monday, May 26, 2008

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Inaugural hike

Mommy, daddy and I went for a hike today. 
 I got to try out the nifty backpack my uncle and aunt passed along.  It was still a little big for me but it was fun anyway.    
Because we live in Oregon, it was raining.  But that made it even more fun.  Here is where the path was flooded.  That ended our hike.  I can't wait for the next time out!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Kitchen optional

Fair weather returned to Portland this weekend, and what do we do when that happens?  Stretch our webbed feet towards the sun and barbeque!  Plus it was a triple birthday bash.  A good time was had by all. 

20 burgers
10 sausages
3 ice cream cakes
3 homemade leis

5 babies
6 kiddos
1 bloody nose

Some select images:

Monday, May 19, 2008


Brian to Erin, tonight during her bath, while washing her back:

"Woah, Erin!  That's a big zit. Well, given the father you have, it's in your future -- you're doomed!  However, thanks to your mother, when you're a pizza face you'll have a great base of beautiful to see you through."

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Proof she's my child

Witness the beginnings of curly hair. Poor child.

Test drive of new vehicle, by Erin

I got to try out cool new wheels today.  I wasn't so sure about it at first.  Luckily I had many of my favorite toys with me. 
My helmet was a wee bit big but I was brave and didn't try to take it off.  The best thing was Dad was pulling me and I could look at Mom riding next to me. 

Well, actually the best thing is we stopped for ice cream half-way.  I really like ice cream.  This biking stuff is pretty fun!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Movie Night!

Erin has acquired this really adorable laugh, like she thinks something is really, really funny.

Erin's current life goal is to put absolutely everything in her mouth.  Here's a movie where she eats the camera.  Pretty damned cute. 

Erin looooves cheese.  This next movie is rated Grandparents Only.  In this flick, Erin eats the afore-mentioned cheese. 

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Busy weekend visit by Erin

This weekend I visited my Grammy and Grandpa.  
Grammy and I had a good time playing. 
I got to meet my auxiliary Oma Joyce.
I inspected the local wildlife - this creature is named "Andee." 
I went on a picnic with Grandma and Grandpa McFeely.
All these adventures sure makes a girl tired!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

She's 1/2 made of it anyways.

A word of caution to expectant mothers........maintaining a steady diet of ice cream during your pregnancy....
.... may lead to premature awareness of this delicious, creamy treat.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Like Magic

Now you see it..... you don't!

Many, many thanks to the gents (and one lady) who came by to help. Even more thanks to the spouses who permitted said helpers to assist. We owe some serious favors now. 

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Name Game

(warning: Slightly PG13 post)

Background: To determine your porn star name take 1. the name of your first pet and 2. the name of the street you grew up on.

Ms. A: So my  name would then be "Thumper Leslie."  How about yours?

Mr. B: Um... "Pepper Northdale."

Ms. A: That's pretty good.  (looking at Erin)  Hers would then be "Steve Stephens."

Mr. B: Sounds like a porn star on Masterpiece Theater.

Ms A: I'm OK with that.

Preventative Ounce

Here is an interesting link sent to me by a neighborhood mom.  It's a questionnaire based on developmental biology research and gives some insight as to the temperament of your infant/child.  The mom who sent it to me had the luxury of a follow up consultation with her son's pediatrician, thanks to Kaiser.  But it was interesting even without that.