Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Posted by Clara at 6:52 PM
Thursday, July 26, 2007
So, I hope you all like the new blog layout. Laura did it for me while the little ones were sleeping. She is such a rockstar. She's been taking pretty good care of us although she wants to make us as fat as her, by baking cookies, pretzels cupcakes and whatever she has an urge to make that day. Only we don't have the excuse of a seven month old little guy in our tummy. Evil nanny!! The girl can cook though, so I'm not really complaining.
Posted by Clara at 11:32 PM
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Hey everyone!! So, last weekend was definately all about Harry Potter. Derek and I have both finished the last book and all I can say is WOW!!! I was definately not disappointed with it at all. The epilogue could have been a little more informative but on the other hand I realized it really didn't matter. I'm just nosy.
I am including a few pictures for you. First I am sending some pictures from Ethan's performance at Vacation Bible School. He would cry every morning when I would drop him off but he would have so much fun. So, they put on a performance for us and it was so cute. One of his teachers is also the church interpretor for sign language so in their performance they did a lot of sign language, which Ethan loved. He is a sign language super star. I wish I knew of a way for him to actually speak to people but I don't know anywhere that he can interact with deaf kids or anything. If anybody knows of anything please let me know. So, that's one of the pictures. Then I have some pictures of Ethan, Ashley and Addie all in their pajamas. The red pajamas Ashley has on are actually mine but she thought they would be fun to wear with Ethan. They were pretty cute. Then I just thought I'd throw in a couple of cute Addie Paddie pictures.
Posted by Clara at 7:24 PM
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
So, July is a big month for us Harry Potter fans. Not only did the 5th movie come out but the 7th and last book will be coming out this weekend. Derek has become an IMax snob and insists we see movies like Harry Potter on the IMax screen. It is a great way to see exciting movies like that. Unfortunately, the nearest IMax is all the way in Seattle so it is quite an event to go to it. It was a lot of fun though. We went with Ashley, along with Laura (the nanny), Alisha and Stacy. It was great. Addie was good through the movie although she kept getting excited and would yell and clap. Cute but not what the other viewers wanted to see.
So, here's the cover for the last book. So excited about that. Its possible that there will be some sad things going on with it. Hopefully it isn't any sadder than the last book. I'm guessing it will be. The first books were all fun and happy and they have slowly become more serious and stuff. It will be interesting.
Posted by Clara at 9:22 AM
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Today Alisha, Ashley and I took the kids to Ocean Shores. Derek was on-call so we decided it would be a great day for the girls to go to the beach with the kids. Ethan loved the water and playing in the sand while Addie just liked to eat the sand. She liked the water for about a second and then she was done. We decided to brave taking Gryff with us along with a friend's new puppy. It was great. Here are some pictures from the trip.
Addie's not so sure she likes the water
Ethan thinks sand in the mouth is yucky
Mommy and Addie watch the waves
She'll be walking any day now
Maybe we can build a sand castle
Addie thinks sand is yucky too
but she thought she'd try it first to make sure
A towel is supposed to get wet, right?
It is much easier to walk two dogs in the movies
Thursday, July 12, 2007
So, it has been really warm here in Olympia. It may not be much compared to the rest of the world but for us its close to unbearable. I felt so bad for Ethan yesterday. Derek and I both work in extremely air-conditioned places so when we got home the heat just made us cranky and we could not get the house cooled down so Ethan was stuck with two horribly cranky parents with very little patience. Poor kid. We all just went to bed early and tried to think cool.
Posted by Clara at 9:31 AM
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Posted by Clara at 11:32 AM
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Posted by Clara at 9:32 AM
Sunday, July 8, 2007
So, hopefully you all had a great weekend, because we did. As I said before my mom took me and Alisha to Ocean Shores. We had a blast. We gambled, played on the beach and just hung out with the girls. It was a much needed getaway for mom. I didn't realize that Ocean Shores was so close to home. I think I may take the kids there next week since Derek will be on call.
Since I was leaving Derek decided to take Ash and the kids on an overnight camping trip in one of our many national forests. They hiked and camped and had a blast. They got back a few hours ago covered in dirt. They were pretty darn cute all dirty like that. So, I have some pictures for you of their trip along with a couple from July 4th. Have a great week everyone.
Playing in the lake on the camping trip
Ashley and Addie pouting for the camera
Ethan loves cherries from Olympia's Farmer's market
Posted by Clara at 9:18 PM
Friday, July 6, 2007
Hey guys! No pictures today. Probably on Monday. I hope you all had a great week. I love having Wednesday off and I wish we could do that every week. Thursday was like having a new Monday, but having a Monday the day before Friday is awesome.
I am ditching the family for 24 hours this weekend. My mom and my sister are taking me to Ocean Shores tomorrow. I told my mom that I wanted to do something with just us girls since we haven't done that in so long so this is what my mom and sister came up with. It should be a lot of fun and I heard a crazy rumor that alcohol will be involved in the fun. You can't beat a good margarita. So, between Derek and ashley they shold be good watching the kids for a little bit. I always seem to be more appreciated after ditching out for a little bit.
Anyway, Ashley has gotten ahold of my camera and loves to take pictures so hopefully I'll have lots of good pics to put up in the coming weeks. If we can talk her into staying out here for school we should get lots of good pics. We'll see what happens. Well, have a great weekend and keep your eyes open for some new pics. Love ya!!
Posted by Clara at 11:23 AM
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
I hope everyone has been doing well and I hope you all have great plans to celebrate our wonderful country's independance. I think we will go to Ft. Lewis and see the fireworks there. They put on a pretty good show.
Posted by Clara at 11:48 AM