Friday, July 30, 2010

Writing/editing day!

Went to my writing group on Thursday and read a mildly edited piece.  Wowzers it was a real stinker.  Course my group was truly supportive (gotta love em). 

What do you do when you have a not so good read?
 Buy a book of course.  So I bought "Bird by Bird" by  Anne Lamott.  She has a chapter called shitty first drafts that I would absolutely suggest anyone out there who wants to write, read.

With that said I edited my first 4 pages today.  I will probably re-edit those same 4 pages tommorrow and then move to something I will have to read next week so I can stop feeling the need to point out the crappiness as I read. 
I am telling myself I can drive from LA to DC in the dark with the headlights on.  I only have to do a little bit and the end will still be the end.  Thanks Anne for the advice!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

New Bike

Sophia got a new bike! Daddy bought it for her.  Check her out!

She went around the track and over to the playground twice!  She then rode it around the stairs for about an hour in the house.  I think she likes it.

Advice... pay the $10.00 and get it put together! 

Logan and Daddy on the chase!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Berry Hunting

We made a wonderful trip to Sauvie Island Farm yesterday. It was berrylicious! Here is the day in pics!


Friday, July 16, 2010


My in-laws have arrived! YAHOOO! Will get pic's and try to keep up on the reports.  Today a little river walk and a bit of a wade/swim in the river for the kids.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Boy's room

Well we finally got all the Star Wars ships hung up.  We also have a cool space night light but the pictures don't do it justice.

He seems to like it. Notice the striped lump fast asleep!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

14 of 48

I have slowed way down on the sewing but feel as though I am getting ready to amp it up again!
Here is tinkerbell in a Ruffled Halter by oliver + s. I got the pattern from the Spring 2010 Stitch mag.  Cute but I don't like the unfinished ruffle, call me fussy.  Didn't read the directions all the way through... don't tell on me.  Anyway not enough ruffle to hem it, didn't feel like going back and recutting sooooo here it is.  I of course always make two of everything but this time... not gonna do it!  Well not now anyway.  I always figure out the pattern and make my mistakes on the first one and then truly like the second. Phia doesn't give a rip either way as long as it twirls!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Swimming Lessons

Sophia had her first day swimming lessons!  What a kick, she did great!

Waiting to get in.

Swim cap, grainy picture through the glass sorry.

Logan found a hiding spot!

Home made pizza for lunch.

Vanilla pudding popsicles.  Make pudding seperate into bowls add food coloring, layer and freeze.  Sophia had fun mixing and pouring and eating! Win Win!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Aunt Mary

We had a visitor a few weeks back and I never got the pictures up.  My Aunt Mary came for a visit from Southern California and brought us some sun!  We went to the recycled arts fair in Vancouver.  Logan was a bit fussy so it was a bit of a mad dash aroung. Mary is super creative/crafty can pull off anything in that arena. Was fun getting ideas and looking at the amazing stuff!

Dancing elves I suppose.

Rockin' the bandstand!

If you are in the neighborhood I would recommend coming. A few friends had booths they had some neat stuff. 

Friday, July 9, 2010

What are those kids up to?

A little late but her are some shots of Sophia's end of the year party at her preschool and at the end a couple little videos.  I almost feel a sob coming on with the end of her first year.  She is already asking when she can go back.

Original Video - More videos at TinyPic

Original Video - More videos at TinyPic