Sunday, July 31, 2011

Apple smiles anyone?

These were a hit will definitely do again!  Apples, raisins,craisins , and peanut butter.


Saturday, July 30, 2011

Rookie Mommy Mistake

So Mommy made a herself a huge mistake.  There was one of those little carnivals new our supermarket a few weeks ago.  Well... without thinking we decided to pull in and put the kids on a few rides.  There was a little roller coaster, cars and a bear ride.  The kids were so so so excited Logan was giggling in delight at the idea of riding the bear.  Well we marched our happy behinds up there and my heart just broke. Alas Logan was too short to ride any of the rides.  I had already talked with Sophia that she could only ride the ones Logan could and she was fine with that.  When we realized though that he couldn't ride anything well lets just say I had a moment.
Sophia bless her 4 year old love filled heart, she looked and David and I and said "Momma don't worry we can just go to the carousel at the beach." (Jantzen Beach) Signing to David hurry Dad horses.  Then she took her brother by the hand and talked about how we would go "and maybe we could get ice cream after if we are real sweet."  Well Logan had himself a full on 2 year old tantrum (and rightfully so in my mind he wanted to ride the dang rides) and Sophia just went right along telling him how it was OK and that we would do something else fun and not to cry. (Have I said how proud I was?  I actually sat in the front of the car all teary eyed listening to her.)
...and I'll be damned if she wasn't right we did have a great time.

...and they were real sweet and did get themselves an ice cream

I think he forgave his Momma for the little error in judgement.
p.s. we did drive clear around that supermarket until the carnival was gone... good riddance I say (I hope he is tall enough next year!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Books for summer fun

Spent a little time cleaning my office and ran across some great summer fun books! 

Found a little park using the "Out and About with Kids in Portland" book.  It was cute but crowded.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

sewing oops

Got going on this cute little bag and was a bit tired.  Accidentally put the handles on the side instead of the bottom. Bag is very long.
Does hold tall soda bottles well, and its very pretty!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Ode to the little helper

This little one is always "helping".  If there are tools involved it's that much more exciting.  He is almost always carrying one tool or another (that later then becomes some type of weapon).  We recently went into a store and there was a burnt out light and he made sure to tell the checker.  "Broke, Broke"
"Broke MINE Help MINE"

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Green Volcano

Green Volcano!  White vinegar, food coloring a tiny bit of liquid soap and then a tablespoon of spark with the baking soda and you have a fun little volcano!
What don't you know any gross concoction must go in the plastic pool?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Vancouver Public Library

We went to the friends and family sneak peek of the downtown Vancouver Library.  Sophia's best bud Sydney's lovely mom works there and got us tickets.  It is amazing! The building is beautiful and though I would have liked to have pictures of the rest of the place we spent most of our time in the kids area. I don't remember all the details but they have an children's exhibit that I think is permanent, though not owned by the library. It is out of this world cool!

The upper deck has a fab view but I was slightly worried (horrified) Logan (our climber) was going to take the railing at a single leap and test gravity.

This is Brian Sydney's Dad reading the kids a Spiderman story.  Scaling buildings anyone??

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Ok as embarrassed as I am at the state of my sewing room there is nothing better then sewing with Mimi!
Yes it is still this messy though I do intend to actually clean it up sometime this summer.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Road Trip

Took a little day trip through the gorge to a lake then up through Mt Hood.  Beautiful!
Pit Stop for ice cream.

Wading with Mimi.

Rockin out with the goldfish in the back seat!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

4th Fun

This year we didn't make it to Longview in the morning (next year) so we spent the morning hanging around the house.
Then it was off to the annual party at the McArthurs! 

Love Logan's outfit?  Yep made that! Tea dyed t-shirt with applique and my quick short pattern with a flag pocket.

Here is the kiddos in the bouncing house they rented for the occasion!  Super fun!

Logan spent the evening in the house fireworks were not his thing this year.
Happy fourth!

Friday, July 15, 2011


If you know my husband at all you know how he is about bugs and snakes.  Loves them!  He hates bees (and screams like a girl when he sees them.. sorry Hunny but it's true)  Though he has no fear (here is where I scream like a girl and run) of picking up the ugliest, nasty and even slimy bugs and yes here is proof snakes. 

The kids dig it! I do from a distance.  Mimi took the pictures... she, like her son digs that stuff.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Dog days of summer...

Well if we are talking grayhounds then I would agree.  I feel as though the days are screaming by.  My next few days of posts will actually be from last week when our family was visiting.  Here are two of my absolute favorite pics from their visit.