17 June 2011

canning casualty

We had the portable caner last week to get ahead on our food storage and after all this: (88 cans of oats, beans, bean soup, rice, oat groats, flour, and sugar. I kept 36)
the only casualty was this.

He cut up the pad of his finger in this nasty jig jagged pattern. Its gross. Now he has his "silly purple singer"

16 June 2011

Rhys 2yr. 2 mo.

Rhys is a chatter box! He is the narrator to absolutely everything. He repeats everything we say, which means we have to be so much more careful! Some words just sound so bad coming out of his mouth. He loves to play outside in the "buckyard", imitating daddy as he mows with his fire truck. He loves the smell the roses and say "um, smells good." He loves having a garden, playing in the dirt and watering the plants. He is terrified of cats and dogs other than Koda. We just moved him out of the crib into his big boy bed, so naps and bedtime (and morning) have become a struggle. He loves to sneak into the bonus room and find his toys, or empty the wipes container. Both are equally as fun. He loves his friends and always asks to go their house to play. He is still not so chatty with strangers, and usually waits until they are out of ear shot and/or he whispers to them, usually things like thank you and bye. He loves to get up and have breakfast with dad, then wave to him as he goes to work. He loves to point out every bus, tractor, airplane, motorcycle, school bus, boat and train that goes by. And then we have to find "an other" one. He loves to sing "Jesus wants me for a sunbeam", "ring around the rosey," and "the wheels on the bus." He is so fun and so bold and says some of the best things. He has me laughing every day!

Beck's 6 mo.

The six month stats:

height: 27 inches

weight: 17.8 lbs

He dont look like no premie. He is so "talkative", he has really found his voice lately. He is so close to rolling over, in fact he started today while laying on the exam table at the dr.'s office. Yeah, that was nice. Its a good thing the nurse was standing there and caught him from rolling right off the edge. He is getting better at sitting up, but those cheeks weigh down this face. He's not a huge fan of tummy time or sitting in the bumbo. He is such a good sleeper. He tells you when hes tired and just wants to be put down and left alone. He loves to watch his brother play and dance around him. And Rhys has gotten in the habit of telling him everything he is doing (example: "Look Beckham, fire truck! See it!"). He is a thumb/finger sucker. This little boy has us so wrapped up in him. He smiles at everyone, has killer blue eyes, and still has his red hair. I love you b.
this is the best picture of his cheeks! They really are amazingly big.

15 June 2011

trying something new

We finally got our garden in this year. One of the most exciting things about moving to Oregon was that we would get to have a garden. I dont think you can live here and not have a garden, it just seems like one of those things. We are growing beans, peas, strawberries, tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, zuchini, yellow squash, cilantro and basil. Yum!And our Dahlias and roses are doing great too! We have taken out half the rose bushes, and Im hoping to take the rest out one day. They just arent very practicle with kiddos and honestly the bush itself is ugly. But the flowers are pretty, so I will enjoy them while I can.

07 June 2011


We went to Cali. Again. And it was awesome. Ill let the pics do most of the talking.
the whole fam- well, dad is takin the pic

face plant.

we dug a tunnel. epic success.

i really like pelicans.

me and my boys.

the cousins.



the Amgen tour of CA.

chocolate fondue. twice.

these two play so well.

peek-a-boo feet.