Tuesday, April 26, 2011

hip hop hippity hop.

Charlie working on his Easter skills
with Will's homemade basket.
I happen to think they're both to die for.
the dye job.
the hunt.
Charlie was surprisingly good at hunting.
He was super serious and loved being one of the big kids.
I think the treats inside had something to do with it.

hop hopping for those eggs that were a little too high.

No shame.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

sometimes they surprise us.

Does anyone else think it is amazing that
there are 7 kids in this picture and
nobody is crying,
everyone is sort of looking at the camera,
and most of them are smiling?
It lasted about 8 seconds
but we'll take it.
Tuesday we met up with friends from my days in Spokane.
We were all either newly or not married and childless
the last time we were together.
Things have changed a bit
but we had a fun day at the zoo
and it was great to catch up
and meet their sweet kids.
Hope to see them again soon!

jump, jump

goofy little dude.

silly boy.
channeling his inner Woody.
{such a treat to find pics on the camera that i didn't take.}

Friday, April 8, 2011

ummm mom...

playing baseball in the backyard
while I was in the kitchen,
with my feet up, eating bon bons.
(insert Char crying)
W: "ummm, mom."
me: "what Will?"
W: umm mom, somethin' happened."
me: "what happened bud?"
W: ummm, somehow the ball hit Char right in his forehead."

Thursday, April 7, 2011

i need some bloggy love.

Why the (insert any/all expletive{s}) is the spacing on this blog
that I've had for a really long time
so crazy?
Why can't it just do what I say?
And not double, triple, quadruple space what I write?
For the love of god,
please someone,
tell me why
and how to freakin fix it.

{OK...so I just read some of the help sites
and maybe using google chrome
instead of internet explorer will fix it.
we'll see.}


It took a lot longer to go get the marshmallows
for these Curious George inspired crafts

(George built a bridge for ducklings with his)

than we actually spent making them.

I recommend not using (really, really) old spaghetti noodles

that break in half when you glance in their direction.

Charlie liked it though.

Sunday, April 3, 2011


I went a little overboard on the pics for Rachel.

Off to Maui... We spent the first 3 nights in Wailea And then moved to Kaanapali and settled into our little piece of heaven. This was our breakfast nook with a view of the humpbacks The kids loved the pirate ship (and yes I made them wear these matching mullet hats the whole week) BIG deal that our completely freaked out little swimmer is sliding head first into the water. It was abnormally windy while we were there so the beach was not a happy place. The kids tolerated the sand whipping their faces for about 20 minutes and then we were out.

The best part about the trip was hanging out with my sister

and her boyfriend, Sam, who live in Anchorage.

Rich and Chris had a hard time keeping up with 23 year old Sam

but loved the excuse to golf, snorkel, watch basketball games,

visit the pool bar, etc. with him.

Our favorite travel companion, Auntie Deesh.
The dudes new favorite thing is to hug and then

body slam eachother.

Sweet but I see many bloody faces in the future.

One of many reasons the worship their Bomp.

We all slept hard.

We waited in line for almost 2 hours for breakfast at the Gazebo.

Charlie was not impressed.

Charlie was frozen in this position for about

10 minutes while Lulu gave him a back tickle.

One of the million reasons they worship her.

Waiting for our car to go to dinner

We probably ate 10,000 calories a day.
And had some of my favorite meals ever.

Heading home.

Not happy to be back to normal.

We miss you Maui.

And will be back in 730 days.