Monday, June 25, 2007

Go Beavers!

We walked the kids over to the University this afternoon to celebrate the return of the Oregon State Beavers baseball team from the college world series in Omaha. They are the national champions for the second year in a row! It was a beautiful day and there was a great turnout to welcome them back, complete with marching band and lots of chanting and general yelling. Perhaps you need a "Beaver Fever" T-shirt in your life? Let me know and I will hook you up! Also available: "Beaver Believer."

And Happy Birthday to Mom, aka Bethie!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Raspberry Picking

We drove out to a nearby farm last Sunday (Father's Day) and picked 5 1/2 pounds of raspberries. We think Lauren ate about a pound by herself. She is a fruit girl!

They also had a duck pond at the farm, and Aidan enjoyed herding the ducks back into their pond.

Bethie (Grandma) suggested that I see if Aidan wanted to feed Lauren--and he did! He gave her the whole bottle and grinned the whole time. Lauren seemed a bit skeptical but still drank her bottle.

Happy Summer to all!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Peaches, Strawberries & Chocolate Chip Cookies

Coming back from a week of having a super hurt back...I seem to be on the mend now. I was basically worthless in terms of child and house care for the last week and am trying to be more careful now about the way I pick up the kids, etc. We are so lucky to have my mom's help--she spent a lot of time watching both kids while I was down for the count. I signed Aidan up for his first swimming lessons today and also signed Lauren up for WaterBabies. She loves the water and I can't wait to see what she thinks of the pool. Both classes start next week. Looks like we will be spending a lot of time at the pool this summer!

Sorry about the orientation of the photos--I've spent a while trying to fix them and can't seem to figure it out. They show up the right way on my computer but when I put them on Blogger they are turned!

Ling Ling enjoys her first whole peach.

Aidan at the Strawberry festival at our Community-Supported Agriculture farm. We get a box of produce from them every week for 22 weeks! We are picking up our third box tomorrow. It is very fun so far! Anyway, the festival was last weekend and very fun.

Lauren's behind-the-binky smile (my favorite!)

Lauren attempts the goofiest face ever while we listened to the steel drum/marimba music at the farmer's market this past weekend.

Aidan eats a chocolate chip cookie at American Dream. If you haven't tried one of their chocolate chip cookies, you must! YUM!

Monday, June 04, 2007

Happy Birthdays

Aidan and I enjoyed our birthday weekend! On Friday (Aidan's birthday), we went to lunch after school and spent the afternoon opening gifts and playing with his new toys. Saturday (my birthday and Lauren's 11-month birthday), I went to Jazzercise and a few yard sales (yay!) and then Bethie watched the kids while Ryan and I went to, wait for it, a MOVIE! (The last movie we saw together was almost three years ago.) Yesterday we had a little party out at Bethie's house. Hard to believe Aidan is 4 now and Lauren will be 1 in less than a month! Enjoy the pictures.