Saturday, February 28, 2009

Feb 28, 2009

Only in my nightmares....

Feb 27, 2009

Maisie was BUSY today! She played with Papa while I did my final big study day. She came inside and couldn't even stay away from the computer paint game long enough to take off her coat! She's a GENIUS on the computer. She can find anything, open all windows and programs--ditch the wallpaper...little turkey.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Feb 26, 2009

Looking north up the orchard.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Feb 25, 2009

You are my sunshine!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Feb 24, 2009

Maisie and Papa made SEVENTEEN playdough turtles! and one elephant.

This would be several hours before Maisie stepped on some of my artwork that wasn't yet on our wall and put a big gash in her foot. Three stitches worth. OUCH.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Feb 23, 2009

Back to the sun.

Maybe I should just start calling it my plea to Helios. Cry to Mother Nature? I'm REALLY ready for spring, here.

This vase came from Mexico--I bought it on our honeymoon in Cabo San Lucas.

Feb 22, 2009

Mom and Calvin and I spent the whole day on the road and in Gig Harbor at an open house. At the last minute, we decided to eat in Ellensburg, and so we called Jodi, and she and the kids met us at the restaurant so Calvin could meet them. He, of course, mostly slept and ate and yelled because he needed his pants changed.

Challenging diaper changes at the restaurant--the changing table was at an angle, Calvin nearly slid of and into the sink! Yikes.

Feb 21, 2009

I'm SUCH a cheater! Mom took this one! She brought her camera to Vanessa's baby shower, and took pictures of the boys' first playdate! They weren't too impressed. This is the only picture with Calvin's eyes open and his mouth not screaming!

Lean left, boys!

Calvin and Baron

Feb 20, 2009

Is it cheating if I didn't take the picture myself? My Dad is responsible for this one. I was feeding Calvin, and Dad was able to grab his camera fast enough to catch this. Maisie thought it was pretty cool that Gogo was sitting in the big rocking chair sideways with her feet up. So she dragged the Maisie-sized rocking chair over beside her and sat just like Gogo! :)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Feb 19, 2009

This little boy is always cute, but he is NOT always happy! We LOVE these jammies from Maisie's Godparents, Jay and Susie. Calvin was mad because his diaper was recently changed.

He's angry when it's poopy.
He's angry when it's off.

Feb 18, 2009

My latest bright idea: A study of suns.

I thought I was going to take a picture of one every day and put them all in order, but as it turns out...I have other cute things to take pictures of. I think I'll still try to capture each one that I have, but won't do them every day until I've done them all. That *might* be a little boring.

This is one that I found in Venice. Many of the suns in my collection are one of a pair--sun and moon. In this pair, the moon IS actually cuter. It's hugging a drama mask...alas...this is a SUN STUDY. So I won't be photographing it. Until I run out of ideas again.

There might be a moon study yet!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Feb 17, 2009

It's SPRING!!!!! No. No it's not. It's still February. It may have only been 45 degrees today, but we were so thrilled that the sun was shining and we didn't have to wear snowsuits while we played outside!! It was a pretty day! And Maisie learned to climb the willow tree! Ok, it's just a stump. But it used to be the willow tree that my cousins and I climbed when we were little, and I believe my Mom also climbed it when SHE was little. Maisie mastered it. She must have climbed up it 6 times!!

Feb 16 2009

I'm not sure what Maisie was doing to Calvin in this picture, but it sure looks like he was worried about it!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Feb 15, 2009

My sweet boy snoozing on his Daddy...

Feb 14, 2009

As promised earlier...the true state of my nightstand. We have the usual suspects-lamp, alarm clock, chapstick, hair clip assortment, book, water bottle, pens. Then there's yesterdays coffee cup, two diapers and a change of clothes for Calvin, who has taken to soaking through his nighttime dipe.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Feb 13, 2009

Spent a long day at Mom and Dad's studying, so there weren't many photo ops. Nor did I take my camera just in case there were...

So here I am. Taking another picture on the Mac. Big cheater. :) Bathed, baby on lap, ready to hit the high points again. Or maybe the low points are the ones I'm looking for--gonna go GET those answers I missed on the practice exam.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Feb 12, 2009

Legs revisited. Maisie HAD to know what Papa was doing up there that was so interesting. She was SO excited to go up into the attic with Papa!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Feb 11, 2009


Trying to stay awake after a marathon feeding, and screaming hysterically all the way from Papa and Gogo's house to ours...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Feb 10, 2009


Working diligently on Valentines for her classmates. I'll be mopping up glitter for MONTHS...

Feb 9, 2009

Dad's legs.

Just another old house quirk...several of our light switches don't work. Sometimes. Sometimes they Dad has taken on the challenge of fixing them. Unfortunately, it requires a trip up here...he has to wiggle into the cabinet, and get his upper body into the attic. No more pie until this project is done, Dad!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Feb 8, 2009

Calvin is in there! And he was for about 3 hours....snoozing. All through dinner preparation, dining, and dishes! I finally extracted him to change his diaper, but he was still completely out!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Feb 7 2009

Quick shot from the Mac of my little man...

Friday, February 6, 2009

Feb 6, 2009

Aaahhhh...studying real estate. Maybe I should have taken a close up of my calculator, since that was the order of the day. Ugh. Still hate math after all these years.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Feb 5, 2009

So, the first picture I took tonight was of my night stand and what is on it. This book included. Number seven in a series. Duh.'s not really representative of what's usually on my night stand... Usually in addition to the alarm clock and the lamp, there is a water bottle, a hair clip, baby wipes, a spare diaper, and a burp cloth. Sometimes my cell phone lives there. So today-just a picture of my current read. Another time I'll do a true study of my nightstand.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Feb 4, 2009

Hey look! Maisie is eating popcorn and watching "The Incredibles". Through her eyelids!

Feb 3, 2009

Ode to the USPS. Never buy a roll of 100 stamps because you never know when the post office is going to up the rates. Note to self: Buy more one cent stamps.

Feb 2, 2009

Game day at the condo! Spanish Train Dominoes, house rules. Dad skunked us. I had one of my worst scores ever, I think. Yikes.

Feb 1, 2009

Snoozy Calvin.

Jan 31, 2009

Baby feet and toddler feet...

Jan 30, 2009

Three generations of feet on the dash. On our way to Arrow Point for a weekend of R&R.

Jan 29, 2009

Breakfast time for the Maise...

Jan 28, 2009

Calvin wide awake....Daddy not so much.

Jan 27, 2009

Calvin, fresh from a sink bath, and Daddy.
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