Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Gingerbread House

Okay, so I got lazy and didn't actually make the gingerbread. It's a graham cracker house. I was going to make the gingerbread, but Liam was being too fussy, so I went with plan B. Next year, we'll attempt to make it out of real gingerbread.
My favorite part is the bear and the little chocolate poop.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Too Dry For A Snowman

But it sure is fun to bounce and jump around in.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Yet Another Birthday


Today is my birthday, so I copied Halen's 3 picture, only with an added number. It's still snowing like crazy here. It's very pretty out. We went sledding in Laurelhurst park yesterday, then headed to Sweetpea to warm up with vegan cheezy tater soup, an almond milk mocha, pizza rolls, and of course Saturday doughnuts!!! Liam is totally fearless, and was constantly trying to dive down the snow covered hill. We finally let him and Halen sled together, with one parent at the top of the hill and the other at the bottom. Good times.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Mobile blogging test

It is a winter wonderland in Portland and everyone is out sledding and
skiing in the streets.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

uno, dos, TRES!!!

Somebody is three today. Happy birthday Halen!!!!!!!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Birthday Party

Halen, Liam, and myself all get older this month. We had a super joint birthday bash. We were supposed to do it on Mt. Hood, but got blizzarded out and opted for the vegan and kid friendly pizza joint, It's A Beautiful Pizza. It was a good time. I got the pesto sauce on my pizza this time, and it was amazing. I'm a serious pesto fan. If somebody makes it vegan, then I am all over it. It was deeeeeelicious and I want more.
Our friend Carrie, baker extrordinaire, made Halen an awesome Superman Cake. It even had muscle definition! So cool.
It was real fun and cute to see Halen eating up the birthday attention. Liam didn't know what was going on, so the party really was all for Halen. He loved it. The birthday mania begins with 3.

The PC

When John and Cassie were here, we took a day trip to the beach. John and Cassie got some good pics, with John's super nice camera. Here are just a few of my favorites. The black sand beaches make such a nice high contrast picture. Liam flies, Halen gets hit with a sneaker wave, and Liam makes a mess of himself while eating sand.

Monday, December 08, 2008

He Did It

Happy Birthday to Liam, the big one year old!!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008


Have you ever seen a snot bubble look this good?

I didn't think so.
We've been seriously enjoying the weather lately! Those pics soon.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Not The One

After much negotiations and thought, it has panned out that that house was just not the right one for us. In the meantime, we're enjoying our location in the apartment. Dan clogged up the one toilet this morning just before leaving for school and the concrete wall out the dining room window is lovely to look at. I'm just being negative to be funny, things really are a.o.k. I have a date with IKEA this afternoon, to get some things to put things in. The trailer had oodles and oodles of storage, so much that there were actually multiple empty drawers and cabinets. Here, much of our stuff is still in boxes, cause there's just nowhere to put stuff.

We walked to Laurelhurst Park yesterday. It's a big beautiful park. Bruce got some much needed running time in the dog park. Halen and I had a blast running around trying to catch all the falling leaves. Those suckers are hard to catch. Halen finally got one when it hit him square in the face and stuck there, as big as his head. He was very happy. I wouldn't let Halen anywhere near the duck pond, since that sucker jumped in the last one we went to. We had to admire the ducks from afar.

During our move, we had visitors. It was a bit crazy for a few days, but we all had fun. John and Cassie, did you start selling all your stuff yet??? Buffalo Thangs are waiting. I have some pictures from that visit, but am waiting for John to put his up on an account, as he had a much better camera and took something close to 1000 pictures while here.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Movin On

We sold this one...

We're temporarily moving into a 2 bedroom/1 bathroom apartment, a little less than a mile from the vegan mini mall, a half mile from a whole foods, and super close to many great eats!

We have put an offer in on this, but it's bank owned, and it's taking what seems like forever for them to respond to our offer. This is also a one bathroom, not the easiest thing to do with 4 people in the house, but there's room for another. We're excited about this old turn of the century fixer. I hope we get it. If not, our apartment will be fun and interesting. It's been awhile since I've lived such a city life, in an apartment, with walkable things to do. I'm a little nervous about it, but I think the kids are going to love it. There are a few playgrounds nearby.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Happy Halloween

The Vegan Mini Mall; Sweetpea Bakery, Herbivore, Food Fight Grocery, and Scapegoat Tattoo, hosted a vegan halloween for the kiddos. There was cupcakes, cookie decorating, apple bobbing, photo backdrops, and buckets of vegan candy. I repeatedly suggested that Halen pick out chick-o-sticks. He kept going for strawberry airheads. It's a good thing that we did go there, because the house trick or treating didn't get us a single vegan thing, other than the mini bottle of spiced rum that I picked out of someone's 'Adult treat' basket. It was still oodles of fun to go from house to house and trick or treat. We came home, sorted through the candy, and gave out all the non-vegan stuff to trick or treaters that came to our house. Halen had just as much fun giving candy to people coming to our house as he did getting it.
On another exciting note, we got an offer on our place. It's sooner than we expected and they want to buy and move in within a couple of weeks! We don't have all our ducks in a row to buy anything yet, so we're most likely looking at renting something. Yahoo.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Broccoli, Pumpkins, and Don't Forget To Vote

Halen wanted a pirate pumpkin, I wanted a political one, so here's our compromise, Obama with an eye patch.

Liam says, ' i really love broccoli.'

'i really really do.'

Monday, October 27, 2008

Super Heroes

Not only are they cute, but they just might rescue you the next time you're in trouble. Our friends threw a kid friendly vegan halloween party. All the little tykes running around in their costumes was too cute. We're anxiously awaiting the real Halloween. The vegan mini mall is hosting a fun-filled trick or treating Halloween festival!!! I love Portland.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Pumpkin Farming

We went to Liepold pumpkin farm again this year. It was a ton of fun for a place located in Boring, Oregon. Hay rides, corn mazes, kid play areas, pumpkin slingshots, and more. We met another kid and his mom from the vegan family meetup group. Halen had lots of fun with him. Liam likes to eat hay and roll pumpkins.