Thursday, June 26, 2008


I don't know about you, but around here, we never get tired of seeing 'Balancing Baby' and 'TaDa.' Halen is no longer a baby, so he calls it 'Tada.'

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Strawberry Time

Halen's friend Ida turned 4 a few days ago! Her birthday was at Kruger's Farm on Sauvie Island. We got to do a hay ride and pick strawberries. Before we started picking, I told Halen not to pick the green ones, just the red ones. He then picked and ate tons of berries. Everytime he ran into someone else picking, he'd be sure and tell them to only pick the red ones, not the green ones. He told about 20 people. It was real cute. Ida's family is vegetarian, but not vegan. They were vegan back in the day, so they're very vegan friendly and vegan aware. Gigi, Ida's mom, informed me ahead of time that the cake would not be vegan. This was Halen's first non-vegan birthday party and I was a little nervous. I brought along some cookies to give him when the cake started getting passed around. He said he wanted cake too, but was totally okay with the cookie exchange instead. It was hard to say no though. If I hadn't brought those cookies, would I have caved in and let him eat the cupcake? I guess I just need to always bring an alternative, till he's old enough to make his own choices.
There were a couple of other babies there too and it was real cute watching them "parallel play."
All photos are from Ben and Gigi, since dummy me forgot my camera.

Baby Mommy

This hotty totty is me back in the day.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Oaks Amusement Park

We went to the country's oldest permanent amusement park, down by the Willamette. Halen LOVED it. He wanted to ride everything. He looked terrified on the rollercoaster, but when he got off, he said he loved it. He wanted to go again.
Lewis and Clark ride, look out for the bears!

Holding on to the bar and Daddy (who he has taken to calling Dan most of the time, pretty funny).

This "rocket" was his favorite. For some reason, these rides had plastic guns attached to the front. Halen's never seen anything gun oriented, so he had his gun turned as sideways as he could get it, with one hand on the butt and the other on the barrel. He was steering with it, and the trigger made a shooting noise that he called "the horn." Hooray for non-violence.

Liam didn't get to ride in anything, but my handydandy new baby carrier. I made this one and I'm pretty proud of myself.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

We love you! Thanks for being a terrific husband and Dad.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Going skateboarding.

Check out my skills.

Whoe bro, WIPEOUT!

Peeing in the park.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

He's A Half Year Old

Happy half birthday AND happy first tooth to Liam. His front bottom left tooth has broken through the gums. I'll post a pic soon. Our computer is down. I'm on the laptop. It would be a big pain in the bootay to switch all the cables and upload to the laptop, so you'll just have to wait for pics.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Little Liam

Kerry sent me this picture from when they were here. I just find it too cute, with his rosy little (okay, big) cheeks. He's really growing up on me. He's pushing up and pulling his knees under him. He's started using sign language and is very pleased with himself. He knows milk and I've started teaching him others now that he's got that one down. I miss the little baby, but am very impressed with the person he's becoming.