Monday, November 29, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
We took an evening at the beach tonight. It was much needed, just time to get out in the fresh salty air. We watched Bob and Tres catch some fun waves. The night was beautiful and the beach was covered with lions mane jelly fish. Later that night we heard the passing of pro surfer Andy Irons. Sad to hear such a talented man's life cut so short. I am glad our family had spent the evening at the beach. To Andy and his family, may he rest in peace.
Posted by rat at 10:28 PM
We love Dave Pilkey! Inspired by silly stories that G'pa makes up for Spencer's entertainment I asked Jake if he still had his collection of Captain Underpants books. In less than 2 minutes he presented me the entire series and said of course I still have them. We began that same night the first of The Captain Underpants Adventures. Ruben and Spencer got a great kick out of it. While Jake got to remember the first times he read these to himself. The humor of my sons never fails...underpants, farts, burps, or wedgies will always bring belly laughs to these boys. I get to laugh at them laughing.
Posted by rat at 9:57 PM
Monday, November 1, 2010
We had a great time on Halloween just staying in our own neighborhood. Last year we had chickenpox so we didn't even leave the house. This year we decide our children had outgrown Oldtown. Tres and I thought that staying in our neighborhood would give us a chance to build community on our street that we so frequently occupy. The neighbors were happy to see us and we were especially happy to be so close to home and know each person we trick or treated. Thank you neighbors! I love Spencers costume, he is dressed as a dinosaur but couldn't resist the cheetah face paint.
Posted by rat at 10:24 PM
Lucky for us we don't have to go far from home to feel like we're in the woods. We went for a walk this morning in search of mushrooms, salamanders, and a creek. We were successful in all three. Although the mushrooms we found we're not the ones we were hoping to find. We were able to head to the local farmer's market to pick out some chantrells.
Posted by rat at 10:15 PM
Here is a picture of me on my new bike. I have Pancho on the leash while I ride, a little tricky, I've only crashed once while exercising the dog when biking. Spencer is cruising on his new bike too. We make this a daily habit, even while raining or when sick. It lifts the spirits and energizes all of us. I'm stoked to have a bike, this is the first new bike I've had since 7th grade!
Posted by rat at 9:09 PM
An evening at the beach, Spencer sneeks a smooch on Mom. The sky is gorgeous even on a cloudy night we see the suns rays setting behind them. The purest of sweet...little Stella in her big girl overalls. We returned to the parking lot after our cruise on the beach to find the Duman family just finishing their cruise too. Good times, gotta love this coastal living, we are so lucky!
Posted by rat at 9:03 PM
We love our adventures at the beach. After a storm we like to cruise the beach looking for washed up treasures. Tonight we had a some excitement with our tires getting a little stuck. Ruben wanted to dig us out, so we let him work at it for while and then Tres let a little air out of the tires and the truck pulled right out. We didn't find to many treasures, but we did find at least 20 dead birds! I was really suprised to see so many. Not sure why, but they were every where on the beach.
Posted by rat at 8:55 PM