Friday, May 29, 2009

Ah Ta Ta Ta Ta Ta...

...this is my favorite 'sentence'. Jack says this every time he lifts up Lucy or Henry for a hug. I don't even think he knows he does it. But if you know Jack and you hear it, you get a litte goey. Daddy loves his little ones. And we love you! Happy Birthday Jack.


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PS. Anyone know how I can rotate a video to play right side up?

Thursday, May 28, 2009

We're Onto Cloth





I know - I know. But I am happy to be making this change. I have thought about it a long time and finally as a result of:

  • some landfill guilt (same reason we never bought a crib, highchair, or two of our carseats - thanks for the hand-me-downs Cristina, Ali, Katey, Pati et al.)
  • how far cloth diapers have come
  • Ali and Anna :)
  • a really cool shop in Tacoma (Best Loved Baby on Proctor and S. 12th)

...we have made the switch. So far they seem easy to clean, pretty cute and best of all, the most comfortable thing Lucy has sported on her backside since birth. Don't worry Grandmas, I will ALWAYS have disposables on hand for our 'sitters'!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Monday, May 25, 2009

Beach Fun

Above: the food stealer.

Lots of fun watching Lucy and Hayden together this weekend. Henry supervised. Thanks for coming guys!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

This Just In:

:Hayden Bruch Sleeps over an hour in the car while shopping. Amazing.

Lucy and Henry also asleep. Just as nice, but not so amazing. Snore.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

This Weeks Beach Garden Project




'Next' Weeks Beach Garden Project


*Side Note: We would be happy to accept a more genlty used hot tub cover that the one below, if you have one laying around that happens to be about 83"x83" square. :) We can't even remove it compeltely anymore it is too heavy with water. Still adequate for a Henry sized swimmer though! Man do we love this place!


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Oh My

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Duh


Like a dope, I washed my cell phone. I drove into Astoria today and after stopping at 2 Radio Shacks, I heard about a Sprint Store behind the McDonalds. Hm? The lady there helped me buy pro-rated insurance and file a claim. So, after about $25 spent and insurance doc. and proof of ID faxed I should be getting a refurbished version of my laundered phone. Sound to good to be true? Call for prayer to the cell-phone-Gods: please let this deal actually go through and help UPS swiftly deliver the new phone before we leave the beach!


And if any of you want me to have your numbers - I'll be taking them here: emcdougall@hotmail.com


Thanks all!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

We Are on Beach Time

  • A walk to get coffee
  • Stopped at the grocery store for formula, chips and sugar cereal
  • Some gutter repair
  • 1 crossword completed
  • 5 puzzle pieces found their home
  • 1/2 movie
  • Time to make lunch

Such a good time here. We seem to be doing well at avoiding the rain. It follows just behind us on our walks and waits until we are inside to come down. Lucky. Hopefully I can post some pictures soon, but am working from Jack's computer today without a cable.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Packing for the Beach


Getting ready to leave Monday for a week at the beach, and pretty excited that Jon, Heidi and Hayden will be joining us Thursday for a long weekend. John and I will celebrate our 7th anniversary next weekend too. Time flies Jack!


Yeah Beach!


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

What Happens When Daddy is Out...

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...this is not to say we are happy to have him gone, just that sometimes the girls let their hair out a little and the new man of the house just barely tolerates us.

Copy Kitty











I have been wondering for weeks what Lucy is doing when I fold laundry with her. I finally figured it out today - she is trying to put Henry's shirts on, just like she sees him do. I know I'm the mama, but I think that is just about the sweetest thing I ever saw.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

"Hey Henry, want to start the BBQ with me?" - Hunter

"Um Yeah, is it outside?" - Henry







To say I am loving Brit and Hunter living 10 blocks away now is an understatement. The only thing better would be to have Meg here too. :) Henry and Lucy are enjoying themselves immensely - lacrosse lessons and yogurt covered pretzels, who knew these were the keys to a kids heart? Love you guys - so glad you are here!




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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Belated Easter Photo

How can I not share this one? So typical of kid photos when more than one is involved. Classic.



Friday, May 8, 2009

Thanks Grandma and Grandpa

A Great View from the backyard of Grandma Pati and Grandpa Al's Beach House.
Henry enjoying the local wildlife.
Lucy's new drinking buddy, Irene.

Mom and Dad, sincerely enjoying the time away. Thanks Pati and Al!