Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sunday Storage

My Dad is guilty for teaching me that everything should have it's place. And, if that place happens to also be labeled, well that is doubly good. He often spent more money or time creating a place for his belongings than he spent on the items themselves. (ie. a hand-carved box for his pencils, a special hook in the kitchen for the garage door key etc.) I find myself doing the same.
Toy storage at the Beach House has been bugging me for a while. The kids and I both have a newfound love for Schleich Animals. We are heading there for the long weekend. So,..this is the result of my Sunday morning. Well spent I think.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Take it Easy (or Twilight to Henry James)

(Embarrassing) Truth #1: The Twilight Series were the first books I had read in 8 years.
Truth #2: They are good. Really good.
Truth #3: They have me reading again.
Feeling a bit guilty about the above admissions, shortly after completing this terrible and wonderful series I moved onto a classic I always wished I had read, Henry James' "The Bostonians".
This is a different kind of 'book' entirely. It is taking me 10x as long to read, but I find myself going back to reread sentiments I love. This is my current favorite:
...the simplest division it is possible to make of the human race is into the people who take things hard and the people who take them easy. He perceived very quickly that Ms. Chancelor belonged to the former class.
I love this and will forever endeavor to belong to the latter class. Take it easy.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ohanapecosh 2010

This was our 6th Annual Camping Trip to Ohanapecosh at Mt. Ranier with our good pals James and Danielle. This year Meg and Kelcey joined us. What surprises and pleases me the most about this trip is how little it has changed over the years with the addition of two children. Camping is simply camping. We love it. This year we... by the fire,
played games,
and drank,
hit stumps with sticks,
found huge trees,
peed outside,
climbed trees,
went on hikes,
cooled out,
danced like trees,
and roared like bears!

Monday, August 9, 2010

McDougalls Hit The Mariners

What a hunky bunch of dudes, eh? The Dads definitely won some points yesterday...there's nothing sweeter to a Mom's ears that hearing her kids go on and on exitedly about all the fun just had with Dad. Henry's Hero for sure.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Life Lessons from a Lawnchair at the Beach

Sweet Lu McDougall: "I have to go potty on the grass."
Post-Manhattan Mommy: "Okay sug."
A Concerned Grahammy McDougall: "What number is she going?!"
Post-Manhattan Mommy (Life Lesson #?): "Grahammy, girls sit to do both. Always assume the best of a lady."