Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gutter Ball Slide

Videography courtesy of Mr. Kelcey Mead.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Beach Bunkies Fall Silent

After recapping an episode of Caillou and asking eachother what they were going to ask of Santa for Christmas (I tried desperately and unsuccessfully to post the audio I took of this conversation...damn you apple, I think I need you), these bunk mates drifted off.  I have no doubt Brodie and Teddy were the first to fall.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Dear Santa

Henry ran downstairs to show me this today.  I love you John.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bringing Bell Fringe Back

Thank God.  I can't get enough of those little velour balls.  Someone just had me make this Route 66 Pillow for an old man somewhere in Middle-America (probably on Route 66) for his Birthday.  Cute.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Windy Weather Weekend

While John and I were busy shopping and golfing (deadbeats), Grandma Pati and Grandpa Al took the kids to the beach with them (thank you).  There are really too many good pictures to post, but these three capture what I know was a fun day because Henry is still talking about it and Lucy is still catching her breath.  There is an especially windy bluff off the main road, Pati and Henry had an endurance contest while Lucy and Al got back in the car.  I think this is a particularly fun Grandparent story to lock away in their memory banks.  Thanks for the photos Aunt Jess, I assume Gabrielle was promtly back in the car as well.  :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Too Busy Shopping to Post

Not only have I been too busy shopping to post, I've been too busy getting ready to go shopping to post.  Came to Portland this weekend with my good friend Angie and her sister/my new good friend Nikki.  We have had more fun than I think we were prepared for. 
  1. I have worn them out sufficiently on the streets of the Pearl, Downtown, NW 23rd, Sellwood, and Broadway shopping districts, being accused of hurring them along at a foot-aching pace. 
  2. We've eaten fairly extroardinary lunches and dinners, complete with champagne at nearly every stop. 
  3. We had drinks at a bar that I'm pretty sure was the spaceship enterprise where I ate a kobe meatball off the floor and watched people walk into mirrors: Departure at the Nines
  4. We watched a model play with a giant white boa at Lu Lu Lemon on Couch St. 
  5. We sung along to "I am 16 going on 17" from the Sound of Music in the car on the way to pick up my highschool friend Danielle for dinner.  She did not know what had hit her.  
  6. We had dinner at the Best Italian restaurant: A Cena any of us have ever been to. 
  7. We've eaten an entire box of vanilla wafers and package of black liccorice.
We were a Stumptown whirlwind and now we are going home, with some treats for our families and a few things for ourselves too.  This was seriously good fun.