Monday, September 29, 2014

cheap babysitter

the kids like to come out to racing sundays....where they race at 11:45 and i race at  12:15.  when aaron doesn't come with us, i need somebody to hang out with the kids while i'm out on the course.  sometimes we have a parent volunteer, other times the kids are left to the electronic babysitter, the iPad.  she works wonders and in general, keeps the kids entertained for hours.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


aaron loves the new slow motion feature on his iPhone.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

supplemental learning

The kids think they are getting away with some screen time....and in a way, they are.  But what's really happening is some supplemental learning!  We love that Miss Mary the Fab exposes the kids to more things in her computer lab.
Plus they should be pro with the mouse and keyboard by the time they are in 4th grade!

Monday, September 15, 2014

keelings visit seattle!

the boys have been looking forward to this visit for a while!  they discussed sleeping arrangements (luca says georgia or magnolia should share his bed or both), they discussed the lego creations they would work on, they discussed the soccer games they would play.  and the keelings came and much of that all happened...with the exception of georgia and magnolia sharing luca's bed.
good times, as always, with this pdx crew.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

number two

just got a pic from miss mary....luca lost his tooth at lunch...eating a corn muffin (so you know that tooth was READY to come out!)
 (update, my post above is not accurate....luca lost his tooth before lunch.  the muffin had nothing to do with it!)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

oh hello tooth fairy, please meet luca

luca has had two new teeth coming in for months...with no movement from his baby teeth.  in fact, just in august the dentist told us we'd likely need them pulled.  so every day since luca heard that, he's been gently wiggling that tooth.  and finally, today, bam, out it came!  i'll bet the second one is out by tomorrow night.  i wonder what the tooth fairy will bring......

Monday, September 8, 2014

going to work

true and luca really love to work. seriously.  their best day ever would be to sling hammers with dad and create something or nothing at all.   saturday morning they couldn't be bothered to wait around for us to give them a project....they put on tool belts loaded with tools, helmets, and safety goggles and took off over to Hi Matt's in search of work.  matt and jenny are kind enough to oblige, and will give them some tasks.  we love our neighbors, and we love that they take time of our their busy day to help us raise good kids.  it takes a village.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

labor day yurt camping

we're going on a 4 year tradition of labor day yurt camping.  what a weekend of rain and sunshine.  punctuated by smiles....lots of them!

(lisa rider photobombed this one)