Saturday, December 23, 2006


Last night we had Christmas with Curt's family.
Ian got a full snowsuit from Grandma Leonard - including boots.

I kind of had to force him to open presents - he's not nearly interested in what is under the tree as what he can pull off the tree.

This morning we did a little Christmas of our own so we don't have to take everything to NY and then bring it back. Ian got a popper (which he actually opened enthusiastically once he realized what it was) and a little mini broom and carried one in each hand for hours today.

We spent the rest of the day playing and hanging out.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Christmas picture rejects

Ian is impossible to get a good picture of lately because he won't hold still for more than 5 seconds and as soon as he sees the camera he either runs right for it to steal it away - or away from it as fast as he can.

Not even in the running - but still funny...

Favorite pastimes....
pulling lights and ornaments off the tree
helping clean the kitchen floor (including pushing cheerios down the vent)

Thursday, December 07, 2006


See lots more pictures of my family's trip to the pacific northwest on my mom's and my sister's blogs.

Curt cut down our christmas tree and brought it home on saturday. It is really big - and good thing because the bottom three feet of the tree is sans ornaments because of a certain naughty boy.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Last night it snowed three or four inches so Ian got to play in the snow for the first time. He wasn't really sure what he thought of it at first (and he might have been slightly uncomfortable from overdressing - full onsie pajamas underneath, sweats, jacket, scarf, mittens and hat).

His favorite parts were: hearing it crunching under his feet as he walked around

and tasting it several times and then wiping his hands off on my pants, and then just wiping it on my pants over and over and over

Notice here that the mittens are on his hands - that lasted about 30 seconds.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

the rest

We came back to WA on Tuesday night and picked up Aunt Cami from the airport. The rest of the week was tons of fun - Curt and I hosted our first Thanksgiving (thank goodness my mom was here to cook the dinner) and we spent some time in Seattle where we met up with my cousin Cherie and her family. Ian decided he loved loved loved aunt cami - and she loved him back until she realized he was unpacking her bag and hiding her things while she was trying to get packed to go. The house is really quiet tonight - we miss the Clays and loved their visit.

Astoria with the Clays

Saturday my parents and my brother came to town. We spent the day hanging out at the house and Sunday we left for a visit to the O'neals in Astoria.

First on our agenda was the Astoria column - this time Ian was carried to the top by dave and my dad so he could see the amazing view.

Next we went to the Maritime Museum - Ian didn't learn anything about all the boats that have crashed on the Columbia River bar - but he did give his Grandma Clay a pretty good snuggle.

Tuesday we went down to Cannon Beach. It was freezing - but the clam chowder at Mo's was delish.

I thought Ian might take a while to warm up to our visitors - but about 5 minutes was all he needed. He loved hanging out with Uncle dave and bringing him books to read to him.

Chuckie Cheese

Last Friday we went to Chuckie Cheese to celebrate Tommy's 7th birthday. I had no idea how chaotic CC is on a friday night (although we should have had some idea after parking in the lot of the restaurant next door since the CC lot was full). Ian was in sensory overload and running from toy to game to ride. I thought I lost him at least three times, barely got to eat any pizza and felt hugely relieved when we finally got to leave. Maybe it will be better when he is a little bit older.