Thursday, April 16, 2015

spring spring sprung

Life on Lopez lately
still taking care of extra babies. That got easier as the weather got nicer! 
Julia still adores Theo. bathtime buddies!
Glamour pose with the dinosaurs
why hello there momma dinosaur! 
and hello there pretty butterfly (we went to the pacific science center) 
Theo's new favorite look. ooo... 
Nothing like the beach in February! 
Theo is moderately pleased with the great outdoors
and he gets all gussied up to watch the oscars. 
"well hey there, pretty lady!"
"oh shoot, my chaperone showed up"
and then the great aunties showed up! we met Kathy and Deena from Maryland.  
Theo's all "meh, i've seen sand once before"
"but the garden, that's awesome!" 

also awesome: bike helmets!
and auntie Gracie making crazy sounds with grass 
more than awesome are the things i'm not supposed to climb on, like the old shower doors moonlighting as a greenhouse.  
bathtime is hilarious! 
someone is 5! 
looking fabulous for her "frozen and butterfly and brunch" birthday party

so proud of her cake!
we had a house stuffed with friends and family and good food that day 
and Richard made Julia a swing! 
And then we transitioned to an all afternoon bbq for Dave. Many pieces of meat larger than Theo were consumed!
sooo much party!
After that was family visits. auntie sandwich. 

Grandmomma Dawn sewed Julia a twirly dress. The same pattern she used for my dress when i was 5!
Chris Vass, an exchange student from Hungary who is spending the year with my parents and Olaf came along.
Julia was so thrilled to have big boys to play with her. 
all too soon it was tears at the ferry landing. 
and my life was back to babies and babies and big girls. 

We had a great easter. I squirreled away all Julia's bunny and chicken toys awhile ago and hid them all with the easter eggs. Theres still a few easter eggs she hasn't found yet! 
and Theo found one too! That's all my photos for now. Theo is on the very verge of walking so hopefully I'll have a video of that to post soon! I'm savoring the sight of him crawling now since I know it won't last long. 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Since September

I turned 31! 
Julia started her 2nd and final year of preschool
I have spent many hours nursing my little sumo wrestler of a baby
I got to meet Hazel, a baby who grew in partial thanks to my donated breast milk!
lots of ferry commuting. at least it's pretty! 
two teeth came in, closely followed by 4 more. I am a new convert to the Amber Teething Necklace cult
one random day we met Sasquach. 
We picked pumpkins
Theo is adored by his godparents 
and by pretty much everyone. i mean really.  
Theo's a fan of Grandpa Dave
We pressed SOOOOO much cider!!
Halloween came and went, and despite being under the weather, Julia rallied for trick-or-treating

playtime and general cuteness daily
work at The Bay continues. 10 cheesecakes is just another night's work.  

Thanksgiving feasting, on the turkey we raised!
theo loves his daddy
I did the hot food concessions for the Bazaar, a fundraiser for Julia's preschool. It was an epic amount of work, but I'm so pleased to say that we made more money than ever before, in part thanks to the hot food doing very well. the photo is our hispanic moms making hundreds of tamales!
after the bazaar, the holidays kicked off! Lefse making
lefse eating!
learning to climb stairs!
julia and I got to go to one of the last performances of PNB's The Nutcracker
she was very taken with it
Theo is contemplating eating all that bread. Debbie's bread is that good! Julia and Theo both adore Debbie and Richard and the adoration goes both ways.
Case in point, Debbie and Richard invited julia over to make a gingerbread house and this was the result. note the fish, smoking in the chimney.  safe to say that Julia LOVES going to their house. 
we cut our tree from our friend Nancy's property

and decorated in our style. 
Julia had a dance recital 
we made dinosaur christmas cookies
Julia was Santa Lucia. 
The Santa Ship came!
Theo was pretty amazed by the whole thing

Julia was very deliberate in telling santa what she wanted. 
parties with friends 
attempts at a christmas photo for the still unwritten christmas letter 
then holiday travel, Grandma Gini's 

Grandpa Dave's 

back to Grandma Gini's

to Seattle
to take a train
to klamath falls
with auntie Gracie 
Auntie Anna got to meet Theo for the first time 
but Uncle Joe Joe was familiar 
Theo got his first shoulder ride from Grandpoppa Jack
and we celebrated Grace's birthday 

much feasting was had

presents, ribbons, wrappers, so much fun!
beauty salon

future Ole

Good times helping load the dishwasher! 
Then goodbyes were made and we departed to friends in Mosier. Our first time back in over a year, so it was fun to see the changes. 
we had playdates with old friends
renewing friendships 
having fun 
We made our way back to Grandpa Dave's 
and then home again, presents all the way! 
more parties, more time with friends, a new year!