Saturday, July 11, 2009

Good Luck, Mom!

Jenny leaves for Chicago with the boys in three days. She's getting nervous. Here are some pictures to distract her.

Markers 1, Finn 0

Grey and dad on the fourth of July.

We got a bitchin' deal on a couple Smart Cars.
Grey rock climbing with Grandpa.
A boy and his snacks.

Ahhhh, memories...
Grey Googling his nose.
Hey Jenny - You'll do fine! We love you!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Grey and Dick Cheney

If I don't eat the cheddar bunnies, the terrorists win!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Bring Back Mommy!!!

It's been three days since Jenny went back to Kansas for her Grandfather's funeral. I really wish I could have been there. Grandpa C was a great guy.

So far the house is still standing and the boys are in two pieces (one each, don't worry). We've been filling our days with errands and other miscellaneous activities. Grandma & Grandpa B were very helpful on Friday. They watched the boys so dad could get some work done and brought some great food over.

Their playhouse is open for business again. The grass is settled enough that it can handle the traffic of a couple 19 month olds. They were so happy to have their house back and to splash around in the sand and water table. We took their tricycle (ok, it's technically a quadcycle) out in the courtyard for a spin. They love pushing their way up the hill and coasting down backward. Here are some pictures from today.

We've had a lot of fun, but we miss mama. I always knew she had a hard job, but now I understand a little more. We're so lucky to have such an amazing wife and mother. We can't wait to see her tomorrow!

This past week was so busy, we didn't get around to posting. Joey came up to visit from LA. It was her first time meeting the boys. We had a great time. It's hard to believe it's been so long since we've seen each other. What better way to break in the patio than drinks with an old friend. Here are a couple pictures from our attempt at sightseeing - we're still not sure exactly what to show people that have yet to visit Seattle.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

And now, the back yard.

What is this? Some kind of gardening blog? Yeah, I know... You came for toddlers. And toddlers ye shall have. Just indulge me for a minute.

Holy crap. Check out this yard. It started as mulch and plants. Last year, grass made a brief appearance. Spring 2009? Just dirt and plants.

And now this. Behold. Yard v 4.0 (cue dramatic music).

Anyway, back to Finn and Greydom. It was a tough week for Mom. The boys officially moved from two naps to one. That meant no rest for mom for four days. Things are back on track with a nice three hour around noon.

Here they are at the Ballard Farmers Market. The wagon ran out of gas. Finn pushed Grey to safety.

After lunch and a long nap, they were off to Ikea to do some shopping.

Where Grey had his first run in with a soft server frozen yogurt cone.

The cone won.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Mom and the boys. Clothes always come off after sand and water table time. House rules. You've been warned.

This about sums up dad's day out with the boys. Finn has a cold. Poor guy. Here they are at Golden Gardens. That's Grey in the background digging for more snacks.

Busy weekend. We laid a new patio in our yard Saturday. What a pain in the crapper. Friday night was the excavation. Saturday was everything else: gravel, compact, gravel, compact, whine, lay pavers, adjust, expletive, adjust... We couldn't have done it without Grandma & Grandpa B's help. Grandma watched the boys with Jenny while Grandpa & Jason worked on the patio. The results were quite rad. Yeah, yeah I know. We still have lots of work to do.

Coincidentally, if you know of anyone in the Seattle area in the market for 2 cubic yards of free, high quality top soil, I may have a hook up.

Feeling very zzzzzzz. Off to bed.

Friday, May 8, 2009

The Cutest Thing in the World

Go ahead. Disagree. I dare you.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

18 Month Checkup

Things that weigh 20.9 lbs:

Tanaka TBL-4160 Backpack Blower

SharpVision XV-Z9000U Projector

RCF L15P540 Subwoofer

Finn! (Shh, I'm sleeping)

Further findings...
The following are 31.25" in length.

Cold Steel Knives Small Sword (Blade Only)

This 4 Tier Glass Bathroom Shelf in Chrome (Note: finish does not affect height)

This Petite Black Appaloosa Mare


Greetings and/or salutations. The boys had their 18 month checkups on Cinco de Mayo. All is well. Healthy, if not a little petite. Finn's working on closing the size gap. Leading with his head, which is now the same size as Grey's. There's only a 1.25" / 1.7 lb size difference now (methinks your measuring devices are off, doctor). Just one shot each this time.
Grey is signing please now, and using it correctly... "Book please". "Eat please". There have been reports of Finn feeding Grey Veggie Booty. They both scream at the top of their lungs when they're mad, happy, sitting, etc. Awesome.