Good Times

Jim had a conference in Freeport, so we decided to make alittle trip of it and we stayed down there with him. It would be our first experience taking a 2 year old to a hotel for 2 nights.... You all can stop snickering now. 
The first night was great. Granted no one fell asleep till 10:30pm. We were up the next morning and headed to the childrens museum for the morning. That was a blast.

 Then we came back, did some browsing around Freeport (we REALLY enjoyed the fish at LL Bean Kids). That night was a bit more exciting. At about 10pm. Isabelle still wasnt asleep and was CRANKY. A small bug bite that itched turned into near hysteria. I had to quickley scoop her up and go for a drive (So that we wouldnt wake EVERYONE in the Haraseekeet). In about 3 minutes she was fast asleep. 
The next morning she was still alittle cranky...so we went for a drive to portland so I could run a few errands. As we shopped around Babies r us, my dear Isabelle asked to be picked up and then proceeded to puke down the front of me. We are talking a soaker here. I asked someone who was working there and was standing near by if she could help me. She just kinda stared in this disbelieve of what was happening. 

HELLOOO...child is puking, get me some paper towels or something!!! 

We cleaned up, and had the clothes from the hotel (we had just checked out) so we changed.
Isabelle was better after tossing her breakfast and fell asleep while I strolled around the other shops in the area. 

Never a dull moment. 



So Isabelle has a runny nose. But yesterday she came around the corner sniffling and watery eyes.
The conversation went something like this:

Do you need to blow your nose?
(Nose is blown)
Ooowwwwweee Momma
Whats wrong?
Pretzel inna nose
You have a pretzel in your nose?!?!?
Yessss (sniffle)
(A small panic attack...deep breath)

So after some blows and no success. Then a small temper tantrum. We all calmed down and I was able to take some tweezers and pull out the pretzle which was an INCH LONG!


HELLOOOOO, what posses a child to stick that much pretzel in her nose?!?!
I never cease to be amazed.




Baby Bro just graduated college! Onward to grad school!

Nick and Janel just had a baby boy! Silas James... A fine, strapping, handsome baby boy

Siiri and Jared had a baby girl!

It was a busy weekend of Mothers day happenings, graduations and babies...

Whew, I am beat,

back to work in the office!

Sunshiny Days

Loads of fun in the sun, here are some pictures for you all to enjoy.

Ponder this....

You're alive. Do something. The directive in life, the moral imperative was so uncomplicated. It could be expressed in single words, not complete sentences. It sounded like this: Look. Listen. Choose. Act. 
 Barbara Hall, A Summons to New Orleans, 2000