Monday, September 26, 2011


Garrett's favorite things seem to shift from day to day.  He is fickle.
However, over this weekend, two things emerged at the top of his list.
First, this book...

We watched a cartoon called Willa's Wild Life.  This book is the basis for the cartoon.  So, when I found it at a local bookstore for $5.99, I scooped it up.  We have read it easily a dozen times since Saturday. 

Second, dancing. 
G loves to play with our alarm clock.  As soon as he pushes the power button, he starts dancing.  I will spare you the details of my dancing, and Adam's dancing for that matter.  But, one thing is clear, Garrett gets his moves from his daddy.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


This is Crunch. 
He has been missing for about 9 months. 
But last night, he was found... buried under a bush in the backyard.
Apparently, Bobby took it upon himself to save Crunch for later. 
 So much so, that I had to rip little roots from his little orange stuffed carrot body.
Never a dull moment.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Laura's awesome birthday voyage.

Ahoy thar, matey! This here be an adventure wurthy of th' seven seas.

Shiver me timbers!


Yesterday morning, I walked out the door with Garrett.  In one hand I had the diaper bag, complete with water bottle and snack.  In the other, I had my purse, complete with Bible and notebook ready to be filled with BSF notes.  What I failed to grab on my way out the now locked door, were my keys.I checked all the doors, and they were in fact locked.  So, my only option was to climb in through a window.  You never notice how dirty the outside window sills are until you have to climb through one.  I brought Garrett into the backyard, removed a screen, pulled up a chair, and shimmied through.  I am also not as bendy as I used to be.
Once inside, I grabbed my keys, let myself out the front door, and ran around back to get Garrett and head for Bible Study.  Garrett was nowhere to be found.  He had let himself in the house by climbing through the doggie door.  I got down on the ground, shoved my arm through the dog door and coaxed my now laughing son back through the door.
Next time, I am sending Garrett in for the keys.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

class of 2028

Biola, here we come!

Thanks Uncle Joey for the rockin' tshirt!

last day of summer vacation

To celebrate the last day of summer vacation, we had a fun-packed day.We drove to San Clemente.  We wandered down to the pier and decided we must camp in San Clemente next summer. 

We also met a pelican.

We had lunch at the Cellar.  We had the charcuterie plate and a cheese plate.  G loved both.  His favorites were the balsamic onions and the D'Affinois double creme cheese.  I know, I might be raising a baby foodie.

That afternoon Garrett spent some time in the backyard.  He got very dirty.

Then, we had ribs for dinner.