Wednesday, August 31, 2011


It has been hot here.  
So, I decided we needed a cold treat.

We headed to McDonalds. 
 I am normally vehemently against fast food (In N Out and Chipotle excluded, obviously).
But, I do love McD's iced coffee.  And I had a coupon for a free ice cream cone.

Garrett had his first McD ice cream cone. 
He loved it... as soon as I removed the paper wrapper from the cone. 
G has a strange aversion to things that resemble stickers.  Normally there is gagging involved.

Why do kids always want to bite the bottom off of the cone?

Sunday, August 28, 2011

We're moving

Ok.  I lied.  We aren't going anywhere.  But after a week here, we were ready to pack and make the big move to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. (who da ho?  yes, we've heard that one)

We spent a week on Lake Coeur d'Alene with my parents and brother.  We rented a ski boat and had a ton of fun being drug around the lake on skis and an inner tube.
Garrett loved the horn.
All three of us.  Squint and you can see me on skis.
Garrett's first time on the tube.  We went SUPER slow for about 20 ft. No need to freak out.
We also spent a day in the mountains picking huckleberries.  I do believe this Chariton-Bostwick-DeClercq family tradition goes back long before I was ever born. 

One of the best parts of the whole trip to the beautiful Pacific Northwest, was that Garrett started sleeping in.  Until 8 AM!  So far, it has mostly stuck since we got home.

Friday, August 26, 2011