Friday, May 29, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

One Year Later...

Asia Stasch's garden of glorious poppies! I don't think there is a prettier or more peaceful garden in all of Portland.

Here are pictures of Isabella and Auntie Danyel gardening May of 2008. 

Here's Isabella one year later "helping" garden this season. She loves wet dirt. I think she gets that from me. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Gettin' Tech Savvy

Ooooh, oooh, oooh! Look what I can do! I just posted a video to youtube. Yeah, it is of my child (surprise, surprise) but, I think I am pretty darn cool as a result. Stand in line to pat me on the back. 

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day Weekend


Well, I had a spectacular Mother's Day weekend! After stuffing myself on gourmet french toast for breakfast we spent the entire day just playing and having fun. The gorgeous bouquet of pink and white tulips were hand selected by my fourteen month old and her Dada. I was also surprised with a sweet pink teapot to add to my tea party collection. Sigh, I am loved!

We spent the next day at the beach. Isabella had a great time playing in the waves and sand. She is such an adventurous bug. We got a good start on our summer tans and took some time for a family photo shoot. Great weekend altogether.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Here is the scene:

So, I was shopping on Etsy last night about 11:45 p.m. when I hear scuffling and some strange squeaks behind me. I ignored the commotion for a minute figuring the kitty was just acting her usual-crazy-where-can-I-get-more-of-this-awesome-catnip-nighttime self. THEN, it occurred to me what might actually be going on. Holy crap. a mouse. in the kitchen.

I was paralyzed with fear standing on top of the tallest chair yelling for Travis (who was completely passed out on cold medicine!). I decided , "Okay, you are being ridiculous. Get down and take care of this." Cat was teasing the poor mouse scurrying to and fro. I got brave, grabbed my water glass and trapped the mouse. Though I am terribly phobic of mice I didn't want it to die a torturous death in the claws of sadistic kitty. The cat has been waiting for this mouse for some time now. Waiting.

Finally, I shook Travis out of bed and he took care of the rest of operation mouse rescue. Thank god for my big strong man! LOL...

The picture is a bit blurry as I was trembling from all the excitment and horror.

Mousey was kinda tute wid his big pwetty eyes though...sigh

good kitty.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mommy's New Best Friend!

Paperclips in a box provide HOURS of fun for a 14 month old. Who knew? 

Monday, May 4, 2009

When Bad Hair Days Are Cute

Isabella woke up today with a curl mohawk. 

Friday, May 1, 2009

Dear Baby,

Look how comfy your crib looks! I say you give it one more try (please for the love of god)! Fourteen months with us in our bed was sweet. But, I need some sleep and you are hogging the sheets.  I still love you, really, I do. Kitty tested it out for you and approves.