Monday, May 31, 2010

The Thunder Mountain ride was way fun! I screamed my head off!
Hey, do you notice my husband's grip of steel on the bar?
And now, do you see my 8yr old nephew rolling with HANDS FLYING HIGH!

Way to rock a coaster kid!

Mad Hatter

This guy was Funny!

Chip the Cook

Goofy may have been head Chef, But Chip was the Line Cook that came and signed Conrad's birthday card.

Way to go Chip!

Meeting Minnie Mouse

We waited for Pilot Goofy,
Minnie stepped in to take over - Bye Bye Goofy,
Hello Minnie!

Lego Store

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Tomorrow........we leave.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Reading is Good!

Monday, May 24, 2010

V.I.P. Week

Conrad was chosen as last weeks's V.I.P. at school. In order for the his mates and teacher to get to know him better, he was given a little questionnaire and asked to bring in family and pet photos.

Here is what his answers were to the questionnaire and the photos that he took to school.

VIP Pics

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Vintage Photo Display

I love to have old photos on display.  This was a fun cute frame I found at a yard sale, and it was not in the best condition to give as a gift so I decided to do something with it.  Since it was part like a shadow box, I placed photos,scrap paper, and buttons, inside to keep with the pastel fun "little girl" theme.

Your photos always tell a great story.  This was a great memory of an aunt that was dear to my heart that past away a few years ago.   Treasure your old memories and photos, and think of fun new ways to display them so all can see the story of your life. 

Tip Junkie handmade projects

My aunt Sharon did my hair like a little princess. She even had a real hair dresser dryer. I was so excited and impressed and pampered.

The first waffles I ever ate were made by my aunt Sharon.

The last time I visited her we went into her garden and pulled out the root that makes horseradish and made a killer batch. It was the best freshest horseradish on the planet.

I will never forget my aunt Sharon.

Country Cafe Breakfast - Bothell, WA

Mostly weekend breakfasts are at the Woodinville Cafe. Lately we have been going to the Bothell Country Cafe at Country Town. No crowds, lots of room, and a quaint country atmosphere, complete with chickens in the parking lot!

Thursday, May 20, 2010



Happy Birthday!

Scott and Conrad!

Who else shares your day?

Why the Helen Keller School Conrad attends is having its 40th birthday bash tonight!

Jimmy Stewart was also born May 20th.
Cher, Joe Cocker, and Busta Rhymes too!

Just a few of the Notable Historical Events on May 20th:

1609 – Shakespeare's sonnets are first published in London, perhaps illicitly, by the publisher Thomas Thorpe.

1862 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln signs the Homestead Act into law.

1932 – Amelia Earhart takes off from Newfoundland to begin the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean by a female pilot, landing in Ireland the next day

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Just beautiful

The early spring changes some of the plants around here.
This azaelia is just boomin' beautiful


We had the Mr. Peacock special
-Moo Goo Gai Pan
-Cashew Chicken
-Mongolian Beef
Wonton Soup w/BBQ pork & Eggrolls

Mr. Conrad loves Wonton Soup, and most of all Jasmine Tea.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

A whole lot of Disney Magic

A whole lot of Disneyland magic showed up today...To celebrate Conrad's (& Scott's) birthday on the 20th, the 28th we are taking a 3day magical fun vacation to Disneyland..

Since it is Memorial Day Weekend, I am sure that a kazillion other failies will be there as well!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Conrad's Pic's

Conrad was given my "old" Camera before our Missouri trip. He loves taking pictures and some are really quite good, even great!

Here are some of the ones I thought were really great. I will also post later some of his "odd" shots!

You gotta love the pic where you see me sitting in the seat behind Conrad on the plane sleeping! Arghhhhhhh!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

More Conrad Pic's

Monday, May 10, 2010

Some of Conrad's Pic's---

On the plane

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Hooray for the weekend!

If he is not riding his bike, he is playing with the kids outside, or the wii!

Happy Mother's Day!

Mom got a call from Shawn, Jason, and Laura.

Flowers from Kevin, Conrad, and Scott & I.

Kevin's flowers are the pretty purples and pink's!

Conrad picked purple Rhodie's from our yard, and also helped pick out a bouquet from Pike's Place Market in vibrant yellows and blues.

She loves everything!


Well, Scott broke down and opened his wii game. He had delusions that he would save it forever and when we were old and grey open it up and make a killing. I laughed when I heard this, and said,
"What are you talking about, the game Mari Go Karts is super fun, and I want to play!!!"

Well, we only have wii sports, and have just set up our mini mii's.

Conrad's mii isn't supposed to be Conrad, he says it is Michael J after Michael Jackson...It is creepy. I think we will set up Conrad a mini mii soon!

Kids... Just being Kids

Waterfront Traditions

We have a few waterfront family traditions. We go to the Aquarium, and see the Fisherman's Pier Merry Go Round, then eat fish and chips at the Crab Pot. If we have time we wander in the Olde Curiosity Shop too!


Teacher Appreciation Week

This week is teacher appreciation week at Helen Keller school.

When we were in Missouri, we made a pinecone bird feeder at the St. Louis Butterfly House during their Green Week to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd.

We thought it was such fun that we would make them again when we got home. A perfect gift for teacher appreciation week.

Tip Junkie handmade projects

Seattle Fountain at the Aquarium

Saturday: The Seattle Aquarium

Sunday, May 2, 2010


After catching up on all of last weeks homework, a well deserved break of baking cookies was in order.

My world renowned pastry chef "Le'Conrad the manifique" tackled to make an entire batch of cookies!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Petting the Stingrays

The St. Louis Zoo really is cool. We spent almost the entire day there.

Most of our time was spent around the Stringray pool. I watched in fascination as they would glide, circling the tank and as a still hand held underwater would bring them by for a pet.

Gently swipe your hand straight down the middle of their backs, but not the wings or they would splash and flip water on you, and not the tail either.

Conrad was in awe and asked question after question..


The Arch was exciting for Conrad. We had to wait a few hours for a fix. It seemed we just missed the 10:30 ride and as we waited for the 11:00, a whole class of kids were stuck at the top, or in the trams for over an hour.

We watched the movie of the making of the Arch, walked through the store, and the old time mercantile before we were told the next ride would be 1:15.

It was worth the wait. The cloud cover dissipated and the views were really spectacular.

My last visit to the Arch was when the weather was nice, but rather windy. The structure swayed and made my stomach lurch uncomfortably.

This time it was a nice sunny day, and thankfully no breeze!
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