Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Road Trip to Spokane

Long trip.. Very very cute new Nephew Ian!
Spaghetti Factory Dinner...

Antique shopping...

All in a weekend.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Back to School BBQ!

Pic with Miss Gramley Conrad's 3rd grade teacher.

We had hotdogs and chatted with Conrad's cub scout leader.

We saw the 3-d design of the future school building.

We gave a bag of food for the "backpack for the hungry" food drive.

We picked up the boxtops for schools info.

And best of all -
Conrad's favorite moment, pitching the first pie that hit the principal in the pie toss!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

"Do Your Best" Scouts Motto

Monday, September 20, 2010

Cub Scouts!

Well, Monday nights will get fun fast!

Conrad really wants to be in Scouts. So tonight we went to the first meeting. He loved it. He wants to do target practice and archery and all that camping fun. I am sold. We signed him up tonight. I can't wait until he tells his dad. His dad will be so stoked about it.

Ridiculous Sick!

Ok ladies, tell me what you think of this. I think this bag is "Ridiculous Sick!" (As in Good). I have wanted this bag for over a year! And I still want it, so after finally getting a seller to sell it to me for less than half price..It is mine.

I am not a huge bag and shoe girl, you that are, know what I mean, but this bag, I really think this rocks..

.So tell me honestly, what you think. Am I just delirious?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

King Browser's Castle

A kids craft book inspired this castle made of paper covered oatmeal canister, crystal light containers and also toilet paper tubes... A rainy day project.

Okay, so I am a dork! This is King Bowser's Castle of Mario Brothers!

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Checking on Leon

Last weekend Dustin and Conrad cleaned his fish tank together as a father and son project. Conrad loves his fish and he feeds and checks on him during the day.
Conrad tells us that Leon is named after a character from a video game. And that Leon is his favorite name.

Pancake Chef

This morning I had a little helper.
Ahhhhh I just love blueberry pancakes on a Sunday!

Frindle.......What is a Frindle?

We went to curriculum night at the school on Thursday. We met Miss Gramley and she explained what the 3rd graders will learn this year. We were encouraged to read their journals and the note that they left on the desks for us.
In Conrad's journal he talked about a "Frindle." Frindle is a book that Miss Gramley is reading aloud to class. The Frindle is a charachter that is a pen.
Conrad says he is trying to have everyone at school change the name of all pens to Frindle..
Kinda Cute.
I thought so too.
So I made him this little envelope for him to find a few Frindle's of his own.
I only named them Friendle's spelling it diffently...

Getting Organized!

Last night I sorted some of my papers into themes. Finally all of my alphabet and number stickers will be in one place. I still have a long way to go. As with everytime I straighten up, I unearth unfinished project after project that need to be sorted out as well...

Friday, September 17, 2010

Awesome Cardmaker

Shout out to Kerry McDaniel who makes the best cards ever. She made this for our 2nd wedding anniversary. I just love it. Make me want a new fangled cricut or sizzix machine.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Small Craft

I saw this great frame and wanted it. The price though... So I made something close enough. Next time I will remember to ge a wider frame for more shells, and I will use hot glue instead of epoxy. The epoxy dried to fast -and smelled!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Make a Wish

This week was a roller coaster. All clouds have a silver lining. My recent appointment turned out to not be serious. We also had news that my nephew may stay with us longer than we originally anticipated. Relief and a bittersweet joy.

So what I wish for is the continued blessings that I have. I couldn't ask for more.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Wiener Weekend

Almost everytime I meet someone new around my nephew, he get's pure joy to say,

"You wanna know what my aunt's name is?"
"It is WIENER!"
"it really IS wiener, so it is okay for me to say it."

Hey, it is not a joke, but it is funny and cute, and anytime we can crack up about it like an 8 year old, we do.

Monday, September 6, 2010

The Merrie Ellen

Check her out - We got a tour, and it was cool!

Jefferson County Museum

Port Townsend was the port of entry and customs point for the shipping industry back in the day. The builders and town founders believed that Port Townsend would be the shipping capital as they are the "bottle neck" of the Puget Sound. They were intended to be the "Seattle" of the Pacific Northwest with the aide of the Railroad. With these intentions of grandeur all the buildings were fashioned straight from the high style of the New York architecture of that day. The Railroad backed out and Port Townsend met it's end as the reigning customs point as Seattle and Tacoma lobbied to Olympia for the rights of Customs Entry Point, and won.

We learned alot at the Jefferson County Museum. The museum was the courthouse, firestation and the police department and jail. And we were the first ones in as they opened the doors. Which we were grateful as Conrad was "flighty."

Flyin' High at Fort Warden State Park

The wind on Sunday wasn't really there. This kite can get up a' flyin' with no wind, you just can't get it to stay up. This was fun, and funny watching Conrad run his tail off to get it off the ground. And he did get it up a few times. Priceless fun.

Point Wilson Lighthouse

Labor Day Weekend - Trip to Port Townsend

For our Wedding Anniversary we have started a tradition to stay at the Palace Hotel, spending the weekend in Port Townsend. We just love it. And there are so many things to do there that we haven't even come close to everything.

Ferry from Edmonds to Kingston and over the Hood Canal Bridge to Port Townsend. As you can see, Conrad was very thrilled to be travelling to Port Townsend this weekend.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

First Day of School - 3rd

Hellen Keller, Kirkland WA 3rd Grade Ms. Jennifer Gramley
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