Friday 31 October 2008


Halloween is a big deal here. I'm getting right into the spirit of things. Ahem.
From jack o'lanterns
From left to right:
  • Traditional Pumpkin by Heather
  • Baby Pumpkin also by Heather (look familiar?)
  • Boo Pumpkin by me (Heather's favorite game character)

By the way, don't try this at home. Pumpkins smell disgusting and you have to scoop out the squelchy scrapings with your hands. The candles are scented but it didn't help. Yuck! ><
On a different note, here are the photos from the last post including a mass baby humiliation ritual.

Wednesday 29 October 2008

Fall In Seattle

Here's Owain modeling his new hat that our friend Kate made. It's not on straight here and I don't think the picture does it justice. It is super cute with socks to match! Owain had a blast at the park experimenting with walking on uneven surfaces and eating leaves and dirt. We missed the gorgeous fall last year as we didn't move here until Nov. 19th. We are really enjoying it, pumpkin carving tonight!

Saturday 18 October 2008

Old Man Owain

Owain turned one today! To celebrate, he took us to a fancy restaurant...
From owain's birthday
He got lots of pressies from friends and family (thank you!) and we took him to the local toy shop where he fell in love with something called a 'color roller':
From owain's birthday

We shall see how long before he a) gets bored of it or b) drives his mother potty with the clicky-clacky noise it makes.

Friday 17 October 2008

AZ Trip/Rush Cab/Jeff and Bev Visit

First things first, here's a video of Owain walking. He's been taking steps for nearly a month but lately he tries more often and makes it farther.

We have fallen way behind in blogging and missed some big stuff. Sept 30th through Oct 7th I was back in Arizona visiting my Dad and Stepdad and brother. It was great to see the family but WOW Owain would not sleep for naps or at night so by the end of the week I was a very grumpy zombie. On Sat the 4th I got to meet Jamie's baby Maysen for the first time. She's adorable and very sweet natured. That evening all the girls, and Anthony, got to go out on the town. It was fabulous! I will forever be grateful to Grandpa Jim for babysitting. On the cab ride back to the house I got to experience a heavy dose of Rush mixed with really long mullet hair, this situation compounded with all the red wine/white wine/crown and sevens/beam and cokes I had became unbearably funny. Somehow the driver didn't catch all my nasty sarcasm and allowed me to take his picture. Just imagine Getty Lee screeching in the background.

Jeff and Bev arrived shortly after I got back from AZ. They came all the way from their new home in Edinburgh. We had a great time while they were here. I think John got his fill of playing Rock Star (maybe) and we did some the the requisite touristy stuff and showed them all around our little nook of Seattle. They went on by train and rental car to San Francisco to spend the last few days of their holiday.

All of the photos from the trip and from Jeff and Bev's visit can be viewed here.