Thursday 1 December 2011

Montana Trip

We finally made it to Montana! Here's the whole crew together: (Click the photo to see names of everybody.)
And more pictures:

Saturday 12 November 2011

Saturday 29 October 2011


Better late than never, Owain's birthday:

And pumpkins!


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Thursday 29 September 2011

Annual Stats

Today I took the boys for the first of what will now be annual well-visits with the doc. Its really so nice to only have to go in once a year for both of them now, barring illness or injury of course. And because their birthdays are only 3 weeks apart I can bring them both in at the same time, killing two birds with one stone as they say. I was curious about their height and weight since it had been so long since the last measurements. So... Owain weighs 36.6pounds and is 3'5"tall, Jimmy weighs 31pounds and is 3' flat. Seems crazy that only five pounds and five inches separate them even though they are 2 years apart. Jimmy's just a big kid I guess. They both had one shot today and were very brave. Owain sat very still and let the nurse give him the shot. He did cry afterwards but I could tell it hurt. I think the nurse was inexperienced and jabbed him too hard, but what do I know I'm just a protective mommy! We went straight out for ice cream afterward at the old Baskin-Robbins on 15th Ave. Its a miracle this place is still open, there's never any customers there and all the signage is sun-faded (for that to happen in Seattle it would have had to have seen more than 20 summers). Never the less, I love Baskin-Robbins and now so do the boys!

Tuesday 27 September 2011

Saturday 3 September 2011

Thursday 1 September 2011

San Juan Photos

Last year, we went to San Juan Island with my Mum. We returned this year with Mac and Mary Ellen. I've only sorted through pictures of the journey there so far. More to come...

Wednesday 11 May 2011


I'm still confused about when each season starts and ends. Serves me right for taking so few (presentable) photos over the last few months. Anyway, here's a very random selection from since when last time was...

Also check out the YouTube channel for a couple of new movies of boys being horrible. In case it confuses anyone, the movie of Owain spilling water is a couple of years old.

Monday 7 March 2011

Photo update

Not much action on the blog these days, I'm afraid. I still post to my buzz page pretty regularly. I can't determine whether Winter ends in February or March but regardless, some Winter photos.

And in case you missed them, the Christmas photos parts one, two and three.

Saturday 5 February 2011

Geek In Training

First off, John recieved a special Christmas present from his brother Rob, or as we call him Uncle Barbara--long story (ok, briefly, Jimmy can't say Robert properly so it sounded like he was saying Barbara) This thing is called a Big Track and when John was little he wanted one REAL bad but Robert ended up getting one and John was jealous. Now at the ripe old age of 37 John finally recieved his Big Track. The boys got it out today and I only wish I could relay the sound it makes. I was awoken from a nap by this beast. If you can remember what the first push button phones sounded like and then amplify that X 100, you've got the sound of a Big Track. It has a keypad like a phone that you program and then it moves to your programed commands. It was sent into the bedroom to "shoot" me.

Below, we have our geek in training. Owain is becoming proficient on the laptop. He can search through You Tube videos of dinosaurs like nobodys business. Occasionally he ends up watching music videos of artists that only wish they could make it to the Eurovision Song Contest. He also has commandeered my phone and has mastered Puzzlebox. I might add that he has purchased 2 apps without me knowing. That's $6.00 I won't be seeing again.

Yesterday, Owain and I tried our hand at arts and crafts. I bought some small popsicle sticks, glue, constructions paper, etc. John took a pic of my hideous creation. And today I made sugar cookies. Hearts, circles, roosters and cows. Fun for shape enthusiasts of all types.