Saturday, June 25, 2011

My Two Favorite Guys

2 & 2

I thought it was important to document that my kids are two and two: Owen is two months and Grace is two years.

However, to acheive this blog worthy picture was quite the process. Most shots looked like this:

or this:

And then there was this:

I can still hear the process now, "Here Owen, eat this. Come on eat it... eat it. Okay, I'll just show you."

So actually the real importance of all this is that I got a two year old and a two month old to sit still long enough to actually get a decent shot.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Pool Time

We have finally had some nice weather... at least we've had a few nice days mixed in between all the rainy/cloudy/kind-of-cold days. There has been enough sun to bust out the pool Grace got for her birthday - thanks Luke and Shelby, and check out her adorable bathing suit compliments of her Aunt Andy.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

She's Two

I've been meaning to post this for awhile, but I haven't really stopped since Grace's birthday. We just finished our forth bbq in as many days, Joe finished school for the summer, and we will soon start our whirlwind summer. But that's for future posts.

We headed to the zoo on Saturday... along with the entire city of Portland. I had been planning this trip for about a month but it also happened to be the first really nice day in a LONG time, so about 50,000 other people thought taking their kids to the zoo would be a good idea too. Despite the crowds and the heat, we had a great time. Grace's favorite animals were the elephants and she was mesmerized by getting to watch the bats eat. Owen slept most of the time.

My apologies for this random woman's choice of attire, but with the bear right up to the glass, this is an otherwise great shot.

We then headed home and picked up some pizzas (and the house) and had a little party with the Horton's, Ea (Andrea), Joel, and Luke and Shelby Todd. Grace requested a Boots cake (as in Dora and Boots). Here is what I whipped up. And yes I did make and decorate the cake myself, although I didn't exactly just "whip" it up.

Grace calls it her "poop cake". She tries to say Boots and it come out sounding like poop. So cute and really funny. I may ask her to say it all the time.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Oh The Love of Ice Cream

Grace's birthday fell on a Thursday this year, so we decided to celebrate it on the weekend. However, we did take her out to ice cream to celebrate her actual day of birth...

...she was pretty excited about it.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


This year's birthday is the first time Grace has really understood the idea of receiving and opening presents, and it's quite fun to watch. She received her first present in the mail today from Papa and Grandma Everest. I couldn't resist letting her open it a day early. Take a look for yourself.

2 Months

11 lbs 6 oz  --  24 in
  • Loves to smile and coo
  • Sleeps for 7 hours at night :)
  • Loves his swing
  • Only takes naps when he's being held