Saturday, April 21, 2012


 The kids went to their first baseball game last weekend.  Portland Sea Dogs!  They were super-interested in it for about 1.5 innings.  OH. My. God. Baseball is seriously the most boring sport ever and I have decreed that there will be NO baseball players in my house because I certainly could not endure watching endless games. 

Unfortunately, they started advertising in the 2nd inning that kids were invited to "run the bases" after the game.  Which of course Makili heard and immediately wanted to do.  So we suffered through the entire game and then waited in a ridiculous line (and we thinking we were smart to be at the front of the line, but they screwed us over and made us be at the end!) and Remick faceplanted in the middle of the base runs.  But I suppose it was the perfect day to subjected to such torture.  It was 70 and sunny in beautiful Portland.  So I suppose it could have been worse.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Depending on the day:)

Sometimes we are animal rescuers:)
And sometimes superheroes.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Happy Easter, Happy Spring.

I hope your Easter and spring time are full of all the wonderful joys of the season: short sleeves, hanging from trees (and rigging up harnesses to do that), climbing trees, riding bikes, planting seeds, getting dirty and enjoying the sunshine in all its forms.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Work Crew

These boys are wearing me out. One thing that keeps them busy is working on the house with Dad. And siding you know takes FOREVER! So there is pretty much endless work for them to do. They like to practice drilling holes and hammering nails. Makili insisted that he have a tool belt like Dad, which of course Dad made happen, so he goes out there with HIS hammer and begs Dad to side the house with him the moment he gets home from work. At which point, I sit down for ten minutes and breathe.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

We celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary last weekend. Ann and Larry took the kids and Raph came up with the romantic idea of reliving our mundane moments of early dating, when we first lived together out on Seapoint Beach. When we had no money, and sat around playing video-games (I'm a little embarressed to admit it). When I made a lot of quilts and we cooked a lot of yummy dinners together and we went to the beach and woods. We mountain biked together and went on hikes and we went out to eat occassionally at the Indian restaurant. So that is what we did (minus the video-games and quilting). We explored Cutts Island like we used to 10 years ago, and I have to say, it was so beautiful. And it was nice to spend time with Raph without worrying about what we were trying to get done, or accomplish. (We did that on Sunday! after our "date.")