Sunday, April 29, 2007

Take a trip in the Way Back Machine

Sean has been posting a bit on his blog about Punk and getting all cerebral about it. I say WHATEVER...

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Twins, separated by a generation

Number Two Son, at fifteen months old:

...and his grandfather, my dad, at fifteen months old (in 1949):

And here's NTS at 12 months, also to compare with the above photo of Grampy:

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Old school

I found a table at St. Vinnie's today (the awesome HUGE one) for twenty-five bucks! And then it turned out to be 25% off! It's an old dining table, probably from the 40's, and somebody has already apparently used it for crafting, or it was in a garage for a while, because it has paint splashed down one side of it. But there's still the pencil marks from it's (by hand) construction from so long ago, and somebody (maybe the builder) had to make a quick calculation:

My daughter, the dancer

She's taking two dance classes at Parks and Rec right now, because we're just trying to keep up with her...

That's her dancing along with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the final sequence of Shall We Dance (1937). She loves these movies.

Why do people bother buying toys for kids, part 5

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Oregon Spring

Spring is springing up beautifully here. Today I have some pictures from our (short) hike up by Goodman Creek. It turned out short because NOD was having issues keeping up with her short little legs.

On the way we stopped at the Lowell Covered Bridge interpretive center. We saw three other covered bridges (drove across one) still in use on the way back down. There's a piece of the original bridge timber lying on the deck inside the bridge here, that was originally a 400 year old Douglas Fir. I had never seen a single piece of milled wood so large.

NTS walked for the first bit of our hike:

There were lots of little woodland flowers blooming all along the trail. Most of them were trillium:
We met a few red newts scittering across the trail, and a bunch of banana slugs:
NOD examines a banana slug:
Afterwards we took the scenic route back, through Lowell, and eventually made our way to the Saturday Market, which opened today. The afternoon music at the Market was a showcase of local youth bands. We caught part of the performance by Tonn Nua, who we saw last fall in their first live performance. They've obviously become more comfortable with performing on stage since then, and they sounded fantastic. On the way back through, after hitting the Farmer's Market and stopping by Sonya's booth (where we got a couple of onesies for an impending niece/nephew), the wonderful marimba music we heard was from Hokoyo, one of whose members is a student of mine. I highly recommend their CD.

The weather was beautiful (sunny, with occasional showers). And we're having cake tonight for the House Bean's birthday.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Photo Friday: Blessing

This week's Photo Friday entry is a picture of my husband, brother-in-law, and my husband's grandfather blessing our Number Two Son, a month after he was born.

Sunday, April 01, 2007


I didn't think I would actually get them up today, but there they are!

I can't put anything on them, yet, because the paint on the top side is still just the slightest bit tacky. So, later this week, I'll get to really move in.

Am still looking for a table.

Watching Daddy mow the lawn