23 February 2009

I GOTTA BOY NAMED HUCKLEBERRY LEW!

so i've been laid up all week with some sort of flu-like thing, and huck and i have been spending many days on the couch in our pajamas. when we woke up from a nap today, we found this message on my cell phone (it's a still shot with audio).

this is the song that todd sings to huck, about huck, and, as you can see, when he's driving home thinking of huck. here he takes it over the top in his true crack pot style. and it definitely puts my huckleberry song to shame (i'll post that one when i'm feeling better).

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MAKING THINGS

todd made german pancakes this weekend and tami made us matching hats. there's not much else to say, really, except that i absolutely love them both. a lot.

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22 February 2009

THE OSCARS

are on tonight
and we'll be watching
for sure.

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21 February 2009

LOGAN TURNS 7!


logan's party for his friends is next weekend, so this one was for the big kids like his parents, his grandparents, his neighbors, and us. there were tamales brought all the way from a southern california bakery (dee-licious!), and all the accoutrements you would expect from the consummate scrivner hosts. including, i might add, little chocolate cake cars shaped from vintage tins. yum yum and happy birthday logan. we love you SO MUCH.

p.s. listen to this video at your own risk. i'm warning you.

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I LOVE LISTS

i know it, my family and friends know it, and now you know it too. if you can believe it, i just erased this one from the big chalkboard this morning (a whole two months after huck was born).

i also love calendars and day planners so much that i keep the old ones to remind me what i was doing each day in that phase of my life. in fact, one of my favorite wedding gifts was a five year diary that i write in every night before bed. essentially, it is a journal with only enough room to write - you guessed it - a list's worth of daily events.

hmm . . . . as long as i'm admitting to my predilection for making and keeping lists, i may as well tell you that i also like little notes. and yes, i hang on to those too.

GETTING A GRIP

recently, huck has started using his hands like he means it. well, sort of. he's still always bonking himself with his flailing arms, but he has started gripping onto things like my braids and the ruffle on my t-shirt. luckily, life is simple enough right now for me to notice these things.

19 February 2009

16 February 2009

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A MORNING LULLABY

so huck is really into classical music and there is a little radio in his room that we set to 89.9 KBPS, portland's all classical radio station. we usually turn it on when we're changing his diaper (you know, for the full spa experience) but this morning i brought it into the bathroom so i could set him down and take a shower. as you can see, it worked like a dream. a symphony no.4 in g major dream.

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HUCK AND CO.

15 February 2009

A WEEKEND AT THE RANCH _act one


1. all aboard 2. a road trip valentine 3. tacos in madras

A WEEKEND AT THE RANCH _act two

1. isabel, grace, elsie, huck 2. grace and huck 3. isabel and huck 4. dave and huck 5. tj's carving class 6. chris's cooking class 7. elsie's pizza 8. a game of dice 9. todd's sasquatch valentine

A WEEKEND AT THE RANCH _act three

1. newborn calf 2. tami feeding 3. chickens 4. milo and olive 5. beef 6. crooked creek 7. hay bales 8. steens mountains

12 February 2009

CROOKED CREEK RANCH, HERE WE COME

we're getting up at the crack of dawn tomorrow to drive to tami and dave's, and we can hardly wait to hit the road. we'll be back in three days. yeehaw!