Thursday, February 26, 2009

A couple stories

Gavin has started a basketball class. This is not a team, but just a class on some beginning skills. Both dates we have coincidentally had Isabelle and Athena with us. Today we were a little early (Crazy I know!). The "coach" gave Gavin a ball to shoot around. Isabelle was running around with him wanting to play too. He bravely went up to "coach" tugged on his shirt and asked if "my friend Izzy can have a ball too." I was so proud of him looking out for his "best friend". I have some news for Gavin about Izzy. I can't wait until Monday (a preschool day - hint, hint), to share the surprise with him!!!

Sorry it is a little dark.

Gavin and Molly have been showing some promising moments of playing together. Seems like I have been waiting FOREVER! Tuesday we were on a mission to find some special paint pens. After trekking all over our last stop was slightly successful. Gavin wanted to share his umbrella with his sister. The cutest was on the way in with his arm around her shoulder. This was on the way out. Still cute!

Friday, February 20, 2009


I know spring is on everyone's mind. However, for those cold, rainy days we might have left, or a thought to get you through next winter, bowling is great activity for the kiddos. Most bowling alleys have open bowl during the day. I would like to give a shout out to Mt. Hood Lanes here in Gresham. Super kid friendly. They have shoes down to size little six and ramps and bumpers that they will set up for you. They even accept competitors coupons. The other mom and I just borrowed shoes to help the kids because they do need monitoring.

So here are a few pictures from our bowling playdate.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

More Valentines

The kids painted canvas pictures for Mike for Valentine's Day. Here they are working on their masterpieces. Too bad I didn't take a picture of the final products ;)

And here are a couple of Gavin's party at school. He worked so hard on his Valentine's for his friends. He put stickers on each one, signed his name, and wrote the friend's name on the envelope.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Valentine's Day

Usually the post is about the kids, but Mike and I had too good of a Valentine's Day not to speak about it.

The kid's attended Parent's Night Out at the preschool, conveniently planned for v-day. After a little research of what we could fit into our 4 hours of free time we headed for the revived area of Stark St. We headed to a great Mexican joint called Romo's. Got the last table in the place that wasn't reserved. Had a great meal. I highly recommend the Fajitas! Then were pleasantly surprised to see that they were offering complimentary desserts for the special occasion. After a nice quiet meal we walked across the street to the Academy theater to catch the perfectly-timed showing of Marley & Me. Mike graciously agreed to see the sappy movie :) The movie ended we headed to the car. As we got close Mike picked up the pace toward the passenger side door. This could only mean one thing . . . he was making me drive. I kicked into high gear and beat him to the door. Actually he just wanted to get the door for me :) Yikes.

Picked up the kids with 10 minutes to spare. They were well behaved and had a fabulous time! The night was great for ALL!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Gavin's First Fish

Sorry there are no pictures . . . but here is the story.

Gavin got a fishing pole last Easter. He LOVES to fish. Or at least cast the line. Mike usually ties a small stick on his line so he has something to toss that won't draw blood.

They tried to catch a fish a couple of time last year with no luck. Mike took him to the Sportsman show on Wednesday to try their luck in the kid's trout pond. Gavin was petrified! He wouldn't go near the pole if Mike's had wasn't on it. When the fish splashed him in the face that was the end of it!

He proudly bolted through the door that night to tell me about the two fish he caught. Every other sentence was something about being a little scared. He wanted to show me the fish . . . from the other side of the room.

Mike cleaned them and I cooked them up Thursday night for dinner. I put some pieces on his plate. When he asked what it was I told him it was the fish he caught with daddy he flew out of his seat so fast.

Once I calmed him down he did eat the fish. Not sure if he'll be asking to go fishing anytime soon?