Friday, July 31, 2009


At the dentist a few weeks ago we learned that Desi had 8 cavities. Today he has zero. All is well after a couple hours under general anesthesia yesterday. 4 fillings and 4 crowns. Only a few days left til we get on a plane for Shanghai. Here's a photo to assuage my guilt about infrequent blogging.

Sarah's hair is not actually straight, just a camera trick.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Emmy is learning Attitude

So we're hanging out at the rental house today, drawing with sidewalk chalk. Emmett asked Aunt Mary to draw him a tiger. So she did. Emmy was eyeing the orange chalk she was using and he said "Is that MY chalk?" She tried to explain that he had ASKED her to draw him a tiger, and he replied "Well I know, but I'm just sayin'."

Saturday, July 11, 2009

summer in Portland is just the most fun

Yesterday we went to Pearmine Farms to pick cherries/berries and eat a lovely dinner of veggies and lamb. ("And thank you lambies!") Had a nice visit with Larry/Linda/Milo (aka Grandma Cookie--she lived up to her nickname yet again. mmm, crispy AND chewy.

The first photo shows how Emmett farms.

Here's Grandpa Larry (face obscured to protect the innocent) with his newest picking crew:

I suggest you don't mess.

Because we just love farmers so much, last week we hit the Sellwood farmers' market. Desi scored a balloon lightsaber.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

maybe the scariest pirate photo EVER

more pics to come tomorrow