Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Ray, Dad, Grandpa.

Har's dad is living around the block at his brother, Howard's house. We have gotten to see him a few times in the past couple of weeks. Last Tuesday the kids and I did school over there while his caretaker went to a class.
Tonight we popped over to see Har's sister, Iris, before she leaves for her home in California tomorrow. Cam got creative with the duplo blocks that were there. Dad is doing quite well considering the stroke. He does his excercises and goes to therapy a couple days a week. He has a wonderful CNA that comes to the house. Though Portland isn't Goldendale or Hockinson for that matter I think he is pretty content being here for now.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Angry Eyebrows

Wyatt has started to object to having his picture taken. Especially when I open a closet and find him trying to hide while he eats a candy cane he found. No one likes to be caught sticky handed.

I had some "eyebrows" of my own going this morning when I wandered downstairs to find my washing machine on the rinse cycle. I didn't know anyone was doing laundry at the time. So after looking through the glass door I determined that Wyatt put a load in the washer and started it up.

There were only a couple of casualties. The bleach top broke off and the can of bug spray got substantially dented and the spray nozzle is gone. The full bottle of laundry detergent seems to be just fine. The others were in the recycle bin to begin with. C'est la vie!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

FUN in the Snow

The kids are getting to school a little late this morning. We are having a winter event in the weather department. We had a blast at Irving Park and it warranted a trip to Starbucks on the way home.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Still enjoying time with Rylan

We have done a few fun things in the past week. We drove up to Lacey to see Alyssa, Max and her cats. We went to a yummy Korean restaurant and then over to Joylynn and Jess's house so Rylan could see Wyatt and Genevieve in their own element.

Ry and I went shopping last night at Burlington Coat Factory and got him a couple of pairs of dress slacks and a shirt and sport coat. A small token of congratulations on achieving his Masters Degree. We are definitely going to have to put some money aside if we want to go to his next graduation ceremony.

I could get used to him being on this side of the Pacific. It is pretty exciting to think of him eventually getting a faculty position somewhere or a research position somewhere. I guess time will tell.

Wyatt and Genevieve are starting to warm up to him more. At least Wyatt didn't think he was a pirate like Joel Turner did when he was little. I don't think he looks quite as pirate-ish without the facial hair.