Monday, June 21, 2010

Ohhhh, you know what you should do?

Move to WA and buy a gorgeous piece of property! A salmon bearing creek, 2.64 acres, lake access...what's not to love?!?!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Please have the number for CPS handy

You'll need it in approximately 25 seconds...

Monday, June 14, 2010

There is a pivtol day in every young dork's life

For my young dork, that was Saturday. With much ceremony, Troy presented Jack his first light saber. Check back tonight for a video of the momentous event.

Update: we couldn't upload the video. Jack was totally naked in it, and there was so much toddler wiener that we thought better of putting it out there.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

For posterity

I want to be able to look back at this blog and see Jack's developments as he grows. With that in mind, I thought I should sit down and make a list of signs and words he knows.

We have him in a very exclusive American Sign Language immersion program (aka, my aunt & uncle's house), and it's totally worth the cost! Hee hee.

Troy, Connie & Jim, let me know what else I'm missing. Things in red have been added since original post

  1. Please
  2. Milk
  3. Sleep
  4. More
  5. All done
  6. Dog
  7. Cat
  8. Mom
  9. Dad
  10. Sausage
  11. Smoothie
  12. Waffle
  13. Squirrel
  14. Banana
  15. Bread/toast
  16. Bird/chicken
  17. Book
  18. Cheese
  19. Dance
  20. Apple
  21. Owl
  22. Thirsty
  23. Light
  24. KC (my cousin)
  25. Swing
  26. Hot
  27. Bath
  28. ...I know there are a lot more


  1. Momma
  2. Dada
  3. Banana
  4. Kiwi
  5. Cakies (pancakes)
  6. Mum Mum (brand name of rice crackers he likes)
  7. Chicken
  8. Blues (blueberries)
  9. Book
  10. Read
  11. All done
  12. Cheese
  13. Milk
  14. Bath
  15. Sausage
  16. Please (peeees)
  17. Butt (and then points to his or your butt)
  18. Dog
  19. Bird
  20. Up
  21. Ka (Kannika my aunt & uncle's dog)
  22. Kitty
  23. Dance Dance (means please turn on the digital music on the TV so I can bust a move)
  24. Beep Beep (means he wants to read this book)
  25. Keys
  26. Apple
  27. Pig
  28. Owl
  29. AB (means sing me the ABC song damnit!)
  30. Hot
  31. Jeep Jeep (means take me for a ride in the toy Jeep)
  32. There are more, I just know it...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tuesday challenge

Happy first day of June! If someone could please tell western Washington that it's almost summer, I'd appreciate it.

In honor of our rainy and icky weather, my challenge to you is to limit the use of your dryer for 1 week. We have 2 folding racks for indoor drying, and 2 tiny retractable lines for outside deck drying when the weather shapes up! This little guy is fantastic for socks, undis, etc.

We hang our clothes and let them almost airdry. When they're still a bit damp, we throw them in the dryer for 15-20 min to finish up the drying and to get the "crunch" out. If we can do this in the Seattle area, there are no excuses for not trying it yourself.

I've always line dried clothes to an extent, but really ramped it up last month after Troy's company laid off many of their employees. Every bit of savings counts for something. With the outside temp about the same over the last 2 months, my power bill dropped by $30. That is tangible savings.