Sunday, May 28, 2006

Clearly not the Post Man's Kid

Ok, I couldn't find a good picture of Kevin at 15 months, so this comparison of Kevin at 23 months and Zane at 15 months will have to do. I love comparison pics, don't you? Technology has changed just a bit. (Kevin just got a new phone and it doesn't really look like the one in the picture. Oh, and photo quality has changed just a bit, too.)


Every Kid Gets a Robot. And a Haircut.

I had my first rummage/moving sale yesterday. We made $100 after pizza. It was even kind of fun. The neighbors hung out all day and helped us. And then they took the leftover items (which was a LOT) to some Vet goodwill place. Yay. So, we got rid of EVERYTHING. The picture below shows the marketing scheme we used once we realized we had waaaaaayyy too many robots.

Here is the neighbor kid enjoying our outdoor living room.

Here is my kid, not at all enjoying his third haircut this past Thursday.

Awwww...that is so darn sad. It didn't last long. To make us all feel better, here he is yesterday, on his 15-month birthday, looking so darn cute, I tend to believe the agony of having his haircut was worth it. He had his 15 month doctor's appt on Tuesday, and doc said he is doing great--31 3/4 inches and 23.8 lbs. So, without further ado, here is what 23.8 lbs looks like (looks like his daddy...need to find those pics).


Sunday, May 21, 2006

House...Found, Work...DONE!

Well, things have been insane around here in the past month. But we DID find a house in Olympia!!! Not at ALL what we thought we would get, but it is perfect. Bedrooms for everyone and an office. Close to downtown, fabulous park, historic neighborhood. The house was built in 1889.

I had my last day of work at Ten Chimneys after 8 1/2 years on Friday, 5/19/06. Kevin had his last night of work at Pizza Man after 4 1/2 years last night. Caspian had his last day at Honey Creek after 3 years on Friday, 5/19/06. Here I am at work on my last day, deleting 37 messages from Kevin and Zane...

They had a lovely going away party for me with flowers and a banner and cake and a fabulous bracelet as a gift and a wonderful scrapbook with notes from staff and volunteers and all sorts of pictures and materials from the time I was there. It was a great going away. I felt a little like I was at my own wake or funeral. Man, everyone should leave town at least once. People said the NICEST things. Was very sweet. (Sheesh, I am so not eloquent today.)

And, just for fun, here's a picture of Zane on the couch. He has started talking a lot. As I type, he is running around with a tiger on a motorcycle, saying, "Vrrroooooommm" He is also very good with "Buh Byyyyyyyye", which we will say to Milwaukee on 5/31/06. He's lookin' less like a baby, isn't he?