Saturday, July 31, 2004

As of yesterday, Ava knew 20 words (I counted).
Today, words #21 & 22:
"Juuuuuuuuuice" and "Orawee" (our friend Aurelie's name).
Very cute.

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

A few months ago, we realized that Jonah named his right hand.  Yes, you read that correctly, he named his right hand.  He was in the bathtub and had his hand in a small tupperware container that I use to rinse his hair. 
"This is Mm Mm's hot tub!"
"Who's?"  I asked.
"Mm Mm's."
"Who's Mm Mm?"
He waved his right hand around.
Then, yesterday, he was playing with his Chevron truck (Pete Pickup) and boat.  The fingers from his right hand were in the boat.   
"This is Mm Mm's boat."
Jon noticed his left hand was in the cab of the truck.
"Who's driving the truck?"  he asked.
"Mm Mm's brother!"
He should have named him "Uh huh."

Monday, July 26, 2004

Brawleyfam with Itziar this morning! Posted by Hello

Jonah building sandcastles with Jaden and Simon. Posted by Hello

Campin' out, eatin' s'mores! Posted by Hello

Our beach trip for the weekend. L-R:Jenni, Anna, Ava, Elisabeth, Mary, Tristen. Posted by Hello

Sunday, July 25, 2004

Story-time with Nana and Great-Auntie Dawn: 7/22/04 Posted by Hello

A multi-ethnic dinner! (1 Basque, 3 Canucks, 5 Yanks) Posted by Hello

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Jonah at dinner:
"I'm firsty!
I'm firsty!
I'm FIRSTY!!!"
"How do you ask nicely?"  I asked.
"May I pweese be firsty?" he replied.

Time to wash your hair, Jonah! Posted by Hello

Ava and Jonah loved the water fountain! Posted by Hello

Jonah taking a break to cool down after a hot bike ride. Salmon Street Springs, downtown Portland.  Posted by Hello

Itziar on a bike ride along the eastside Portland waterfront. Posted by Hello

Friday, July 16, 2004

Jonah is looking at pictures while I am working on the computer today. "Das you, Momma!"
I look over--it's a picture of my sister, April.
"No, that's Bepo!"
"Oh." then...
"I yike Bepo. She's a nice girl."
Jonah loves cars!  (I wonder who he inherited that from?)
At 3 1/2 he knows almost every make of car on the road.
We'll be driving along and all of a sudden :
I almost have a heart-attack every time. 
Last week he says to us, "I think we need a BMW."
Jon replied, "In your dreams, kid."

Thursday, July 15, 2004

This is called the "Momma--I gotta go now and i'm not gonna make it up 50 steep steps to the potty" picture. Posted by Hello

The quick get-a-way! Posted by Hello

Relaxing on the "air match" Posted by Hello

Learning to kayak (Jon). Posted by Hello

Ava relaxing at Blue Lake 7/12/04 Posted by Hello
Jonah at a neighbor's house yesterday...
"You got a treat for a good boy?"

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

"hmmm...I wonder what will happen if I pull this..." Posted by Hello

More in the pool... Posted by Hello

Ava Louise--16 months old Posted by Hello

Jonah (isn't he getting skinny!) in our pool today Posted by Hello

Sunday, July 11, 2004

Jonah and Ava's cousins in Canada! Jacob on the left and Simeon on the right.  Posted by Hello

Mel (Papa) at age 3. Guess we know who Jonah resembles! Posted by Hello

Saturday, July 10, 2004

Louise (Nana) with Ava on the 4th of July at Blue Lake Posted by Hello
Tonight I heard Jon drive up (his truck is loud), so I yelled for the kids: "Daddy's home!" and we ran to the front door to watch him walk up.
Jonah started yelling, "Hi Daddy!"
Ava's screamed "Dadadadadada!"
After Jon greeted them, he walked through the already-open garage to enter the house. Meanwhile, I heard Jonah mutter something to himself.
"What was that, Jo?"
"I yuv him. I yuv my daddy."
Theology from a three-year-old:
"God made the clouds, Mom."
"Yep, He sure did, Jonah."
"And He made the stars and the trees. And He made Simon for me to be my friend. And He made the GMCs, too."

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Itziar (Our Basque exchange-student) with Jonah! Posted by Hello
Jonah likes to say he's going to "hang onto" his friends instead of "hang out with."
This is what he said on the way home from the library:
"I'm going to hang onto Timmy-guy, Simon, Marcus, Aidan, Kaena, Mrs. Heidi, Daddy, Gamma, Jillian, and Pop-Pop!"
I guess he has the right idea!

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Throwing water balloons at PopPop and Nana's! 6.20.04 Posted by Hello

Jonah singing "I'm in the Lord's Army!" Posted by Hello