Monday, August 30, 2004

Jonah and I have a new nightly ritual: hot tub!

Saturday, August 28, 2004


Jonah and Jayden "hiding" for hide-n-go-seek. Posted by Hello

Jayden, Jon, and Jonah at the train station--dressed up in their engineer stripes! Posted by Hello
My sister Jamie and her family have been here all week visiting. On Wednesday morning, Jon and Adam took Jonah and my nephew Jayden on a train ride to Seattle. The boys were all dressed up engineer stripes. When the man came through to take their tickets, he said, "What're your names?"
"Jayden."
"My name's Jonah, and this is my friend, Daddy."

Tuesday, August 24, 2004


Jonah learned to fetch our daily supply of water from the old pump out back. Posted by Hello

The "Sand Box" at the Fair, filled with corn! Posted by Hello

Playing flutes at the Clackamas County Fair last week. PopPop and Nana took Jonah, Ava, & Elisabeth. The kids had so much fun! Posted by Hello

Thursday, August 19, 2004

It is not often that Jonah willingly shares, but today when Ava untied her balloon and it flew off into the blue sky, he reached over to her (she was crying) and said, "Here, Ava, do you wanna share my bawoon?"
I was so proud.

Tuesday, August 17, 2004


a silly picture of jonah! Posted by Hello

Sunday, August 15, 2004


Jonah's favorite spot. Posted by Hello

Ava Louise on Sunday (17 months old) Posted by Hello

Friday, August 13, 2004

Jonah likes to shorten some of his words.
For example:
"Thank!" (You can figure that one out) and
"Welc!" (You're welcome)

Thursday, August 12, 2004

Tonight I picked Jonah up to carry him up to bed.
He layed his head on my shoulder and said, "When I'm asleep I miss you. "

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Ava has some new favorite books: Spot (he's a dog). She will sit and read the same book with us three or four times in a row. She calls him "Pot." (smile)

Thursday, August 05, 2004

Recently Jonah decided that he doesn't like bread crusts. He just eats around them and leaves them on his plate. Today I told him that eating his crusts will give him big muscles like Daddy. (My sister Jamie tried that one out on a neighbor boy growing up)
"Weally?!"
"Oh yeah--Daddy eats all his crusts and that's why he's so strong."
Just then, Jon happened to walk by.
"Daddy, do you eat your cwusts?"
"Yup, I eat my crusts so that Scary Guy won't get me. And it gives me big muscles." Jon flexed for Jonah and walked outside.
Jonah's eyes were huge with awe and without a word he picked up his crusts and ate them all!
"What are you doing, Joe?" I asked.
"I'm gonna get stwong wike Daddy so I can keep Scawy Guy away."
"You have to eat a LOT of crusts to be strong like Daddy."
Hopefully we won't have to throw crusts away for the near future!

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

On Sunday Jonah won a door prize at the Chevron company picnic:
a karaoke machine.
He holds the microphone so close to his mouth that his version of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," sounds a little too similar to Ozzie Osborn's, even though Jonah actually knows the words.

Proof that there's only two things on a three-year-old's mind:
Tonight I was telling Jonah about how Auntie Jamie, Uncle Adam, and Jayden are going to come visit in a few weeks.
"What should we do when they get here?"
"We can pway games!"
"OK--what else?"
"We can eat!"
"Oh--what should we eat?" I asked.
"um . . . how 'bout treats!"