Thursday, June 29, 2006

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

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On Blue Lake yesterday with Jillian (5) and Ava (3).

Swimmer Joe!

Fishing the ball out. . .

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Sunday, June 25, 2006

Jon (inner monologue): This is so sweet! I'm sitting here with Mario Andretti at the Champ Car Races, it's Father's Day, I got an Almindinger shirt for only ten bucks, and now I'm getting a signed photo!
Mario: Well, let's see, who should I make this out to?
Ron (Jon's assistant manager, who's taking the photo): Hey, Mr. Andretti, sir, where can I get one of those cool teeny tiny checkered hats? (scroll down...) Posted by Picasa
Jon: Can you sign one for my son, Jonah? And how 'bout if you sign your vest for my dad, Jerry? He's a real big fan and a Chevron guy, too, I know he'd wear it a lot.  Posted by Picasa
Mario: Well, now you're really starting to tick me off, son. I think that's just too much to ask! Posted by Picasa
Ron: Can I just wear this for a sec? Gee, thanks!
Mario: Security, get these two out of here!
Ron: Jon take the picture, QUICK! Posted by Picasa
This is Jon impersonating Mr. Pacman on Father's Day (he's wearing his present--representative of the video game addicts my two "men" are).
Happy late Father's Day to "da best Daddy in da ho' wide world!"--Ava's exact words.
(I know these are a bit blurry, but it's really hard to take digital pictures of moving people.)

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I have bangs!! Posted by Picasa

Friday, June 23, 2006

Congratulations to my sister Jamie and her husband Adam, who're expecting their third little one in late January!
Also to my sister April who will be moving to Portland soon since she just beat out hundreds of applicants to land a job with Catholic Charities as a senior case manager, working with victims of human trafficking.
YIPPEE!!! (you should have heard me scream on the phone!)

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

One of the bummers of having our kids get older is that we can no longer spell things out which are just ideas to do for the evening. For example:
Jon: Hey, maybe we could R-I-D-E our B-I-K-E-S to get S-L-U-R-P-

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Showing their colorful tongues . . . Jon and Jerry watching the Stanley Cup Playoffs outdoors (they call that camping??) at Tom and Betty's Prevost (somehow they keep thinking Jerry wants one) . . . finally, 4 very tired "kiddos" resting while watching Peter Pan--Ava got bonked wrestling and has a cold cloth on her head.

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Eating Push-Pops in the motorhome . . . Jonah trying to get into Ava's picture (sound familiar anyone??).

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Teaching Ava how to swing--if you have ever had a 3 year old, you know how hard it is to tell them how to do anything. . . then later playing in the wet sand on the volleyball court. (click picture = bigger)
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Baseball with Dadda the first day--it was raining (I should say POURING) when we arrived. Warm Springs (where Kah-nee-ta is located) gets about 4 inches of rain each year, but I think they got almost all 4 that day . . . the kids taking swings, passing off the ball, just playing around.

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We just got back from Kah-nee-ta Indian Reservation (we got a hotel room, Jerry and Louise RVed it, and their friends Tom and Betty met us there with their RV), where the kids love to "dwim and dwim and dwim" (swim), but unfortunately I got ZERO pictures of them swimming . . . pretty smart, eh? So here's some pics of other things . . . walking 'round, hanging out, Father and Son, the Rellie.

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Hanging out on the beach . . . Mindy, Melody, Christy with baby Rebekah, and Jenni. Great friends and we had such a wonderful time! Posted by Picasa
Walking to the beach . . . Baby 'Bekah-Boo . . . Crowding 'round the Salty Seadog . . .

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