Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Little Bit O' Boo

Just in case you needed your dose of Boo for the day....


We ran into a girl from Jonah's class. We run into her family everywhere. Seriously. And this is a big city, people. I'm expecting them to move in next door anytime now.

Boo and Abey loved the sandpit!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Gooey Walks!

What a day!

The Making of an Ottoman

What do you do when you're Dutch and don't want to spend big bucks on an ottoman?
Make one.
As long as your husband has (or you have) a few tools, of course ;)
I bought an old ugly pine coffee table off Craigslist for $15, Jon resized the top and I sanded, primed, and painted the legs. I got some foam, batting, and a course linen from the fabric store, covered a few buttons, and we were off.

Fastening on the legs (or fitting), stapling the batting over the foam, underside of the tufting. (forgot to take a pic of the fabric going on--bad Elisabeth!)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St Patrick's Day

Everyone say Leprechaun!
This corned beef was a hit!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Pizza for the Dollies Breakfast

That's what she's servin' up at The Crunchy Delight.

Someone is Happy

That her Nana and Poppops are home for a week! Brynne got to go visit with them all by herself today while the big kids were at school and the Gooey guy stayed with Mama. She was very 'cited!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

We Take Time Out From The Birthday Week..

To bring you one extremely cute Goo and his dip.

A Castley Cake

> I made this cake for Ava's 2nd b-day and remember it being very stressful. This time I did two layers, no center turret and let Ava do 90% of the decorating! She did an amazing job--don'tcha agree?!
> And one more pic of Brynne. I just couldn't resist! Check out that pose.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Bitty Baby Brynney turns Big

I cannot believe it. Say it isn't so.
Little itty bitty baby Brynney--our smallest, and yet perhaps most precocious of all--has now turned the old age of 4! This is the age Ava was when Brynne was born...and she seemed so big to me.
Brynne is a tender, sweet, exuberant little one and she fills our lives with joy (and yes, pain at times) but the pain makes the joy that much sweeter. Kinda like those salted chocolates I like...
Happy BooBoo Birthday Brynne!
We love you so much.

The Boy & The Man

Here they are...looks like they had fun, eh?

Abey & The Straw

I can't tell you how long the boy was enthralled with this straw...

Somebody Turned 34...

And it's not the cutie pies on the right!
Seriously had such a beautiful birthday. Jon and the kids spoiled me!
Went to Deschutes for dinner--my oh my I love their Abyss but alas, they were only in $12/each! Settled for Obsidian on nitro instead and didn't look back. Their food is incredible too--everyone loved it and we had a nice fam time.
(Jon gave me a gorgeous necklace so Brynne wanted one of her own--she took the ribbon from the box and check her out)

Wednesday, March 02, 2011


Oh say, oh say, can you smell a snow day?!

Khocolate Kake Kids

My, oh my...