Thursday, June 28, 2012

First Fish!

J caught his first fish today! C dropped L off a daycare for a change, and the boys headed to the hills to get some fishing in. Our boy caught his first fish, an 11-inch rainbow trout, with his Spiderman fishing pole.
It was quite tasty.

Monday, June 25, 2012

A Girl and Her Dog

MacGuyver is "my" dog. He's been very loyal to me ever since we adopted him when he was 11 months old, to the point where he sniffs me good morning every day and waits outside the bathroom for me. When J was a baby, he was pretty indifferent. He didn't want hugs or kisses from the baby, and would just walk away when J came too close for comfort (though he was a big fan of the high chair and its associated leavings). When L showed up, though, everything changed. "My" dog suddenly had a new girl in his life. He sits patiently waiting for her to finish eating every meal (which, considering he's a hound, is only notable for the fact that he's patient about it) and he has never gotten snippy when she got close to him while he cleans up after meals. He waits outside the kids' room while she is napping or while we are putting her to bed , and if he can he'll sneak in to sniff her and make sure everything is okay (regardless of which of us is in there, so it's not just about him checking on me). He lets her crawl on him and pet him and kiss him, and it is absolutely adorable. In her turn, she loves her "gog" and frequently wants to go "liggle" (tickle/pet) him.

Today, C called me to tell me that MacGuyver had snuck into the room while L was napping, laid down next to her crib, and took a nap with her the whole time she was in there.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

June 19, 2012 - Keeping Cool


With record-breaking heat this week, the kids are staying cool any way they can. Also, you can sort of see my garden and how more plants survived the hail of 6/6 than I thought, so yay!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

June 17, 2012

I love this picture of L from yesterday. She loves her sunglasses and hat!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

June 16, 2012

We went up to the mountains for an afternoon of fishing. It was a bit crowded and crazy, so we packed it in pretty early and didn't catch anything anyway.

It looks like the kids had fun though.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Things My 4 Year Old Taught Me

Bruce Wayne is Batman, and Peter Parker is Spiderman, but Spiderman is also Bruce Wayne.

Playing "Doctor" means that your baby sister is the doctor, and she needs to give you a checkup because you have a fever, so you chase her around the house yelling "doctor, come back!"

The dinosaurs died when a meat-eater fell out of the sky onto the earth.

Poop on the ground (i.e. dog poop, goose poop)  is actually magic worms.

Watering your hair makes it grow like plants grow.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

June 10, 2012 - Bathtime for Bonzo


J was goofing off in the bath tonight. Silly boy!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Jun 6, 2012 - What the Hail?

As it was happening...

Our bird bath (had a potted tomato in it, which I removed)


This was pansies...

My zucchini. :-(

*Sniff* My poor garden... this is what happened in the middle of the night last night. The carnage is awful. Pretty much my peppers and green beans seem to be spared, we'll see how well the rest comes through.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

June 2, 2012 - A Photographer in Training

J took this picture of L today while we were messing around. Impressive!