Thursday, February 22, 2007

A great trip!

We took a quick trip to visit Grandma and Grandpa this last weekend! And we went on the TRAIN!

Jimmy had to think about it a lot before we left.

Might as well have a snack while you're thinking...

Let's color a picture about the train!

We had a snack and a book to read on the ferry ride over to catch the train!

Grandpa was very happy to see Jimmy! So was Grandma!

Then we rode on the Max train to the TRAM!! TRAM!! TRAM!!!

We had a glorious day to ride the tram up the mountain! You can see all the way to Mt Hood this way..

And all the way to Mt. St. Helens the other way!

There was a little play area with at turtle that needed to be sat upon!

Around the viewing area were statues with a nurturing theme. This one was my favorite. It made me think of Pepe.

Here we are waiting for the Tram to go back down the mountain.

It was so exciting, it wore Jimmy clean out!

We also went to the zoo, but I didn't get any pictures...

On the train ride home there was a snack and a book to read...

And I had some beautiful tulips in my kitchen to greet us when we got home!

What a great trip!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

He didn't forget!

Yes, even when he is at the bottom of the pacific somewhere, Jeff managed to get me some roses for valentine's day!
They arrived just as I was getting Jimmy ready for bed.
I really didn't expect anything, really. I mean he's at the bottom of the ocean for crying out loud!

But I have a wonderful hubby and I now also have a bouquet of red white and lavender colored roses!

For those of you that would to pretend to be on a sub and live a little bit of Jeff's life, here is a short list of instructions-
gals, you don't have to even think about this one- no women allowed on subs!

1. Sleep on the shelf in your closet. Replace the closet door with a curtain. 6 hours after you go to sleep, have your wife whip open the curtain. shine a flashlight in your eyes, and mumble "Sorry, wrong rack".

2. Don't eat any food that you don't get out of a can or have to add water to.

3. Spend as much time as possible indoors and avoid sunlight. Hang out in such areas as dark theaters, windowless buildings, closets, etc.

4. Renovate your bathroom. Build a wall across the middle of your bathtub and move the shower head down to chest level. When you take showers, make sure you shut off the water while soaping.

5. Repeat back everything anyone says to you.

6. Sit in your car for six hours a day with your hands on the wheel and the motor running, but don't go anywhere.

7. Put lube oil in your humidifier instead of water and set it to "High".

8. Don't watch T.V. except movies in the middle of the night. Also, have your family vote on which movie to watch, then show a different one.

9. Don't do your wash at home. Pick the most crowded laundry mat you can find.

10. (Optional for Nukes and A-Div) Leave lawnmower running in your living room six hours a day for proper noise level.

11. Have the paperboy give you a haircut.

12. Take hourly readings on your electric and water meters.

13. Sleep with your dirty laundry.

14. Invite guests, but don't have enough food for them.

15 Buy a broken exercise bicycle and strap it down to the floor in your kitchen.

16. Buy a trash compactor and use it once a week. Store up garbage in the other side of your bathtub.

17. Wake up every night at midnight and have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on stale bread, if anything. (Optional--canned ravioli or cold soup)

18. Make up your family menu a week ahead of time without looking in your food cabinets or refrigerator.

19. Set your alarm clock to go off at random times during the night. When it goes off, jump out of bed and get dressed as fast as you can, then run out into your yard and break out the garden hose.

20. Once a month take every major appliance completely apart and then put them back together.

21. Use 18 scoops of coffee per pot and allow it to sit for 5 or 6 hours before drinking.

22. Invite at least 85 people you don't really like to come and visit for a couple of months.

23. Store your eggs in your garage for two months and then cook a dozen each morning.

24. Have a fluorescent lamp installed on the bottom of your coffee table and lie under it to read books.

25. Check your refrigerator compressor for "sound shorts".

26. Put a complicated lock on your basement door and wear the key on a lanyard around your neck.

27. Lockwire the lugnuts on your car.

28. When making cakes, prop up one side of the pan while it is baking. Then spread icing really thick on one side to level off the top.

29. Every so often, yell "Emergency Deep", run into the kitchen, and sweep all pots/pans/dishes off of the counter onto the floor. Then, yell at your wife for not having the place "stowed for sea".

30. Put on the headphones from your stereo (don't plug them in). Go and stand in front of your stove. Say (to nobody in particular) "Stove manned and ready". Stand there for 3 or 4 hours. Say (once again to nobody in particular) "Stove secured". Roll up the headphone cord and put them away.

31. Write a controlled work package to change the oil on your car.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Catching up! -Again!

Sorry for the long delay between posts...
Here are the most recent pics!
First, I've been collecting pics of how you can tell there's a little boy in the house!
Some need a little explanation, other speak for themselves!

If the lighting was just right you would also be able to see all the hand prints on the glass...

This one caught me off guard.

No little girl would disrespect shoes like this, even if the shoe stand made a nice train shed!


Having a boy in the house definitely keeps you on your toes. There are always little things to find in interesting places.

And then I get to buy things like this for my funny, busy little guy!

A few weekends ago Jimmy and I went hiking in the state park that is just up the street from our house!

Let's go Mommy!

Come on! This is fun in the woods!

They even had a place to stop and play!

Jimmy is a happy little boy! He misses his Daddy, but doesn't fuss about it!

Jimmy found a new comfy(?) chair.

We also got a pack of bath crayons!
They are great fun!

That's it for now!
Hope you all are well, Happy "Melon"tine's Day!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Heeeeeeere's Jimmy!

Having fun in the curtains!
Sorry for the poor lighting... Jimmy was going back and forth behind the curtains all night this particular night. He stoppped once he saw I had the camera out. Figures...

I really do have more pictures to put up, please stay tuned...