Friday, December 17, 2010


Tonight E received his Bobcat badge, his first as a Cub Scout.

Oh, and after the "snowball" fight guess who else showed up at the pack meeting?

J was so excited; his little legs were pumping up and down like mad.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

someone new


Mittens Baby
So, we (the boys and I) have been wanting a kitty for a long time now, but pops always said no (absolutely not). I am sure this has to do with him not wanting to have to clean up after such kitty. sis in law arrived to stay with us through New Year and when she asked us if there was anything she could bring us, we asked her jokingly to bring us a kitty.
Well she arrived on the evening of the 6th (pops was not home yet), and I asked if she needed to get anything out of the car immediately. She says yes just a couple things, and so we go out. She asks me to get the package out of the front seat, and I ask if I should leave the towel over it (thinking it is something the boys are not to see just yet) when it moves and meows.
Oooohhh myyy...!!!
Um, I didn't know quite what to do. Actually, I was about ready to put the package back in the car, and leave home; but I ask, "Does your brother know?" And she says...Yes! He was the one who asked me to find her and bring her down. That man, I tell you; he is such a softie. I love him.
Her previous owners took her to a pound, and a cat rescue group got her out of there and placed her in a foster home; until my sis in law was interviewed about adopting her for us, and brought her here. It seems already, as if she has always been with us. We are all quite taken with her, even the softie.
Oh, and the name. Well, E wanted Mittens and J wanted Little Baby; and so she got a little sweetness from them both.

Friday, December 10, 2010


While on a trip to the "big city" last month we had to visit our favorite place, the Imaginarium. Which much to our delight we found had been relocated into the museum after its current expansion. It was at least quadruple the fun. We were there for two hours and it seemed like maybe only twenty minutes, and as a bonus it was all free, thanks to a grant from Fred Meyer called, "Free After 3 Thursdays". We will be sure to visit next time we are in town. If you are interested, you can visit here:

on the lift

he kept going back to this very cool machine

get the ball on there just right, and it will continue to spin

inside the giant bubble

pumping the wax lava

on the boat, his favorite