July 29, 2009
The blessing on Sunday was beautiful. It was wonderful to have such a large circle of family willing and able to stand with Adam in blessing Gabe. We were so far away with Porter that we only had a few and it was really nice to have everyone there. We were able to get a family picture with both sides of the family, and just about everyone was there. On our side, Rachael was the only one who couldn't make it. She is in New Mexico and too far away to come. On Adam's side we were only missing Chris and Joyelle's family, and Robyn and Mike's clan, both of them out of state as well and too far to come.
The blanket Gabe was blessed with was made by his Great, Great Grandmother. It is really nice to have that tradition.
We went out to the reservoir a few days early to check out the water. Porter loved it. We went to another reservoir in Mantua after that and Porter loved it so much he walked right into the water until it was over his head. Neither Adam or I had expected him to do more that splash in the shallows, so we hadn't put our suits on. I was quite wet after pulling him out and also quite surprised that he wasn't upset about it in the least. He loves the water.
All the girls getting ready in the spare bathroom. Everyone had fun rearranging the letters in the shower after we got back and the next morning.
Preparing the next onslaught of water balloons.
Launching the water balloons. I need to make one of those hupchuckers. Thanks Mom for bringing them.
Porter had his first taste of Pepsi. He kept saying, "Pessy yummy."
Everybody hanging out in the shade. We are so glad that Andrea could make it too. This is unfortunately the only picture I got of her. She and her kids came all the way from New York. Not just for this, but thankfully she could fit us into their trip.
Sammy loved our little roller coaster ride. Even the big kids were riding it. It has a little ramp with a couple bumps in it and then you coast down the drive.
There were so many people here over the weekend. Sammy found the onle semi quite spot on the house; in Gabe's chair under the food table.
July 26, 2009
July 20, 2009
July 16, 2009
I like all kinds of origami, and lately I have been doing more money origami. It is fun to create something from money because that creation is inherently valuable.
I love to fold something and leave it as a tip. I have done pyramids, baskets and other stuff. My latest is below, my own creation with the head and the shirt I learned to do from a diagram I found online.
I call this one "Hamilton's Night on the Town" Did you know that is who is on the ten dollar bill? Alexander Hamilton. Appropriately enough I plan on giving it away as a tip when I go out to eat at a steak place called "Hamilton's."
This next one is one of the most difficult shapes I have ever folded, a coworker sent me a picture of the original and said I couldn't do it. So I did. I think it is rather impressive myself.
Won Park's Dollar Koi folded by the great Adam. ;-)
July 11, 2009
"NO!! Not want it!! This is what he yells at me what seems to be at least a dozen times a day. It is what he is saying about me taking his picture. The terrible twos have hit him (and us) hard.
July 10, 2009
We miss them and hope we get to see them again soon.