Monday, May 26, 2014

project life 2014: week 21

sunday: 68* equals slip & slide weather for these northwesterner kids. the dog was hilarious. he kept trying to bite the water that was spraying.065
monday: layla had her appointment with the rheumatologist at children’s. after an exam, labs, x-rays, and lots of questions, it looks like a preliminary diagnosis of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. now we wait for results and then make a plan for how to best treat it and prevent long-term damage.068
also monday: it seems that bonez is (mistakenly) under the impression that he is a lap dog…076
tuesday: big test for the new dog… will he pass the crusty casserole dish test?078
wednesday: our dominos remodeled and put in this awesome chalkboard wall. 083
thursday: I have no idea why, but micah is suddenly planning his birthday party. he has been making all of these adorable decorations. “it’s my birthday today. arent you excited?”085
saturday: “therapy” session for toby. I put the dog outside and forced him to come downstairs. he lasted about 5 minutes on my lap before running away.090
and some extras:
1. yes, bonez passed the test. in fact, I think he did a better job than the labs!
2. the cute robot they made.
3. long saturday walk on the trail… “it’s too far.” “my feet are going to fall off.”
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Monday, May 19, 2014

project life 2014: week 20

sunday: we have a new dog!!!!! meet bonez, the husky!009

tuesday: bonez meets toby, as depicted by micah… it did not go particularly well. there was a lot of chasing, a lot of yelling, a little bit of peeing, and just a little bit of almost getting eaten… micah thought it was funny. 032

wednesday: yup, it’s the pre-wash cycle.037

thursday: micah’s sandwich.039

also thursday: he was ‘exercising’ or ‘getting big muscles’ or something along those lines.044

friday: recital day!045

saturday: seattle mom prom was a blast with my MOMS Club friends.seattle mom prom-210

sipping champagne through a red vine. yum!

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some extras of our beautiful boy.

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Monday, May 12, 2014

project life 2014: week 19

warning: this week is very micah-heavy. no idea why.
sunday: rousing game of checkers.027
tuesday: because he is just so cute.034
wednesday: another trip to the doctor to have a look at another randomly swollen ankle for layla. this time, we FINALLY got referred to rheumatology. doc is pretty sure there is some arthritis there.002
thursday: micah picked a flower for grandma.040
friday: helping me clean grandma and grandpa’s kitchen.005
saturday: “mom! take a picture of me with toby!”006
also saturday: cats are such attention hogs. I WAS trying to read.007

Monday, May 5, 2014

project life 2014: week 18

sunday: a tradition dating back to my childhood. there’s an office park near our church that is (for lack of a better way to put it) built in the middle of a swamp. wetlands, may be a little classier. at any rate, there’s a slough surrounding it, and a lot of the parking lots are frequently flooded. BUT, it makes it a popular place for ducks and geese, and in the spring, you can always find babies! so after church, we went ‘sunday driving’ through the office park in search of ducklings, and were not disappointed. 035

also sunday: family outing to go mini-golfing. we had a blast. we all (well, maybe not dave and shane) totally sucked at it, but it was still fun. 2014-07-224

tuesday: school skate night at skate king. 2014-07-226

wednesday: rare spring heat wave meant we had to get out the sprinkler!128 (2)

also wednesday: toby, being a real cat. he was rolling around in the grass like crazy.157 (2)

friday: reading elephant and piggie books before school.173

saturday: my back’s out. more comfortable on the floor. which is messy. because my back is out.175

couple of skinnies:

1) costume day!!!!

2) april’s date night. we went out for mexican and I got the HUGEST margarita!

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