Monthly Archives: April 2012

We Met Mary Poppins!

Julie Andrews was in town doing a book signing for her (and her daughter’s) new children’s book “The Very Fairy Princess: Here Comes the Flower Girl!”   She was doing the signings in 4 locations, but 3 of the 4 sold … Continue reading

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Seattle Reptile Expo

The Seattle Reptile Expo was this weekend, and we’ve been wanting to go for a few years.  One of the other Teachers at Mom’s school went a few years ago and got a bunch of inexpensive stick bugs for a … Continue reading

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And the yammering begins…

She’s “talking” more and more now…making more sounds, yammering on and making noise…we’ve been trying real hard to have her first word be “bacon” (and by we, I mean Papa Chu, Rien, and Daddy…with Mom occasionally)…well, sadly, I think we’ve … Continue reading

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And We’re Crawling!

Well, its finally happened.  She has learned how to crawl.  The end of our current life is at hand…time for the next stage…the stage of chasing (and sadly the stage of baby gates and baby proofing…big sigh) Its gotten worse … Continue reading

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An O’Brien Birthday Party

So Uncle Dave and his brother Sean have birthdays only a few weeks apart, so they decided to throw a joint birthday party.  Was an utterly amazing day out for it…84 degrees and hot.  So off into the car we went … Continue reading

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A Day Out…

So the weather is utterly outstanding…time to go out and do adventure like things… Took the dogs to the dog park…at the Ranch store they were doing a fundraiser for local charities. They had some miniature horses there to drum … Continue reading

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Playing with Daddy

So I’ve had this video for a while now, but kept forgetting to post it.  The Otter has learned to love the game of flipping over.  So much so, that she will throw her head/back really hard to try to … Continue reading

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Horseys!

The dog park we go to is at a ranch…they have a few big stables there with lots of horses (and equipment for learning, jumping, riding trails, riding in a circle, barrels, etc) so the dogs always get a good … Continue reading

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Latest checkup

So the Otter has been off her game this past week or so…fevers, overly fussy, needy, not eating much, not sleeping right, and has been using her “I’m in pain” cry instead of her normal “I’m just cranky” cry all … Continue reading

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Lunch with Matt and Jenn

Some old friends of Dad’s stopped by for lunch at our local lake park…was pretty great to see Matt and Jenn, and we got lucky as it was really nice out (tho the wind did pick up a bit)..like 65 … Continue reading

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Lookin Stylish in My New Sunglasses!

So its beginning to look a bit like spring here, with a few sunny days…so it was time to hook the Otter up with some shades. Surprisingly, she generally leaves them alone and they stay on…she usually has this grin … Continue reading

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Playing with Puppies…and some forward movement…sigh

So the sun is finally out now and then…spring has arrived.  There is a spot in our dining room that gets a ton of sun during the morning/early afternoon.  Its a popular spot for the dogs and cats to sunbathe.  … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

Its Evie’s first Easter…and we are so lucky, as it is 65 degrees out, dry with blue skies.  Almost unheard of here in wet Washington.  We went over to Chu and Lexi’s for their Easter party.  Was pretty fun, lots … Continue reading

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NorWesCon 36

So Daddy really only gets one vacation a year…he spends a few days away at NorWesCon, indulging his inner geek with his crew.  On the last night of the Con (its 4-5 days long) the Otter and Mommy came and … Continue reading

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New Tricks – Sitting Up, Downward Dog, Backwards Crawl and Floor Hump

So Evie has learned some new tricks…she can now go from her belly to her back to sitting up in seconds flat.  She can also do a perfect yoga “Downward Dog” pose, crawl backwards and can hump the floor like a … Continue reading

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My Visit to the Easter Bunny

Took Evie to the Supermall tonight to get her pics taken with the Easter Bunny.  She seemed to really enjoy it…played with his fur, smiled at the camera (shocking, I know).  All three pics turned out pretty wonderful.

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Happy Birthday Daddy!

Well, Dad is another year older…man those years keep coming faster and faster…Got taken out to the Crab Pot for dinner with Terre, Chu, Lexi, Shari, Rien and the kidlets…was great food.  Evie even ate king crab, snow crab, dungeness crab, … Continue reading

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