Monthly Archives: July 2012

PA Blues Festival

Dad has arrived in PA!  Was a really long flight (not sure how flying from Seattle to Phoenix..where it was 112 at Midnight…is the best way to then go to Chicago to Philly…airline math baffles me) Landed safe and after a short … Continue reading

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Dunked!

Aunt Julie got herself a new camera…its drop proof, freeze proof, dust proof…and water proof.  So, whats the best way to try it out?  Hop in the pool…dunk the kids and take their picture.  With Evie, they only got one … Continue reading

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Congrats Aunt Brenda and Uncle Mike!

So Aunt Brenda (Dad’s sister) got married today to a fine Canadian fellow named Mike.  They got married at an SCA event in Oregon next to a beautiful lake at dark.  It was full of pomp and pagentry and humor, … Continue reading

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Cooling Off

Now, its been really hot in PA.  Stupid hot, upper 90s.  And although everyone on the East Coast has air conditioning…it wasn’t enough for my daughter.  She has found a great way, to beat the heat (and possibly find a … Continue reading

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Pool Time!

Uncle Chris and Aunt Daisy have a pool in their backyard…a very nice pool.  And as temps have been in the upper 90s, its getting a ton of use. This was Evie’s first time in a pool.  She did not really … Continue reading

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Flying Away Already…PA bound

Well, Mom and the Otter are flying away again, heading off to the very hot PA to visit with family.  Dad will miss them very much, but somebody has to stay home to pay the bills and take care of … Continue reading

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Everyone Home Again

Home finally from our marathon day of golfing and fall watching.  As this is the PNW, its still daylight out even late.  Mom lays down on the couch for a little nap and Grandma and I go out to the … Continue reading

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Snoqualmie Falls

On the way home from golfing, we decided to swing by Snoqualmie Falls…so show Grandma and Evie just how beautiful they are, and boy did they not disappoint. Now, we did wake the Otter up to get her out for … Continue reading

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Golfing

So Dad’s company puts on a yearly summer event for morale, to meet the other employees, etc.  This year, it was golfing.  We were pretty excited about it…Mom because she had just learned that she liked golf (at her own school … Continue reading

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Mommy Out Counting Otters

Every year, Terre goes out to the coast for a week with Fish and Game and assists with their Sea Otter Survey.  Her and Lisa hike miles and miles, blazing the trail through dense woods, to get to these little tiny … Continue reading

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A visit to see Miss Candy

Took Evie by her old daycare to see Miss Candy and to show her the Otter’s new trick…Walking!  Still can’t believe how good she’s got at walking in such a short time.

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Fireworks at home!

Grandma Cheryl has come up to watch the Otter while Mom is out…counting otters.  Mom volunteers with Fish & Game every year to go on their annual Sea Otter Survey, counting otters to get a solid count on their numbers.  … Continue reading

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Toilet Paper Baby

So our lovely Otter has found a new game…its called the Toilet Paper Game.  I am sure all of you with children know this game well.  First, you find the toilet paper roll.  Then you unroll it.  Then you can … Continue reading

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Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July!  So we grabbed Uncle Rien and headed up north to some friends of Chu and Lexi’s for a summer BBQ and intense fireworks show.  Weather was perfect, it was in the low 80s, had rained a bit the … Continue reading

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Where’s Evie….?

So we have this game…where we put towels or blankets or shirts or whatever over the Otter’s head…and we say “Where’s Evie…?” which makes her giggle like mad under the covering until she or we remove it… Last night, after her … Continue reading

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First Steps!! (kinda)

We were out doing some shopping at REI today, looking to get one of those baby packs with the rigid frame for long hikes.  Mom was talking to Grandma on the phone, and Dad was playing with Evie…and got Evie … Continue reading

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