Tuesday, July 28, 2009

He loves pulling all the tupperware out as well as everything else

Marci and Brian....we love him Marce!

Thank goodness for the umberella...I don't know why they always have to spray water on everyone in the parade, makes for a bad hair day:(

My mom and dad enjoying the parade in the shade of a willow tree, I don't know if it was a willow tree, but it was big

I love this pic...it's like the sprint commercials of cell phone signals

Brannon's favorite participant in the parade....

Brannon loves his shades....he says they are "Jack Nicholson shades"

Taj checking out the parade of tractors...the kid loves anything with wheels

Pre 5-K--I had no idea what I was in for

Post 5-K and half dead, but feelin' good:)

This float was awarded 1st place in the parade...it was one of three floats

Check out the lady standing up with the sunhat on...she was screaming and yelling like crazy and she was like, "Yeahhhhhh!!!! Thanks for taking my picture!!!!!!!" when she saw me with my camera. She was pumped to be in the class of '59...

Taj and Brannon's jaws dropped when they saw this gal coming down the road

My best friend Sinamin and I used to play on this tractor when it was in the park on mainstreet when it was just green and stationary. It is only one of four in the world, cool huh?

The red rocket...you won't find a cooler tractor

My sisters just picked up a new hobby...I wonder how long that will last

Probably the oldest tractor in town with the oldest man in town at the helm

That's what I call a float!

This is about half of our class, pretty good turn out for the five year

I knew that cheerleading would come in handy one day, check out my mad sign-painting skills:)

My sister relunctantly turning 19 because "20 is gross"

Taj loves this dog, I don't so much....she is wild and spooks easily...for instance during a rainstorm on Sunday she blew through the screen door, knocked down a fence in the backyard, and made a mad dash into our neighbor's kitchen and hid under their table...ahh wet dog smell, de-lish....

I took Easton and Taj to play mini golf at "the merc." I still beat Easton even with my wiggle worm attached to me...call me the mini golf momma champ

THis is Archibald and he is so fat that he can sit on his hams without tipping over...I'm not sure a skinny weiner dog could do it. He is actually from the first litter of my dog Molly, who is also still alive and old and fat.

Grandma did "food therapy" with Taj this week because he refuses to eat solid food, she was successful with the graham cracker, but not puffs...

July has been crazy busy for us. I headed home for about two weeks to MOnti (as my indie sis calls it) to get a break from the city life. Brannon was gone to Seattle for a conference and I didn't want to brave handling Taj on my own for a week, my heart really does go out to single mothers! I tried to make the most of my time in small town America by taking walks in the evening so that I could see the stars again, I visited some old friends, showed the baby off again (courtesy of mom and dad), hit the pioneer day parade and fireworks, attended a class reunion, and ran (drum roll please) a 5K ( I know that it may not be that impressive, but I've never run a race before and I promised myself that if my throat was fixed I would run a race...don't ask what place I got, just know that I finished it;) I can barely walk because I'm so sore, but it was worth it. Anyway, there is something healing about going home and I think I good to go in the city for another three or four months...it's really not that bad, I've finally made friends and you can't beat the convenience of the city. Taj has now figured out how to crawl thanks to grandpa T and his crawling therapy....thanks dad, now I have a bonafide destructo bot on my hands:) Taj has also figured out how to point at things he's interested in, so cute...kids are like puppies, but they get smarter:) It's an amazing process to watch. HOpe everyone else is enjoying the last days of summer!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Taj's first swim with his daddy

This tube thing is great!

Bran's little bros

Taj loved this horse ride, I didn't.

Mr. GQ

He's had it with the tux and wedding #2

Bran was the best man for this event

Taj and his daddy in monkey suits

Taj's babysitter...he was a good one too!

He can't believe I'm subjecting him to another wedding.

Enjoying a nice summer evening and the wonder of grass

Smilin for Grandpa T...he always does

Kinda looks like Drew Carey

Attempting to destroy my flowers

Aren't they pretty....ah I love them:)

Those are some handsome dudes;)

Me and my pretty sissies

If looks could kill...he hated that tux

Two happy guys

Ahhh, wedded bliss...givem a couple years