Monday, December 13, 2010

Cute Things

Here are some cute things Briz has been doing:

- She gets very excited about Christmas lights. When we're driving in the car, she yells "Ights!" and then when she sees them says, "Woooahh!" If she doesn't see them, she says over and over and over again, "Mo ights?" (translation, more lights)
- She has been going potty on the toilet. Don't worry, she's not freakishly advanced, she's not potty trained. She just thinks it's really fun to sit on the potty when she goes poo poo sometimes. Many times she will tell me and sign, "potty," but th
en just sits on the toilet for at least 5 minutes without actually going to the bathroom. I got her her very own potty, so she will say repeatedly, "Bizzy's potty, Daddy's potty" as she points to our real toilet.
- She has started to understand the concept of closing her eyes during prayer. So instead of just closing her eyes, she covers her eyes with her hands like she's playing hide n' go seek. She gets very confused though because she knows she is supposed to be folding her arms. That's a tricky one.
-We have been reading the nativity fairly often this month. So now almost every night when I ask Briz what book she wants to read, she says, "Cheesus." It's very sweet. She sort of likes "Anta" (Santa) too, but he's just alright. The real Santa freaked her out.
- She has this weird obsession with monkeys. But not in a cute way. She thinks that there is a monkey in her room. She always points to the closet. I
tried taking away the stuffed dog that I thought maybe she was mistaking for a monkey, but it didn't do any good. She will get scared sometimes and run up to me and hug me. When I ask her why she's afraid, she says, "Monkey." And now she has started saying, "No no monkey."
- She likes numbers, but doesn't really understand counting. So for example, she will look at two items of something and say while she points to the objects, "Whu, two, tee." (one, two, three) When I ask her how many there are of something, this is always what she does.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Thanksgiving


We spent Thanksgiving up at my parents in Lake Oswego with friends. Landon and Sierra made it home after a long traveling experience. And we were glad to hang with them. Brizzy was especially happy to have Ewadaw (L dawg, aka Landon) and Itsi (Sis). Here are some pictures and a video.

Papa and Nona at a Christmas tree lighting thing. There was a large soldier and snowman. She was a little freaked out.

Nick, Sisi, and Nona outside at the lighting ceremony.

Brizzy is obsessed with pushing things. She no longer wants to sit in her stroller, she wants to push it.

The blondies. A lot of people still think that Briz looks like Sierra, but I don't see it.

The video below is Brizzy pushing Jaron around my parents house. It was so funny. They did it for like 30 minutes.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Hawaii

I'm only like a month behind. But I have lots of excuses as to why I am. None of which I'm going to take the time to explain here, because well I'm busy. But here are a bunch of pictures from Hawaii. It's a little depressing posting them because it already feels so long ago. Maybe
I need to go back again soon :) I wish!

The view from our condo.

Nick and our moped.

Uhhh, look at that water!

I really wanted to buy this for Briz, but it was too small.

Beautiful sunset one night.

Top left: Nick and Brett trying out the moped. Possibly my favorite picture from the trip.
Top Right: Julia and I tried to get on the paddle board at the same time. It was a lot of work and we were pretty unsuccessful. I snorted a ton much salt water up my nose from laughing while falling in the water.
Bottom left: Nick getting sandy
Bottom right: Nick and Brett flirting with the old ladies.


Top left: Nick, Kyle, and Brett out on the the town in Lahaina
Top Right: Brett posing with a creepy cowboy guy. Who knew cowboys exist in Hawaii?
Bottom left: Before dinner at a local Hawaiian restaurantght:
Bottom right: After dinner

We had so much fun with our friends in Hawaii. We did miss our Briz. I'm not sure she missed us, but we like to pretend she did. We did, however, sort of forget that we had a kid sometimes. It was like before we had her. Anyone ever want to go to Hawaii, let us know. You know we're always up for it!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Damn Cold

Okay cold, you were fun at first, with your little bit of snow and all.
But now you are definitely overstaying your welcome.
I moved to Oregon to get away from you!

Global Warming my ass.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

New blog

Check out my new photography blog. I'm really excited about it!

www.lacphotography.blogspot.com
Brizzy is talking a lot these days (see video below). Often she is singing/talking to herself in her own language, but she is saying like 10 new words a day. I can't seem to keep up. Here are some translations of her talking:


-Mommadadda - the combined parent, much more powerful than mom herself (she also says nonapapa)
- kween uh - clean up
-waydeego (always whispered with her arms stretched out) - where did it go?
-nuk - milk
-teez - please
-taayou- thank you
-yiiiaaahh (long i sound) - yeah! what she says when she's excited, which is quite often
-yeth - yes, which she says nonstop
-nak -snack, which is what she calls all meals
-cooookie - this means well, cookie, but also, she gets it confused with the word cooking, so I have to be careful about that. When I am cooking something, she automatically thinks she's going to get a cookie.
-wuh you - love you, she always signs this when she says it, which is hilarious, and makes her look like a slow child.
-cawcaw - car. She has been saying this for a while, but her obsession with cars seems to grow! Apparently, the only thing she will watch on TV is nascar. Nice.
-baccue - vacuum, which she is still afraid of. But she has her own vacuum which she loves. Mommy's baccue is evil.
-paapaa- backpack. I got her an adorable little backpack in Hawaii which she wears anytime we go anywhere. Sometimes it gets so heavy that it makes her fall over and its really funny.
-sweee - sweep. Briz helps me clean, its one of her favorite things to do, so this is why much of her vocabulary has to do with cleaning.
-bow- (said in a very deep voice) ball, the other favorite toy still (Other favorites, mimi-minnie, beh/taddy- teddy bear, biby - baby, buhboo- big bird, biggy- binky).

I could go on and on, but I won't because you will be incredibly bored with me. I just think she's the funniest person alive. It makes for great entertainment. A good reason to have a kid :)


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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Friends, friends, friends

I like my friends.

Sometimes being Mormon sucks. Particularly when Halloween falls on a Sunday. But luckily, we have friends who make it fun anyways. On All Hallow's Eve, we spent the evening at the Thayne's eating good food and just talking and laughing. And I think our kids had like 15 bruises/falls between them because we were busy neglecting our children. But hey, that's what friendship is all about right?


Squishy cheeks!

Kyle and Adam reading some stories to the kids.

Jaron loves Uncle Kyle.

Kristi is staying warm with Megan's amazing quilt. Just because we're friends doesn't mean we all possess the same talents. Sometimes Megan likes to make us look bad.

Adam is enjoying sharing the frosting with Piper, perhaps a little too much!

Jaron is showing off some of his moves.
Playing under the table.

Thanks for dinner guys. We need to do it again, soon! Because otherwise, I may not have a good meal for a while :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

For the next few days . . .

I will be here . . .

passed out on the beach, exhausted from preparing to get here :)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Halloween

We had a busy Halloween weekend, so I have divided into three big events:

1. Nelson's Halloween Party: Their annual costume party where a ton of people from our ward show up. It's the non-censored party if you will. Our family went with an Asian theme this year. Nick was a Samurai, I was a geisha, and Brizzy was a sumo wrestler. I sprayed Brizzy and my hair black, but Brizzy's hair was gray by the end of the night, so she just looked like a big fat, old lady in diapers. For a good part of the night, she was wearing no diaper, just a cloth thong thingy to get the full affect. It made people a little nervous that she would take a dump on the floor, but she held out for quite a while, just in time for us to put a diaper on her. The best costume of the night was Brett as Coach Beast (see my facebook page). Briz was a champ, as we made her stay up until 10 p.m. The sugar kept her going strong!

2. Nash's baptism, etc.: We drove down to Eugene for little Nashy poo's baptism. We, however, missed, the actual baptism, because Nick and I were busy arguing over directions. We did make the confirmation, however, and for the rest of the activities for the day. We went out to lunch at Olive Garden and to Crosby's soccer game. I did not dress Briz quite appropriate; she was freezing in her dress. She was so cold and tired, she even fell asleep in my arms at the soccer game. It was a Halloween miracle and I loved it, even though the poor girl was so tired.

3. Trunk or Treat: I didn't get to spend a lot of time enjoying the night with Briz because I was busy running the cake walk. But I did get to spend a little bit of time with her. She was a ladybug for this night, because the outdoor trunk or treat was too wet and cold for just a thong. And she was just as adorable. She loved trick or treating. It took her a few cars, but she got it pretty quickly. She would go up to a car trunk, say "twee," take the candy, throw it in her pumpkin, and sign/say "tayyoou" (thank you). She loved just running around with her candy and with all of the big kids. Sugar + Briz = happiness.


P.S. I forgot a big fourth event. Briz went into nursery on Sunday! Wahoo!!! I felt like Mel Gibson because I kept yelling "Freedom" randomly during church. I really did feel like I had so much free time. And she loved it. I was hoping maybe just a little bit that she would miss me, but no, she didn't.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sick

The month of October has generally sucked for me. And that is not fun because I love October. Not only has it been beautiful weather in Oregon, but it's the beginning of the Holidays. And I just haven't felt up to the excitement, unfortunately. It went from a flu to a cold, and now I am pretty sure I have bronchitis. The worst part about it, and this may be TMI, but I pee my pants a little if I cough too hard. Damn you Briz and your birth! Luckily, I have a hilarious daughter who keeps me in good spirits (For when she's asleep, I have Gilmore Girls on the internet). Here's a little video of her being her.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Games in Eugene

The last two weekends Briz and I have gone down to Eugene to visit cousins. Our trip a week ago was to watch some soccer and football games.

Jaxon pushing Briz in her stroller after his football game.
I love Briz' new puffy coat. She can hardly move in it sometimes, particularly if she falls on the floor; its nearly impossible for her to get back up. It involves a lot of grunting and I love to watch.
Jaxon was more excited to play with Brizzy and show her off to his fellow teammates than he was to even really play. As you can tell, Briz didn't mind the attention.

We went to Tyus' soccer game where he played great. It was fun to watch him play on the JV team. But also weird. It makes me feel old!

Crosy, the stylish teenager with Briz (doesn't Briz look like Chris Farley in this picture?)

Brizzy's so lucky to be adored by her cousins. She adores them equally back. Endless amounts of attention! Who could ask for more?

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Brizzy and I went with some friends to a pumpkin patch a couple weeks ago. I think the highlight was this crazy cool bouncy floor thing. Briz loves to bounce.

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Facebook

I have seen this movie twice in the theater now, and I absolutely love it. I would even consider going to see it a third time (and that's a lot considering how cheap I am). Yes there are a couple racy scenes, but nothing that was too disturbing. Since watching this movie I have become a total geek, researching the facebook story. The whole thing is completely fascinating to me. And what is even more cool is that it is an entrepreneurial phenomenon from my generation. Anyways, just thought I would share . . .

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Report

I am a complete failure as a person. During my wonderful weekend in Vegas, I didn't take any pictures. But I wanted to give a quick report of my great weekend anyways (Once someone else posts pictures, I will show some here).

It was an excellent four days with Sam, Bri, Mander, Mary, and Maggie. We talked, watched movies, ate a bunch of crap, shopped, ate out, went on walks, and talked some more. I got to see Baby Owen (aka Willow), Kate, and Maggie (whom I hadn't met yet); and all three babies were amazingly well behaved. It was the longest I have been away from Briz, and I was better than I thought about missing her. I guess it helps when I know her Dad is doing a good job taking care of her. But my favorite thing about the weekend was just laughing with my friends. No one thinks we're as funny as we do, but that's what makes it great.

I'm already looking into our trip next year!

P.S. I had to work really hard to keep swearing out of this post.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

For the next few days . . .

I will be here. Soaking up some sun and clubbin' it with the ladieeezz. Okay, not really, we'll joke about going out and probably stay home and watch Friends. Either way, I'm excited!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sleeping

Watching people sleep can be so endearing (the exception may be my father in law who snores louder than anyone I've ever met!). Some times I will sneak into Brizzy's room at night and watch her sleep, I love to see her all sprawled out and quietly snoring (it's genetics Here are a few sleeping stories from the last few weeks:

The other day Nick came home and him and Briz were both very tired. Nick went upstairs to play with Briz while I got dinner ready. I heard one of the scariest noises for a mom: silence. So I went upstairs to check on them and this is what I found. So sweet, particularly since Briz is not a cuddler and hardly ever falls asleep in our arms.

Another night, Nick went in to check on Briz for some reason, and found her laying like this. Apparently, she was extremely relaxed in her sleep. Don't you love the high quality tummy shirt for pj's?




Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Triathlon

About a week and a half ago, I completed my first Sprint Triathlon. It's a 500 yard swim, 12 mile bike ride, and 5k. Overall, it was really fun, and I ended up doing better than I thought I would. But next time, I would definitely ride my bike more than twice before! That may help prevent my behind from going numb. My favorite part was the swimming though (probably because this is what I prepared for the most, duh). I have never swam in a competitive atmosphere before and I loved it! My favorite thing is that you can't really tell what's going on outside of you. So I definitely think I will do another one. Here is me swimming at the beginning of the race.





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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Giggling

After a week of Brizzy stealing toys from kids and getting into things she shouldn't, while yelling "No!" non stop, I like to remember her in a simpler, less dramatic way :) I know, I know, it's only just the beginning.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Puke

Warning: Don't read this when you're eating!!!

I had my first true baby puking experience. I have to say I dealt with A LOT of puke when Briz was a baby (not as much as Sadie!). But it's a whole new ball game when they it's sick puking and it's real food.

I took Briz to our school's girls volleyball games last night. She loves going to sporting events because of the music, and all of the big kids there. But it was tough because I couldn't really let her run around. When the JV game ended, they started setting up the varsity volleyball net and court, etc, so I let her run around there while we finished watching the freshmen game. I wasn't paying very close attention to her. At one point, I picked her up and felt something wet on my shoulder. I just assumed she was drooling a lot because she tends to do that. But then I smelled something nasty and I realized she was puking ALL over me, her, and the volleyball court. We were out on the court by ourselves, so about all 100 people in the stands were staring and making disgusted faces. I was SO embarrassed.

She kept throwing up as I ran out of the gym and took her to the locker room, leaving a trail of it as we went out. And I seriously smelled so bad I felt bad for anybody who came within ten feet of me. I took off my shirt in the car because it was so gross, and was just wearing my sports bra. I figured I could make it out of the parking lot safely. Oh no, I saw three teachers and a few students that I knew. I have never driven so fast. In the car, Brizzy threw up about 3 more times, then once in the garage. The rest of the throwing up was contained to her crib, but I have yet to do so much laundry. I know a lot of mothers are like, yeah, yeah, yeah, no biggie. But I was exhausted after last night! Thank goodness she woke up like nothing ever happened. After all of that cleaning up barf, I rewarded myself this afternoon with a nap :)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Ball

One of Brizzy's favorite things to play with is a ball. It has been and I hope it always will be because it is easy entertainment, and I'm all about that. She has this cute little feminine voice that she uses quite a bit these days. But when she says and signs ball, it is in a very deep masculine voice that always makes me laugh. Here is a quick video of her playing with her favorite toy. video

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Grocery Store

At the grocery store today, Brizzy was a little spaz today. For the entire hour that we were there, she was singing to herself and dancing like a crazy person. I guess at least she kept herself entertained!

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I put my hands up in the air sometimes . . .


I should probably make a continual blog post that starts with, You know you're a bad mother when . . .

But anyways, I like to listen to sometimes inappropriate music: pop, rap, rock, you name it. And although it is edited, Nick still gets mad at me for playing it in the car while Briz is in there. A little Eminem isn't going to hurt her! But she has taken on a few favorites, and as much as this may be a bad thing, I think it's hilarious. Her three favorite songs right now are (forgive me if I don't have the names right):

1. California Girls by Katie Perry. She gets excited when the chorus comes on and starts bopping back and forth.
2. King of Anything by Sara Bareilles. This pleases me the most because well, I think Sara Bareilles is awesome, and so does Briz. Okay, I'll admit, I may have forced this one on her a little bit. But she still likes it!
3. And her newest favorite is a song that goes, "I put my hands up in the air sometimes, saying Aaaayyyooo . . ." Don't know the title, don't care to. This is how I know she is an individual, because I hate this song. The other day she was crying in the car, but then this song came on and she started dancing and putting her hands in the air.

On another note, she has become deviant. She has completely stopped listening to me. I might as well be mute because my words, like Uh-huh!, No!, Stop!, Hold my hand! mean nothing. (Every once in a while threatening a time out works). She also has learned to steal kids food at daycare when her teachers aren't looking. I am so screwed with this child.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Lotion

Anyone who knows me knows that I can be odd at times. I have certain things that put me on the verge of OCD. For example, I use lotion . . . a lot. I have some sort of bottle in pretty much every known location: purse, work, car, bathroom, bedroom. This is mostly because I can't handle my skin feeling somewhat dry ever. But it's a little sad that I have already passed this oddity onto my daughter. I didn't think I would start seeing my negative influence on her until she was at least a little bit older. She loves to put lotion on her hands and rub them together. Sometimes she will just put her hands under the nozzle and pretend to rub them. What a funny girl!

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P.S. I got a flip camera for my b-day and I'm excited to actually be able to upload videos onto my computer. Finally!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

No Labor Day

As noted in the previous post, Nick and I went to our family cabin for labor day weekend. When sitting around, doing nothing but eating, we realized that the name for the weekend is pretty ironic, because we were doing pretty much the opposite of labor. But that's neither here nor there . . .
Here is a slideshow of our weekend. This was my fourth trip to the cabin this summer, so needless to say I love it. The water is pretty cold, but I don't care, its extremely clear. It's basically glacier water, so you can see straight down for a long, long time. And I feel tough when I go in it :) When it's hot there, the water actually feels really great.
Unfortunately, that weekend, it was only warm on Friday. Saturday and Sunday were beautiful, but it was definitely already starting to feel like fall. Our days consisted of throwing rocks in the water (Brizzy's favorite thing), reading, talking, coloring, and eating of course. On Sunday, we took a little hike up Odell Butte to about 7,000 feet, and it was gorgeous. You never fully understand how many trees are in Oregon until you see them from a high place.
I'm happy to say that Briz loves the cabin probably almost as much as I do. But probably for different reasons. She loves all of the attention she gets from her cousins, and I love the freedom :)
So long summer cabin, hopefully we will see you in the winter time!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wakeboarding


From 2010 Cabin September


Labor Day Weekend, Nick and I went to our family cabin at Crescent Lake. Thursday night, our friends Brett and Julia came and stayed the night and we spent the next day on their boat. It was a lot of fun. I have basically lived on their boat all summer long. But it was fun this time with just us four and the two babes. Nick and I both owe all of our wakeboarding improvements to them.
Nick of course was a show off. He absolutely loves an audience. I was nervous about his knee, but I've already told him that we are not paying for any more knee surgeries in 2010. In his mind, he has mellowed it down, but if you can tell by the pictures, he's still a crazy person behind the boat.
And me, well, not so much. In fact, I have now figured out that I enjoy crossing the wake only to my front side, so that's all I do. In an attempt to be more daring this last weekend, however, I tried to catch some air. And I was successful! Nick informed me that I got about as much air as I do when I jump off the ground, but still, I was okay with it. It was so much fun, and now I am understanding more why Nick is such a daredevil behind the boat. I decided to post this proud moment via blog, so you have proof.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

2010 Cabin September


This is my little Maori dancer. She has always loved to dance, but her moves have evolved. She went from neurotically swaying her head to the "fat guy in a little coat" dance to pelvic thrusting. Now, she spreads her legs ridiculously wide apart and stomps them back and forth in a very aggressive manner while she has a big goofy grin on her face. It makes me laugh every time.

Other new developments: picking her nose, saying "Ow!" every few minutes, and finally climbing up and down the stairs by herself.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

This is what I get . . .


Late one night, we saw our friends had done this to our house. Nick almost went outside naked to scare them, but it was a good thing, because the people we heard were not the culprits, but some skaters across the street.
The next morning, our neighbors came and knocked on our door; they thought something bad had happened to Briz. Hahaha. I'm not gonna lie, I was a little embarrassed to admit that my friends (who are almost 30) caution taped our house as a joke.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Back to School Back to School

I am back at work, as of last Friday. I am still resisting it a little, and still in disbelief a little, mostly because it's such nice weather. I don't like working when it's nice and hot outside. I guess the good news is I'm only .5, so that helps me feel like I can still play a little. And I took Briz to her very first daycare. And man, that is an experience. I think I anticipated it to be incredibly heartwrenching, that when it was only sad, I was relieved. But Briz and I both managed to survive it. And I think it will be okay. It is still definitely not ideal (ideal would be to have unlimited amounts of money and to hire the best nanny money can buy to be in our home), but it will work. I'm grateful that I don't really worry about Briz in social situations. She is a very strong, aggressive little girl, that if anything, I worry she's not going to be disciplined strictly enough and that she'll pick on other kids. And I am also grateful I have a job that I love. In this economy, particularly in education it is really difficult to get a job, particularly that meets my needs as a working mom.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Almost 16 month old

I thought I would just give you a quick update about Briz. A few facts about this almost 16 month old:

- Still likes to eat . . . a lot.
- Loves to get messy. When going to the beach this last time, she would throw her food in the sand, roll it around, and then eat it. Lately, she's been enjoying eating sand, dirt, lotion, butt paste, you name it. And her meals are EVERYWHERE.
- Likes signing, she's a signing fool these days. It's fun to see her understand and learn.
- Whenever she does anything good she claps for herself.
- We are giving time outs more frequently because she understands when she's doing something bad, like stealing a toy or hitting her friends, and she will quite often give me an evil grin right before she does something bad. The good news is that after her timeouts, she really generally doesn't do it anymore, at least for a few hours. We're also signing sorry quite a bit.
- Recognizes people much more easily and is starting to say people's names (Like Nona, Papa, Landon, Sisi, Yahyah, Grandpa).
- Finally says Momma or Mom. It's kind of funny because she pronounces it very clearly. Sometimes she will say, my Mom.
- Wants to be running around ALL the time! She is a girl on the go.
- Becoming more and more social. When she sees kids at all, she can't resist going near them and trying to play with them. But she doesn't want them to actually help her, because she of course is just way too big for that.
-One of her new favorite words is "Nah," which means No. Lucky me. I tried avoiding that by saying uh uh! when she does something bad instead of No. Guess it didn't work.



When I start to think about it, she really hasn't changed much since she was a baby. She is still stubborn, independent, verbal, smart, aggressive, impatient, and goofy. The other thing that hasn't changed is I still can't resist kissing her cheeks. I'm starting to grieve going back to work because it will mean less Brizzy time for me :(

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Busy Summer


My summer has been nuts. Nuts I tell you! But in the best way. Brizzy and I have been traveling buddies, mostly stay-cations really. I have two things to demonstrate just how "on the go" we have been.

1. I have taken hardly any pictures the last 5 weeks. I know, crazy.
Most of the time I have been without Nick, so it's me dragging Briz along with me, and trying to do fun things and watch a kid doesn't leave me with a ton of extra hands. Although as the blog viewer/reader, you may be happy about this, considering I generally put way too many pictures up.

2. When Brizzy wakes up she signs two things, the first is food of course. But the second she signs and says, "caw caw," translation car. In other words, where are we going? We have hardly been in our home for more than 45 minutes without traveling somewhere, even if that's just a day outing. The other morning I was doing my hair in the bathroom, Briz walks in and says, "caw?" Briz has already learned that if I am doing my hair it is only because we are going out and other people will see me, and so I must look somewhat groomed. What have I taught my child? Hopefully I have taught her to take advantage of Oregon summers. I am going back to work this week, and it just all goes by way too fast.

Here are some of the fun things we've done, most of which have not been captured on camera (I do however have some videos on my phone, which I have yet to learn how to upload since I don't get internet):

- Drove to Utah for a Barney Family Reunion in Ogden Canyon (this was without Nick, and yes, I do recognize just how crazy I am for doing this thirteen hour drive alone, but Briz was pretty good, all things considering), where I got to see all of my aunts and uncles and cousins and visited BFF Sadie.
- Went to our family cabin on Crescent Lake (three times so far) and played with cousins and aunts and uncles there.
- Visited Great Grandpa Denny in Sisters
- Have basically lived on boyfriend Jaron's boat and had my first tube ride
- Went camping at Lake Billy Chinook (again without Nick and yes I am once again crazy)
- Visited Portland Zoo
- Picked blackberries, strawberries, blueberries
- Went hiking at Silver Falls
- Visited the beach a few times

There may be more, but I'm tired just typing it. This has all been within a span of about 5 weeks, so yes, we have practically lived in our car. Hopefully Briz will be satisfied with a much less exciting life once I go back to work.
I am tired, so I avoid putting clothes on her whenever possible. One less thing to do.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Beach

When all of my family was in town, we went to the beach for an afternoon. It turned out to be a gorgeous day. We all went wearing sweatshirts and pants, assuming that the beach would be crappy since it was still rainy and cold in the valley. But it turned out to be gorgeous. We even layed out!

Portia and Palmer were busy making "soup." Brizzy really did believe the sand was edible.

She was a mess! Sand pretty much in every crevice imaginable.

I tried to give her food, but she ended up eating mostly sand. Eh, oh well. It can't kill her right?


Walking with papa. She thought it was fun to run from the waves. I made her get her legs wet because I'm a mean mom. No really, I am. The water was freezing!

My favorite part of the day was when Portia peed her pants. No explanation really, I just thought it was funny.