Even More Seaside Vacation!

Earlier this week, we found a park on the south end of town that never had any other kids, but does have a really fun rock wall to climb.

As an added bonus, blackberries grow profusely behind the building next door. Benji enjoys picking and eating them, but still has to practice sharing. Mom asked him to give her a berry, do he picked one, put it in her hand, then immediately snatched it back and popped it into his mouth.

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We’ve also made it to the beach a few more times; despite low, misty clouds plaguing us every morning, must afternoons fine up and allow us some play time. Continue Reading...

My Son

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On Monday, we visited Grammy and went for a walk near her house. Lots of vehicles to point out. They were so cute, walking along holding hands.

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Less on the cute scale and farther along the revolting scale, we have a delightful trick Benji has learned recently. Mmmm… lovely view, and lovely for the windows, too.

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Here’s what we drew on the sidewalk today, knowing more rain is coming. This last three months has brought so much torrential rain, we’re ready for some nice drizzle, or even some (gasp!) consecutive dry days. But meanwhile we get chalk drawing in between downpours. Continue Reading...

Vacation: Summing Up

So here’s the rest of what happened on vacation: We read books, went for walks and hikes with and without the baby, my parents arrived (much to Benji’s incredibly cute astonishment), Deborah left, Ian and I celebrated our 10th anniversary, and we all drove home. Here are some pictures from all that stuff.

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With Grammy (not pictured) at a county park near Seaside, seeking sun. We found it for a little while, but clouds advanced relentlessly and we eventually had to concede defeat.

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Gee, the similarity between my mother and the model is striking. Continue Reading...

Just for Fun

A while ago the Boa-Dragon (which Rachel and I found at a garage sale for $0.50) got urped up on. It happens. So I washed it, and since this was during the hot and sunny weeks we had a bit a go, I hung it on the line to dry with everything else.
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Not your usual sight for laundry hanging out to dry, huh?

Here are a few pictures I took of Benji while Ian read him a story a couple weeks ago.
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"I LOVE Reading!"

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His mad scientist hair is starting to lay flat. I’ve known this would happen some day, but it makes me kind of sad that the crazy hair phase is ending. Yesterday after Benji’s bath, his hair actually stayed down flat, and even after sleeping on it, it’s just fluffy, not standing up straight like it has before. Aaahhh, our baby is growing up so fast…! Continue Reading...

Living In My House

Day’s Verse:
Everyone had to travel to his own ancestral hometown to be accounted for. So Joseph went from the Galilean town of Nazareth up to Bethlehem in Judah, David’s town, for the census. As a descendant of David, he had to go there. He went with Mary, his fiancĂ©e, who was pregnant…
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If you lived here, this is what you would see.
Living in My House
And it would be normal.