Saturday, June 27, 2009

Beautiful beaches

Sunshine in Seattle pretty much requires you spend your weekend outside. To begin the weekend, my mom, sister-in-law Theresa and myself found ourselves husband-less and son-less so we thought we'd take advantage of the opportunity and get together for a "Carlson girls" slumber party. We packed a picnic dinner and headed off to Edmonds beach. This particular beach, Theresa had never been to, but for mom and me holds many memories as we frequented this beautiful spot many a time during my growing up years. The beach has changed since I was last there but the memories still remain and it was delightful to make some new memories.

A creative attempt at getting a picture of all three of us at once (T and MF are in the reflection) Theresa and my mom before digging into our delicious salad picnic.

The Edmonds ferry.

The second beach of the weekend I took Jude to. Since Josh was still gone fishing, I babysat Jude so Casey and Micah could enjoy themselves at a friends wedding. So I decided to push Jude (literally and figuratively) on a long walk from our house in Juanita to the waterfront in down town Kirkland. If Jude could have had it his way, we would probably still be sitting on the beach throwing rocks into the water.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Spot of Joy

This post is dedicated to my nephew Jude Thomas Stroh. He is a chunk. He loves to play with balls. He loves to chop food with his plastic knife. He loves trying to say words. Spinning is one of his new skills. Music makes him stop dead in his tracks till he starts bobbing his head to the beat. What a joy it is to live with him and I can still say that even after the fact that I've lost track of how many times he's woken us up in the night with his crying as his teeth come in. We love you buddy!

Jude Thomas Stroh - 15 months

Blowing Tia kisses (Tia is what he calls me, MF, Spanish for aunt)