Sunday, September 28, 2008

Museum of Flight

Oh he loves the airplanes, originally uploaded by misspudding.

We went to Boeing Field/The Museum of Flight today with Anthony's best bud, Declan, and my best gal, Laura.

They had a good time running around and looking at the nice airplanes hanging from the ceiling. The best part, though, was the control tower mock-up, where they could actually watch planes take off and land. It was a perfect day for viewing.

Anthony was so tired that, when we got home, he passed out on the couch in the living room. Not a bad day at all!

Sunday, September 14, 2008


Happy Anthony, originally uploaded by misspudding.

We had a BBQ at our house this weekend. This is easily the largest party we've ever had at our house during the five years we've lived here. Larry said the head count was over two dozen!

Anthony had a ton of fun, as there were at least four kids under the age of four there. They ran around, got dirty, and kicked balls around the yard.

Larry got stuck on grill duty for a few hours, but it was worth it. We had hamburgers, brats, hot dogs, chicken, ribs and salmon!

We're already looking forward to our next party, which will probably be our annual Superbowl party.

Unsupervised use of markers

Unsupervised use of markers, originally uploaded by misspudding.

We let Anthony use some markers the other day. We supervised him for a bit but then had other things to do.

The kid was alone with the markers for only 15 or 20 minutes. He ended up with ink all over his forehead, hands and fingers and all over his shirt. When we realized the extent of the damage to him, we started looking around the house and, lo and behold, there were hand prints on the wall going up the stairs!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Anthony at the beach

Mukilteo, originally uploaded by misspudding.

Testing, testing...I'm trying to link up Anthony's blog with my flickr photo page. It'll make it easier to share photos.

Edited to add: Yay! Looks like it worked great. Of course, if you want to see the whole picture, you have to click on it. Otherwise, though, it's perfect!


Sorry it's been a couple of months. We've been sort of busy.

Larry's been busy with work rehabbing the old train tunnels east of Snoqualmie Pass along with some vibration monitoring work. He's also been shooting and had his big, big USPSA match down in Oregon!

I went to SeaFair with some good friends of mine, Michelle and Stephen. I climbed a mountain with my good friend, Andrew. I also flew to Tulsa, Oklahoma for a job interview and to visit another good friend named Andrew (we went to Rolla together and drove out to field camp in Utah and back). I also took a part-time job, locally, as a geophysicist.

Anthony has been doing really great. He's had a fun summer hanging out with people, especially his good friend Declan, and doggies! He met a cute little dog named Bolero down in Gig Harbor.

Unfortunately, this weekend, Anthony came down with the first big cold of the season. I blame all of the kids who went to exotic places all arriving back on the first real week of school. Anthony's been sick for a couple of days and went to see the doctor today. As a treat for him and to get him some healthy sunshine, I took him to the beach today. He had fun watching the ferry boats arrive and depart but was pretty emotional when I said we needed to go home. Pretty typical for our favorite three-year old.