Hooray, the ice cream boat is here! Sauvie Island, September 2014

Hooray, the ice cream boat is here! Sauvie Island, September 2014


It’s been a while since we had a Papa/B sleeping pic! Snuggle boys :)

It’s been a while since we had a Papa/B sleeping pic! Snuggle boys :)


Ben is enjoying his once a month sleep over at Ga Ga and Gumpa’s (as are Mylan and I!). Mom said that as I left he told her “I am going to have fun with you guys!”…so cute :) He’s so lucky to have such an amazing Ga Ga and Gumpa!

Ben is enjoying his once a month sleep over at Ga Ga and Gumpa’s (as are Mylan and I!). Mom said that as I left he told her “I am going to have fun with you guys!”…so cute :) He’s so lucky to have such an amazing Ga Ga and Gumpa!


Ben and his face and drawing of: fish and shark and Ben’s shoes and Papa’s shoes and Mama’s shoes (as told by the artist himself). Late September 2014

Ben and his face and drawing of: fish and shark and Ben’s shoes and Papa’s shoes and Mama’s shoes (as told by the artist himself). Late September 2014


Wednesday night dinner…with a 2 1/2 year old

Before Mylan left for class at UP, he made homemade meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and veggies. I loved it! Ben acted like it was the nastiest food in the world (and this is without tasting it). Aaaarrggghh! After tears and screams we compromised…he tried mashed potatoes and gagged them up onto my plate; he licked a piece of carrot; he ate two bites of peach. Since he tried most things, he is now feasting on Cheerios. I love toddlers :)


Ben has been really good tonight (I earned it after our 80 minute commute, yuck). I just went downstairs to start some unsavory laundry…I heard a lot of noise, came up, and found this chair moved. I asked if he knew how it got there, his reply “um, I’m not sure”. It turns out he was “picking apples” and needed the chair for his work.

Ben has been really good tonight (I earned it after our 80 minute commute, yuck). I just went downstairs to start some unsavory laundry…I heard a lot of noise, came up, and found this chair moved. I asked if he knew how it got there, his reply “um, I’m not sure”. It turns out he was “picking apples” and needed the chair for his work.


Silly B, those are Mama’s boots!

Silly B, those are Mama’s boots!


"Mommy Ariane Rakich, I need a bandaid on my mustache." Ben, 10am, Sunday, Sept. 21

"Mommy Ariane Rakich, I need a bandaid on my mustache." Ben, 10am, Sunday, Sept. 21


Brookings (and Florence!), September 2014