Thursday, June 18, 2009

It's a Wonderful Life

When Harbor naps.... : )

I finished Harbor's onesies a few weeks ago... they have been great little outfits to throw on him for days we chill at home.

Zayde and Harbor like their car seats side by side so they can look at each other... Amy did, however, catch Zayde sucking on HW's paci, but other than that, all was well in the back seat of Miss Ruby (one of many nicknames for David's Rubicon) : )

I'm so lucky to have girlfriends from my high school days who live close by! We have been meeting, kids in tow, to walk at a local park. There are times during our stroller push that we are quiet. No, we are not reflecting on our old glory days... we are out of shape and can't breathe! Ha!

(I'm only really speaking for myself, ladies! I know you gals are toned and buff and can totally blow past me up the hills!)

Our front yard has become a mecca for family fun! : )

David took Harbor and me out to dinner last Friday night and surprised me with a new camera that I have been wanting. It is a Canon Rebel (EOS) XSI with an IS lens. I have been reading my manual, but am still just mainly using the automatic feature to take pictures. Maybe one day soon I will get brave enough to set my own ISO.. or maybe not! Ha! : )

We have a crawler! Sometimes he crawls and sometimes he Army slithers, depending on what he wants and how far he has to go. : )

David took part of the day last Sunday to stain our cedar porch. The color really pops!

We got a sitter and hit the pavement! My hubs, our Goldwing, and the sunshine on my back are as close to heaven on this side as I can get. : ) David rides to work most days on the bike, but getting to go out as a couple is lots of fun for us. We need to look into a little sidecar for Harbor William. : ) We made the ride with our friends, the Selvys. They have a Harley which is not cool at all, but we are still their friends, so we rode with them. Ha! (joke for motorcycle people!) We like our Honda (and I like the cupholder, leather seats, heater, and radio too!)

He has chompers! : )

After church on Sunday, David decided is was time to retire the green dino outfit.. Was it because it was too small? Or maybe he thinks it is too cheesy? I'll never know. But, oh, how I loved the green dino outfit. I love Harbor in that outfit. Sigh..

The fabulous Foshe family invited us over recently to visit.. but mainly to inspect their porch. They are doing some remodeling and wanted David to determine if some posts were support posts or not. I'm not sure what the vedict was... I was too busy watching the kids play. I love having friends with young kids. And I love the Foshes.

I'm not even fixing myself up anymore... David has decided we must ride everywhere naked... the Jeep, that is. Harbor has learned to have a firm grip on Mr. Paci, and well, i've cut at least 10 minutes off of my hair drying time at home.

With summer here, I loathe packing ad lugging the suitcase that is HW's diaper bag.. Ughh... so, I painted a little canvas tote and it is just big enough to get away for a few hours with the bare essentials.

Since I am a Literacy teacher, I run a pretty tight ship here at our house!

Bichon tries bossing Harbor around, since she is his big sister and all, but Harbor just jerks on her leash and Bichon pretty much stops whatever she is doing. Ha, ha! : )

David is not home a lot these days.. something about a new and busy career is keeping him at the office... : ) When he is at home, we have land that needs worked, limbs to cut, piles to stack and burn, and sod that needs caring for. I like to watch all the action from our deck.. (with the ceiling fans running.) Ha!

Harbor, Bichon, and I have spent many of the first days of summer lounging around Casa McCash. I have hired a dog-walker, a former student of mine about to enter High School actually (Yikes! I'm old!) to come once a week for 30 minutes. Bichon is enjoying the extra attention and I am enjoying being home with my family. Checking the snail mail at the mailbox has become the highlight of our day.

My classroom has been packed and emptied for the summer. In our district, we are required to remove everything from our shelves and bulliten boards and pack them in boxes. Our artwork and wall hangings must also be taken down. It is a lot of work, but I love it. When my new school supply order comes in early May, I am able to clean out and reorganize all my new goodies before it is time to officially start cleaning for summer. We, as teachers, are alloted $500 for personal supplies each, so in order to make the new stuff fit, you have to get pretty creative with your space. Cleaning and taking down your posters and manipulatives also lets you redecorate for the next year and have a clean slate to start with. Goodbye 2008-2009 school year! Hello 2009-2010! I'm ready! : )

When david and I went on our date to see Star Trek, my mom said my dad really enjoyed his time with Harbor.. they played with puppets and just talked small talk about the weather. : )

Harbor has been making such funny faces lately... I am usually in the background jumping around like a gorilla in order to make him laugh, but he is making faces nonetheless!

My mom captured these pictures recently really early in the morning here in our front yard. I love that you can see our little Bichon Frise sitting peacefully in the yard (on a potty break!!) Ha!

Harbor and I have been spending our days at home catching up on the New York Times bestellers... : )

Summertime is here, and passing quickly! I hope you can get out there and enjoy it! : )