Tuesday, July 25, 2006

No more pursuit of happiness?

We went to the Oregon International Airshow on the 15th. It really was international because we met my Russian coworker and Indian coworker there. The planes were fun to watch, and the jets were LOUD!!!

We waited in line for 2 hours to let William sit in a fighter jet. I thought it was some fake show jet, but the guy at the top asked if I would get in so he could hand William to me. I asked if he could just get in on his own, and the guy said, "Yes, just make sure he doesn't push any buttons." What do you think of this top gun photo?

Well, the Airforce was at the show in full force. There was free water with Airforce recruiting cups. We took our cups home and noticed later that they say, "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of all who threaten it." Whatever happened to the pursuit of happiness?

Friday, July 14, 2006

Angry Anna

Anna has anger issues. I know it's early to say that, but I'm almost certain she does. This picture depicts a very common expression of late. When she wants something that is too slow in coming or when she is denied something she wants, she clenches those fists and makes a very angry "aarrgh!". I find it rather amusing and often egg her on just so I can take pictures. I'm not a nice mother...

Monday, July 10, 2006

Congratulations to Italy

In honor of the World Cup, Kip and William dressed up in their matching England jerseys and let me take their picture. We had a lot of fun watching the games, especially the ones we recorded off the Spanish channel because they weren't shown on ABC. We didn't actually watch most of them. After we heard the scores the next day, we lost interest in watching. But we enjoyed the ones we saw before the outcome was ruined by the newscasters.

Early in the series Kip asked me who I thought would win. Scanning the listed competitors, I answered, "Italy, of course." When Kip told me he supported Brazil, I amended my answer. How could Italy win against the likes of Brazil and Argentina? Alas, my gut feeling was correct. I've got to learn to go with that...

The Hideout

I recently cleaned out the area under the computer desk in our TV room and stashed some of William's toys under there. It has now become one of William's favorite places to play. He calls it his playhouse and tries to block Anna out with his big truck and anything else that may be available. She doesn't mind as long as she can get a toy car or two to chew on. Emma has been allowed underneath, since she is a special friend. I love her "Uh-oh, they caught me" look.