Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Highs and Lows


Here's what we've been up to this last week:

Paul found a project to fill up some of his free time: he's building us a bed.  After 6 years of marriage we are finally going to have a bed!  If it works...

I went to a Cheese Tasting Party hosted by a good friend.  We each contributed a different type of cheese - it was very interesting, fun and delicious!
(And I cannot take credit for any of these beautiful photos - that would be the work of Sarah Palfreyman)


Alex spends lots of time dressing herself up...and her dolls
She even dresses up in Noah's clothes sometimes.  I love the look on her face in this picture : )
Noah "made" himself a pet fish by removing the label from his water bottle and stuffing it inside.  He kept telling me, in a pathetic voice, that he had to do this because he doesn't have a real pet.  Well, water bottle pets work for me : )
It finally feels like spring so we've spent a lot of time playing outside, at the park, going on walks, bike rides, and jogs to the lake.  We made our bi-annual trip to the outlets to get the kids some spring/summer clothes.  Alex loves skirts and anything with pink or flowers on it.  We let Noah pick out some of his own clothes and his favorite is his hammerhead shark shirt.  I'm just happy to see him wearing something other than sweatpants everyday - the only kind of pants he would wear all winter. 
Noah's been enjoying his favorite springtime snack...lemons
And Alex has been busy sporting her "movie star" sunglasses

Our car was stolen.  Right out of our front yard.  Nothing left but some shattered glass in the street.  This was the second attempt on our car while we've lived here, and unfortunately this time it was successful.  It would have been successful the first time too, if a neighbor hadn't been up to see what was happening and call the cops.  And we only had a few more weeks to go in this city...

I was caught speeding by a camera and got a ticket in the mail.  Hello, I was trying to get kids to preschool on time!?!

Paul was on the radio.  He called into  NPR's "The Diane Rehm Show" to talk about national single-payer healthcare.

13 comments:

sara said...

WHAT? Your car was stolen? Oh my. I'm so sorry. Are you guys going to be able to get around?

Michele and John said...

the pic of noah eating a lemon looks like tanner! and i love alexs crazy smile and glasses!

Randy and Tiffany said...

I LOVE that pic of Noah eating the lemon! So funny! And the pic of Alex smiling outside in her pink tank top...her squinting smile is hilarious in that picture!
Paul was on the radio!? Is he trying to be like ME or something?? ;)

Carrie Anne said...

Why is it that so many med school students get their cars stolen? I'm SO SORRY! That happened to the Gees right before they left for residency, too! Oh man! Sorry about the ticket, too...what a bummer! But at least Spring has arrived and you got to eat lots of cheeses! Good luck with the bed, too!:)

Rachel said...

oh my gosh! noahs face with that lemon is hilarious! love that kid! so sad i wont get to see his cute face in primary anymore!

Dad said...

Priceless pic's Summer, thanks.

Jade and Todd said...

What happens when your car is stolen?? Luckily that doesnt happen much here, but what do you do? Im so sorry, that would really stink!

Sarah said...

Summer - oh my goodness! I can't believe your car was stolen. I'll totally keep my fingers crossed that it turns up abandoned with nothing wrong with it, it happened to us so it is possible! That seriously stinks. And so does the ticket! Blurg.

The pictures of your kids are as cute and funny as ever. I love Alex dressing up and Noah's face eating the lemon is so funny and he looks so much like your brothers in that picture!

I got your message this morning and I am so hoping to call you back soon. My house is full of crazy 3 year old boys right now, and I'm ignoring the chaos by blogging! :) But no way I could talk on the phone. Hopefully we can find a time soon, I totally miss you and need some updates!

LEX said...

I'm so sorry about the car and the ticket, makes it even easier to leave I guess? I think Alex looks so cute in her sunglasses, she totally could be a movie star!

Laura said...

Love the sunglasses!! Was your car really stolen?? Thats so sad! You are so close to leaving!!

Anna said...

Stolen car, wow I think it's time to leave C-town.

Elise said...

That's exciting about Paul building a bed! How ambitious!
That picture of Alex in her moviestar sunglasses is so cute! What a gal! And I hear you about Noah's sweat pants...at least it's not your husband who only wants to wear them. Just kidding, (kind of.)
If it's not raining this week, I'll call you to go to the park or something. Fun update pictures.

Melissa said...

I can't believe you had your car stolen!! And after a prior attempt? Do you have a Porsche or something? So sorry.

I know Sarah Palreyman. Did she throw the cheese tasting party? We did that once too. I felt so classy. What was your fav? Mine was Gruyere.