Monday, June 28, 2010

The Cove

So I watched the documentary, The Cove last night. It is so depressing, sad, and eye opening. I just can't believe all of the awful things that are going on in the world right now. I feel so bad because, to be completely honest, I am part of the problem. I, unfortunately, have not done anything about anything. I am wanting to change that and soon. Unfortunately I am not in a place financially to do much of anything. I am in a selfish part of my life right now and need to take care of my family. If anyone has any ideas on how I can help with causes like the cause on The Cove please let me know. I need some ideas. Anyways, I definitely recommend taking a look at this documentary. I found very informative and entertaining. They do have a website that outlines things that you can do to help at www.takepart/thecove. Let me know what you think.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Summer Fun Part 2

We have had some pretty cool storms the last couple weeks. A couple weeks ago Chris got home early from work and it was raining really hard. It was pretty warm out so I decided that we should take Drake out and play in the rain. Drake had tons of fun, but seriously, we all had a blast!

Last weekend we went to one of the local (and free!!!!) splash pools and parks with our friends the Wheatleys. Drake and Oliver love playing together and especially love going to the park. Here are some pics of Drakey playing at the park.

Drake loved the splash pool! He thought it was the best thing ever!

Oliver wasn't as thrilled... :(

Monday, June 21, 2010

Drake's first art project!

Other than coloring (or as Drake says "Daw") this was Drake's first art project. I decided to have him make something for Chris for Father's day. Awhile ago I heard of finger painting with pudding in case your kid likes to eat everything. I wanted to try it and it was pretty fun. The finished project isn't spectacular, but that is okay.

We wish we could have made one for my dad and Chris's dad but I don't think they would do very well in the mail. The pudding doesn't dry all of the way, so we just kept them in our thoughts while we did it. Sorry Dad and Doug!

Drake had fun but he actually wanted to just run around outside in his diaper. Silly guy!

We went for a hike (well, lets be honest, it was more like a nature walk) this weekend. Drake loved it! Mostly he just loved the rocks and running away from us.



The local climbing gym out here had free climbing day for Father's and their families. So we had to take advantage. I wasn't sure about taking Drake, but he had a blast!

just hanging here while dad climbs.

Yep, that is my husband!

Drake didn't love the harness we put on him, he kept trying to take it off. He would much rather just do it himself .... Scary!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Summer fun Part 1

We have had a ton of fun so far this summer! We have gone hiking (well, as close as you can get to hiking out here), the zoo, and had some visitors too!

100% muscle.

Doing some yoga - haha.

Chris's sister and her oldest son came out here to visit last week. It was so much fun to see them! Drake loved playing with Beck. We went to the zoo where they just opened a Dinosaur exhibit. Drake had no clue what was going on but Beck loved it!

Having a snack...

Devil's Lake

Drake's version of rock climbing!

My blog is Carbon Neutral!!!!

So I stumbled across a blog that talked about making your blog carbon neutral. Apparently visiting websites releases carbon dioxide into the air (about 0.02g per visit). Harvard University physicist Alexander Wissner-Gross, PhD conducted research on this and came to the conclusion that assuming an average blog gets 15,000 visits a month, it has yearly carbon dioxide emissions of 8lb. So a company in Germany, "Make it green" has set up a program called "My blog is carbon neutral". They will plant a tree for you if you write a short post on their program. (The link to their website is

So if you are interested in having your blog go green, there are just a few steps you have to take:
  1. Write a blog post about the initiative + insert your favorite button
  2. E-mail the link to your post to
  3. They'll plant a tree for your blog in Plumas’!

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Here are a bunch of video's we wanted to share with our families and everyone.....

I taught Drake how to do a forward roll a couple weeks ago, this isn't Drake's best roll but I love this video because it starts out with Drake in a model pose!

Drake is talking so much it is so much fun listening to him communicate with us! Here he is saying a few of the words he knows, plus him singing his abc's (well, what he thinks are the abc's).

Drake started counting about a few weeks ago. He started with just wanting to do the evens (weird, I know) and now he can count all the way to ten, with a few exceptions. He starts with two, and he won't say 8. He is also very moody with his counting. As you could see in the last video, he only counts when he wants to. But that is okay, we are still extremely proud of him! We have also tried to teach him to to Ta Da! Where he raises his hands above his head and says Ta Da! He usually does it but I guess he wasn't feeling it in this video.