Saturday, October 27, 2007

Dog Nutz

So we were going to the mall last week and we saw this personalized license plate reading "DOGNUTZ". I'm fairly sure that the message the owner of the car was trying to convey was that their family is crazy about dogs. Yeeeahhhh.......that's just not the image that comes to mind when I read DOGNUTZ.
Or maybe I'm way off base here maybe they wanted people to see their plate and immediately think of canine testicles. Who knows, maybe DOGBALLS was already picked by another driver. At least they had a "worst president ever" sticker on their rear window.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

2 years goes by too fast

Friday was Elliott's birthday. It's amazing to me how much she's grown. She's recognizing numbers and letters now, and is making great improvements with communicating verbally. I'm so sad, my little baby is now a toddler. She's growing up way too fast.

Here she is on the day she was born.

And here she is last year on her first birthday.

Now here she is at this years birthday party.

I told her to quit growing but she continues to defy me. Curses!

Before I go, as a bonus here's a video of her demonstrating her coloring and animal impression skills.

Well That's It for now, Later


Sunday, October 07, 2007

Get to bloggin' you lazy bastard! anyone still there? Geez, springs over, summer came and went and now it's fall. The whole time I didn't blog about any of the stuff we saw or did. We'll lets see if I can get back up on the horse.

We went to Grandview, WA because my grandma Covert had a heart attack on Thursday. It was pretty scary. Here's a picture of her and Grandpa with Morgan and Elliott that I took when we went to see them this summer.

She seems to be feeling much better, and they released her from the hospital last night. I just hope she takes it easy.

Some sad news though, my brother and sisters' grandma Nichols had a heart attack and passed away. It's been a bad weekend. My sister Kimi said that she had not been feeling well for awhile. I hope my siblings are doing okay, I always thought their dad's parents were really nice people.

On a lighter note
While I was in Grandview Morgan and Elliott got to meet my cousin Brandy for the first time. Elliott was uber cute and Brandy was thoroughly impressed (even if she did scoop up some dirt and eat it). I haven't seen Brandy for about 5 years, and I got chastised for not keeping up with my blog. So I decided I better start posting again. Sorry cuz.

We are all still really enjoying ourselves in Spokane. We had a great summer and did a lot of cool things. Elliott is talking up a storm. We're still working on complete sentences but she can piece 3 or 4 words together every once in a while.

One thing that she really loves is going to the grocery store. I don't know if you all have kids out there, but most grocery store cashiers now give kids stickers when you're at the check out stand. Elliott loves getting stickers at the store. She starts asking for them as soon as we get in line. We can't drive by Fred Meyer's with out hearing a little voice in the backseat going, "Steek, Steek, Steek".

Lately she just takes them off the paper and puts one on each cheek. Today the cashier at Freddy's gave her four instead of the usual two.

That's my silly little sticker covered girl. I can't believe that she's going to be two-years-old on Friday. Everyone is invited over for punch and pie!
That's it for now. I'll try to be more vigilant in keeping up with the blog.