Saturday, February 28, 2009

My three sons

Finally a few pictures of me with all three boys (and one showing the resulting drowsiness).

Finding newts

Today Kelton and I went to "Slugfest" at Foothills Park where we learned about banana slugs then saw some specimens the ranger had collected, which also included some newts and salamanders. Halfway through the hike portion of the event we slipped away to have our own fun and search for newts and salamanders using what we learned. Before long we found a great big Californa Newt crawling through some wet fallen branches!

They're gentle but active and Kelton adored him, and held him for quite a while. He had a very hard time putting him back when it was time to go. These critters have tetrodotoxin in their skin -- same stuff as in pufferfish -- so we made sure we didn't lick our fingers for the rest of our hike. Later Kelton found some slender salamanders that Daddy missed, using his eagle eyes. Someday we'll have to set up a terrarium at home like I did as a kid.

What a wonderful way to spend a cool sunny Saturday morning. I'd been way overdue for a day of exploration in the woods and Kelton loves it as much as I do.

Playing with a new toy

Friday, February 27, 2009

Rough-housing with Brennan

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Kelton took this picture of mommy reading with his brothers.

Hanging out in the yard

Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Laugh Machine

Once in a while we actually shoot a video. Brennan is a sucker for Kelton's antics and here he laughs away at Kelton's funny noises.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Both babies are really starting to play. Weston can roll all over the room. Brennan has his first tooth and gets very upset if he loses a toy. Soon we will need to babyproof the house again.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A big pile of toys

Blocks, blocks, blocks

Weston is getting pretty good at sitting by himself. He'll still
suddenly tip over, but he lasts longer and longer in between dives.


We did a set of portraits today. Here's Brennan posing.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Cozy morning

Kelton and Daddy watching cartoons on a rainy morning

Bubbles In the rain

Saturday, February 14, 2009

We love lunch

Friday, February 13, 2009

Wearing my lunch

Brennan got his pureed carrots and papaya everywhere!

Feeding time at the zoo

A new friend

Kelton made friends with Fred the cat a the Gamble Garden.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Swinging away

Brennan and Weston got to swing for the first time today at the park. They both loved it. Kelton thought they looked like a swinging spider with 4 arms and 4 legs.

Testing out the new baby chair

You're taking us where?

The babies are all ready to go to music class. I don't know why they
look so surprised, we've been going for a month.

All in green

We met two new sets of baby friends this week. The six of us sure
caused a lot of comments at Starbucks.

Friday, February 06, 2009


I guess Weston is done with the baby chair.

Monday, February 02, 2009

I want coffee!

Wrestling with Daddy

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Investigating the anemones

A day at the beach

We took the whole family to the beach for the first time. The babies loved watching the waves. Kelton found a bunch of anemones and enjoyed feeding snails to them.