firsts are exciting. more for the parents. boone has no idea what is going on. he just stares at us. i have been hearing/reading/looking at pictures of my friends doing things like pumpkin patches for years... thanks to a friends kid bday party, we experienced it first hand. and if it wasn't for the party, the templeton's would have turned around as soon as we saw the parking lot. what a sh*t show the pumpkin patch was. we had a great time celebrating gigi's bday! a rented private area is the way to go!
i love his face.
boone was his dad for Halloween. we gave him plans for the actual night
my bro got a civil engineering job. in bend. sad for us, stoked for him. he is a mountain biker and snow boarder - bend is perfect for him. i am excited to have a reason to get over there more.
this job thing happened fast. two weeks before his 30th. instead of having a big party in pdx. we deciding to surprise him in bend, with the entire fam sans david . dan was very surprised. the weather was perfect. despite my dad breaking his arm (yes - he broke his arm taking the dog on a walk 5 min after we arrived) it was the BEST weekend. we laughed a lot. most of the time at jax because he was crying, or at my mom because she is cray, or my dad - because he really tripped on nothing.
look dan - they are in matching bumbas
my poor dad. before we realized his arm was actually broken
i think walker took like 6 naps. first time he relaxed in a LONG time.
the er didn't cast his arm, just put in a sling and gave him some meds. he was a trooper.
teaching dan how to sit like a baby
stars and stripes
70 and sunny in October.
this is my favorite pix of jax. SO CUTE. em looks a little creepy.
i totes know how folks back in the civil war felt about having family members both in the north and south.... walker is a duck and i am a husky. it's like the exact same thing.
this year we were all set to go up to the game. i was stoked. it was game day. first game of the season, first time seeing the new stadium, first time boone got to see where mom went to school. we had tickets. we had a hotel. we had those baby ear phones. we had the perfect cold weather outfit for boone. we also had a dad who over committed on a second house deadline. LAME. so we stayed home and had some friends over instead.
parties sure are different with babies. less booze. less actually watching of the game. more talk of napping, feeding, sleep training...
trash talking still the same. it actually gets pretty heated. #stillhaveabetterrecordagainsttheducks #wewillbebetteragain. and because i write this blog. go dawgs.
back in September we went to Tahoe for a good friends wedding. thanks to lizard's parents, Tahoe has been somewhat of a summer tradition since college. we didn't make it last year, so we made up for it this year.
my folks have heard stories about "club antelope" for years. this year they got to experience the magic themselves. they tagged along to watch the baby for the wedding. i gotta say, we all had a great time. my folks are a dream to travel with, not only are they a good time, they are extremely helpful. we are lucky. and boone killed it all weekend. he was just cute and fun and chubby. didn't make a peep on the plane ride. he just nailed Tahoe left and right. oh and we got to witness one of my best friends get engaged. so special.
the only group shot - the waiter was like, i think it's a little blurry....
view from hotel
jakey and zac
first time having multiple cocktails in over a year... hits you faster.
boone's first pool dunk
he is a natural. did a swan dive after this photo.