Tuesday, November 29, 2016

 The Buttercup wig is the best toy we have ever had.

Ike adores the warm laundry.  Before I can finish pulling the clothes out of the dryer he is snuggled up in them.  It is the one time in his week that he is awake and still.  Every time he does it I want to jump in there with him.

Yep, that pretty much sums her up.
 This picture of the kids watching the election results come in kind of makes me feel a little queasy.  I wanted to leave it out but I like to remember back to that happy time before the world came falling down.  Of course I am just being dramatic and we all hope the best for Mr. Trump.  And if you love him I still love you, but he just really isn't who I wanted to win.  I was so excited about voting for a woman and when Hillary didn't take the Whitehouse by a storm I was absolutely shocked and really bummed out.  Since this blog is the archive of our family history I am including the photo.  It will be interesting when I come back to it in 10 years and see if my mind has changed.  Eight years ago I posted about how excited I was to see President Obama elected and I still go back and feel that same way.  Now I just feel really sad that we can't keep him and Michelle for another 4 years.
I hesitate to even mention politics on this blog because some people that I respect greatly will disagree with me.  But in the end I think it is amazing that we can all decide and vote according to what we think is right.  This election, more than any other has made me realize how lucky I am to be able to vote.  I am even feeling grateful that people who disagree with me can vote too because everyone deserves a voice.  In the end I think most of us all want the same things but we all just have different ideas on how to accomplish them.
And I still feel so lucky that I was able to vote for a woman for the president of the United States, even if she didn't win.

Somebody found the brownies.

Jim came out to Eugene for Comic Con and he and Brandon spent all evening talking about costume making.  I thought Brandon's Halloween costumes were amazing but the stuff that Jim does is out of this world.  It was so fun to see him and we felt so lucky that he stopped by.

Aren't they the cutest cousins?
 The amount of annoyance that Ike gets when people are in his space is the exact amount that Rosy insists on being close to him.

 She is my snuggle baby and when I try to move an inch she moves right with me.  It is especially awesome when she falls asleep and snores right into your ear.

Black Beans
 A miracle has occurred!  The construction on our apartment finally ended!  I am actually a little sad to see the construction workers go because they were super nice.  Rosy was sad because she told me that she thought they were cute.  I told her not to get any ideas.
They brought all this big equipment to carry away all the materials and Ike was totally into it.  We gleefully waved good riddance to the materials and extra fencing.  Our grass is already starting to grow back.
 I got back from a run the other day only to find that I had left my keys in the door.  Cool.

 No wonder I love going on a run with the double jogger.  Seriously, could there be two cuter passengers?
 Sometimes when I am with my family I feel like my soul is going to burst with happiness.
 I know that this little cartoon that I made for Laurie's birthday is not very good but it makes me so happy.  I just want to remember it.  I think the thing that I really like is my cool friend, but I also think it is fun to pull out the watercolors for myself, even if it is just to mess around.
 Rocky went to Activity Days and came home with a pie that she made.  She was so proud of herself.  I was proud of her too, even more so when she let us take it to share with our neighbors.  I expect a lot out of her because she is the oldest and because she has such a good soul.  Sometimes I take her for granted and I am taking this moment to record just how much I appreciate my firstborn child.
 She is a great big sister.

 Ike keeps himself entertained by playing games on his plastic phone.  I keep waiting for him to get mad that the screen never changes but he doesn't seem to mind at all.  If it is just a solid picture does this still count as screen time?  Do you think I can keep him fooled until he is a teenager?

Rosy behind the scenes getting Sailor in costume.

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