Monday, December 13, 2010

A Tuba Christmas

This weekend we attended A Tuba Christmas (or as it came to be known to Thomas "Tuba Fest"). This event brings together many tuba players (and some Sousaphone players as well) to play Christmas songs. We had a fun time.

The view from our spot

The boys enjoyed some pre-concert hot dogs

This was the most unique instrument. Its creator referred to it as a serpentine peddlaphone. He took a Sousaphone, straightened it out a bit and attached it to a bicycle.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

The Best Little Snow Shovelers

Here are Thomas and Isaiah all ready to help me shovel the driveway.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

A Thanksgiving Snowman

When Thomas got up this morning he saw that it was snowing. He said "Let's make a snowman!", so after eating Thanksgiving lunch Adria took Thomas and Isaiah outside and they made a little snowman.

After building the snowman, Thomas helped me shovel the driveway. Isaiah wanted to shovel as well but we didn't have enough snow shovels.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


We went to the Imaginarium this past week when I had a day off of work. We had a fun time. Thomas liked to play with the trains the most. Isaiah and Julian both liked to see everything that there was to see and play with.

Monday, November 08, 2010


For Halloween Thomas and Isaiah dressed up as pumpkins. Grandma Tingey made the costumes as well as matching pumpkin caps for Adria and me. The pumpkin costumes where very popular and unique as we were the only pumpkins that we encountered at the trunk-or-treat that we attended on Saturday.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

A Trip to Oregon

We went on a trip to Oregon in early October. We were able to do a lot of fun things with the boys and with our parents as well.

While we were visiting Adria's parents we went to the Portland Zoo. While Thomas seemed to look forward to seeing the elephants the most, I think that he enjoyed the Saki Monkeys the most. When we were looking at them they were very active and running and jumping a climbing a lot.

Thomas and Isaiah also liked watching the beavers swim around.

Thomas and Isaiah looking at the polar bear

Adria and Isaiah in front of the elephants

Also while we were in Portland Adria and I were able to visit Adria's former co-workers at the Asian Health & Services Center.

We also went to Cannon Beach with Adria's parents. Eevn though it was a cloudy, windy day at the coast we all had a good time.

We did some fun things while we were visiting my parents too. We went to the Oregon Coast Aquarium. We got there at just the right time because just as we got there it was feeding time for the seals and sea lions.

Thomas and Isaiah both had fun looking at the birds

Thomas liked watching the sharks swim overhead, while Isaiah wasn't quite sure what to think.

Thomas and Isaiah both liked watching the animals in the touch pool even though neither of them wanted to touch them with their fingers although Isaiah dipped his foot in the water.

Here is a picture with me and the boys at a hazelnut farm that we visited as well.

We also visited a the childhood home of the inventor of the Erector Set which has been turned into a children's museum. The boys had a great time playing with all of the things that they had there.

Thomas liked the rooms with the train the best. He liked to make sure that the electric train was going at all times. If the train wouldn't have jumped off the track it would have been much harder to leave because Thomas was having so much fun.

Here are the boys with Grandma Tingey

Sunday, October 31, 2010

More Summer Activites

Over the summer Adria put together some brochures to show in greater detail how she and the boys spent the summer months. She has decided that she would like a link to them to be posted on the blog. So here they are (the pictures look better downloaded than they do on the web viewer)

Birthday Celebration (some of you are saying "The birthdays of Thomas and Isaiah aren't even close to each other, while that is true neither Thomas nor Isaiah seemed to mind not celebrating their birthday on their actual birthday)

Summer Activities

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Catching up

Here is a quick recap of our summer (in no particular chronological order):

Thomas and Isaiah both participated in the library's summer reading program. As rewards they got beach balls and some books from the library.

The boys liked playing outside in the yard. They also liked getting strawberries from our garden.

We also attended the state fair. The antique tractors were a favorite of Thomas. Isaiah liked the popcorn that he got.

We also attended an Alaska Baseball league baseball game. The boys seemed to like the popcorn and running around the bleachers more than they liked watching the baseball game.

Thomas and Isaiah tried out their musical skills in a variety of instruments:

As for Julian, he has gotten big and he likes to play.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

A Trip to the Zoo

Last weekend we went to the zoo for my birthday. I think that Thomas enjoyed the otters the most because he spent the most time watching them swim. For most of the other animals he would look at them for maybe a minute and then say "Let's look at other animals". Isaiah seemed to like the tigers the best. While he was watching them he would quietly say "roar". Julian slept through most of the zoo.

Adria, Thomas and Isaiah looking a some animals (llamas if memory serves)

Isaiah getting a ride from Adria

Thomas and Isaiah going off to look for some more animals

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Sleepy Julian

Julian likes to jump in his jumpy seat. The other day he was jumping around and the next thing that we knew he dozed off into dreamland.

In other happenings, Thomas' leg has completely healed and he had the rod in his leg removed about a week ago. The surgery was really minor and Thomas walked back to the car with me when it was time to go home. He and Isaiah both like to run around the house.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

A visit to the temple and pinatas

A couple of weeks ago on the way home from the library Thomas said "I want to go to the temple." Since the next day was Saturday we got the boys dressed up and took a trip to the temple.

Here are the boys getting ready for the big day with a heaping serving of craisins before they eat their oatmeal.

Here we are in front of the temple. Isaiah and Julian both fell asleep on the drive over.

Later that same day we had an Ocho De Mayo fiesta in our back yard. In preparation for this, Adria made a bunch of pinatas. They were even better than the pinatas that she made for last year's party.

Thomas had a fun time hitting the pinatas. He especially liked that candy came out when they broke open. For the next couple of days he would say "We hit the pinata, and candy came out. And then we eat the candy"