Dinner Plans

Heather (to Emery): “What should we have for dinner tonight?”

Emery: “A hot dog.”

Heather: “Silly, we had a hot dog for lunch.” [at Costco]

Emery: “How about … a …”

Emery & Lindsay Together: “… corn dog.”

Fall Is Upon Us

Have you taken a look at the trees lately? They seem to get more spectacular every year. We have some of the most amazingly red leaves around here. When the sun shines through them, from afar, you might imagine they’re on fire….if only it weren’t pouring with rain two seconds later. ;) Yes, the rainy season has arrived here in Oregon, making me wonder if we’re going to make it out to go trick or treating after all. Along with the rain, the illnesses have arrived in full force. The kids (and I, of and on) have been sick since the last weekend in September. Talk about housebound and miserable. Lindsay holds onto colds longer than anyone I’ve ever met, and with us usually having a nice full schedule of preschool and gymnastics and playgroups, let’s just say we’re all getting on each others’ nerves a bit. And of course, being sequestered in a house together, we’re all bound to get sick! Fun fun. The miser in me is also irritated to no end now that we’re paying for all of these various classes and preschool and all that, for them to be missing so many. That’s a lot of wasted money, not to mention the holes in their “education”. Lindsay will forever have a handicap when it comes to the letters “O” and “H” (which she should have been learning about these past couple of weeks). ;)

Now it hasn’t been all misery around here, don’t worry. We have managed to get out a bit to places where they aren’t in such close quarters with people and can’t spread their germs so easily. We went to the Pumpkin Patch with Lindsay’s preschool class, we met Uncle Stuart’s new puppy, Dinsdale, and we participated for a few minutes in the MOMS Club Halloween Party, while I constantly followed the kiddos around with hand sanitizer! :) Go check out the pics! And please, please, do us a favor. Once we’re all better, nobody come visit us if you’re sick, or have been sick the week before! I really don’t want to be stuck in the house all winter, Lindsay would love to get back to preschool on a regular basis, and Emery would like to continue to develop his gymnastics prowess. Hope everyone else is doing better than we are!

Horses And Tea…He Must Be My Child

This is how Emery spent his time on Tuesday while Lindsay was at preschool.


In between asking where Lindsay was every 5 minutes he made us tea and rode his horse while drinking, hopping off every so often to offer me a sip.


He’s certainly blossoming into his own as a two year old, and now takes after his father in the fact that any time he’s doing anything, he’s also singing some made up song about completely random things.  He and Barney find this utterly hilarious.  While Barney’s songs consist of subjects I wont write on here, Emery’s go more along the lines of “Popcorn popcorn popcorn … I love BATS!” or “Chainsaw says MOO … stinky little POOP!”

By the way, Emery would like everyone to know that any sentence that ends in the word “bat” or “poop” is the funniest thing ever.  That’s all for now.  :)

In Memoriam

I just got the news that one of my cousins was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident.  He was only 25, and had two small children.  He lived in California, and I hadn’t talked to him for about 10 years, but we had just recently gotten back in touch through MySpace.  What’s really sad is that I have been meaning to write back to him again after he wrote a couple weeks ago and asked what was taking so long for me to write back…  I kept putting it aside, and seeing it in my inbox, and vowing to do it later.  Now I feel horrible because it’s too late.

Well, here’s to Nicholas.  I wish I had had the chance to get to know you better as an adult, but I’ll always have my memories of our times together as kids.


Nicholas.  Lived Hard, Fast, And For Far Too Short A Time.

Summer’s End

I just uploaded a new gallery, mostly of a recent trip to the zoo with Auntie Chloe and Grandma Gail (who had to buy the kiddos new Oregon Zoo sweatshirts.  Thanks Grandma!), and a few of the kids playing at the park. We’re trying to squeeze as much out of these last few weeks of summer as we possibly can!


I can’t believe how quickly this summer has passed. Lindsay had her first day of preschool on Tuesday and loved it. Her teacher said she must be used to being the star pupil, and that she’s VERY ready to learn. Woman, you have NO idea. ;) Emery and I spent our first hours of “just us” time reading books at the library, strolling through old town Sherwood, and painting and hand-stamping a tile at a paint your own pottery place, which he thoroughly enjoyed. I think he likes the one on one, undivided attention just a little bit… I’ll try to remember to post a pic of his masterpiece when we pick it up on Friday.

Pictures, Pictures, And Yes, MORE Pictures!

I’ve finally gotten around to uploading all of my pictures I’ve been storing up in Picasa for the past month!

Beach Bum

There were over 600, so it took a while!  I think I just uploaded 7 new galleries, starting with “Family Reunion Random“, so you’ll have to go check them all out one by one. There are some left over from our family reunion last month, including a bunch that Michaela took and loaded onto my laptop. There are then three galleries from activities in August, including Emery’s birthday, a day at the local park, a day at Pump It Up (a bouncy play place), a day at the County Fair, fun at Bill’s Cabin in the woods, etc. Then there’s a gallery with Lindsay’s new hairstyle, and another from Labor Day Weekend activities. The slideshow button should come in very handy.

Good luck with that. ;)

Canoe Canoe!

We took the kiddos out on the lake in the back yard today. They got to see the ducks, lily pads, and nutria up close and personal, took turns throwing tantrums about giving someone else a turn with the life jackets, and encouraged Barney to “kill the crocagators” that inhabit the lake by slapping his paddle loudly on the water. Go check the pics. Oh, and Barney made a cool slide show thingy in the gallery section which makes it easier to view the photos in completion and with captions if they have any. The button for it is over in the bottom right hand corner of the viewer.  I would recommend letting the gallery load before clicking it just so you don’t run into the problem of the slide show forwarding on to the next pic before the one you’re waiting for has time to load!  You don’t have to click that annoying “next” button over and over again anymore though, which is a nice change. ;) Let us know what you think!

Missing Gallery

Whoops!  I just realized I forgot to upload one of my galleries from an outing to the beach last week.  On this trip the insane children decided to strip down in the fog and frolic in the waves!  That being said, if you have an issue with baby bums, first, go get your head checked, and then, with all due respect, don’t look at the gallery.  :)  Oh, and have a nice day.

Bonfire On the Beach

We bought some hot dogs yesterday and headed to the beach for some coastal fun and a bonfire dinner.

Emery And His Marshmallow

Kubb was played, beer was imbibed, hot dogs were both eaten and burnt to a crisp, golf was practiced, sand was dug, S’mores were devoured, and a good time was had by all.  Go check the pics!

The Family Which Golfs Together Stays Together…

I don’t think I’ve mentioned it before, but the Boisverts are a family of golfers. Or I guess I should say “folks who like to golf no matter how many times they hit a tree, or top the ball, or find the rough, or get buried in the sand, or, or, or”. ;)  Heck, just two days ago, Joanne got a birdie.  No, really.  She nailed a seagull right in the backside.  Made him squawk and everything.
Pepere has created a couple of fanatics in his two eldest grandsons. They regularly head outside by themselves to practice chipping on the lawn, and any time Jerry turns a game on on the t.v., especially if Tiger is playing, they plop themselves next to Pepere on the bean bags and happily partake in the ritual shelling and eating of The Peanuts.

Anyway, even those of us who do not regularly play golf are compelled to participate when at a family reunion so as not to be shunned or written out of any wills. ;) I tagged along with Jerry, Dodo, Joanne, Moe, and Michaela yesterday, intending to simply walk and be the unofficial family golf photographer, when I got sucked in by the Boisvert fervor for the game and decided to play. Moira was in the same “rookie golfer” boat as I was, so I didn’t feel as out of place stepping onto the course as I would have if I were playing with the likes of Jerry, Barney, or Iain. However, even as comforted as I was in this fact, I’m glad I was behind the camera, not having my awkwardness caught on film. Because I was playing, and we were split into two sets of three, I only managed to snap a few pics, and the ones of the three folks on the other team are from far away, so I apologize for any fuzziness. :) Enjoy!