Monday, April 30, 2007

Other random pictures throughout the trip

We went out to David and Melissa's to hang out one night. Micah and I were lucky enough to get invited into the fire house.

We saw Susan and my dad also. It was a nice visit.

The morning I left to go back to San Jose we had breakfast at Arthurs. The food and service is great. It was nice to see family one last time before the trip home.


I went down to LA last week because on Saturday our family had a memorial party for my grandmother's passing. It was nice to see family and cousins that I hadn't seen in almost 10 years.

The first is of a table where my mom and uncle set up pictures of my grandmother and family.

These pictures are from my mom and her husbands house they have in La Habra. They heated the pool to 84 degrees. It was SO nice. The weather was great and everyone seemed to have a lot of fun. These are some pictures throughout the day.
This is my cousin Michelle and my cousin Kevin.

Pam and Melissa of course.
This is my cousin Katie, my aunt Gail, my aunt Virginia and my uncle Steve. Virginia and Steve are married. There daughter is Katie. My aunt Gail is the mom of Michelle and Kevin above.
Uncle Steve and Uncle Mark, my mom's brothers.

Sunday, April 29, 2007


In a previous post by Pam she showed some pictures of a hike and I said it would be fun to go with Micah. We decided to go and with Micah but man is Micah heavy to carry. We borrowed a really nice backpack carrier from David and Melissa also but he still felt really heavy. We stopped once on the way in, a huge 1.8 miles but yes we still took a break for snacks and then again at the falls. We were able to make it all the way out without taking a break. Very impressive.

We found multitudes of wildlife. Salamanders (pictured), a rat, squirrels, waterstriders and... hmmm well maybe not multitudes but it was still fun.

Just for fun

While I was visiting Pam in LA this week she had these pictures scanned on her computer so I stole them and thought I would post them for fun. I can't really tell if they are of Pam or me but since we look pretty close to the same I guess it doesn't matter. I was trying to see Micah in them but I don't know.

The first one is with my grandpa. The outfit is a karate robe. I think we were trying to karate chop. I don't know much about the other two.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

More Micah and Al

Micah does love our cat Al. The cat is seriously the highlight of Micah's day. The funny thing is that Al doesn't seem to mind being handled roughly by Micah and even sits next to Micah voluntarily sometimes and gets mauled. It takes a lot for Al to get irritated enough to leave. By the way, I am on the phone I think with Pam here so my comments have nothing to do with the video.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Super mom

So today I decided to go out and do some gardening in my flowerbeds in the backyard since they are looking a little overgrown and was remembering how last year I got to use the excuse of being pregnant to pay two of my junior high girls to help me out. This reminded me how tired and pregnant I felt about this time of year and I realized that even though Sarah is almost at the same point in her pregnancy she still does everything so efficiently you might never even realize she is pregnant. I decided that I want to be a super mom like Sarah, but I don't know if I could do it. While we visited Sarah was able to get both of her kids ready to go wherever we were headed off to in about half the time it took me to get just Micah ready and then would help me with whatever I needed. I think at a few points she even carried something for me and made it seem at the time like a reasonable thing to do with two kids of her own and five months pregnant. Hmmm.... now I do remember Sarah giving some advice about how with a pregnancy you are supposed to milk it for all its worth, but somehow I don't think she is following the rules. : )

Anyway on a side note, you know how parents call their kids by each others names sometimes. Well, today I called I called my cat Micah. Somehow I don't think that is helping me toward my super mom standing.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Budd Videos

These are two videos from our time up with the Oregonian Budds.

Friday, April 13, 2007

A visit with the Oregonian Budds

This week we went to Oregon to visit "Homeofthebudds". We had a great time hanging out and having fun.

The first picture shows the kid magnet, Jeff. He and the kiddos had lots of fun together.

One of our passtimes was playing soccer in the family room. Nice action shot Jeff!

David brings home pizza after work. Doesn't he look sharp? I also had to include a prego shot of Sarah. : )

Hi Micah.

Ellen did a good job "holding" Micah.

Jeff makes a great tunnel.

We also went to OMSI while we were there. I am SOOOOOO jealous. That museum was awesome and it cost the same for a membership there as I paid for my membership to the children's museum here in San Jose. The Portland one is about 10 times better. Did I mention I was JEALOUS!

This is part of the water area.

The sand spot. Is Micah eating sand?

These last two are where you can put together a boat and sail and see how the wind pushes your boat in the water. Very cool.

Micah makes sure the mast is strong enough to withstand even teeth. : )

Sunday, April 08, 2007

The Budd Easter Hunt

We went and hung out with Kevin, Luann and Ashley for Easter. We had a great dinner, then an Easter egg hunt, a walk to the park and then a movie. Micah seemed to enjoy taking part in the Easter egg hunt. He also really liked Maggie, the dog, but Maggie wasn't too sure she liked Micah very much, especially after being bonked on the nose with an Easter egg.

Cute Bath Pics

These are some of my favorite pictures from bath time the other night. I like the modestly placed ducky in the last picture.