time stands still best in moments that look suspiciously like ordinary life - brian andreas

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

may through today, part 2

Didn't get your fill yesterday?
Well here are 126 more pictures for you.
That should hold you over until I post again in 6 months....

We took the kids to the Washington County Fair. 
They loved the petting zoo and the butterfly exhibit. 

We visited the Chalk Art festival in Forest Grove this summer.  Local children, adults, businesses and artists rent sidewalk squares downtown and work their magic. 


my friend mikelle and her daughter hannah created this.
it was my favorite.

Someone lost their first tooth.  
And the tooth fairy could not find the teeny tiny tooth ANYWHERE. 
Don't worry, it turned up a few days later. 

We spent every Wednesday evening at the Farmers Market downtown.  Wonderful food, produce, and the most beautiful flowers I've ever seen.

We spent a lot of time outside and one day we met a little friend:

I have been working on little projects here and there.  One of the treasures I found was a dresser that I am using as a buffet.  The seller, Robert, was selling the piece because he was starting a new life in California.  The piece was hand built by his great great great grandfather and had been in his family 140+ years.  I promised him I would love the piece forever, and I plan to do just that.  He even took the original skeleton key off his keyring and gave it to me.  He said it had been on his ring for years.  It broke my heart a little. 

there was quite a bit of water damage to the top of it.
i found a tutorial on pinterest that suggested ironing with a damp cloth on the top.
quite a few of the water spots lifted.

I loved the character of the body, so applied an antique cream top but left the imperfections alone.
It is adorned with our fall gourd collection right now.

Dawson and Harper wanted to play soccer this year. 
5 minutes into the first practice Harper quit. 
She wants to do ballet instead. But playing games on the iphone will do.

We got a new pet.
I wasn't excited about it.
Because who really wants to own a rodent?
But Penelope has grown on me...and the kids Dylan loves her. 
It's actually a little embarrassing.

I have been doing some thrifting.
I found these BRAND NEW Salt Water sandals for $2!  Score.

I learned to make artisan bread.
And it is delicious.
Like eat-your-own-body-weight-in-bread-in-a-week good.

And this week we visited the pumpkin patch.  We made the trip with Harper's school class.  The kids thought it was great...we rode a ferry, went on a train ride, and topped it off with kettle corn. 
Only in Oregon would people tromp through the mud and rain to pay $20 for a pumpkin that costs $.40 at Winco.
It's worth it for the memories though.


leaving the patch.  it looks like b just stepped out of the shower.
no no.  just an outing to get a pumpkin.
And I'm caught up!


1 comment:

  1. Oh my heavens you guys have been busy! Can you believe you guys are already almost 1/2 way through FOURTH YEAR!? Insane. It goes so fast. Love all the pictures, and I am DROOLING (not just figuratively) over your antique dresser. Love (as always) the way you refurbished it. :)