Thursday, September 17, 2009

As Red as a Lobster

This weekend Liam had a soccer tournament in Sandpoint Idaho. Sandpoint is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

On the way home from our crazy, soccer-filled weekend, we decide to treat ourselves to Red Lobster. We've never been and have great expectations. Well... know how that goes.

We are not off to a good start, as the couple being seated in front of us, when asked their seating preference, say with snotty looks cast in our direction, "We would not like to be seated by children." I am offended. Our kids are being good. Really good. No screaming. No whining. Quietly, politely waiting our turn.

What is the deal with people like that?!?

So, I am feeling protective of our kids and cranky at this woman. Clark appears nervous. The kids are totally missing the boat.

When asked our seating preference, I quip, as I hold Sylvie-Aganoti and am surrounded by a variety of young boys, "We would not like to be seated by children."

Funny, right?


Turns out, we have a different hostess than the one who seated the snotty couple. Turns out, our hostess might think I am saying Clark and I would like to not sit by our own children. Turns out, she also might think I am asking her to watch our children while we enjoy lobster.

Plus, the kids are wondering why I suddenly do not want to sit with them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Totally, totally embarrassing.

Have I mentioned that I've been asked to consider teaching some parenting classes in Missoula?

I am sure you are racing each other to sign up right now!

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Life is busy!

Back to work. Back to highschool, middleschool, elementary school & daycare. Back to soccer. Back to blogging.

As promised, here are pictures from this summer...

S-A's 4th of July dress!
After looking for the right home for our Ent for years, he is finally settled in our backyard.
A great picture of my dad.
Liam waiting for his soccer ball to drop from the air.
Sylvie-Aganoti and Olivia Rose.
Liam, Jake & Simon at the Pacific Science Center.
Clark got a great picture of this b-fly and its shadow.
Mmmmm, I love this baby.
Jake in a HUGE guitar.
Clark riding a bike two stories up. Yikes!
A day's never complete unless you touch a brain.
Clark and boys "rock climbing".
This is one of my favorites!
Clark and Casey doing a little golfing...
The bordello!

Beautiful Grandma Benny.
Eating her Grandpa's yummy sourdough pancakes.
Daddy and "The Sylv", as Simon likes to call her.
My mom and MaryAnne.
Sauna time, followed by a quick plunge in the lake!
Sylvie and her co-pilot, Margaux.
Remi, the super-sized puppy!

She was insistent on driving the boat!
Jason, my childhood friend, meets S-A.
Fabulous Simon!
Jake and the girls.
Fantastic Liam!
Very corny! We are at the Twilight shop in Port Angeles...
Even cornier!
Some lunch-time closeups!

This girl melts our hearts...