May 20, 2007

Hey, thanks for your interesting comments on the last post. I really enjoyed hearing where you stand on the religion spectrum, especially since no one told me I was going to, ha ha, burn in hell or anything.

Speaking of hell, the remodel work is in full swing:

Contractors have been plugging away all weekend, working to get the excavation done so the foundation construction can begin this week.

Of course, the instant the workers left for the day on Saturday, JB and Riley had to check out the backhoe. (Predictably, Riley was Suspicious.)


It started raining like crazy this afternoon and hasn’t let up since–we had to get creative with the boy, because cabin fever + toddler = ARMAGEDDON.

“Go outside and play! We’ll deal with the pneumonia later.”

Did you know a dog collar can be used as a belt for a small child? Well, now you do.

This game involved pinecones. I . . . I don’t know why.

Here is Riley, ignoring his creepy lurking balloon in favor of poking Dog, who just wants to take a nap on her squeaky toy. O the madcap hijinks we get up to around here!

Cat, in Loaf Form, smugly taunting Dog for being locked outside. Cat, you are so very, very evil.

Microsoft? Well I’ll be dipped in shit, no wonder the kid has been such a handful lately: bad user experience.


34 Responses to “Another weekend recap”

  1. Swistle on May 20th, 2007 8:38 pm

    The cat! The tummy! The boys! So cute.

  2. mrscrumley on May 20th, 2007 8:39 pm

    Looks like a good weekend to me!

    One rainy afternoon I came home from work to find my child playing outside, dressed in a garbage bag. Apparently he didn’t want to come inside, so my husband improvised.

  3. jen on May 20th, 2007 8:56 pm

    Glad to see that JB is home and not, like, stuck on a mountainside somewhere.

  4. biscuit on May 20th, 2007 9:38 pm

    You always have the best pictures + the funniest most well-written blogs. I go crazy when you don’t blog daily. You + Perez Hilton are my faves. :)

  5. Shannon on May 20th, 2007 9:44 pm

    I take it that JB either scaled Mt. Hood without dying or else decided to not scale Mt. Hood, since the weather turned mighty crappy (in Seattle at least). I was actually worried about him this weekend! Like you, when I hear that someone is going to climb Mt. Hood, all I can think of is what a deathtrap that beautiful but evil hillock can be. Phew!

  6. thejunebug on May 20th, 2007 10:15 pm

    Poor Dog- she’s so unloved.

    And you know, Cat really looks like she’s missing her head in that pic.

  7. tanya on May 20th, 2007 10:30 pm

    your posts always make me smile. thanks for rocking so insanely much.

  8. Lesley on May 20th, 2007 10:33 pm

    Cat is the funniest thing. Was she heading down or up in that photo and what possessed her?

  9. Donna on May 21st, 2007 1:26 am

    Zombie cat! No head!
    Glad JB is back off the mountain. Did he bring back any tablets with writing? Is that what your last post was about? His hair didn’t turn white, although, men dye their hair now too. Does he have some funky sandals?
    Riley looks like a little doll on the tractor, or like, like a zombie! That needs to go inside and poke the dog to see if she’s a zombie too! Aaagh! The pinecone obstacle is not going to work just so you know, zombies just go over pinecones. FYI…..

  10. justmouse on May 21st, 2007 5:31 am

    you…and your whole DAMN FAMILY!! are so cute. i love you guys.

  11. moderndayhermit on May 21st, 2007 5:40 am

    Love the photos, I’m so jealous of the green grass and the overcast looking sky. Sunshine is SO overrated.

  12. Janssen on May 21st, 2007 5:49 am

    Man is your kid turning out to be a cute guy, Microsoft shirt and all.

  13. Christina on May 21st, 2007 6:13 am

    Two peas in the pod on the last photo! VERY CUTE. Had to laugh at the Microsoft sweatshirt because I was thinking ‘wow that marketing to the next generation, eh?”

    I love the names of your pets – it is brilliant! Do people get confused when you take them to the vet and the lady comes to door calling for ‘Dog’?!

    Finally, holy crap your arms are freaking thin! I wish my little chubby arms looks so good. Keep up the hard work! It inspires me yet I am still OH SO lazzzzzzy.

  14. Amy on May 21st, 2007 6:30 am

    Is it wrong to say that Riley looks so much like JB? Because he does. Also, cat climbing that pole has no head and that photo should be cropped and posted to I Can Has Cheeseburgers as Zombie Cat.

  15. Michelle on May 21st, 2007 6:44 am

    Thanks for the boy/pet/weekend update – I get a kick out of Riley and his suspicion =)

  16. michelle on May 21st, 2007 6:57 am

    Ha! We use a dog collar for a toddler belt, too! Here I thought I was the only genius who thought of that…

  17. Nikki on May 21st, 2007 7:26 am

    Can I just say AMEN about the whole Riley looking like JB comment? I thought the same thing when I saw that picture. Same expression and everything. Great pics and glad to see everyone home safe and sound :)

  18. Karen on May 21st, 2007 7:50 am

    ha! Microsoft. That’s funny! Good luck with the next phase of your remodel!

  19. Paige on May 21st, 2007 9:14 am

    What is cat doing!!!? And why?

  20. kristin on May 21st, 2007 9:49 am

    I don’t usually comment on the blogs I read, but my best friend ( directed me to your sites and they have quickly become two of my favorites. Just wanted to say “good job”!

  21. MRW on May 21st, 2007 10:44 am

    Ah HA! Now I know what to do when boy’s pants are falling down and no belt can be found – our dog’s neck is certainly larger than his waist and the dog collar would be perfect!

    Also mrscrumley caused me to spit water on my keyboard because I can’t believe this hasn’t already happened in my family: “One rainy afternoon I came home from work to find my child playing outside, dressed in a garbage bag. Apparently he didn’t want to come inside, so my husband improvised.”

    Finally, I’m just completely jealous you found a reliable reasonably priced contractor. We moved rather than attempting to add a second story on to our previous house because we could not find someone to do the work who was not either insanely expensive or just insane…

  22. breckgirl on May 21st, 2007 11:21 am

    Cute pictures, and yes, Riley looks like JB but he also looks like you – very much so. I was totally thinking about some of your recent posts the other night because my son has taken to screaming and sobbing for daddy when I try to put him to bed at night. Makes a girl feel really loved and needed, doesn’t it? Sigh – it will get better, I know…

  23. Jennifer P on May 21st, 2007 11:21 am

    I, too was relieved to see JB made it back from Mt. Hood unscathed. I swear, I’m new to this area, but west coast mountains must eat people. On the east coast, they just get lost in the woods (cue banjo music)

    And Riley? Adorable as usual.

  24. Chloe on May 21st, 2007 12:16 pm

    I like your stripey socks. :-)

  25. Keaton on May 21st, 2007 12:43 pm

    Next thing you know, JB will be teaching Riley how to leap 145 feet into the air to clear fences, large animals and possibly buildings. After he’s done teaching him how to use a backhoe, of course.

  26. Josh on May 21st, 2007 1:36 pm

    Microsoft eh? That might also explain the constant suspicion. Life might just be one big 404 error.

    I’ll have to check out the religion blog. I must have missed it when I was having the funnest weekend of 07 to date! Bonefires and booze and hijinks, oh my. By the way, if you like to be scared shitless when you watch movies, go get Silent Hill. I normally don’t get scared at all by any movies, but that one was creepy on a whole new level.

    Nice idea witht he collar belt. MacGuyver would be proud.

  27. Michelle in Maryland on May 21st, 2007 1:41 pm

    Oh my goodness. That caption of Cat gave me exactly what I needed, a nice big belly laugh.

  28. Sarah on May 21st, 2007 6:12 pm

    “Well I’ll be dipped in shit”…Cat really *is* evil! Hilarious, as most things borne of a weekend of hardship are. :)

  29. Cartwheels At Midnight on May 21st, 2007 7:38 pm

    Oh, God. The Cat Picture just made me not just laugh out loud, but cackle. Actually. COL. For longer than socially comfortable.

  30. Ang on May 22nd, 2007 6:11 am

    The look on Riley’s face while poking the dog is cute…brows furrowed and all.

  31. Operation Pink Herring on May 22nd, 2007 10:54 am

    My indoor-only felines are so very, very jealous of Cat’s outdoor gymnastics. Me, I’m just impressed that you figured out how to get Cat to help with the construction.

  32. jenn on May 22nd, 2007 11:06 am

    Heh… I haven’t heard the expression “I’ll be dipped in shit” since my grandpa died. Damn, that makes me miss him, he was colorful. Same reason I love your blog! (Cute boys BTW!)

  33. Assiseaph on December 19th, 2007 4:33 am

    Very good contents…
    There was merrily!

  34. Duprost. on July 12th, 2008 10:19 pm



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