Sunday, July 18, 2010

Orcas Island

For the 4th of July weekend we went to Orcas Island to visit my brother Tim, Nicole, and their two kiddos. It is a bit of adventure to get there, but we were inventive and the kids played in the trunk while we waited for the ferry. Sophie was so happy to get out of her carseat!

Leify is a lucky boy to have so many people around him that take enjoyment in him and are actively involved in his life. Uncle Tim is no exception. Leify talks about him all the time...and well, Nicole is his 2nd Mom (sometimes I think he likes her more than me ;)), he adopted Aubriana's name for her, Mamasita, but he called her "Mamaseepa" ;) And, of course, he adores his cousin "Aubrinana". It makes me so happy to see the special little friendship they share. That doesn't mean that they don't have their share of scraps, but in the end there is nothing but excitement when they see each other...followed by screaming 5 minutes later. Ha.
Taking a close look at a crab he found...

Aubri came to check it out too...

My two loves. Have I said on here that I am pregnant?! I don't think I have. Well, Sophers is going to be flanked by two brothers. That makes her Daddy more than happy. She'll have a watchful eye on her...always. 3 kids 3 and under?!? Maybe that's why I haven't mentioned it on here...I am trying to avoid it ;)

Leify has been a weirdo about pictures lately...this is him saying "Boogers". Ha!

Sister needed to see the crab too.

Apparently she didn't find this funny ;)


  1. Congrats on the new baby!!! Yay for little boys! Grace was three when Mike was born. It was absolutely a handful but time passed super fast and it really is nice now that they are older.

  2. I love being Leifys mamaseepa! haha! He is so my favorite...shhh! :) All your pictures are awesome! Aubri is enjoying your blog post as well. She is very excited seeing Leify & Sophie on here.

  3. Ah 3 isn't so bad. :) Glad you guys had fun. And of course there are lots of people who love your kids - how could you NOT love them!?!? ;)

  4. Hey! Thanks for stopping by, cute blog - love your header especially :). Going to have to change it soon though...

  5. That's my kind of 2 1/2 year old - picking up crabs, no-fear style. We used to see those all over in California, but Joey got "bit" once and wouldn't touch them ever again.

    Love the "trunk babies!"