Monday, January 19

National Day of Service Food Drive!

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and in response to President-Elect Obama's call for a day of National Service, we joined over 100 families for a morning of collecting food for the Oregon Food Bank.

It was a great way to kick of the Inaugural festivities!

Sunday, January 18

White, Wheat or Rye?

We are trying to instill independence and responsibility in Henry by assigning him simple jobs. He recently expressed in interest in making snacks, so we told him that he should be in charge of making toast in our family. We have always made our toast in the oven, using the broiler. We decided that wasn't very kid-friendly, so we took him to Fred Meyer this weekend to select a toaster. Henry decided on a red toaster with a bagel option. We stocked up on different breads (white, wheat, rye and bagels) and toppings (butter, cream cheese, peanut butter, jam). Henry has been making toast all weekend. Yesterday we had a visitor and Henry was quick to offer toast to our guest. Come over soon and have Henry prepare you some hot, buttery toast!

Sunday, January 4

Little Rippers!

We kicked off 2009 with a fun family adventure... We rented a house in Sunriver with two other families and enrolled the kiddos in Mount Bachelor's Little Ripper's Ski School. We enjoyed a glorious, sunny day on the mountain and the kids loved their ski lesson with their instructor Shaun. This was Henry's first ski experience. He really loved it. It was especially fun with friends!