Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Tanner is now starting to take an interest in going to the bathroom on the toilet. The problem is that he is quite shy about it and there is rarely a moment of privacy in this house. He has his own potty chair and one day apparently decided he needed more privacy than what could be offered inside the house. I looked out the back door to find that he had taken his potty chair outside. He was sitting on it looking into the neighbor's peaceful, so content. Enjoying every moment of quiet. He is so funny....definitely has his own little personality.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Husbands and Prisoners...

Julia was watching me make dinner tonight and said "Mom, is Daddy your husband?" I said yes. She said "is he your boyfriend too?" Again, I said yes. She then asked "So you are Daddy's girlfriend?" Another yes. She thought about it for a minute and then asked her final question, "so you are also Daddy's prisoner right?" I guess wife and prisoner have the same meaning to her. Ha ha.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Pacific Raceways

On August 18th when we were visiting in Auburn, Grandpa Winters (Yippaw) happened to be in Kent, WA at the NHRA drag races. He was there with his Hemi Cuda and photographing vehicles from the starting line. Although the weather was rainy, Ron and I decided to take Tanner and Olivia and drive to the track at Pacific Raceways. Julia and Matt stayed at Grandma Andrews' house. We got to the track, found Yippaw and was able to visit with him for awhile. They weren't running any cars at that time because they needed to dry the track. After a few minutes of visiting and looking at old cars, we heard some cars start up, indicating they were going to race again. Yippaw wanted to show Tanner the race cars and walked towards the track. He put earplugs in Tanner's ears and got him ready to see his first drag race. As the cars took off from the starting line, the ground shook an Tanner jumped. It was so sweet to see him latch onto Yippaw even tighter. What an awesome moment to see a Grandpa holding his first grandson watching the drag races. Tanner absolutely loved it and was able to watch 4 or 5 races with his Yippaw. What perfect timing....we showed up right as they finished drying the track, and after those 4 or 5 races we saw, they called it quits for the night due to rain. On the way back to Grandma Andrews' house, we asked Tanner how he liked the cars. He would say "oh cars loud!" and then cover his ears. I'm so glad we made the last minute decision to go and find Yippaw at the track.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Auburn Washington

On August 17th 2007 we all drove over to Grandma Andrews' house in Auburn, WA. Matt was flying out of the Seattle airport, so it was a good excuse to go visit family. The night we got in Auburn, Grandma took us to see Uncle Ryan crabbing out on the pier at Point Defiance. It was neat to see all the crabs he had caught. Some people even caught a shark which they ended up using as bait. We all then went down to the beach to play near the ocean. Julia kept wanting to jump in, even though it was freezing outside and high tide. Tanner had fun throwing rocks into the ocean. Grandma took us to the Lobster Shack for dinner. It was delicious, although Ron forgot he was allergic to shellfish, and tried some crab legs. Ha ha. It was a pretty itchy night for him to say the least.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Grandma Andrews comes to visit!

Grandma Andrews came to visit and see Olivia for the first time. Of course she spoiled us all rotten...she's such a good Grandma! We all went to Cat Tales, a zoo near Spokane where they train tigers, bears and other animals. Grandma was even a good sport and got in the pool with Julia and's always fun when she visits!