Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Sometimes it's cute when a little kid is learning new words and they get the word slightly wrong but that's ok they'll get it sooner or later. Well that's what we thought with Toby...except he's now 2-1/2 and the words are not slightly off they are off. They are spoken clearly and plainly. These are his words and he's sticking with em...Below is a sampling of some of the words you will need to know when conversing with the Tobster:

Hi = Yes
Tag = Blanket
Beep = Pacifier
Nanny = Candy
Dude = Graeme
Boom = Cars or Trucks
Boom Boom = Motorcycle
Guys = Fisher Price Little People
Bob = Any Drink ie Milk, Juice, Pop etc.
Chocolate Bob = Chocolate Milk
Toby's Bed = Mom and Dads Bed

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Korea Visit

So after 16 years of my parents living over seas in Asia we decided to finally pay them a visit to see what all of the hubbub is about. With my parents mission winding itself down in the next few month's (July 1st) we figured this may be our last chance to get to see them where what we've only heard so much about. It was a ten day whirlwind of site seeing, flavors and activities which has left us with some wonderful memories. These pictures are of our visit to a Buddhist temple site where we saw over 100,000 Buddah statues. Many of which were golden. I felt a little like Kung Fu Panda when Graeme challenged me to a race up the stairs to the top of one of the temples (large granite stone stairs...probably about 1000) which left me slightly winded. Couldn't let the little stinker beat me...Fortunatly I beat him by just enough to let him know that I've still got it!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Snow Day

Any day is a good day to take a snow day. Next year we hope to do it as a whole Family. Toby will be 3...what do you think. Since the Dad's spent most of the time helping the girls get their legs under them the Mom's traded days watching the little ones so they could get out too. Dad (me) as usual was the best skiier on the Mtn. Mom (jen) looks the part so that counts. Graeme's starting to tear it up and likes to get in as many runs as daylight will allow and Annie looking pretty good for only her second trip out. Toby looks like a marshmallow man in his snow suit...

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Santa paid a special visit to our home and Annies school this year. Toby thinks that HoHo is the greatest. My favorite is of Annie sitting on Santa's lap in her classroom looking him straight in the eyes while she asked for an ipod. It was apparent that the room Moms were quite smitten with Santa and his whitty nature...Santa did seem to fill out the suit rather nicely so it may have been that.
We did however catch Mommy giving Santa a little sugar beneath the mistletoe!
Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

You're making me angry!

The HULK...not Shrek...pounds a valcano taco at the drive up window

This one of the HULK running into Target is the cause of great concern to me. It casts a shadow of doubt on my unwaivering belief in that Big Foot photo.
Excellent Halloween Party / Scavenger Hunt Hills! Great food and even better friends!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Bock Bock

Happy Halloween...Some fun costumes Jen whipped up for this years trick or treating extravaganza. Gangster "G" Money and the two chicks (sorry Toby). This year we were ready for the masses with 250 pieces of candy...we ran out by 8:00.

It didn't take Toby but one house to figure out this chicken suit was mean I get candy for wearing this thing!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Annies Beach Cruiser

Ever since we gave away her trainer...over a year ago...she's been begging us for a new bike and with good cause. What kind of parents take away their kids bike and don't replace it with another. The expression was worth the wait...She can be found from sun up to just past sundown out cruisin the neighborhood of course.
Happy 9th Birthday Annie!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Summer's over!

Even though we have about 4 more months of actual summer here the break's over. Annie's had her big brother to be her friend and watch out for her since she started school. Graeme is on to 6th grade this year which is Intermediate school. The way the school's grade levels work out here it looks like they won't be going together again either. :( Here's a picture of them leaving for their first day of school. Graeme wearing t-shirt and shorts, the only thing he will wear and Annie striking a pose as usual...

Monday, March 30, 2009

I Wanna Rock!

Graeme tore it up at his first rock concert this past weekend. We are pretty excited with how far he has progressed in only 3 months of playing his electric guitar he got for Christmas. Jen and I are waiting by the phone for Richard Branson to sign him to a deal with Virgin Records...Otherwise unless Nana and Papa kick in some $$$ for the lessons it was fun while it lasted!! Way to go bud, you were Awesome!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I wanna ride!

How cool is this kid! He gets this move from his Dad. Not the Knack Knack but the riding in diapers one. Braaap!