It's all gotta go somewhere


We are patiently waiting for summer to arrive here in the old Northwest. The heat is still on and a light jacket is still required outside. The roses are happy but the beet greens in the garden have rotted from the extra damp.

This picture, taken 2 weekends ago, (yep, in June), says it all.

On second thought, maybe this one says it all…

Jeff built Dashiell a picnic table, just his size. He was so excited for D to try it out that we had to use it inside, before it was completely finished.

(Actually usually I don’t mind the wet weather. Having the right clothes helps–we usually just get outside anyway. But you can’t do that so much when it’s pouring, or when you’re sick).

Here are some more snaps of playing outside when we got a break, and better shots of the new table.

And D has been sick a lot lately. Right now he has a virus and its symptoms come and go. On Monday, when I picked him up early from school (since he had vomited during nap time), the teachers said: he seems to feel fine! That’s him alright. He wants to party all the time; happy despite it all, looking for his next adventure (“bus? bus? me go, bus?”). Yesterday, staying home from school and being only mildly sick by then, he ran around the house and played with his trains, his new ride-on race car, and practiced his new jumping skill. And naturally he asked to drive the car (done) and go on the bus.

So yesterday afternoon, when we were waiting patiently to see the PA-C and he was being such a good sport despite it being the end of a long day, I told him we could ride the bus after the doctor visit. I told him we’d go pick up Daddy (who is his co bus rider-in-crime thanks to his monthly pass) and then I’d drive them to the bus. Sure enough, when we arrived home, he refused to budge from his car seat. “Daddy? bus?” Yep, ok. So we fetched Daddy, consulted the phone for the schedule, waited on a bench at a bus stop (so exciting) and finally boarded the bus.

Oh the excitement!

Here is a video I took on my phone while we waited to see the PA-C. As you can see, he’s ready to ditch the doc and get to the bus…


  1. Grandma Bubba

    Darn…so sorry to hear Dash has been ill! What an amazing personality he has that even through he doesn’t feel well he is still so happy and so engaged. He sure loves riding the bus. You could actually carry a conversation with him…and he is focused on what he wants.

    My computer screen is slobbered up from kissing him so much!

  2. Grandpa Ed

    Hope Dash feels better very soon. Before you know it, it will warm up and he will want to play outside. Let’s see pictures of him on his new race car. Look out NASCAR !

  3. Grandpa Ed

    Jeff – Great work in putting together and staining picnic table.
    It looks super !

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