Thursday, July 31, 2008

Puppy Love

Ryan was mowing the lawn the other day and of course the dogs were traumatized that he would go outside without them so they were watching intently at the window. Delaney saw what they were doing and climbed up on her lion to see what the commotion was all about. Every time Ryan walked by the window all three would go crazy trying to get his attention!

Here is Laney "loving" on her dog, Angus. Every morning she gives Angus a series of hugs, pats on the back and kisses. I'm not sure if he sees all this lovin as affection or abuse but he is a good sport and puts up with it. She crawls all over him all day and he never even blinks an eye. She can even say "dog" now and loves to see dogs on walks, tv- pretty much anywhere. But so far Angus is her favorite...

Monday, July 28, 2008

Gettin into Mischief

Every year my Uncle Jim picks cherries and brings them to my family- this year he dropped them off at our house. I just set them on the kitchen floor and finished doing whatever I was doing. Apparently, Ryan thought I was watching the Laney Bug and I thought he was watching her (this happens more than I would care to admit in our house) and not one minute after I set the cherries on the floor I came into the kitchen to find this... Laney is sitting on the floor eating cherries as quickly as she can get them in her mouth. She was covered, and I know she ate atleast one pit, probably more, man this girl loves her food! Of course, she thought nothing was wrong and proceeded to offer the smashed cherries to both the dogs and I!

Harvesting with Grandpa

Saturday we went to the farm for Laneys first harvest experience. She rode the combine with her Grandpa, and loved every minute of it. She even fell asleep toward the end of the ride.

Friday, July 25, 2008


As you can see from the picture The Laney Bugs been sick this week. For the last three days shes been running a fever of between 102 and 103. Last night her fever FINALLY broke but then she got a terrible stuffy nose and cough. The poor baby is miserable- she can hardly breathe and suck on her Binky- and she can't nurse at all. I feel terrible for her! She has been spending her days sleeping in the recliner with either her daddy or I. I am the worrier in the family so I have spent my days in a near panic, taking her temp every 5 minutes and virtually stalking my pediatrician by phone. I'm hoping that tomorrow she'll feel a little better- I hate it when she's sick (I'm sure she's not a big fan either)!
Here she is in a rare smiling moment. I heard somewhere that putting Vicks on their feet and then covering them with socks helped a cough ( hey- I know it sounds crazy- but it might work and I'm desperate!!) so I covered her in Vicks and found a pair of socks- I didn't realize how goofy she looked until later... oh well... she didn't seem to mind.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Oregon Coast

Here are some pictures from our vacation to the Oregon Coast. Ryan and I left Saturday evening and made it to Tillamook by midnight, thankfully traveling at night worked and Laney Bug slept the whole way. We spent Sunday in Tillamook, then met up with the Perkins and the Waters in Lincoln City. We had a great time, the boys went crabbing and golfing, and the ladies got pedicures and did some damage at the outlet malls. We had good weather for the beach, Delaney wasn't so sure about the sand the first time, but by the last time we went to the beach she loved it. Good times...

Delaney loved the ice cream, that girl loves to eat- anything- but she thought the Tillamook ice cream was especially yummy.

Walking with Daddy on the beach. At the beach with mom

Here's all of us on the pier after eating dinner at Mo'sAt night Fran and Jessica and I worked on puzzles- We bit off more than we could chew with the last one, we had to stay up until 2 in the morning to finish it.

A Walk on the Beach

The second day we were at the beach Delaney was no longer content to just sit in the sand, she wanted to walk. She obviously had a tough time in the sand but when we got her closer to the water she could go a few steps in the harder sand. She was VERY proud of herself!

Vacation Slide Show

Here are some more pictures of our vacation for those of you who have the time, and the desire.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Today I started packing for our trip to the Oregon Coast. We're leaving on Saturday and spending a week with Fran and Jake and Todd and Jessica and their kids. As you can see I've been getting a lot of help from a certain little Laney Bug... It seems like she unpacks as quickly as I pack. It doesn't help that I have a bit of a packing problem either. I'm always concerned that I will forget to pack something I might need so I compensate by packing EVERYTHING. This tendency always results in ridiculous amounts of crap and a lot of grumbling from my husband when he loads the car. I don't travel light, but I'm prepared for everything- including extreme heat, torrential rain, and the possibility of snow. Who cares that I have 18 bags... so I over pack... Don't judge me!

Monday, July 7, 2008

This and That

Delaney's latest trick in to open and unload all of my cupboards, her favorite is the lazy susan but she'll settle for the drawer with all her bibs and kitchen towels. I had Ryan put on some child locks and the morning after he did she tried to open her favorite drawer and when threw a fit when she couldn't get it open! As you can also see from the second picture- Laney has also learned how to wave hello- quite the talented little girl.

The other night Ryan was gone and when he got home in the morning all Laney wanted was to be with her daddy. She just stared at him and then snuggled in for a hug, and then stared at him some more. She's shaping up to be a real daddy's girl!

The Rill Family Reunion

For the 4th of July weekend Ryan's family had a reunion at his aunt's house near Salkum Wa. We had a great time even though the weather was rainy. I ate more pie in two days than I have in the last year and Delaney ate more sugar in a day than shes had in her entire life! Here are some pictures....

As you can see she and her cousin Gracelynn are either attacking each other, holding hands or racing for food! We had a great time and I enjoyed meeting some new members of the family.

The Pitter Patter of Little Feet!

Some of the Laney Bug's first steps ( I apologize for the quality of the video, I had to use our regular camera because I can't get video from our real video camera on the computer, but you get the idea.) She's still crawling to get somewhere fast- but it seems like she makes if farther each day- what a big girl!