Monday, July 21, 2008

Pick Quick Park

Last weekend we hopped in the car and went to Thomas' very favorite place to eat! Pick Quick is a lovely little hamburger place in Fife that is only open in the summer. Thomas loves the huge walla walla sweet onions they put on the burgers, I love the hot fudge shakes and the kids love the climbing tree.

Ephraim can't quite climb a tree but he sure is good at eating dirt.
Marley and Townsend spent most of their time climbing the beautiful old tree. Jairus spent his time eating a hot dog that was bigger than him. And Aislyn spent her time being grumpy(never,ever wake Aislyn up from a nap!)

I learned a few things on our family outing:
1.I can still do a cartwheel.
2.I can also climb a tree(kindof).
3.Thomas doesn't like to smile in pictures because he thinks his smile looks "fake". I am now on a mission to capture his "real" smile.
4. Never ever wake Aislyn up from a nap. OK so I already knew that one, but it is knowledge reaffirmed.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Week In Pictures

Ephraim LOVES his big sister. This was one of those priceless picture opportunities. I may be biased, but this picture is so sweet!
Last Wednesday we drove up to my mom's house to get a bunch of strawberries. We then drove all the way back and spent the rest of the day making strawberry jam. It's a lot of work, but absolutely worth it. I can't bring myself to eat store bought jam anymore. Nothing beats home made. Just a couple more weeks and then raspberry season. My favorite.
Friday we got the keys to our new shop. We've definately got some cleaning and remodeling ahead of us. Marley was so excited about this awesome wallpaper mural from the seventies. Unfortunately I was not. She and Thomas got the super fun job of scraping it off the wall.
Saturday was the Elder's Quorum picnic/softball game at Jefferson Park. Here's Townsend(and Marley)with one of his very best friends, Jesse Beecher. He was so very happy to have a "playdate". I'm sure Jessica will also be happy to have at least a days resprite from Townsend's calls requesting playdates.
Sunday morning! It may be a little blurry but I'm sure you get the idea.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Guess What!

It's official! Best Loved Baby will now have two locations and neither one is in my living room!

We just got the keys to our new Tacoma store. A whopping 1,200 sq feet of retail space. It's in the same building as the 12th Street Diner right across the street from Mandolin Cafe. It's in need of a little TLC but we're so excited. It's so close to my house and I get my living room back. Woohoo!
Our second store will be in Port Orchard. There is a new birthing center, Poplar Heights opening up this summer. We will have a small store in the birthing inn.

Needless to say I am a little more than overwhelmed. But I'm sure everything will work out,it has so far.

Pictures will be forthcoming. Hopefully I'll remember to take pictures of the remodeling progress.