Monday, September 30, 2013

All the Way Home!

After 3 days of traveling from Brazil, we finally made it all the way home to Kettle Falls, WA.  It is so great to be home, we are so excited to visit and see everyone, and to spend some quality time in the USA!

First order of business, super fancy baby breakfast!  This is how 1 piece of French Toast comes.  So tiny and cute!

Second order of business, enjoy this huckleberry lemon drop martini.  Those are real huckleberries floating in there.  Yum!

The lake in fall.  So nice.  And chilly.

Kettle Falls got a new restaurant, Rio's Tacos.  We met everyone here for a delicious Mexican feast!

Kylie wearing her new cold weather coat.  (What did you expect??)

Who me?  I'm not playing on any stairs...

Delicious fall bounty from the garden.

 Even Kylie gets to join in on the freshness.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

September Update

Not too much happening in September between trips, but here are a few highlights:

 Kylie on the carnival rides at our first Brazilian super-sized birthday party!

 An early birthday present for Autumn...
...the gift of happy mornings that taste like America!

Oh yeah! I'm THAT dad!
That's right, homemade teething biscuits in cute jungle shapes!

 1 cup flour
1 cup oats
1 banana
2 tbsp veg. oil
+/- 2 tbsp water

Knead all ingredients into a dough.
Roll out and cut into shapes.
Bake at 375 for 10-15 mins.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Kylie's First Birthday!

Kylie turned one year old today! I can't believe that it's already been a year. Time really is flying by. We had a little birthday party with a few of Kylie's baby friendzinhos! It was Hello Kitty / Mexican themed with tacos and chocolate cake!

Every day is basically Kylie's birthday. Here's a pile of her loot at the airport from our recent trip to DC.

The birthday queen with her very first tiara!

We were also celebrating our first successful year as parents!

Gifts from around the world!

A quick tiara snack

Homemade birthday cake
Devil's Food w/ Blueberry filling and Cocoa Frosting

The birthday girl reigning over her treats table

Happy Birthday Kylie!

Baby sized party snacks:
Teething biscuits, goldfish crackers and animal cookies!

Baby party time in funlandia!

Um...the cake's on fire.
What exactly are you expecting me to do about that?

Me likey!

Opening presents

Finally getting the hang of it around present #4

The best part of any birthday party...
...leftover cake for breakfast!

Thanks to everyone for coming and making Kylie's first birthday so special!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Mt. Vernon

This morning we drove out to George Washington's house, Mt. Vernon, after a semi-joking comment from Ron yesterday! Be careful what you wish for in a horrible swamp town with over 2,000 historical attractions (aka Washington DC)!

Kylie and Eric chillin' at Dogfish Head the night before

Shoppers! Autumn's gold standard in grocery stores!

On the way to Mt. Vernon, we spotted a Krispy Kreme, so we HAD to stop.
They don't have donuts in Brazil, you know!

Mmmm...jelly donut!

Bem vindo!

Group photo!

Ooh! Aah!

Flowers in bloom

Ron and a tree planted by George himself!

That's an old tree!

GW's garden

Family selfie!


Rockin' the new look!

Greetings from Mt. Vernon

E&K relaxing on the grass for a water break

View out to the Potomac

Just another univited guest freeloading on the porch!

Gramma Julie and Miss K!

Pastoral view

Some weird mini-mushrooms

We ended the day in Old Town Alexandria for some final shopping and a delicious Tex-Mex lunch!