Monday, September 28, 2009

Okay! Okay!! An update!!

We have been having a lot of fun lately. Here are some pics:

Last weekend we went on a hike up Chinook Pass with a beautiful view of Mount Ranier. Glorious, huh?

Me on the hike. 22 weeks, I think. Maybe 23. I forget. But I am sticking my belly out a little extra if you can't tell. Sheesh!! I'm not that big yet. Right? RIGHT?!!!

Travie and Russ. Russell is getting almost too big to carry anymore. Travis was feeling the burn!!

So Russell picked out his clothes and put them on himself this day. It was probably to warm for a sweater, but what the heck. Backwards and he didn't want to fix it.

Not to mention that there is a n 90 percent chance that Russell will put his shoes on the wrong feet. You'd think that it was 50/50 huh? Nope! Not mathematically logical, but true. This smile reminds me so much of Travis.

Oh, this was embarrassing. We went to our friends house for games one night, and Russ had two accidents in his pants. TWO!!! So he had to borrow one of their pink princess pullups. (They only have girls.) The next day he cried when I threw them away because he liked them so much.

This is stud muffin Russ dressed up for his uncle Shane's wedding. He was the ring bearer, and he got to dance with the flower girl. He REALLY liked that and talked about it for a week. He kept saying, "Kayla says I'm a good dancer."

My little man!!

Two of my friends and I have started a little joy school together because we all live so close and our kids are all the same age. We take turns being the teacher. It is so much fun!!! Russ loves it, and it is free!! Plus two of us are licensed teachers anyway. So this is Russell's first day of school.

He loves his new backpack and takes it everywhere!

So as you can see, we are doing well. I will update you again when all of my fabulous Halloween plans are put into place. (I've been planning for Halloween for a month or two now! I just love it!)

Monday, September 14, 2009


It's a BOY!!! And we are naming it MAXTER PORTWELL!

Scroll down to the next post to see some pictures!!


It's actually a GIRL, and we don't know what we are going to name her yet. We were just playing a little prank on some people we know. (Hee.Hee. You know who you are!) I would post pictures, but they aren't the best pictures, and it is hard to see. I will post some new pics of my humongo belly very soon though. It's just that I'm canning today. Very busy.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Drumroll Please........................................

WE WON!!!!!!

Yes, you heard it. That leprechaun suit along with the accompanying limerick that Travis and I wrote and Travis's marvelous cannonball that got the judges wet, helped us win $2000!! I guess all that sewing was worth it! (If you do not know what I am talking about, scroll down to check out the leprechaun suit.)

In case you are wondering, Travis entered a scholarship contest called the cannonball bash. He had to dress up in a costume, recite an original limerick that began with, "If I had 2 Grand I would...," then he had to jump in the water in his costume. Here was our original limerick, written by Travis and I.

If I had 2 Grand I would head
To go golfing until I dropped dead.
But since the wife I've been lov'n
Has a bun in the oven (large hand gesture over belly)
I think I'll buy diapers instead!

We tried to make it funny while also playing off of the judges sympathies. (Oh poor us! We are in med school and are about to have our second child. Boo hoo!) And it worked!! Yay!!!

Now...what to do with the money.... We probably should spend it on diapers.