Thursday, January 28, 2010

Pre School

I was on preschool drop off duty today. . Lily was up way too much of the night her mom said. . so I offered to go in a little late to work so I could drop Ella off! Ella was good enough to let me. . altho as we were getting coats on, she wanted her other mom to do it. We havent figured out who the other mom is yet, but Ella talks about her alot. I regrouped and told her that I had never got to take her before and I was SOOOO excitred to get to, and she calmly said.. "Sure, you can have a turn." She put on her coat, and we headed out the door. I must have went a different route then Madi does, cuz Ella asked me where we were going...I said school and she said. .. Mine???? HA!! She is pretty dang sharp, this one!!

So I told her it was a new way and that was ok with her. Drop off was smooth and she saw her friends and I got a hug and that was that. I love mornings with children. . .I was always on the school drop off with Bethany's children when they were here. . one of my favorite things we got to do. Maybe I'll get to do it again some time if Lily has another long night.

I have some pics to load, maybe tonight. . maybe.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

All Things Ladybug For Lily

What fun we had!! Here's Lily's BD cake, Madi and I made it. .
We all wore approcpriate attire. . HA, ladybug antennas!!
Madi and Luell

Sue and Taylor

Steven and I

Madi and Tay

Taylor the bug

Birthday girl and her mom

GM Ida and her eye with Toni

Steven and Harry

The girls

the babies

the boys

Pinky and Ella

Lily loved the cake

Friday, January 22, 2010

Where To Start. .

These are the birds that Madi and I made for Wren's open house. . She loved them.
Ella with the new hamster/rat pets for the birthdays. .

Lily helping herself to some chesse. . if you open the door for anything, she is in there faster than an old person can manage. ..


And then we have GM ida. . she fell up the curb at the Dollar tree, on her face. .poor ol thing.
I'll put newer ones on later to see how she is doing.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Lily Jane!

Today Lily turns one and we are partying tonight. . All things Ladybug!! Cant wait to take the pics and eat the cake and visit the friends. . .and then clean the mess! We made the cake last night. . Madi's been making decorations this week. . too bad you all can't be there.

We went to Coss Bay on Monday and had Lily's first year photos taken, Madi will get those online soon. I'll post pics tonight, so come back here later to see.

Life in the Winona household is alive and well. . and LOUD and BUSY and we are loving it!! And what better way to spend the next few months then with a Lily and an Ella who are learning who they are and what a great adventure that this life is!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Ella Learns To CUT

Ready. . .

CUT.. . and the mouth open seems to help

McDonald Moments

Madi's new bag and Ella's new puppy

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Babies Are Us!

Ella with her new daddy the soldier book. . .

the girls on my bed!!

Ella and her new puppy. .

Allen Alley For Oregon's Governor

This summer I spent 37 days, logged over 400 miles and took 792,000 steps on my walk from Eastern Oregon to Portland. I got to know Oregon in a very personal way that few will ever experience. From Baker City to Oregon City I saw Oregonians struggling to cope with a stagnant economy while the news coming from Salem was politics as usual.
I am running for Governor of our great state to lead us out of the same old tired politics of the past 25 years. Unlike what one of my opponents famously said, I am running because I believe that Oregon is governable. We talk a lot about sustainability in Oregon but are doing little about it.
It is not sustainable that while Oregon has one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation – we are raising taxes.
It is not sustainable that as the world sprints ahead of our educational system, our children are relegated to the intellectual bench.
It is not sustainable that hard work with your hands is being replaced by hand-outs and hay bales are replaced with bail-outs.
It is not sustainable that as we argue about enhancing our environment, our forests are tinderboxes and we continue to burn fossils as if the price will never rise and the flame will never extinguish.
Oregonians I am asking you to join with me to bring a new perspective to Salem to make our government accountable and sustainable. But it takes more than me. It takes a community of Republicans, Independents, Democrats, workers, and managers - people who know how to create careers and compete in a global economy to step forward and get involved. Are you willing to help? Sincerely, Allen Alley

Pinky and Steve and Sue and Pat and I went to meet and listen to Allen Alley tonight,
he's running for the state's Governor. We were very impressed and pleased with what we saw and heard!! Here's to our next Governor!!!! Mr. Alley. . .

Allen Alley and supporters

Vote NO on 66 and 67. . .we just dont need more taxes!!!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

A Flag Waving Of Another Kind

Taylor and Ella came with Steven and I for our flag rally today. . .we had fun!!
Singing God Bless America!!

Tay and Pinky and Ella

Baby flags for babies!!


They got bored a bit and wanted to eat cookies and play with Duke's dog.

Posing for me!

and the other ladies!

Taylor can recite the Pledge of Alligence. . .it makes me happy as Ella would say, to hear her
say it and know that they are teaching it to her at school.