Saturday, December 18, 2010
So at the recent Microsoft Christmas party I noticed that when Nick introduced me as Adriana to his co-workers that it sounded absolutely alien coming out of his mouth. Then I started thinking about the reasons I started introducing myself as Adriana. I was starting Jr. high and switching schools. The last thing I wanted to do was stand out, and a name like Tombi deep in the heart of TX was basically a giant target. To make matters worse I was a total tomboy and it doesn't take a real rocket scientist to make the Tombi-tomboy connection. Thus was born Adriana.
Pretty soon I had this elaborate name structure in which once friends were permitted into the inner circle they got to know Tombi.
While it's pretty amusing to watch people who've only known you as Adriana encounter people who only know you as Tombi it leads to lots of confusion during the birthday song.
Currently a lot of the people I consider friends call me Adriana and it seems a lengthy but worthy task to re-introduce myself as Tombi. So with just a little bit of sadness Adriana Ericson has passed away and been supplanted by Tombi Ericson.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Both the girls are growing up so fast. Moira is able to read simple words now, and Kiah is almost potty trained. They have recently discovered sneaking back and forth between their bedrooms at night. I'll be the first to admit it was kind of cute at first, hearing them giggle and run back and forth between the rooms, but by 10pm it gets kind of old so Kiah's been barracaded in with a baby gate.
Some of you may not have heard that Kess was dianosed with cancer and had her right rear leg removed :( The good news is that she's getting around great, and at 3 weeks out she's back to her old self. We all kind of miss the drugged and complacent Kess, but it's nice to have the house back to its normal level of chaos. You can follow Kess's story on her very own blog http://kessthebctripawds.com
We are gearing up for a big Thanksgiving dinner at home. The girls are excited to have everyone over, and it's always fun to have an exscuse to dig out the china.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, September 02, 2010
There's really not much to say. The girls got a bubble wand from santa and we've taken advantage of it a couple of times on lazy afternoons. Moira got a little ambitious with the dish soap when I wasn't looking, and there are just some of the pictures of a multi-day bubble bonanza while I tried to make the best of the fact that more than 1/2 a bottle of dish soap got squeezed into the mix. Moira and I usually get about an hour of 1-1 time when Kiah's napping so I try to find some fun things to do with her.
We purchased an additional giant bubble maker with promises of 3ft bubbles, but we haven't quite figured out the right soap mix. You can be sure that there will be pictures once we have success.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
We've already got grand plans for next year and both the girls have picked out princess dress patterns so they can join in the fun.
Monday, August 09, 2010
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
It was nice to day dream of camping trips and sleepovers once the kids are a little older.
Monday, May 17, 2010
At the end of each class they line up to take a shot at the goal, and the other kids chant their name when it's their turn. This is the highlight of the class for the kids and they all feel like superstars after they boot it in the goal.
Kiah and I keep busy on the sidelines. Here's Kiah showing off her soccer skills. It's a constant battle to keep her from running out on to the field. She's bursting at the seams to start school like Moira.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
I had a really pretty set of containers planted with a purple theme last summer and decided to carry the theme throughout the yard. This one is called uproar rose. It's the dahlia flowered variety. Sure I could get dahlia's but then I'd have to dig them up and take care of them over the winter. Since zinnia's are annuals there's no guilt in watching them die as the cold sets in.
This is a dwarf mix which only gets about 12" tall, they aren't the right colors, but I guess I'll survive.
I did manage to find cactus zinnias in mix of purples and fuchsia so that pretty much made my day.
And lastly a cactus zinnia mix. I got some really cool colors out of these last year and hope to fill several of the beds in the backyard with them. Can't wait to sit back and enjoy them this summer.
Saturday, March 06, 2010
We had several of her friends from preschool over, and friends and family from Bellingham. It was a high energy couple of hours and we were all ready for a nap this afternoon. Expect another big round of pictures when I get them from grandpa paul and hopefully a little video.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Monday, February 08, 2010
All in all it's been pretty horrible and I've got about a million things going on right now the least of which is my moms big boating seminar on the 20th. Being hopelessly sick sure makes you wish for the carefree days of summer. Hopefully by this time next week we'll all be back in good health.