Sunday, November 18, 2007


Paige, Ella, and I drove to Yuma this weekend to see Cherryholmes play at the Yuma Historic Theater. We got out of Phoenix just in time, and drove 90 miles an hour across half of Arizona. Along the way, we got to watch an awesome sunset over several mountain ranges as we barreled down interstate 8. I kept trying to snap pictures through the bug crusted windshield, very few of which turned out...

I finally pulled over and snapped a few that I was able to paste together in a panoramic shot...

We arrived in Yuma with just enough time to scarf down some Jack-in-the-Box (yummm!) and head over to the theater. Cherryholmes was awesome, as usual. I've seen them in Tucson, Michigan, and now Yuma and they don't disappoint. If you like bluegrass even a little, don't miss a chance to see them. Unfortunately, it looks like they won't be back in Arizona until March 2009! ( I'll have to figure out a way to get to one of there shows outside the state, I guess. I also didn't take the camera in, so I got zero pictures of them playing.

Rather than drive back to Phoenix that night, we stayed at a hotel in Yuma. In the morning, we drove around and saw the sights of Yuma. The mighty Colorado at the historic Yuma crossing...

Ok, so the Colorado isn't so mighty by the time it reaches Yuma. It's all been diverted and dammed by the time it gets here. Hard to imagine that this used to be one of the only places that the Colorado could be reliably crossed, by virtue of the fact that it is the narrowest spot on the river for hundreds of miles. Ella's favorite part was watching the trains go across the bridge. We had to watch each one until the very last car passed by.

We also stopped by the Yuma Territorial Prison, on the hill just above the Yuma crossing. We checked out the jail cells, looked at the museum, just kind of wandered around...

More pictures...


Then we made the trek home and relieved Grandma from babysitting duty.

Thursday, November 15, 2007


On the way home from Costco tonight, I was explaining to the kids what was going to happen when we got home.

Me: When we get home, we are going to all go upstairs, let Banjo out, and watch the animal movie. And we have to go really fast, cause dad really has to go to the bathroom.

We are, meanwhile, sitting at a red light, with me hoping it turns green really soon. The light turns green.

Ella: Dad, green means go!

Me: I'm about to go!

A long pause from the back seat...

Ella: Dad... don't go in your pants!

Ha! She actually got the humor. I figured it would go right over her head.

And I made it home in time... barely...

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Amazing Grace

The semi-serious version...

The giggling version...

The Lord's Prayer



Friday, November 9, 2007

Brought to you by the...

number "Four."

I know, it just looks like grey static to me too. But we saw kicking legs and flailing arms today, so it looks like we are doing well this time around. The ultrasound above was a few weeks ago, so not much to see. Coming to an Addink household near you around Cinco de Mayo... (Yes, Erin, we know it isn't a "real" holiday.)
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Thursday, November 1, 2007


Noah the Dragon

Ella the Giraffe

Levi the dragon

"Hey, where's my loot?"

"Mmmmmm, candy!"

The mother-lode!

Life is like a box of chocolates...

All done

A few more pics here: