Henry’s First Rudy’s Haircut

Probably could have gone slightly better.



got milk?

I remember it like it was yesterday. On Henry’s one-year birthday (which also happened to be Easter Sunday), we celebrated with a bunny cake smeared with cream cheese frosting. Which Henry proceeded to smear all over his body.  It was all fun and games ’til he started breaking out in hives, and we had to pour Benadryl down his throat to combat what turned out to be a very allergic reaction to milk.  Since then, every year we’ve made a visit to the allergy specialist to see if he’s grown out of his milk allergy. And every year Henry returns disappointed because he has to keep drinking soy milk instead of cow’s milk and can’t eat the same cupcakes as other kids. Well, everything changed today. More than four years later, Henry has finally outgrown his milk allergy!  He celebrated with his very first ice cream cone. Not sure he’ll be chugging from the milk carton any time soon, but we sure are thrilled for our little boy.

Crabs, Marshmallows and Foos Ball

It’s a good thing we had four crab in the freezer – Mud Bay wasn’t givin’ up the Dungeness like it did earlier this summer. We had an amazing fireside crab feed on Saturday night, followed by some flame-teasin’ marshmallow roasting. Our other notable activity this weekend was a trip to the Lopez Island transfer station, which is known for it’s “take it or leave it” flee market. We found five sheets of glass of various sizes that will be used in a future picture frame project. Oh, we played foos ball at The Galley, too.

Lappin’ up Lopez

August on Lopez. Ahhhh.   We were able to get up to the island early on Friday, making it feel like a three-day weekend.  Activities included washers, beach picnics, bike races, crabbing, and some spying.  Mud Bay does not disappoint on the Dungeness crab front: we got four keepers on Sunday afternoon.  Henry and I also spent some quality time on the kayak – watching seals and exploring the east side of Lopez Sound. Can’t wait to go back.

Boys’ Weekend vs. Girls’ Weekend

The Fry Family Quartet split into Two Duos this past weekend. And I’m thinking our experiences couldn’t have been more different: Team Ruby/Kristine focused on shopping and ice cream in Seattle, while Team Sharkbait/Fryman focused on swimming and not showering in North Idaho (Fry side reunion).  As much as we missed having the entire band together, it was good for all involved to work on our solo projects.