Hiking in the Forest

August 24th, 2010 posted by Daddy Posted in Beebo, Eme, Videos 3 Comments »

The girls and I went on a great little hike through the woods around Grandma’s house yesterday. Be sure to watch the cute little video to hear Ruby and Eme’s interpretation of it.


Picnic in the woods

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Our Little Samurai

July 9th, 2010 posted by Daddy Posted in Beebo, Friends & Family, Videos 3 Comments »

Here is a clip of Ruby learning how to block at Little Samurai class.  WARNING: the following video may be too cute for some viewers.  If you die of cuteness, we take no responsibility.


Jump Kick

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We’re Mainlanders Now

April 12th, 2010 posted by Daddy Posted in Beebo, Eme, Friends & Family, Grandmas & Grandpas, Special Occasions, Videos 3 Comments »

As you all know, we are on the mainland now and staying with Grandmas Barb & Carol until we’re back on our feet. It was hard to say goodbye to all our great friends and the beautiful sunny days of Hawaii, but it is great to be here in Poulsbo, WA. We feel surrounded by love here at the Grandmas house, and with Grandpa Mark and Grandma Kay so close and also giving us unfathomable love and support we feel truly at home. Soon the girls will get to see Uncle Rick, Aunt Susie and the Kauffman family, too and I can’t wait for them to get to know each other. We love the Pacific Northwest.

Here are 20 Highlights from our stay so far:
1. Melissa and Ruby in First Class on the flight over. The stewardess not impressed by us at all.
2. The entire Dylan family makes it here safely (Catcher, too!)
3. Passover dinner with Grandma Kay and family – Ruby meeting her astrological twin, Annabelle.
4. bought a “new” car (1987 Jeep Cherokee, 198000 miles) for $650.
5. Ruby and Eme getting to know Grandma and Other Grandma.
6. Dinner at Applebee’s courtesy of Auntie M and Unca J.
7. Actual Mexican food with the McKorkle’s (right here in Poulsbo!).
8. the Dylan girls discovering “fluffy flowers” (dandelions).
9. chilly days and cold nights
10. tons of new toys and cold-weather clothes for the girls
11. the girl’s new bedroom – complete with Manny Ramirez, Ken Griffey and Ichiro! posters on the wall.
12. napping during the day
13. Grandma’s cooking and fully stocked fridge
14. Grandma’s fully stocked beer fridge in the garage
15. walking down by the water, throwing rocks, seeing ducks, hot chocolate
16. walking in the woods with Ruby – seeing a BEAR!
17. Easter with Mar & Blaine (how about that view?!)
18. “eagles” and “rocketships” in the sky
19. Melissa’s shopping trip with Grandma Kay
20. my haircut

Ok, now here is a cute video of the girls playing in the backyard:

I’m going to try to post on this site more often. We’ve put lots of stuff on Facebook, but I’d rather have the cute stories on here, I think. Here’s my favorite recent conversation:

Me, yelling: Ruby Dylan! Stop that right now!
Ruby: I’m not Ruby Dylan.
Me: You are Ruby Dylan.
Ruby: I’m not Ruby Dylan. I’m Paul Dylan. Because I have a cool hat and I’m a superhero.

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Mommy singing and playing “giamo.”

December 6th, 2009 posted by Mommy Posted in Mommy & Daddy, Videos 1 Comment »

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Why, yes, I had a great birthday. Thanks for asking.

August 1st, 2009 posted by Mommy Posted in Beebo, Eme, Friends & Family, Mommy & Daddy, Special Occasions, Videos No Comments »

First thing in the morning, Ruby woke me up saying “Happy Birthday, getupgetupgetup!” Then she took me by the hand and dragged me into the kitchen where I found this!


After the girls took a nap, we went to the zoo!  We all had a great time.  Ruby said hello and introduced herself to the animals, and when we left each exhibit, she would yell “Bye, [animal name]!”  She was so excited walking around that she was dance-walking!  Here’s a video sample:

Some more pictures!


Eme especially loved the giant koi!

Later I had a birthday party!  A bunch of people came!  Here’s Ruby blowing out my candles when no one is looking!


Me and Paul.


Callie just joined the Mommy club!


It’s my birthday!


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