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Jeff Carlson
Author. Designer. Late-nighter.
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Hi friends and family, I've moved the Roo blog to WordPress (the platform I use for other sites I run), so if you've bookmarked as the site address, it's time to update it. Going to should take you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Roo
Our kiddo is in great health and continues to grow: 54 pounds and standing at 4 foot 1 inch. When Ellie was 18 months old, I took a photo that I particularly liked. Last year, I thought I'd get a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at Roo
We haven't had much snow this year, so when we got 2 inches we had to go sledding! Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at Roo
After watching all the confetti that was released when the Seahawks won the Superbowl (Go Hawks!) Ellie decided she needed a similar treatment for her birthday and went about making her own confetti. She worked on it for days and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2014 at Roo
January 14th: Second Tooth Gone. Woke up to tell us it fell out. Just like that. Only the second tooth and it's commonplace. Since she lost the first one, she really wanted to keep the second. She said please so... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at Roo
Christmas was a rather quiet affair for us this year. We went to the Children's Christmas Eve service and then spent most of Christmas Day in our pajamas. It was pretty great. Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at Roo
We were blessed to have celebrated our 20th Anniversary! As Jeff and I were planning what to do to honor the day, Ellie became rather put out that our plans didn't include her. But, she quickly convinced us that she... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at Roo
Our family loves Christmas Time! And we try to fill every moment with fun and memories. Decorating the tree: Decked out for school: Sitting with Santa: Decorating cookies: Let's go for a sleigh ride (as camels): Visting Narnia: Skating: Seattle... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at Roo
Ellie really wanted to take us to the Museum of Flight. She's been lucky enough to go several times with school programs, but Jeff and I had only been there once before for a work party - and then only... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2014 at Roo
One of the absolute unexpected joys of becoming a father is watching my daughter absorb experiences for the first time. Now I finally understand the notion that being around kids makes you feel younger. As the holidays approached this year,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2013 at Roo
At Adams on Halloween, they invite the parents to come and see all the kids have a parade around the playground in their costumes. Here's Ms. W's class. Then, conveniently, it was recess. Afterward, we were invited into the classroom... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2013 at Roo
Ellie asked for a Halloween party. She also asked for a play date with some of her friends from Agape who she doesn't get to see very often anymore. So, with a little prodding from some other moms, we decided... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2013 at Roo
Posted Nov 2, 2013 at Roo
Ellie's first field trip with her school was to the exact same pumpkin patch we went to a few days before. But, once again she had a good time. She especially liked riding no the school bus and seeing the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2013 at Roo
What has become an annual tradition, we went to a pumpkin farm with Ellie's friend Ainsley (and her sister Anni). This year, we decided on Jubilee Farm. They have a beautiful location, and other stuff to do beside pick pumpkins,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2013 at Roo
While I was in CA visiting my mom, Ellie wanted me to read a story to her. Thankfully, my mom has several of the same books we have at home. So we were able to read one of our favorite... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2013 at Roo
Ellie lost her first tooth. I mean she REALLY lost it. On the playground at her school. In the dark. On Sept 26, Jeff and Ellie were at back-to-school night. Afterward, Ellie wanted to play on the playground for a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2013 at Roo
It was completely last minute, but we decided to take the girls to the Washington State Fair. So best buddies, Ellie, Ainsley, Kelly, and Brenna, along with a handful of grownups, all descended upon Puyallup. We had so much fun! Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2013 at Roo
Wow! We have a Kindergartener! What a great first day Ellie had! She was so calm and poised, so ready for this major transition in her life. We were rather proud of her. We met 4 other of her Agape... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2013 at Roo
Honestly, we just had too much fun this summer to do individual posts on this blog. Instead I present you with my favorite pictures and moments from Summer 2013. Meeting John Wayne on our way to Disneyland Up close with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2013 at Roo
Today was Ellie's last day at Agape, and therefore her last day of Preschool before heading off to Kindergarten next week, and I'm a wreck. Ellie is fine, of course, but I'm a mess. It was a bit of a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2013 at Roo
One of the things I love about Agape is that the teachers are fearless and adventurous. They will take the kids anywhere. Hour and a half bus ride (each way) to get to The Museum of Flight? Okay! Transfer buses... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2013 at Roo
Our PEPS friends invited us to spend the weekend with them at their vacation home on Camano Island. We already had camping reservations so we were at first a little hesitant to accept. But, we haven't really spent much time... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2013 at Roo
Posted Aug 11, 2013 at Roo
June 28, 2013 There are not enough nice things to say about Agape. It has become our home, our center, and we have felt so supported and nurtured by these amazing teachers and friends. We are all a bit heartbroken... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2013 at Roo