Wednesday, March 16, 2011

les bois, les bois! Voyez les bois!

As I was flying into Boise last week, I thought about why it is called "The City of Trees." (Referred also as "les Bois," which french trappers called it when they saw it or something. When I was in France and we made a friend on the train I told him about Boise. I realized just how lame it was when I realized I was just saying "the trees." But anyway.) Coming from an actual city of trees, the area outside of Boise is so dry and void of any vegetation--therefore any traveler coming from the East must have just freaked out and thought "Finally! It's a freaking tree! We are not on the moon!" Therefore, we are forever known as the City of Trees because we have a couple trees around the river. Kind of like when you are traveling in the heat of summer and are so hot and thirsty (and cranky in my case) and you buy a can of Diet Coke and it is the best tasting Diet Coke in the world, when really, it's just a Diet Coke.

What I am meaning to say is, I was in Boise last week. We had such a good time--we celebrated my grandpa's 80th birthday, Theo got to hang with his cousin Noah and I got to see my entire family, toured through my brother's new house that they are moving into today (hooray for you! So jealous of the garage and walk in closet.), got a pedicure with the sisters, bowled a score of 101, ate Cafe Rio, went make up shopping with Kenz, and fixed her Christmas blanket that I constructed horribly the first time around (didn't take any pictures, may have to steal some from her later.). Busy. Didn't even have time to make some super time consuming dessert. (Mom will have to blog about her baby whisperer days of magic...) Here's (too) many pictures, all I got was Theo eating and the babies together, of course.

 Decided that the best way to eat a slippery peach is to not bother with the hands.

 Lemon. The only shot where he looked right at the camera, thinking, "how. could. you."


 Just couldn't resist the crazy eyes or this picture that makes him look like a kewpie doll. I love his eyelashes.



 Noah and Theo mostly just wanted to bite each other...

 Noah has this perma-grin that is so cute. And he could definitely teach Theo a few things about eating...

7 comments:

v a n e s s a said...

sacramento is also called the city of trees. which i believe is the reason it's one of the worst places for allergy suffers like david to live. i can't get over theo's faces! delightful. and make-up shopping? i want to come!

stacey said...

Wow if that was too many pictures than I am awful. Pictures are all I post (probably to compensate for my lack if eloquence and anything interesting to say).The boys are so dang cute. So fun that you were all together!

amanda jane said...

cree and I giggled at these for a good five minutes. Theo has the best facial expressions.

Leslie said...

I love the peach slurp. Those things are slick. Refer to Stegner's "Angle of Repose" for more early Boise descriptions and for one amazing read.

kenzie said...

I am glad you made me think of kewpie dolls, I forgot about those. I love that lemon face. He looks so funny!

Lorrie said...

The photos are the best--there's no such thing as too many! It was a great, magical week!

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