The Daily Discoveries of Gustavo Valentine

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

More Good Times

Woodpecker pecking.

Another inch grown.

Justiney Weenie.

Beautiful Baby Leona.

Barbeque Boy Derek.

Birthday Girl Zollo.
Happy Birthday Andrea!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Nutshell

Here's a little slice of life on Bainbridge Island when everyone is home for a visit. It's kind of long, but short when you realize that these six minutes show you everything that goes on here. Just multiply these happenings by 100 and you will know all you need to know about the life of a Branch DeWittian:

Fly fishing
Mamop cooking dinner
Bobby watching hockey with his glasses hanging out the corner of his mouth
My dad and uncles huddled around a laptop

and that's it!

Were you able to spot all the happenings?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Special Deliveries

more packages from the super great uncle mike...who, by the way, I'm going to see TOMORROW! And Nick and Bobby and Mamop too. Get ready for the good times.

Friday, May 15, 2009

the soundtrack to my life

Got some new ipods for the family. I've got my own playlist:

My Sharona
Dancing Queen
Hotel California
Bad Bad Leroy Brown
I Idolize You
La Isla Bonita
Check Up On It
Work It
No Diggity
Back Then
Let Me Blow Ya Mind
Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
Signed, Sealed, Delivered ("Obama song")
Oompa Loomp Song

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

It Lasts Longer

Guess who got their mitts on the camera again when no one was looking?
(me, Gus.)

Sunday, May 10, 2009


So many days with this after day she puts up with me. Don't think I don't appreciate it though. I tell her I really love her about twelve times a day.

This is the last photo I took of Mom. It says a lot.

Friday, May 08, 2009

The Olden Days

Here's my dad when he was my age holding Uncle you see the resemblance?

Mamop! What a looker. And the flashy dressed fellow next to her is Bobby. This was the rehearsal dinner of their wedding. The stars were out that night!

Grandpoop when he was just a wee poop. Pretty handsome, right?

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Everybody's Working For The Weekend

Bobby and Mamop came up, TOGETHER, for a visit to the beautiful town of Portland. The weather was beauteous for them. I went off with Bobby to the Aviation Museum to see WWI and WWII airplanes and to, of course, get pancakes. Mamop went off with my parents to eat at fancier diners and see all the parts of the town that she has not explored yet.

And they came to my basketball practice and got to watch me do my drills: my chest passes, my bounce passes, my overhead passes, my dribbles, my pivots, my shooting baskets and my favorite, my defensive stance.

They seemed to really enjoy my class, especially the part when the coach says stop in place and all the 3 year olds go off running in the other direction and the whole room turns to chaos.


Friday, May 01, 2009

Live to Ride, Rides to Live!!!

Awww Yeah!!!

This is Oaks Park, our local amusement park. It's been here for a hundred years and mom says it looks like time has stopped here. It was the absolute coolest!

We went while Dad was away. We rode the little locomotive train...

We went on the Lewis & Clark ride where you go through doors in a little cart into a dark world where things pop out at you...

The camera flash kind of blows the effect, it's a lot scarier and weirder in the pitch dark...

And there were a bunch of rides for kids my size. I went on this one twice, on account of the gun...

And there's a shooting gallery where you hit targets and make the guy play piano or the bird flap his wings and stuff. I stayed here for about 40 minutes...

This was a ride where I had a sweet little girl passenger on my bike. She just got on! All the other boys laid on their motorcycle horns the whole time and my sweet little girl did not like that.

Look at us! Me and Mama, the two of us having a great day with our little short fat legs!