Wednesday, July 29, 2009


It's frick-frackin hot 'round these parts, triple digits today with high humidity and no breeze. It took poor ol' N 2 hours to settle in for sleep last night, even though he was only outfitted in a diaper and a light blanket swaddle. We purchased a small air conditioner earlier in the summer, but I'm afraid it's not much help...only keeping the upstairs a toasty 82 degrees. That left us with only a few activities worth exerting energy on; Mary Poppins won out without an argument on my part (I hate turning the TV on in the Summer). It's one of E's all-time favorites, and N loved the music, kicking his little bare feet like crazy.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Oh-ah-oh...Girls...Just Wanna Have Fu-un!

Last night marked our second Girls Night. E was so excited to get her little toenails painted, after the paint dried we strolled the mall, and grabbed some dinner at Red Robin.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Lazy Days of Summer

We've been trying to take advantage of the streak of unusually warm and sunny days with outings to wadding pools with friends and lots of backyard time. E's been especially creative lately; here you can see her latest invention: A Spider Banger (a tool that takes down spider webs).

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Away We Go

I got to get away last night for a few hours to catch this movie with Jen.
L-O-V-E-D I-T!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

First Show

N's first show just so happened to be Death Cab's last for a was a beautifully warm night for an outdoor show in Marymoor Park, and really nice to hang out with our dear friends before their set.

*Tania: You can't tell but he's wearing the lil' legwarmers you knit for him!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Weekend Parenting

D's been really good at grabbing the kids while I shower, fold laundry, do dishes, and nap on the weekends. He always finds ways, though, to make his job a bit easier too...he has one of these set up downstairs in his studio too.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Girls Night Out

E's been thinking of what she wanted as her 'big sister gift.' It took her a while and a lot of ideas, but she finally settled on getting her ears pierced. She asked a few friends about what it was like, and if it the end she felt convinced it was for her.

So she and I were off to the mall for a little dinner and a stop off at Claire's (coincidentally the exact same place where I got my ears pierced).

I gave her an out up until the end (I wanted her to be responsible for this decision)...she vacillated between being really excited and petrified. She chose her studs (rainbow sparkle, her favorite color these days-big surprise), sat in the chair, the technician marked her ears, she gave Claire-Bear a squeeze, and buckled down and did it. Admittedly she was shocked by how it did hurt, but quickly reverted to a calm state while she shyly admired her lobes in the mirror.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Back Talk

N seems to be right on track developmentally...he's been smiling, cooing and really interested in interacting with us, he can't get enough of his sister!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

One Month Already

It finally feels as though we've hit a stride with this more-than-one-kid-family we've got goin' here.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

You Know How It Is...

Well, I have become one of those crazy-busy and sleep deprived moms that just can't seem to find even one spare moment in my day to keep y'all updated on our newest addition. I have, though, taken a few pictures in the last few weeks that I hope will be enough...I can tell you he weighed just under 12 pounds at his 2-week check-up and has started smiling at us! His big sister can't get enough of him, but is still adjusting to life with a newborn...Recently he's hit a bit of a fussy patch that we're still working out...all in all we love being a family of four, and I can't believe he's been with us for almost a month!



nakkie tummy time

The youngest cousins (N-4 weeks, Inger-4 mos., and Laila-11 mos.)

a wet willie

Papa with all the grandkids

E helps out with N's first bottle

a ride with dad