Monday, May 31, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010


While I'm out of town, Penny is staying with our friend Kim-Marie, whom she loves! Nick is busy working on rebuilding our front stairs and porch this weekend, so we decided it would be easier if she wasn't at home. One reason Penny loves Kim-Marie is that she takes Penny herding! Here's a video from yesterday's lesson, only her second day herding.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Famous Penny!

One of our friends spotted this brochure at a BECU (Boeing Employees Credit Union) location inside a grocery store near Seattle. The picture is almost three years old and I don't even remember submitting it!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Video: Crawling!

Here Oliver is crawling to get to the video camera! He's a little fussy because I kept moving him back so I could record it before he got to me.

Friday, May 14, 2010

First Trip to the Zoo!

We went to the zoo for the first time today and had so much fun! The weather was gorgeous to top things off! We didn't stay a long time because it took a while to get our memberships and the babies only last a few hours in between naps. We mostly hung out at the Zoonazium, which had places for the babies and toddlers to play. There's a video at the end.
Mommy and Oliver

Making music with Tessa!

I like the drum!

And the rattles!


Swagger Wagon

This could be our future :)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


For my Mother's Day dinner, we had fresh halibut, asparagus, broccoli, and quinoa. It was delicious, but it will be a long time before I give quinoa to Oliver again. I've been vacuuming it up all over the house for the past three days!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Video: Clips of Oliver, Month 7

Happy Mother's Day and 7 Months!

We spent a wonderful day out in the gorgeous Seattle sunshine today! Nick made us gluten free blueberry pancakes for breakfast. Then we took a walk to the farmers market to pick up dinner and hiked down to the dog park for Penny. Now he's making fresh fish for dinner. Yum!

And our little man is 7 months old today! So many new developments this month! At his last check up about two weeks ago, he was 17 lbs, 1 oz, and 26 1/2 in long, putting him smack in the middle of the 50th percentile for height and weight. Here are a few things he can now do:

  • Get himself into a sitting position by himself
  • Stand alone for a few seconds
  • Stand up while sitting on his potty without holding on to anyone or anything
  • Cruise a little bit on furniture
  • Pull himself to standing
  • Crawled once!
  • Take bites and chew his food
  • Mimic Nick’s roaring

His favorite foods are roasted chicken, steak, apples and broccoli. His favorite activity is still playing guitar with daddy. We also canceled our diaper service last month as we’re only going through an average of three wet diapers per day, including over night. Here are some pictures and a video is coming soon!

playing with my airplane



look at the bubble on my chin!

learning to brush my gums

i'm soo cute

can you resist me?

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Video: Fun with Oliver & Daddy!!

You'll have to watch to see what happens!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Nick is home!

Nick got back Sunday afternoon after being gone for 15 days! Everyone was so happy to see him!
Penny was so happy to see him that she sat on his shoulders!

Gifts from daddy! A bit big this year, but hopefully they'll fit next summer.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

More Play Dates

Today we went to a French story time at Childish Things, a local children's store. They have story times in different languages each week, so we're going to try to go to Mandarin and Spanish as well. Tessa and her mom also joined us of course. Afterward we let the babies play around the store.

Yesterday we went the a music class at a different toy store. Oliver loved the guitar playing, and at the end of class he got to play on a ukulele and mandolin!

He's cruising! Oliver walked all the way around this toy on his own.

Having fun!

Finally it's my turn!

I can grab the strings

Lick them

And strum them!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

PEPS update

Oliver and I had brunch with our PEPS group this morning. Now that our weekly meetings are over, we're just getting together once a month. Aside from Tessa, who we see often, we had not seen the other babies for a month and they've all grown so much. Here is a picture from today, with the babies ranging from 6 1/2 - 7 months. Below it is last months picture and lastly, the first picture, taken at 3 1/2-4 mo. Look how much they have grown!