Saturday, January 12, 2013

Welcome Home

Well... we have a house!


 And a list of "to do" and DIY's longer than both our arms. 
And it makes us so happy!!!

While Jared was getting an ear-full from the "blinds lady" in Home Depot, Gavyn and I took an exploratory expedition through our new favorite store and munch on some fruit snacks. Most of the numbers were too big for me, but when we came across with one that said 3.50$ we got excited.
 And Gavyn decided to sit on it. :)


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We came home and unwrapped them and they were kind of slippery so I got some non-slip shelf liner at Fred Meyer which actually fit perfectly with no trimming or leftovers... fortuitous. 
I cut a stencil and started painting. :)



Not too shabby for about 5$. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

little wonders...


This picture was just after a haircut and I actually just gave Gavyn another one yesterday... I figured out that he holds pretty still and is captivated by the stuff in the tub so I cut his hair while he's taking a bath and just wash it down the drain. It should work for at least a little longer. :)


He gets pretty stir-crazy so we bought a 5$ kiddie pool at Target and put 1/2 inch of water in it on the balcony. He liked it the two days the nice weather cooperated after we got it. Our complex opened their pool last weekend so as soon as I figure out my swimwear and the weather warms up, we can give that a try.


He is also getting more creative with entertaining himself... some ways make us happier than others.


And I finally finished the carseat blanket I've been working on! I even made a reenforced hole for each place the straps come through. Hope baby girl likes it.
(Gavyn's baby is modeling it for us for now)

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And Gavyn's vocabulary has exploded! He learned "hair", "comb", and "cookie" just this week and it's only Wednesday! It's so fun to be able to communicate with him more and he's so proud of this new-found ability. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

just an update...


He's getting so big!
Gavyn has been chatting up a storm- sometimes I swear he doesn't stop talking. I just wish I could know what he thinks he's saying...
He says "baby", and "CA!" (for "car"), a lot, "dada", "please", "picture", "bear", "pillow", "diaper", "bottle" (not for baby bottles, but tubes like Butt Paste), "ball", "bowl", "bush", "star" (he thinks flowers are stars, too.) ... I know there are more, but I can't think of them. We haven't gotten two words together, yet. I'm excited for that.

 We have been enjoying some great weekend weather lately. I don't see how people can look at a forecast that calls for rainy all week and sunny Saturday and Sunday and not believe in God... 


We have been playing at the playground, taking walks around shopping centers, and we went to the Olympic Sculpture Park downtown this past Sunday. Gavyn was mostly interested in the gravel...

And last Saturday we were very blessed! A man from Jared's work was giving away a digital piano on the condition that we "pay it forward" when opportunity presents itself. 
And I couldn't tell you if Jared or Gavyn is more excited. 
But they're both pretty excited!

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Jared has had very busy weeknights lately so I have been occupying myself with my new fetish: making baby shoes!






Tuesday, May 1, 2012

dancing. shoes.


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I finally got a video of Gavyn dancing! He loves the into music to "Cheers". 


And I made these baby shoes yesterday! 

Monday, April 23, 2012

Rainy Days and Mondays...



A few weeks ago we got together with some friends we haven't seen in nearly a year. (It doesn't seem like we've lived here long enough to have friends that we haven't seen in a year...) 
They were feeling sorry that they couldn't get together with family for Easter and they remembered that we're loners too. It was so much fun to see them again and meet their new daughter, Marin. 
We had a classic easter dinner complete with ham, roasted carrots and asparagus, scalloped potatoes, strawberry, pear and kiwi fruit salad, and cheesecake for dessert.
And Adeline adopted Gavyn as a new friend surprisingly well. (she's the one in the white dress)


Seattle seems to be teasing us with good weather on the weekends so Gavyn and I have been getting creative during the week. He stood on our windowsill and watched the cars on the highway for almost half an our. Occasionally yelling out, "Ca!" (car) and pointing.

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He says "please" now and I've been trying to get a video of it for a while, but every time I pull out my phone, he stops and gets interested in it instead. He usually goes to the fridge and taps the door and says, "please", over and over, asking for his sippy cup. It's one of the cutest things I've ever seen.
This time he only said it once, but it's still cute.


We have a little park within walking distance so we took Gavyn there one sunny Friday afternoon when Jared was home early. He likes the swings, but seems to especially like them with Daddy.


And yesterday we went to the park by Lake Sammamish and Gavyn picked some flowers for me. It was a beautiful day. 

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He played in the gravel/sand stuff by the beach and tried to eat it. Jared thinks he's smart.



Tuesday, April 17, 2012

And soon there will be two.



Big news!
We got a new stroller!
We found a Phil and Teds Explorer on Craigslist for a great deal. The previous owners had been given it as a gift, and had only used it three times. Ours is black like this one, but the inserted seat pads are a bright lime green. And, my goodness, does it have all the bells and whistles...


It has a few different configurations and can convert as our needs change. It can serve as a single jogging stroller, for baby and toddler, and two toddlers. Pretty nifty.


These are the baby girl clothes we bought at Target. You know, to be ready.


I made some bow clips for our baby girl. :)
And we bought a glue gun. We didn't have one before.

Friday, April 6, 2012

baby girl!

In case anybody missed the announcement: IT'S A GIRL!!!


and here are some ultrasound pictures