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