Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The new things.

So we got a new memory card. It holds about 600 pictures (and that's on the highest quality setting - the lowest quality - about 10,000!) - so the motivation to empty it isn't the greatest.

In addition to the memory card, we've also gotten 2 new (used) cars (not pictured) - I got a 2006 Honda Odyssey (a minivan) - I love it. J can get into his seat all by himself and the back has a/c (our old Tucson didn't have a/c vents in the back). It's pretty awesome. Shawn got a 2006 Volkswagon Passat. And that car is so fun! He had been driving my 2002 Hyundai Accent, which was on it's last legs (it had about 105k miles on it!) He needed a new car and found a great deal on the Passat. In addition to the cars, we also got a new stroller - which really isn't blog-worthy except that it's a Phil & Teds which is probably the most amazing stroller on Earth.

We also fish pictured is dead. we started with 4, lost 1, got 3 more, lost 4, then lost now we're down to 1) RIP fish.

Now for kiddo pics.
Best. Smile. Ever!! Now she's started laughing, too, so most of my time with her is spent trying to make her laugh. She really liked when I would sing "Pop Goes the Weasel" and she also likes fake sneezes, just like J did.

Family picture - looking forward to a day when at least one kid doesn't have his/her fingers in their mouth at all times.

Daddy & his babies.

J also got a new car - from Grandpa & Grandma Roland in California. He loves it, especially when Shawn pushes him in it. He likes to say..."new! car!" He's also talking a lot more - he tries to say most words but a lot of it is still 'j-speak.' At his 2 year appt he was 25.8lbs (25th %tile) and 34" (50th %tile) The ped wanted him to go to speech therapy but I decided to give it time and see how he develops - he seems to be going through a period of rapid learning right now and I don't want to put him in therapy if he's doing fine on his own.

J was nice enough to let Sarah take a ride in his car. She was clearly thrilled.

Sarah checking out the fish tank.

And again, her dimples and smile. I cannot take enough pictures of it!

This is such a weird picture of J. Probably because of the pink bib, but the first time I looked at it I thought it was Lily with short hair. Is it just me?

I have about a million other pics but this post is getting long. next time!


Rizzi Blog said...

LOVE the pics of Sarah's smile! I can't believe how big J is getting. I agree with you about the speech therapy. He's only two! Last but not least, I didn't even notice the pink bib until I read your comment and went back and looked. I think mom's tend to overlook some of those things after a while! :)

Shelly said...

LOL I think the pink bib is good!! Love all the pictures keep them coming! :) Sarah's dimples are so cute! Tell Shawn to start building that basement to put her in she is going to be a looker!! J and his dimples will keep the girls calling! LOL such a sweet family

Kim F said...

cutie cutie patooties! love your kiddos!

mini and brother said...

Her smile is the best! I am also in love with her crying face from a few posts ago. She's a doll.
I am jealous of your minivan. We NEED one so badly. The kids are going a little crazy in the back of the Camry. How many miles does it have? Do you want to trade?

Rachel said...

Oh Katie, I love you but I wouldn't trade that minivan for anything. Shawn is really good at negotiating though for cars. He turns into what I call "mean Shawn" and gets a great deal. If you were closer I'd send him over to get you a sweet deal on a minivan.

Emily said...

That seriously is the BEST.SMILE.EVER.