Monday, August 31, 2009


Sarah already has her 2 bottom teeth in. I didn't even notice her first one coming in and within a week the other tooth had popped through and now they're both visible! I swear J's took a month to get to a point where you could see them when he smiled.
She just turned 5 months and I realized the other day that she's quickly approaching an age that I love - 6 months and up. Usually by 6 months, babies are sitting up and playing with toys on their own. I'm looking forward to that. I wouldn't say Sarah's lazy...she's just laid-back. She'd rather put her hands in her mouth than reach for stuff (she does reach for things, her hands just end up in her mouth instead), and she's working on sitting up. She's only rolled onto her tummy a couple times...she just doesn't seem interested. But she is growing - I've moved her into 6-9 month clothing!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The videos!

Here are some fun videos from our trip.

Xylopohone @ the childrens Museum

Having a carrot

Running through the woods!

"off roading"

Sarah swinging.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The state, not the capital.

Last week we all headed up north to Washington (the state) for a much needed vacation away from the heat! It was a great trip!

The highlights: Sarah screaming almost the entire plane ride to Seattle, the Children's Museum of Seattle, Anita's Prime Card, Mac & Jacks, Shawn and I going out almost every night ALONE after the kids were in bed (thanks Anita!), getting to hang out with Jennifer and Caleb, Sarah's FIRST TOOTH popping through (sob!), Victor's Coffee, the incredible weather (even the two hot days that we had with no a/c), the 50 parks within walking distance, eating carrots, tomatoes and strawberries from the garden in the backyard, taking a ferryboat ride, meeting Great-Grandpa Ralph for the first time....and so many others that I couldn't possibly begin to list them all!

Sarah's first plane ride (before the screaming!)

Somehow we all fit into Anita's Acura TL. Amazing!

Drum Drum!

Anita, Ken & J
Anita, Sarah and Caleb

J is quite the little daredevil - he climbed up and down this without assistance!

Me and the Pea

Bubbie's turn with the Pea!

Mmmm! Homegrown carrot!

Shawn & Pea

The trip was fantastic. Amazing. Beautiful. Relaxing. We had so much fun! (for those of you interested I posted a ton more pics on Facebook)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Party time!

Dance party

Pool party
Shawn took J for swimming lessons recently. He is now completely unafraid of the water!

Sarah liked the pool but also liked sitting with Ari.

Trying to coax a nap out of the peanut (didn't work, although she puts up with being tired a lot better than J did at her age!)

J & "Baba"(Grandpa) playing with nesting dolls(I think that's what they're called)

Party w/ Archer

And with Bailey! (B loves Sarah but now that Caleb's arrived...I don't know!)

J & B are such good friends.

He's so sick of me taking pictures!

Sarah bear already digs Elmo.

J & Prince, who he loves. He'll often yell out "INCE! Are you????" ("Prince, where are you?"

Totally posed pictures - I needed some pics with the little ones.

J happily posed with Shawn - after needing to be bribed to pose with me! (that yellow in his mouth is an m&m)

Daddy and his girl.