Thursday, March 30, 2006

Mama's Helper

Max really likes all of the boxes and bins we have in the house right now. Yesterday he was 'helping' me pack. He won't fit into that lid for much longer!

Trip to the Zoo!

What beautiful weather we had on Monday! We decided to go to the zoo for our regular Monday playgroup, forgetting that it was the first day of spring break for the Portland public schools! It is pretty safe to say that it was a zoo at the zoo. The boys all had a great time. Of course, their favorite part of the trip was being able to run around in the grass with the other kids!Here is Max with Josh

And here is Max with Henry

The 'New' house on Albina

Here are the latest pictures of our 'new' house - I usually say 'new' in quotes because it was built in 1913! The painting is all done, and the floors will be refinished next week.Hopefully this is the last picture that will ever be taken of this Scrabble board painted on the dining room floor! It never ceases to amaze me the strange things other people will do to their houses.

This is the view from the living room, through the dining room where the boys are, and believe it or not, on the other side of the 1/2 wall in front of Dada will be the kitchen. Right now the kitchen is completely empty, but soon there will be a new tile floor, new cabinets, and new appliances. Hooray! I am the most excited about the new kitchen (in regards to the new house, anyway).

Friday, March 24, 2006

Guess who's comin' to town?

This is a nice view of little skeletor's face. ;)

We have been going back and forth as to whether we wanted to find out the gender this time around... and, ta-ta-ta-da!

It's a girl!!!

Monday, March 13, 2006

Weekend in the snow!

Max and I had the opportunity to spend the weekend up at some friends cabin east of Cougar, Washington. It was supposed to be a girls weekend, but Max came with us to give his Dada more time to work on the houses. We had a great time up there! Thanks to everyone for putting up with us!
Here is Max having his first playtime in the snow. He has a hard time walking in those boots, so he mostly stood there and laughed as I lobbed snowballs at his feet.
Here is Max with his new friend Mary Katherine, 5 mo. old. He didn't really know what to do with her, and I kept reminding him to be gentle. He did really well. He'll be ready to be a big brother when the time comes!
Here is a shot showing how much snow had arrived the first night we were there. I was a little scared we wouldn't be able to get out the next day, but it warmed up enough for the snow to start melting and we got out without a problem. It was fun while it lasted!
On the way up, our little caravan stopped by to pick up Tracy in Woodland, and Max had a lot of fun playing with her little boy, Nicholas. Isn't it amazing how kids can become instant friends? All went well until Nicholas stole Max's lovey, Wallace, from him. Max had never had that happen before and didn't know what to do! Nicholas didn't keep it for long, though, so all was well in the end.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Wanna buy a house?!?

I just had to put this photo up - it is such a great one! We took Max in for his 18 month checkup on Monday and he did great. We have just started going to a new pediatrician, and this doctor is very calm and reassuring. Max was pretty comfortable with him right away. Max is in great health! His weight (25lbs 8oz) is at the 50th percentile, his head is at the 95th percentile, and his length (35 inches) is at the 100th percentile! He's a little bean pole!

He was a complete trooper with the 3 shots he had to have. It is very easy to distract him with toys and such. Only a slight fever later that evening, and the next morning he was a little clingy and moody. He took a 3 hour nap and was all better when he woke up. What a tough little guy.

This is a picture of the newly painted dining room, with new curtains. One less thing on the to-do list!
This is the newly painted living room with coordinating curtains. Didn't Dada do a fantastic job? I am so thrilled with the results, I have chosen a similar wall color for the new house. But Justin gets a break on that one - we're hiring painters to do the work!