Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend Projects

We've been busy little bees over this three-day weekend. Eric and I finished clearing out Conor's future room; it is now ready to be painted. We're just waiting for the painter's quote and schedule to get started on that step. Clearing out the room was no small task; until recently, it was our computer/craft room and general dumping grounds. Now, it is pristine and ready to become a nursery... hurray!!

I also decided that our silver was beyond in need of being polished. So, I hauled out the silver polish and our various pieces of silver (not to mention, a great amount of elbow grease), and got to work making our silver all pretty again. Ta da!!


Friday, May 28, 2010

Conor - two months old today

It is IMPOSSIBLE to believe that our little Conor is two months old today. In the past two months he has learned how to be a champion eater, found that he has hands (pretty exciting stuff), went to the zoo and to the aquarium, was baptized, attended his cousin's 1st Communion, rode a couple of ferry boats, learned how to sleep for 6 hours (on rare occasions), and has made lots of new friends.

Conor had his 2 month check up today and got a clean bill of health. He now weighs 11 pounds, 6 ounces (birth weight: 7 pounds, 9 ounces). He was diagnosed with acid reflux, which isn't a shock considering his great dislike of being flat on his back nad his ability to barf for distance (if only that was an Olympic sport, he'd be a gold medal winner for sure. Annika also had acid reflux when she was a baby, so we weren't shocked that Conor has it.

After doing to the doctor, I bundled up Annika and Conor and we met up with a few friends at the Woodland Park Zoo. It poured the entire time we were at the zoo, but we still had a really good time. Ironically, we didn't do a single thing on the zoo's rainy day route. We saw plenty of animals, including an elephant, flamingos, a tarpin, meerkats, penguins, tigers, bears, and some loud birds. The kids all had a great time, as did the mommies. We probably would have voted for less rain, but we're in Western Washington... that's par for the course.

Annika at the zoo

Friday, May 14, 2010

Today's mail made me laugh

When I first saw this, I was flabbergasted. Then, I was befuddled. Then, I was simply amused. Since when do republicans want democrats to represent them?? Does that mean they're ready for a new approach and would like democrats to help lead the way? I'm guessing not... ;)

PS: Note the improper capitalization of the word "voters"... those silly republicans!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

My sweet family

This picture makes my heart so happy.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Ahhh... the things she says

Yesterday while rough housing in our living room with Eric, Annika announced that she needed to take off her pants. We told her that she needed them on to stay warm. She responded with, "I need to take off my pants so I can see better." Ummm.. yeah. Apparently, the glasses, contact lenses, and laser surgery paths are bunk and all people need to do is take off their pants. We were laughing too hard at her comment to stop her from ditching her sweats. Annika: 1, Parents: 0.

Later in the day, Eric and Annika were playing dress up. She put on her pink tutu and announced to me that she was wearing a silly skirt. I told her that it was called a tutu. She corrected me and told me it is a skirt. (I know her internal monologue was something along the lines of, "that poor old woman. She doesn't even know what a skirt is!") I tried to explain that the kind of skirt had a special name and it was "tutu." Annika then proceeded to repeat the skirt's name: "choo choo." Close enough! :)