Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas

Dana still wants nothing to do with Santa.
Thing is, next year that will be Blake too...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Family Picture

It takes A LOT of coordination to get all 6 of us sitting, smiling and looking in the direction of a camera... many thanks to John for his patience. Baby Blake is 5 months old!
Finn is such a good boy.

We had more success with just the four of us.
Dang! We have good looking kids!

Dana LOVES to say TEETH!
Say TEETH Daddy!
Pretty eyes.

Friday, November 20, 2009


Last weekend we took our first trip to the zoo.
We went to the Point Defiance zoo and aquarium in Tacoma.
It was a bit gloomy, but it didn't rain! Dana loved looking at all the animals.
Blake mostly slept in the stroller.

There is a wonderful kid zone in the zoo - full of things to climb through...

and things to climb on...

and a great slide!
There was a petting zoo part where Dana got to feed some goats - so fun!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Blake's First Halloween
He wore the same costume that Dana wore LAST year. We joined the West's for Trick-or-treating.
Dana and Lucas picked up the concept very quickly...
I knock on a door, stand here and look cute, and then I get candy!
By the end of the evening Lucas was pretty tired, so Dana gave him a ride home in the stroller.So much candy! She would not let us carry her basket for her.
This blue lolly-pop looks good...
Looks good all down the front of my costume!

We also went to our church Halloween party.

The kids had fun playing games, and Allen won the chili contest!

More cuteness...
Dana is really into Nemo right now - so jealous of Lucas' costume.

And Blake found his feet!

He also rolled over for the first time this week. He rolled from back to front right in front of Allen and me. It was a special milestone that I'm glad we both got to see happen live.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

We have a swimmer!

Beautiful Chelan

We had yet another great weekend at Lake Chelan.
We discovered the Chelan Chase.
A 5K fundraiser for the local hospital and breast cancer treatment.
We decided to go for it!Bundle up the babies in the BOB and let's go!

We also had a picnic lunch at 25 mile creek state park.
They have a wonderful playground.
Look! I'm IN the bubble!
HUGE slides! Weee!
It was a breath-taking, crisp fall day.
Dana didn't understand why she couldn't go IN the water.
And was frankly upset she couldn't go in.

A great trip for a great reason - to celebrate Casey's wedding.
Congratulations to Casey and Alison.

Growing Boy

Blake will be 4 months old on the 30th.
He is growing in leaps and bounds.
He used to sleep in this moses basket... Dana slept in it too. But, all of a sudden it got too small!
Ahhh, much better. Room to spread out!

He's in size 4 diapers, and in size 6 months clothes!
Such a
happy baby. He loves to hang out with his big sister.
She colors, he plays with his toys.
Mom just sits back and watches.
... and makes sure Dana doesn't poke him in the eye.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

September, in a nutshell

September just flew by...
We went boating with Mom and John on Lake Washington. Check out Mt. Rainier and the Seahawks training facility behind them.
Baby Blake is a boater!

Then we did the Puyallup Fair with the Wests.
It was the first time on the rides for the kiddos...
Maybe Dana was just a little under height and age.
She loved it.
Anything Lucas was going to do, she was going to do too!

Here's Lucas showing Dana how to push the button to sound the horn.
Elmo was on Dana's pack that serves as a 'kid leash' - perfect for our toddler who loves to bolt in large crowds. And LOVES anything Elmo.
We also had an awesome family vacation to Lake Chelan.
My dad and step mom rented a great house.
Allen and Blake all ready to go boating.
Dana too!Mostly, we just had fun hanging out with Grandpa and Nana.