Thursday, May 29, 2008

One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish

For my mom's mother's day gift, Taylor and I treated her to a day at the Seattle Aquarium, just the three of us. It was Taylor's first time, and I couldn't recall a time after elementary school that I had been there. A lot has changed since then. We had fun touching the sea stars in the tide pool exhibit, watching the jelly fish swim round and round is a circular tank, and seeing all the colorful tropical fish. Taylor had a blast, stopping to clap often when he thought something was really great. He especially enjoyed all the walking around we did. He loves to walk, with two hands helping him of course. We ended the journey with the seal, sea lions, and otters. By that time Taylor was getting tired and not very thrilled about posing for pictures on the big carved otter. After one last look and the Window on Washington Waters, we headed down along the waterfront to get some dinner. By the time we had pulled up to a table, Taylor was asleep in the stroller. It was a fun first visit for him, and a great hangout with Nana.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Heat wave #2

Well, we keep getting teased with summer weather up here. This time it lasted 3 days! Friday was in the high 90's, Saturday the high 80's, and Sunday the low 80's. We had all these great plans going into the weekend because we both had Friday through Sunday off, so we were going to play at the lake, soak up the sun, and go to the Padres vs Mariners baseball game on Sunday. I got off work Friday morning and was just exhausted, and my dear husband wanted me to sleep in a nice cool room, so he pulled out the window air conditioner. I helped bring it in from the garage, but then he carried it up the 2 flights of stairs by himself, and this thing is super heavy! I went to sleep, then two hours later Jason woke me up and told me he had thrown his back out and that I had to take Taylor. Fabulous. So our fun filled weekend consisted of icing Jason's back, watching a lot of TV in our sweltering house (because all he could do was lay flat on his back), and snacking on a lot of bad food. Taylor was hot and going stir crazy, so I dragged his baby bath tub out and put it on the front lawn. He enjoyed splashing around in the water, and letting the water run from the hose onto his feet. I was excited to try on his little swim trunks that he got last year when he was born (they were 12 month size). He looked so cute in them! Some how we survived the weekend. Hopefully we'll be able to enjoy the next nice weekend, whenever it may come.

*Note how many times something is in his mouth. Yes, pretty much all the time. Toys, his hands, and he even tried some of the beauty bark. Yum!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Cheaters never prosper...

...but they do create the illusion that they religiously keep up with their blog. Some of you who check our site here and there are probably wondering why all of a sudden all these old entries are just popping up. Well, I have a confession. I pre-dated them. Yes, I know, how could I. But life gets so crazy sometimes and I just don't have time to update as things happen. Then I don't want to do a massive entry on the last month and a half. So, I invite you to look back as far as early March to make sure you haven't missed any adorable pictures of your growing little man and hear about everything he's been up to. And for those who ask me over and over to post new pictures, enjoy! (It might be a while before I get to it again)