Monday, February 11, 2008

Winter Kayaking

Two weeks ago Forrest and I went down to my mom's house in Oregon to help her get ready to move. They painted the family room and Forrest and his dad fixed all of the toilets and put in a garbage disposal. I had the job of swiffering all of the wood floors. Doesn't sound too difficult, but there are over 3500 square feet of wood floors. On Sunday, Nate and Ramie and Merrick, Hannah, and Grace came over to hang out. The boys decided it would be fun to go kayaking on the river.
Merrick had never been kayaking before so we put him in the Hobie, which in my opinion is the funnest kayak ever. It has foot peddles, so you just fly. Forrest and Nate were in the double kayak, and Merrick just went in circles around them. Hannah and I were cold, so once we sent them off, we went back inside. It did make us look forward to this summer though - warm sun, kayaking and boating.

FYI - I found some infant life jackets at Sam's Club for 20$. I bet Costco has them too.

Nursery Update

I promised pictures of our Nursery 3 weeks ago. The bottom wall is Seahawks blue and the chair rail the slightly darker Seahawks blue. Forrest and his dad also put in the base moulding, door molding, and painted the closet doors and other door white. Forrest made the window seat out of an old set of drawers that he painted white and last night we covered the top.

For those of you who have been to our house and slept in our guest bed that use to be in the nursery. Forrest and his dad made a frame for it, and it is now a day bed in our bonus room downstairs.

And a belly picture. This is me yesterday at 30 weeks.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

A Post About Christmas...

I know, I know. I am incredibly late with these pictures. But better late than never right? Forrest and I went to Jackson for Christmas. It was wonderful to spend time as a whole family, remembering my dad and celebrating Christ's birth together.

Elisa is quite the personality and here is dancing to her uncle Ryan playing the piano.

I absolutely love snow. I find myself getting slightly depressed during winter in Washington, especially when right before Christmas we had tons of rain. It was great to spend an entire week in the white stuff. Forrest and I went cross country skiing and snow shoeing. Forrest also went snowboarding and sledding.

Sadie Pearl. She is such a cutie. I loved just snuggling with her whenever I could steal her away from her mom, Nana, or Aunt Michelle.

Elisa loves to cook. If she hears the Kitchenaid going, she will come running. She got an apron of her own for Christmas and here she is helping Nana make Poteca (a Christmas bread) for some friends. She also helped her aunt Amy make cinnamon rolls.