12.23.2008

Cabin Fever

For those of you who know me well, you know that I don't do well when I'm not on the move. The past 9 days, not that I am counting, have tested my ability to relax. I think that I have done pretty well, Ty would be the true judge. We both have had a few moments were we were feeling the itch to get out and do something. Obviously Maya isn't old enough to "play" in the snow, but we did take her for a walk down to 3rd Street for lunch and a little Christmas shopping over the weekend.

We also took her out to "experience" the snow!

Then back inside for a little thumb sucking! Her new thing is grabbing anything above her head or on it and pulling it over her face. Pretty funny...

4 Months

Maya is 4 months old and had her well-child check-up today. We were the only people in the doctor's office...it felt a little like the twilight zone. There were two receptionists and the doctor...he came out to the lobby to get us, weighed & measured Maya, and visited with us for about 20 minutes. Ahhhh...it was like the good old days! He also showed us a picture of himself outside playing in the snow as a child the last time the Willamette Valley had this much snow...in 1968!

Here are Pea's stats:
Weight: 14 lbs, 13 oz (75th percentile)
Height: 25 1/2 inches (95th percentile) Yes I am secretly living my tall dreams through my child

12.20.2008

Snow Days...

Thankfully I work for an organization that values our safety and they let me stay home, snuggle with Pea, work a little, and watch the snow fall! Here are a few pictures of our snow day happenings in our little snow covered house on birch street.

Helping my mom workKisses for Squirt the turtle!A little mid-afternoon nap in my cradle board

Getting ready to head out in the snow and checking out my favorite two things...my hands!

12.16.2008

The Big Trip Home

We left Ellensburg at about 2 pm on Sunday, because we knew it would be a slow drive home through the snowy mountain pass. This was our view as we started over the pass at about 3 pm.
Thankfully we decided to drive the truck that has 4 wheel drive! It was crazy! It normally takes 5 hours...it took 8. By 5 pm it was completely dark and snowing like crazy.

Maya was a trooper! She slept for the first leg of the journey from E-burg to the Dalles. We stopped to have dinner and let Pea stretch. Here is Dad and Maya...her first time in the snow.We were back on the road. I drove for about 5 minutes before almost breaking into tears...semi trucks, black ice and Pea in the back seat! Not my finest moment...Ty took over. We finally pulled into Portland and it was snowing and the roads were covered in snow. It so rarely snows down here...it was so beautiful. It was the same at home...a totally white little town! The drive was really scary we slid around a few times and encountered many crazy drivers. I feel like this picture of Maya really sums it up...

"Seriously? Are we ever going to get out of the car!"

The Big Trip North...

Okay, so Ellensburg is really Northeast of McMinnville but you get the idea. We knew that we would encounter a little bit a snow, but we had no idea how much! Ty's cousin Erik and his wife Nicole were in Ellensburg for the weekend to celebrate Christmas and had a wedding reception for the local folks who didn't make the trip out to Boston for the ceremony last summer. We also were dying to meet Eden! The one year old little sister to Ezri (4), daughters of our great friends Levi and Steph. It has been killing us both that we had only been able to see her through pictures. These are two of the sweetest little angels!

12.10.2008

Plan B...

Here is the outcome of Plan B...
Does this picture not belong on a calendar somewhere!
The stare-off...b.little has recently starting sitting up on his own, and really enjoyed pushing Pea over just to show her he is older and therefore the boss.

Grandma Rena was the baby wrangler!

Hey...at least they are both looking the same direction!
Natalie, Jonathan, Grandma, & I set up our own "studio"(aka my couch w/ a white sheet) and tried our best to get that one great shot. These are the best...again Maya with the Diva attitude and a lot of slobber! Watch out world....




12.06.2008

Christmas Pictures

My sister and I had this great plan...
  1. Find the babies really cute Christmas clothes
  2. Have their photo taken

  3. Make Christmas cards

Well...we should have known the greatest plans sometimes fail miserably! The day started with Natalie loosing B.little's hat (the center piece of the whole concept), then running to 5 different stores looking for the perfect shoes, and hair bow, then realizing we were going to be late, then realizing the babies needed to eat (thank you Nordstrom women's lounge), rushing to the portrait place 15 minutes late......

Do you know how difficult it is to get a 5 month old and a 3.5 month old to look at a camera let alone smile? Really really tough is the answer. To prove my point here are the best shots of the day...


Maya was having a Diva moment...kicking off shoes, drooling excessively, and completely refusing to smile. On to Plan B.

12.05.2008

B.little




Since my sister is the worst blogger ever, I have decided to do a Bradley post. We all have started calling him Bradlittle instead of Bradley, and of course Bradlittle and turned into B.little. I don't know, we have a nicknaming sickness! Brad is a big baby, he and Maya are the same length but he out weighs her by 4+ pounds. He is such a sweet little boy, full of giggles and loves to jump! And of course loves his auntie!

GO DUCKS!

For all of Sweet Pea's UO Aunties!

Maya wanted to express how happy she was after the big UO win last Saturday! She is fascinated with the camera, so capturing a smiling or talking clip is like hunting the Lochness monster!



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12.03.2008

Happy Tuesday!



Is she not the cutest thing you have ever seen? Pea is actually 3 months and 2 weeks tomorrow, but I finally got her 3 month pictures from the studio.