Tuesday, November 28, 2006

It's Christmas Time!

Hello! It's been a while since my last Blog. I've just been getting so into the Holidays that there has hardly been any time for a blog!

Thanksgiving was great. Instead of going to Grandma & Grandpa Anderson's house, we decided to have them over to our house. Uncle Bill came, and took some really great photos of me (I know... I'm so photogenic). The food looked good... turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, jello salad, sweet potatos, cranberry sauce, pickles, olives, and pie. YUM! Actually, I had a little Gerber's Sweet Potato myself. Not too bad.

The next day, my parents decided they wanted to get out of the house, so they took me down to Lloyd Center for a walk. Wow was it busy! It was fun, though. My mom loves Christmas, so the day after Thanksgiving she put up the Christmas tree and other decorations. I like all the lights. Of course, Mom got some photos of me under the tree.

We decided to order holiday cards with photos on them (I saw my parents' from last year, and it was OK. But it will be better this year with me in it!). Our friend Marisa, who is pregnant with my soon-to-be friend Bodhi, took her super-sweet camera down to a little waterfall near her house and took some good family photos of us. I was a little scared because of the rushing water, but we managed to get a few good photos anyway, like this one here:

Mom wanted me to meet "Santa" so she took me downtown Camas and had my picture taken with the guy. I wasn't so sure of him... he had a fake beard and stuffing in his belly. Mom, Grandma, Sara, Kate and Kate's Grandma Jill, and I went to the big Christmas bazaar here in Portland this past week too. There were lots of cool things to look at, so Kate and I had a blast.

Well that is enough for now... I have to get back to my busy life. I hope that everything is well with you.


Wednesday, November 01, 2006

I've got 5 months on my belt!

Can you believe I’m already five months old?! Life as a pre-adult is great, however, and I’m not looking forward to joining you all in the responsibilities that come with growing up (i.e. school, work, etc.). I like my life of playdates, naps, and eating six meals a day. I’ve also been rolling over a lot since I first figured out how to do it. Because everyone gets so excited whenever I do, I try to do it as often as possible. The first picture below is of me in mid-roll.

Dad went to Belgium just before starting his new job with Moss Adams. He had a lot of fun, but missed Mom and me quite a bit. We sure like having him home more now too. While Dad was way, Mom and I did some fun stuff too. We visited the yarn store and then went to lunch with a couple of her friends (below is a picture of me with our friend, Nancy). I tried to learn by watching some of the ladies knit, but it looks too complicated for me right now. I might try it again after I master some other skills like crawling, walking, reading, writing… okay, so it may be awhile.

That picture up above is of us at the doctor's office. It turns out I’m slimming down just a bit. Dr. Vaughn said I was in the 35th percentile for weight and still in the 50th percentile for height. So, as of now I weigh a whole 15 lbs. The doc also said I looked “solid,” so no need to worry that I've gone on some sort of diet. I still like a good helping of Mom's milk. Oh and I got some more vaccines this time, which weren’t so bad for me, but Mom made Dad come along so she could wait in the other room while the nurse poked me. Poor Mom. She just couldn't pull it together to be there. Give her some time...

I finally decided to give Mom a break and started going eight hours between my last feeding before bed and my first one in the morning. I’ve still been getting Mom up around 12:30-1:00 a.m. just to say “Hi” but, I have a feeling she doesn’t enjoy these moments as much as I do...

Oh yeah, and my new friend, Isaac, was born just a couple weeks ago. He seems like a lot of fun already. I heard Mom telling someone how many hours he made his mom and dad wait to see him once labor started (I think it was 47) and I thought that was pretty gutsy of the guy. I know my mom would flip out on me if I did something like that! Some other friends of ours, Matt and Amy, just found out they will be expecting a boy in the next year too. Kate's going to have to learn how to politely turn down dates with those other boys who will be joining our playdates now...

Well, I hope you all had a more exciting Halloween than I did. Because I had an ear infection, Mom and Dad wouldn’t let me go door to door begging for candy. Phooey on them. Maybe next year… But I did get to dress up in this outfit that my Great Grandma Dyk sent... :>

That’s it for now. Hope to hear from you all soon!