Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I Think It's Called 'Nesting'

I've been a little behind in posting lately, due to a serious case of insanity including organizing every baby/kid item we have collected over the last 5 years. It's really insane how much stuff we have accumulated.

We ate cereal for dinner for about a week and maneuvering through the kitchen/living room became our own Olympic sport - thankfully it's all over now! As I was washing all the baby clothes/toys/things I was thinking that it would be easier to go buy it all new! But thankfully we hardly need to buy anything, except for some random items that mysteriously got lost in the move (I think we lost a box somewhere along the way. I hope the guys that moved us are enjoying our changing pad and play mat and size large Fuzzi Bunz cloth diapers!) And I had to buy Sharky one new outfit to wear home from the hospital, because after that it's going to be 100% hand-me-downs!

Now it's all stacked up in labeled bins in a clean and organized basement. Ahh...the things that bring me joy.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Hodge Podge

I've been a little behind in posting lately...for no good reason other than lack of motivation. But I just downloaded some pictures from the last few weeks, so here's a look at what we've been up to:

I had to take a shot of this because this is the wonder that is Portland. I mean, what is it? If I get myself to Ash St. on January 20th will I get to see a whale be born? Unfortunately I didn't get to Ash St., so now I'm just left wondering.

Jackson's been very artsy lately. Making sock puppets, painting, coloring, cutting...etc.

We've had some gorgeous days sprinkled about the rainy ones. Last Wednesday was one of those - about 55 degrees and the warm sun all day long. After I dropped Jackson off at preschool I went home, packed some snacks, a blanket, and my knitting, and hiked up Mt. Tabor. I sat in the sun and soaked in the vitamin D for hours. It was heavenly!

We bought a pass to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) and have been there three times in the last three weeks. They have an exhibit with real bones from a T-Rex, Samson.

I made a 'girl version' of the little boy balloon shirt.

Some fellow former Michiganders (Katie Breen Johnson and Andy + Andrea Chamberlin) came down for the weekend. We girls went out for a pre-baby night on the town. We ate lots of good food, and overdosed on chocolate, but ah...always worth it.

Had another sunny day the next day so we had a picnic at Mt. Tabor We wanted to invite Little Debbie (we reminisced our childhoods of swiss cake rolls and nutty bars) but had to settle for Hostess. Better than nothin' I guess.

Jackson had an AMAZING catch that I happened to capture at just the right time

And once again, yesterday we had such a gorgeous day that Jackson and I ate lunch at the top of Rocky Butte. If you look closely you can see Mt. Hood in there, but the streaky clouds make it a little tough to see.

So many picnics in January. I could get used to that!