Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Day at the Beach

The weather has been so nice lately, so some of my friends and I met at the beach for some fun in the sun. Andrew didn't like the sand at first, but once he warmed up to the idea he had fun wiggling his toes in it. We had a nice time of chatting with friends, eating a picnic lunch and watching the kids play. Towards the end of our time Andy and Jack had some fun playing together. They were kind of "throwing" a golf ball back and forth. It was so much fun to watch them together.Andrew munching on his banana. Lyndsay and Jack. Becky, Maddie and Ben. Andrew and Jack playing together.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Bathing in the Sink

For a while now I have been wanting to give Andrew a bath in the sink. It is getting harder and harder to give him a bath in the tub. He likes to turn onto his tummy and squirm around. The other night I noticed the sink was empty, and thought it was a perfect opportunity for a bath in the sink. And I have no idea why I thought it would be easier to give him a bath in the sink, but boy was I wrong. He wanted to climb out of the sink and get the plants that are in our garden window. He also tried to grab everything in his reach that was on the counter. He had a fun time, but I think we will stick to baths in the tub.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Woodland Park Zoo

One of the days we were watching Zach we decided to go to the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. We have been wanting to take Andrew and figured it would be fun to go while we were watching Zach. My mom came with us and helped out with the two boys. It was a beautiful day to be at the zoo. We saw lots of animals, and had fun watching them. The otters were a lot of fun to watch. They kept swimming down to try to get a fish they saw at the bottom. And we saw the penguins, which are new to the zoo. Andrew was not too interested in the animals. Sometimes he would look and watch them, but he was more interested in all the people. I can't wait to take him when he gets older and can enjoy the animals.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Babysitting Zach

For the last three days we have been watching Zach, Micah's cousin's son. She is out of town, and we got to watch him during the day. It was kind of fun seeing how it would be having two kids. It actually wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. Zach was really good at playing by himself, and even entertaining Andrew at times.
We did find out that it is a tight squeeze to fit 2 kids, 2 car seats, 2 adults, 2 diaper bags and 2 strollers in our car. I ended up having to sit in the back between the car seats, and it was not comfy. We will need to buy a minivan or a bigger car before our second one comes along.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Video of Andrew Walking

As promised, here is a video of Andrew walking. Micah just set him down a few paces away, and Andrew was able to walk to him. My mom's voice is in the background.

Hiding Out

Andrew likes getting under things and hiding. He also likes it when we act like we are going to "get him". We tickle him, and he giggles. It is a game we both like to play.He crawled under the dining room table and used the chairs to pull himself up. An added bonus was he found our kitty, Leo. He now likes to pull out Leo's hair and eat it. This is not a habit I like, and Leo really does not like it.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Ready for Kindergarten?

On Sunday during church I took Andrew to be with the kids so we wouldn't disturb the teaching time. During the story time I put Andrew in a chair to listen. I was surprised that he actually sat and listened for a few minutes before he wanted to get down. Hopefully in a few years he will be ready for Kindergarten, and ready to sit and have a good attention span.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Funny Faces

Andrew has so much fun with our coffee table. It is one that we got from our good friends Michael and Lyndsay. It has a glass top. Andrew sometimes tries to stand up under it, or grab things from underneath. He doesn't realize how glass works, he just thinks he can see through it so he should be able to go through it too. The other day Micah was putting his face up against the glass so Andrew could see him. Then Andrew started pushing his face up against the glass, and he was making the best faces, it was too funny.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Family Bike Ride

It was a beautiful day last Friday so we decided to go for our first ever family bike ride. We went down to the Green River trail down at the bottom of our hill. Andrew had fun riding in his little bike trailer.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Our Little Garden

Last week we worked on putting in a garden. Micah rototilled the garden to get the soil ready. Then he put in the pathways. Later in the week while Andrew took his morning nap we started planting. We are growing carrots, lettuce, broccoli, green beans, butternut squash, pumpkin, corn, zucchini, cucumber and acorn squash.
Andrew had fun getting in the dirt. He even tasted it, and enjoyed putting rocks in his mouth.
We are so excited to grow our own vegetables, and can't wait until they start growing. The other night we went to check on the garden since we have been getting LOTS of rain. Everything looked okay, and the romaine lettuce was even starting to sprout up.