Friday, April 30, 2010

First Cooking Lesson

Yesterday I decided to let Andrew help me make cookies. I usually bake when he is napping, but yesterday I need something for us to do together, so I decided to give it a go. And I was surprised at how well he did. I measured out the dry ingredients, and let him dump them in. Then I let him stir them together. He loved it! And he didn't get too messy. The best part was sampling the finished product, Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookies (they have peanut butter and oats). Yummy!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

We're Having a Boy!

We are now 19 weeks into my pregnancy. It is amazing how fast it is going by! Yesterday we went in for our ultrasound, and found out that we are having a baby boy. So Andrew is going to have a little brother to run around and play with soon. I was hoping for a girl, but I'm excited about a boy too. It means we will not need much at all once the baby comes. I do plan on getting more cloth diapers since Andrew will probably be needing the diapers too. But other than that there's not much else we will need to get which will be nice. And I am excited that Andrew will have a playmate!
Our ultrasound went really well. We had an u/s tech who has been doing it for over 25 years, so she was quick. And she told us everything she was doing, and pointed out what we were looking at. She was wonderful! And she said our baby is very photogenic and cooperative, so that helped too. :)
Now we need to come up with a name. I had a girl name picked out, but we didn't have a boys name (even though I was almost positive we were having another boy). I'm just having a hard time finding one I like. There are a few criteria I like to follow. I like names that have options. For example, Andrew can be Andy, Drew or Andrew. So if anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear them. :)

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Easter Basket

I love carrying on traditions from my childhood with Andrew. Like Easter baskets. It was so cute to see his face when he spotted his little basket. He even turned to pose for me, a first! :) He never stays still for the camera. Micah and I also talked about how we can teach our kids the real meaning of the holidays, not just the Easter bunny and Santa stuff. We want Andrew, and any future kids, to know why we celebrate, and it's all about Jesus, not about us getting stuff. So if anyone has any ideas, we would love to hear them.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Easter Egg Hunting

This was Andrew's first year to try out Easter egg hunting. We were surprised at how quickly he caught on. All we had to do was show him one egg and how to put it in his bucket, and he was off. The whole time he was saying, "egg, egg, bucky, bucky." We had one egg hunt on Saturday at my aunt's house, and then another one on Sunday at my mom's house.
Both days there were other little ones looking for eggs with him. It was interesting to see how he handled other kids getting to eggs before him. He was pretty okay with it. And it was neat to see my cousin's little two year old girl give Andrew an egg if they were both going after it. What a little sweetie!

Monday, April 05, 2010

Tulip Fields 2010

On Friday we drove up to the tulip fields in Skagit County. It was a rainy, windy day, but we still had fun. And we got to the fields before most of the rain and wind. The highlight of the trip for Andrew was seeing tractors. He LOVES tractors, so every time we drove by one he would shout out, "tracty, tracty." So of course we had to stop and let him see some close up. One farmer even let Andrew get in his tractor and pretend to drive it.