Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
It turned out to be a great party - lots of wonderful family and friends, good food (and I'm so, so, so thankful for all the good eatins that everyone brought to share), fabulous music by the Old Time Liberation Front, games and trampoline-jumping for the kids, sunshine, and the beloved birthday boy! Tim had a terrific time and was blessed by all that were there... not to mention surprised! Hooray!
I could never have pulled it off without the help of so many, especially Tim's parents and his sister, Jill (decorator extraordinaire), my parents, and Marvin (thanks again for the Costco run!), Doug & Lydia, and many others, I'm sure. Thank you, merci, gracias, danke, tusen takk!
Check out the slide show of all the fun!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I'm so curious to know who will be the next heirloom basket baby...! Also, I think it would be super cool to document with names and photos (if available) all of us who have had the opportunity to rest our weary heads in this family gem. If you know of any info, please pass it along!
Monday, June 15, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
We haven't read The Sleepeasy Solution book yet, but as of now, I'm hoping we won't need to - since we have an 18 day old who sleeps from 6-8 (yes, EIGHT) hours a night as of late (don't hate me, Rachel!). If that changes, we'll be sure to ask to borrow your copy!
As for the other things, we'll have to transition into them over time, like the wagon, the glider rocker, construction equipment, etc. Before we know it, I'm sure our little boy will be wanting his own dump truck!
Coffee is still decaf at this point - we'll see how long that lasts, but I'm eternally grateful for Counter Culture Coffee that sells a great decaf blend, 17 de Septiembre - que rico! I'm going on 15 months with no java and still surviving!
We'll be sure to tune into to Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood if we ever have the TV on for Sebastian, as the Neighborhood has always been near and dear to our hearts! Again, Rachel, this is not intended to make you jealous! :) But I have to admit, it's pretty darn cool when the Neighborhood actually comes to your own house! And no, I didn't photoshop him into the picture... ;)
Ever since I met Rachel and her husband, Peter, over five years ago, I've always really admired their parenting skills and felt that there was much to glean from them. They have great kids, and their patience, kindness and love has paid off! Thanks for your example, guys. :)
And now, it's definitely time to change a diaper... bumgenius, here we come!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
P.S. We got started with the partying a little early last night at Tim's parent's house, where we enjoyed great family time, a delicious meal (many thanks to Sylvia, Jill & Harold), and lots of fun - even with sparklers!
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Thanks, Deb for the tub and ducky, and Aunt Lillian for the turtle hoodie towel!
Friday, June 5, 2009
On my way to work on Thursday I heard a few snippets of this speech. Knowing that it was focused on a variety of cross-cultural dynamics I was intrigued to hear it in its entirety.
If you are fully aware of all the issues discussed--Islam/America, Israel/Palestine, nuclear weapons, free governments, religious freedom, women's rights--you will be amazed what was covered in less than 1 hour. If some of these global issues are new to you, listen with an open mind and a desire to learn about some of the larger challenges in our world.
Obama tackled many hot topics. It is very likely almost no one will agree 100%, but we must be thankful when leaders are willing to address difficult areas with sensitivity and respect.
While many prefer to see things from only their own perspective, it is important to be challenged to view from all sides while not denying our beliefs. To respectfully be a student of the world while maintaining a solid foundation.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
He's just so gorgeous and precious and wonderful, isn't he?
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Sebastian is 10 days old now! I'm constantly amazed at how wonderful it is to be a mother, yet how time consuming it is to keep this little guy fed, diapered and content. At least for now, not much else gets done (by me, that is!). I'm recovering well, taking it one day at a time, and off pain meds now. Hooray!
Tim went back to work on Monday, which was a bit traumatic for me - getting easier each day, but we've been hugely blessed with daily help from Grandma J and Grandma M. I am so incredibly thankful for their presence and their willingness to help out in so many ways!
We're all learning together - each day brings new joys and challenges. Just when I think I've figured something out about Sebastian, he changes his routine up on me, and the guessing game starts all over!
Anyways, I wanted to share the sequence of his weight checks... he really is growing well, and that brings much comfort to a new mama's soul!
Here is a shot of his birth weight (7 lbs 15oz):
When we left the hospital, he was 7 lbs 5oz... and then we had a weight check when he was 5 days old - he weighed in at 7 lbs 8 oz:
And here is a shot of his weight yesterday at his first official well child check with Dr. Donna (we were up to 8 lbs 3 oz!):As you can tell, he totally digs being on the scale!
Here's one last shot I can't resist including - I think it's a beautiful picture of Sebastian and his daddy the day after he was born (thanks to my sister-in-law for snapping this one!). I just can't get over how much I love these two guys!