Thursday, June 28, 2007

They both have blue eyes

Jake hasn't worn his goggles in the tub for quite some time, but he decided he wanted them this morning. Kate kept trying to pull them off his face and Jake kept saying," I can't believe I'm a scuba diver!" Pretty funny kids.

L is for the way you look at me...

I know this picture is a little bit blurry, but I think you can still tell that Kate sure loves her dad. Bryan is pretty fond of Kate as well.

Thursday, June 21, 2007


Last week the kids, Caitlin, and I went with Bryan up to Corvallis for his last few days of Banker training. We got to go up to Hillsboro for a few hours to see my friend Natalie. It is always fun to see her. Her little girl Grace and Jake got along great and played like they have been friends forever. Caitlin and I also got to take the kids for a swim. Kate loved the water and kicked the whole time like she was swimming. Jake was mostly scared but relaxed enough to enjoy himself for a while.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Our Kate

Here are two of our most recent pictures of Kate. She had her six month check up last Monday. She weighs in at a whopping 14 lbs 13 oz. That puts her at about the 25th percentile. She is about 27 inches long putting her at the 75th percentile for height. It is fun to watch her learn new things every day. She is getting better at sitting up and has definitely mastered eating baby food. The only problem is if we don't shovel it in fast enough. She is such a smiley girl and we sure love having her in our family.

Memorial Day Weekend

The Saturday of Memorial day weekend we headed out to the coast for the day. It ended up being a bit on the chilly side, but we had a great time any way. Our first stop was in Crescent City at Ocean World. It is like a mini aquarium with a sea lion show and baby sharks and star fish that you can touch. Jake had a great time, but was too scared to touch the shark. He did it last year but that did not persuade him at all. Then we headed up the road a bit to find somewhere to have our lunch and play in the sand. We found a nice quiet beach and Bryan and Jake spent time playing in the tide pools while Kate and I tried to stay warm. It was a fun relaxing day. Maybe next time we will luck out and go when it is sunny and warm.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Kate, is that you?

Is she hiding? No. Is her face cold? No. This is the way Kate sleeps most of the time. Don't worry she does not start out that way. We cover the rest of her up and as soon as we walk away she sticks her feet up in the air, grabs the blanket off them and pulls it over her face. We uncover her after she falls asleep, but I guess we won't have problems with her being claustrophobic.


Jake's hair stands up in the back a little on its own so we decided to give him a mohawk for church a couple Sundays ago. Isn't he cool?!


Last month Caitlin and I, Jessica, took Jake to an event at the fairgrounds called touch-a-truck. They had tractors, a boat, semi tucks, firetrucks, tow trucks, police cars and just about every other vehicle a kid would like to explore. The kids got to climb around inside them and play with all the buttons, steering wheels, and levers they wanted. It took Jake a little while to go from being "scared of everysing" to enjoying it. Once he got excited, there was no stopping him. He also had what was supposed to be a spider painted on his face and Caitlin helped him make a pasta necklace. All in all, he had a great time.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Say cheese!

This is our most updated family picture. Don't worry, it is not professionally done. We'll be getting one of those soon also. You may notice the light over my (Bryan's) head and as far as we can figure out, that is in similitude of my angelic ways, not the lights from the kitchen.