Tuesday, July 30, 2013

pic from the weekend...

a little girl singing to lucy

insisted on wearing her bib out, used it to collect rocks

guess who she insisted on making a card for? =)


i spy tootsie rolls!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

we've been busy settling into our house and enjoying the summer here.  my parents have arrived and it's been nice with the extra helping hands around the house.  nate and i are taking advantage of it and have done a few things while lucy hangs out with my parents.  we decided to take a trip somewhere just the two of us.  i wanted to go out of the country somewhere i've never been but nate wanted to stick close in case we had to hurry home for lucy.  i guess you never know how she'll react.  we've each been gone from lucy a couple nights but she's always had the other parent there.  we'll see how it goes, i think she'll be fine.  nate and i are headed to yellowstone in a few wks.  i'm looking forward to it not only to experience yellowstone with nate but also a much needed break as a couple.  last time i was in yellowstone was over 20yrs ago,  i remember seeing lots of wildlife.  I'm hoping we see a grizzly bear! after our bear encounter we seem to have gotten over our fear.

lucy's been singing different little songs, in the car, in her stroller, and i've heard her singing in the crib. her favorite song that she demands as soon as she gets in the car is "pumped up kicks" foster the people.  what once used to be a pretty happy song for me has now turned into torture as i hear it about 50 times a day! 
lucy has also mastered the rocks on pearl st.  she climbs all over them.  she seems to like to scramble and climb rocks but funny i don't see her climbing anything else at home.  if we stay here i'm sure she'll be rock climbing.  boulder is like the rock climbing capitol of the country.  it's kinda of scary to think actually i'm not sure i want her getting into that.  well at least how they do it out here.  without ropes! it's called bouldering.
she's finally brave enough to go down the slides by herself.  and she doesn't seem to mind the swings that much anymore.  
we go on some long walks in the evening and we let her walk instead of the stroller.  she likes it and we hope it gets her ready for hiking.  because momma and dada are not giving up hiking even when your too heavy to carry.

hope everyone is enjoying summer!

favorite bear she sees every sunday

playing with nates tonka truck from when he was a kid

not sure why she does this but sometimes she places things in a certain way

dear living in our backyard.  bambi

celebrating ah-ma's birthday

pretty views on our walks around wonderland lake

oh how i wish we have our piano

hike nate and i went on

Friday, July 5, 2013


it's been quite a long time since my last post.  nate's sisters family were in town to visit us for a week and that was great.  i was planning to do a post after they left and lucy went and deleted all of our awesome pictures from their stay here.  i think i might have a few on my phone and some that macy had left me, i will post more on that later.  after saying our sad goodbyes to them we had a week to quickly pack up and move.  our lease was up at our condo and we've moved a few minutes away to a house.  while the house is nice in a great neighborhood, we miss the energy and convenience of being downtown.  there's nothing like walking downstairs and being in the heart of it all.  we miss it.
it's taking us quite a bit of time to get unpacked here, mostly due to our lack of motivation.  we are also expecting my parents this sunday.  they will be staying with us through the summer.  we are really looking forward to that.  
give me some time to settle in and i will be back to the blog.