Saturday, November 28, 2009

Picture Catch Up

I am a little behind on posting pics, so let me catch up...

Grant loves to look around. He loves to look at lights, balloons, and his mobile. When he is in the right mood, I can set him in his crib and he will stare up in amazement. The darn thing does not even move, he just likes the pictures!

A picture of us hanging out while dad is at his volunteer fire fighting class.

Here is Collin's last soccer game of the season. It was a chilly, but clear day. We love to watch him play. He is so fast! You can see that Collin and Kyle are most definitely related- the crazy hair gene.

Our sweetie niece, Amanda. She is such ham. We spent most of the game making imaginary drawings in the air with a plastic hand. Oh, it is great to be 6!

Grantie getting ready to watch a husky game. He is just as excited as we are about the season.

Grant and Dad love to do things together. The other day he spent hours in his Bjorn. They went for a walk and worked on projects in the yard (you know, man stuff).

Thanksgiving and my 30th

On turkey day/ my 30th b-day we went to my sis's in Maple Valley. Chad and Marcie knocked our socks off with a fabulous dinner. It was fun to spend the day with Chads family and just hang out. Mom made my favorite dessert, french silk pie, Delicious! Some of my favorite gifts for my birthday were a new watch (it was definitely time for this events person to get one) and a Gene Juarez gift card for a massage. I am excited to be 30. It is always easier when your hubby is two years older. :)
On the way to her house, there were surprise signs along the road- "Rachel Jo" and then "the big 3-0." She marked me a parking space in here driveway withe chalk that said "reserved for old people" and then she put this on the front step "Old people watch your step"...

Our girl, Gabby

I have decided that Gabby deserves some blog time. She has been great with the baby. She smells his head and likes to snuggle on your lap when you are holding the baby. She also likes to sleep in his room on the rocker. Her favorite things in the world are tissue paper and ribbon. You will see in the photos below she got both of these things- thanks to Kyle's b-day on the 23rd.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Grant is 9lbs plus

Grant had his 1 month check up this week. He has gained 3 lbs since he was born is starting to put on the chunk. Kyle and I thought he would be somewhere in the 8lb range, but he was a whopping 9lbs, 12oz.

To enjoy the sunny day we had yesterday we decided to take Grant to the beach at Mukilteo. He slept through the entire thing! Kyle was happy because he got to fill up his growler with beer at Diamond Knot Brewery.

Here is the cute french onesie Natalie got for Grant (notice the leg rolls). So cute- oui, oui!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Halloween 2009

We had a great time at Chad and Marcie's on Halloween. My family loves dressing up and handing out candy since we never had the chance in the house we grew up in (too long of a driveway). My Dad dressed as a spider's victim and scared kids on the front porch. The trick-o-treaters were too cute. My favorite costume was a 3 year old in a UPS costume. He collected candy in a little cardboard box!

Chad constructed an elaborate scene in the front yard. A vampire excavation gone horribly wrong. Eeeks!

Oh, and of we cannot forget Finnegan. The scariest dogzilla that ever was!

In case you cannot tell who we are:

Me- Fortune teller Kyle- Crown Royal Grant- cutie pie pumpkin Mom- Marcie in softball get up Dad- spider victim Chad- Deputy Garcia from Reno 911 Marcie- Deputy "Clemmie" Johnson from Reno 911