Thursday, January 29, 2009

Jan 24, 2009

On our way to Aberdeen to buy a car. A Ford Freestyle. An "SUV". Hmmmmm....

Friday, January 23, 2009

Jan 23, 2009

Laundry day. Greg went to school today, it was my first day home alone with both kids. And no car! Eek! We did just fine, I managed to get some laundry done, AND make dinner. :)

Jan 22, 2009

My babies being sweet.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Jan 21, 2009

Greg and Maisie got out the GeoTrax today. They did make a train track, but this is what I found on the floor in the sun room. :) Good times.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Jan 20, 2009

A cold January night by the fire...

Monday, January 19, 2009

Jan 19, 2009

It only took 37 tries! No! More! Because I took about 20 before I tried to look at one and realized I didn't have the memory chip in the camera. DUH. Greg about fizzed! We found a birth announcement online that I liked, and Greg said he'd make it himself on his computer, so of course what I found had to be a combination of two, and I loved the baby pic, so we did our own version. (Baby in the pic was naked, and frankly, I didn't want to get peed on.) They turned out pretty good! This isn't actually the photo we used, I think we used one Greg took. I took this one, and really like it! What a sweetie, Calvin slept the whole time!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Jan 18, 2009

My pretty girl all bundled up on the couch, ready to watch a DVD with Daddy.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Jan 17, 2009

My retro-fit post. I missed Jan 17, and this picture is representative of what I was doing.

Greg's family came to visit! So we spent the morning of the 17th cleaning the house. I would like to have posted a nice family picture, but we didn't take many and didn't get any winners. :(

Jan 16, 2009

Wow. A new favorite picture! I was cleaning the kitchen, and it was waaaay past Maisie's bedtime, so we got her into her jammies and into bed, Greg was reading her books, and she was sound asleep after half a book! Calvin, on the other hand, was listening intently. And he even had his eyes open! Rare occurence!

Jan 15, 2009

Another photo of my baby! Actually trying to replicate one of my very very favorite pictures of Maisie--she was about the same age, 4 or 5 days old. Wearing one of the cutie GREEN onesies Leah sent. :)

Jan 14, 2009
This is what the trees look like when there is enough black ice on the road to total your car. At least the tree is pretty.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Jan 13, 2009

Calvin toes. Under the phototherapy lights--on my hospital bed. We had to be creative--actually our first nurse was the creative one. Calvin would not settle in the bassinette, so we dragged the lights over the hospital bed and piled him on the pillows--he could nap there. Mommy could not. Finally Greg and the nurse strapped his arms behind him and got him to sleep in the bassinette for 3 hours so we could sleep. In just 5 nights, Calvin is used to being swaddled super tight! He just couldn't sleep with his little arms flailing all over the place.

Jan 12, 2009
Watching my little glow worm.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Jan 11, 2009

We tried to get a four generation picture today, and Maisie really gave us the best results here in this individual shot--taken by my Dad, actually.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Jan 10, 2009
Maisie is a good big sister! She always wants to hold Calvin--good girl!! We were sitting in the family room here, in front of a roaring fire, so everyone was toasty and happy!

Jan 9, 2009
Hanging out with Mommy in our hospital room.

Jan 8, 2009
Happy Birthday, one month early, CALVIN JOHN!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Jan 7 2009

This is what I looked at for 20 hours, starting with my hospital admission on Wed. at about 330pm. On my back, baby monitor under the blanket, and contraction monitor on top of my belly. And my feet.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

You can't really tell from this shot, but Maisie and I were having a tea party tonight after dinner. She'd mentioned it today and I said "Maybe later." To her, that meant after dinner. So while Greg cleaned up the kitchen, Maisie and I had tiny pieces of cake and some tea on her ceramic tea set from Florie. She LOVES it! I was worried for the tea set--our new tile floor isn't very forgiving if something breakable gets dropped--but she did great! Sweet girl.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Back to doing baby things! We dragged all the big baby items out of the closet in the playroom today. I had pulled the carseat cover off a few days ago to wash it, and today it was ready to be put back on the carseat. It took two people. And a stuffed rabbit. We called Maisie over to see her "baby brother" and she pointed and said, "That's not my brother!" :)

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Jan 4 2009
Yet another day of sledding! What fun! This photo was taken during a short thaw break. Maisie and Kiana and Hailey were tearing through the house, having a blast. I got them to take a tiny little break for a quick photo shoot. Only three tries to get a pretty good shot of all three! Cuteness.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Jan 3 2009
Today was another fabulous day of sledding for Maisie. It was cccccold outside! But her cousins came up to Papa and Gogo's house to sled with her, and they must have gone up and down the hill 20 times! Then they came in for a rest, to thaw, (and hot chocolate and a little screen time) and then went another 20 times! What a blast! After the cousins went home, Maisie and I were getting ready to go--what does Gogo do? After the girls have packed down the snow and made the luge track nice and icy and prepped--Gogo puts on her snowsuit and hat and takes a couple of runs all by herself! Nice!

My camera battery died, and all I got was a picture of this icicle.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Jan 2 2009
Out with the old and in with the....older? Yup. Pretty sure my Mom's couch is older than mine. But mine have cat scratches and are falling apart. Maybe too many moves! So the green couch and cushions went to Habitat for Humanity today, and Mom's brown couches found a new home in our living room. Maisie took the moving time to jump around and do headstands in the cushions.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Jan 1 2009
My new project is to take a photo to archive every day this year. So at the end of 2009 we can see glimpses into what daily life really was in 2009. Not just the fun stuff when we are certain to drag out the camera. I'm not certain every one will have a story...but after today's first photo shoot, I'm glad I still have a camera to shoot with! I took this shot of a cornice on the north end of the shed. I like the photo, but thought I'd try another from directly beneath. So I backed up about 5 feet and stood under it--got dripped on. So I moved about 2 feet back and then put the Canon to my eye, looked up, and about 6 feetx1 foot of cornice fell on top of me--camera, down my shirt, down my neck...Brrrr!!!! And my poor, poor Canon! So I started running for the house, screaming for Greg and brushing the snow off my camera. I thought if he happened to be looking out the window, he'd probably peed his pants in laughter already. Alas, he had not seen or heard a thing. Only when I blew in the door with my snow covered camera did he look at me, exclaim over the camera, snatch it from my hands, start pulling it apart, and then ask if I was ok. Didn't hurt ME at all, and the camera still seems to work. Whew.

This photo has significance to me because I had forgotten what it's like to live in eastern WA. Winter. Whoa. We've had so much snow since the middle of December, and our plans to drive to Gig Harbor to visit Greg's family, or to visit our friends in Seattle keep being thwarted by snow on the pass! There is a LOT of snow in our yard right now, Greg did more shoveling today...

Project started.