Thursday, July 31, 2008

Jack of all trades

I have to do a little bragging about my man… As most know, we’re remodeling our garage (making it part of the house), re-doing the roof, etc. Instead of hiring a contractor we decided to do it ourselves… Ian drew up the house plans, did all the demo work, re-wired the electrical, relocated the gas line, etc. Ya, impressive – I know. This weekend we’re putting up the new roof tresses, putting on the roof and doing all the exterior work. Once that’s done we’ll work on the inside. Good thing I snatched him up when I did, cause he’s quite the catch!

Just a man and his pug

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

She's doomed when he gets more mobile....

Cal absolutely loves Suzie and he's constantly trying to catch her. She's pretty into him too, until she gets in trouble for trying to give him too many kisses and she realizes that he can't throw her toys. Once she loses interest in Cal, she'll do walk by's and Cal stretches to the max trying to grab her (lots of grunting involved). She's in for it when he starts crawling cause I have a feeling he'll be chasing her all over the house.

I'm gonna get you

I got you!

Trying to escape from his Bumbo

If only I was a little taller

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Couple Cal updates

  • Bananas are his new fave
  • He has what we call “crazy arm.” He’s fascinated by movement and touching things and his new thing is to lift his arm up and down really fast
  • He gets a little wacky before bedtime. Like a second wind while we’re getting him ready for bed but the second his head hits the crib he turns totally chill
  • He uses his voice to get food and associates his high chair with eating. We put him in his chair while we get his food together and he yells at us until we feed him.
  • He’s SO close to sitting up on his own. He can sit for a couple seconds, supporting himself with his hands and then tips over.
  • Still no teeth…

    In other kid news, Suzie had an unexpected trip to the vet this week but rest assured, she’s fine. We thought she might have stepped on a nail but somehow she torn off part of the top layer of her foot pad. A little TLC and she’ll be fine.

Getting ready for dinner (this is pretty mild compared to most nights)

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Working Weekend

Ian spent all weekend working on the garage. Him and his buddy Nic tore off the old garage roof Saturday and I have no idea what he's working on out there today but he's spent all day out there again.

Cal and I chilled this weekend. We made sure the guys had food while working, did lots of dancing and singing to Cal's new Harry Connick Jr. kids CD, ran some errands and played. We also made and froze a bunch of homemade baby food today. Totally the way to go rather than spending a buck a pop on a small jar of baby food. Cal taste-tested little samples of some of the goodies I was cooking/pureeing up.

Got his work clothes on and is ready to help out in the garageView from the garage Old (dormant) bee hive in the roof
Ian's other baby

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Fun Friday

Some pics from yesterday...

Who ya gonna call?

On the hunt for more food

Helping with the clean-up

Snuggle buddies

Boring pic... We've been working on our flower beds all week and replanted part of our front bed

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

If I had a penny...

...for everytime Cal made me smile during the day I would be able to buy lots of nice shoes ;) He's so great, so funny and makes me SO happy!

We went to the park today to play with Charlie, Carter and Jordan and Cal had a blast. He loved watching the big kids (Charlie & Carter) play and had fun swinging with Jordan.

In other news, the house remodel is officially underway (pic below)...

Swinging with Jordan

He's supposed to be napping (on his back)

Naughty Suzie... Earlier in the day I noticed lots of dog hair on the top of the chair and had no idea how it got there since Suz isn't allowed on the furniture. Then this afternoon I came out of the nursery and this is how I found Suzie. I think she's been sneaking out of the bedroom at night and sleeping here.

Having fun before bed time

So long garage door

Monday, July 21, 2008

Good Stuff

Just when Cal thought there was nothing better than milk, along came rice cereal. Then when he thought rice cereal was the greatest thing ever, along came squash. He had squash for the first time tonight and LOVED it! The kid's a bottomless pit.

I know others may not find his eating posts & pics the most exciting but I just think he's such a doll when he's got food all over his face, and I still can't belive what a big boy he is to be eating from a spoon. So get used to these pics cause there will probaly be a lot of them ;)

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The weekend in pics & video


Hanging out while mom & dad work outside I'm so hungry I'm going to eat both of my hands

Best buds This is right before he passed out in his highchair Someone's a little tickelish!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Funny guy

Cal does something new and cute pretty much every day. His new tricks this week are saying "da da da da." This is his new favorite word/sound and he'll say it over and over and over all day long. He's also discovering the power of his voice. He's started screaming at the top of his lungs (not crying, just talking) when I get out of sight and the second he sees me he gets a huge smile and starts snickering. It's pretty funny. He's also got a new funny face - pic below.

Funny face

Funny Guy

I'm finally able to upload video! Blogger must have made some updates. This video isn't the greatest and we'll take more to post but it's still fun. I'll try and get one of giggling this week - it's so flipping cute.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

See you in Hawaii Cougs!!

We just got our football tickets to the WSU game in Hawaii in November and booked our trip - SO EXCITED!!! If anyone else is planning on going to the game, let us know.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sea Legs

Gram & Pop Smith were in town this weekend and we went on an Argosy Locks cruise. Getting downtown was an adventure. We're in the car on the waterfront and all of a sudden traffic stops and we see a bunch of bikers heading our way. As they get closer we notice that they're all NAKED. There were 50+ bike riders, cruising the streets totally naked -- only in Seattle....

The weather was gorgeous. Cal enjoyed his first boat ride. He chilled in his bjorn the whole time and passed out for the second part of the cruise.

On Sunday the guys torn up the driveaway while mom, Cal and I went shopping for a new dining room table.

He's got man boobs Who needs a horse when you have Clyde

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Suzie

Our other baby is celebrating her 3rd birthday today! She celebrated with a cheeseburger (it's a tradition that the dogs get a cheeseburger on their birthday), opening gifts and swimming.

Below are some of my favorite pics of Suz over the last three-years and some b-day pics from today.

Suzie with her b-day gifts today

Helping Clyde open his gift (he gets a gift too so he won't feel left out) The present opening aftermath
Cooling off with a dip in the pool