Monthly Archives: January 2008

had enough yet?

 thursday: january 31st

 

since it’s the end of the month and i know you can never get enough of my darling davey…. here are some more snapsnots of my cute little guy!

 

here we are (yesterday) getting ready to walk down the block to the mailbox:

 

and these are from today…..

photo 1: davey trying to grab his mobile (the monkey’s leg, more specifically) – i stood and watched him for quite awhile and had to bite my tongue multiple times so i wouldn’t laugh out loud.

photo 2: davey wearing his new black, leather jacket from nana (the package FINALLY arrived today)…. he was just trying it on!

photo 3: as a reward for letting me take three photos of him in his new jacket, davey got to eat the x-box remote for awhile!

     

 

yesterday was a WOW! day. davey took THREE 2.5 hour naps. crazy, eh?! then today… not as great. then again, we were out and about this afternoon, so it’s hard for him to nap when there are so many fun things (and people) to see at costco and treasury.

 

speaking of treasury, alissa took some SUPER CUTE photos of davey standing on the front counter today…. only to later discover that she forgot to put her memory card in her camera! oh no! so we’ll go back next week and hopefully he’ll cooperate as much as he did for her today! alissa did, however, post a photo of davey from AUGUST on her blog…. he was SO TINY! click on her name here: alissa – to see the photo.

 

and if you could keep dave in your prayers, we’d appreciate it. he’s 100% SWAMPED with work right now (from his side companies). he’s been working day and night and isn’t getting much sleep. lots of phone calls. lots of stress. lots of frustration. and hopefully an end to this someday soon so he can take a night off to RELAX!

can’t get enough

 thursday: january 31st

 

since it’s the end of the month and i know you can never get enough of my darling davey…. here are some more snapsnots of my cute little guy!

 

here we are (yesterday) getting ready to walk down the block to the mailbox:

 

and these are from today…..

photo 1: davey trying to grab his mobile (the monkey’s leg, more specifically) – i stood and watched him for quite awhile and had to bite my tongue multiple times so i wouldn’t laugh out loud.

photo 2: davey wearing his new black, leather jacket from nana (the package FINALLY arrived today)…. he was just trying it on!

photo 3: as a reward for letting me take three photos of him in his new jacket, davey got to eat the x-box remote for awhile!

     

 

yesterday was a WOW! day. davey took THREE 2.5 hour naps. crazy, eh?! then today… not as great. then again, we were out and about this afternoon, so it’s hard for him to nap when there are so many fun things (and people) to see at costco and treasury.

 

speaking of treasury, alissa took some SUPER CUTE photos of davey standing on the front counter today…. only to later discover that she forgot to put her memory card in her camera! oh no! so we’ll go back next week and hopefully he’ll cooperate as much as he did for her today! alissa did, however, post a photo of davey from AUGUST on her blog…. he was SO TINY! click on her name here: alissa – to see the photo.

 

and if you could keep dave in your prayers, we’d appreciate it. he’s 100% SWAMPED with work right now (from his side companies). he’s been working day and night and isn’t getting much sleep. lots of phone calls. lots of stress. lots of frustration. and hopefully an end to this someday soon so he can take a night off to RELAX!

snow

 wednesday: january 30th

 

it’s snowing today. off and on. small flakes. big flakes. LOTS of flakes! and it snowed yesterday early morning and again late last night. we’re borrowing a snow suit from henry so davey and i wanted to put it to use today – at least briefly. here’s a glimpse of our adventure in the snow in the front yard:

    

 

davey wasn’t too impressed with the snow. but he wasn’t unimpressed, either. just "neutral." but doesn’t he look SO CUTE all bundled up in his pjs then his little teddy bear "pram" suit and then the snow suit?!  what a doll!!

 

and TODAY should be a good mail day…. we should receive nana’s most recent clothing package (we can’t WAIT to see the black leather jacket she bought)!!!

teething

tuesday: january 29th

 

 it’s official…. over the weekend, we felt davey’s first tooth. it’s really hard work to actually SEE it (it’s not all the way "up" yet – so no photos yet), because you have to keep his mouth open, move his tongue out of the way and work your way through slobber and usually some spit up, too, but it’s there. a tiny white sharp thing protruding from his bottom gum. at least now all his SLOBBERING and fussy eating is making SENSE!  :)  but thankfully, he’s been really good…. even with sleeping. 

 

and i’m off to the dentist for some fillings or something equally fun. ugh. oh well. at least i have some pretty snow to look at on my short drive there!

 

oh – and before i forget, last night, i made this fun new thing called "chilletti" for dinner. i planned an evening of spaghetti with meatballs (premade from costco), garlic bread and salad. i even remembered to take dave’s homemade spaghetti sauce out of the freezer to thaw a bit. added some store-bought jar sauce to dave’s sauce and added the meatballs to the whole concoction. heated the garlic bread. boiled the water for the angel hair pasta. fast forward about 20 minutes later…… as i was dishing up the spaghetti sauce, something didn’t seem quite right. i called dave into the kitchen to investigate. yep. sure enough i did it. instead of thawing dave’s spaghetti sauce (which we must have used), i thawed the chili he made for christmas eve dinner. added the jar sauce and meatballs to that and put it on top of his spaghetti. oh boy…. what a night! (no worries – we didn’t actually eat or even TASTE my "oops" meal…. i "washed off" the meatballs and put them in another put with more store-bought jar sauce and tried to "fix" the meal that way). it was just not my night in the kitchen! at least i didn’t jab myself in the hand with a knife while washing dishes like i did a few weeks ago (a big "THANKS AGAIN" to dad for rushing over to the house while i was dealing with that crisis).

 

 

all about davey

 monday: january 28th

 

today is dave’s half birthday. which means yesterday was our half anniversary. but instead, this post is all about davey and some fun and cute photos from the weekend…. so here goes….

 

just playing with daddy:

  

 

a new church outfit from nana:

 

(and playing with a monkey from nana – this was sent before davey was born!)

 

being entertained by uncle jeff:

 

and finally, flying high with daddy!!!

sunny snow

 Sunday: January 27

 

So most of this week we’ve had BEAUTIFUL, COLD, SUNNY weather. it’s been WONDERFUL to have the sun shining and i’ll take it with the cold weather over a gloomy, rainy day anytime. I’d been wanting to get outside in the fresh air for a walk all week. Carrilee and I tried with the boys on Wednesday when we were in Bellingham, but Davey protested when I didn’t have him dressed warmly enough (he wasn’t interested in staying in his carrier covered in the warm blankets i brought so instead he was in the baby bjorn without any "extra" layers) so we gave up and ran our errands instead. 

 

But on Friday morning, Davey and I got PROPERLY dressed (well, i forgot gloves for myself) and headed out on a walk to Bender Fields to meet up with Carrilee and Henry. We had a surprise for us – Trisha & Joshua were there, too! Davey was all bundled up this time… in an outfit then in his cuddly teddy bear "pram suit" from Carter’s and covered up with a really warm blanket (a quilt that belonged to Dave when he was a baby). And after letting Henry run around for awhile at the playground, we set off on a walk (all 6 of us). It was WONDERFUL to get out in the sunshine. the fresh air. the exercise. the amazing company. yep. it was GRAND. 

 

so here are a few photos of davey after we got home: 

  

 

and then he had fun (as always), playing with his borrowed activity gym: 

 

yesterday morning, i attended a baby shower for twin boys. they’re due to arrive soon (official due date is march 15th but barb is expected to have them in mid-february). it was a long shower, but it was so much fun! and after getting home (a little later than expected), it started snowing! yep. SNOWING. it started kinda slow and then picked up REALLY quickly. i think there was 1/2 an inch to an inch after only 30 minutes. it was BEAUTIFUL. but then it stopped.  :(   i’m still waiting for our one BIG snowstorm this season… i want to take davey out in it (we have a little snowsuit from henry that we’re borrowing) to see what he thinks of actually PLAYING in it. hopefully soon.  

 

and then in the late afternoon we tried really hard to convince davey to roll over again. he’s still not interested (i’ve been working with him for the past few days, actually):

 

but at least he’s pretty cute when he’s staring at us like we’re absolutely crazy!!!  :)

 

mini love

 saturday: january 26th

 

so today i got to PLAY in my craft room. i’m still finishing off the "page kits" i made LAST february and november for the 27-hour crop. earlier this week i made a mini book of my adventure with kelsey and carrilee last feburary. we met up at the alderwood mall for lunch and a little shopping. i bought lots of maternity clothing and gender-neutral baby clothing that day. so today i pulled out the same "package" of goodies i pulled for some mini books. and i made this little goodie:

 

 

it’s all about the weekend (labor day 2006) when dave borrowed his boss’ car (nissan 350Z)…. 

it was quick and easy and fun to make! i used one 12×12 sheet of an overlay by hambly. it already comes as four individual 6×6 sheets, so i cut it down, punched some holes, added the photos and goodies (including dymo labels) and there you have it. i think i made the whole thing in less than an hour during one of davey’s naps.

 

and since i was on a roll and elizabeth has been using a lot of hambly lately, i thought i’d play some more and make another mini book:

  

here i used two hambly overlays and a basic grey overlay (i think that last one actually came from elizabeth – thanks, E!), some stickers by creative imaginations and a few making memories stickers, as well. yep. pulled some older stuff from my stash to do it. and since it’s a book about carly i added a little bit of bling. too cute, right?!

 

 

 

a Mac present

 thursday: january 24th

 

somehow, every year, my birthday gets stretched out. a dinner here. a present there. a party here. a card there. my birthday tends to last for at least 2 weeks. right now, we’re at 8 days and counting (i received my birthday card from my mom a few days early last week). tonight, i received my OTHER present from dave. he came home, asked me if i wanted him to wrap my present and when i said no, he told me to close my eyes. so when i opened them, this box was on the couch:

 

my eyes got huge. i was speechless (for a few seconds, at least!). i KNEW what it was… a new laptop. dave has wanted to get me one for quite some time. i’ve been using his hand-me-down for 2 or 3 years now, which means it’s about time for him to get a new one and thus i would inherit the next hand-me-down. however, we just can’t afford to get me one "just because." it’s not like i need it to do any work… it’s just mighty convenient for me to get to PLAY with a laptop (b/c we have the desktop iMac in our home office already). so he checked around and found an apple-refurbished macbook. and got it for me. THANK YOU, sweetie! i really LIKE it and i LOVE you (even though the "y" sticks)!

 

so here’s a photo of my white macbook:

(i know it’s upside down).

 

and then, when i was looking at my e-mail tonight, i found a link to this:

 

it’s a mini book kit that Treasury is selling. i forgot i made this because i made it quite awhile ago. i actually saw it in the store today (just didn’t know we’d have it available on-line, too) and i read through it and it almost made me cry. it just talks about the love dave and i share for each other and how we thought we knew what love was…. and then we got married. and we shared and learned and grew… and then we thought we knew what love was…. until 4:11 a.m. on sunday, july 15th when our world changed. our understanding of "love" changed. davey was born. so the book is photos of dave and i through the 5 years of our marriage until the last "spread" (aka: two facing pages) where it’s photos of us and baby davey. i love this mini album and i’ll be eager to have it home again to put in my basket of mini albums (which needs a purging… it’s a bit overflowing right now)!

 

and then, just to be fun, i thought i’d take another photo of my new laptop screen: 

 

and take this opportunity to tell you that i’ll be designing a NEW look for my webpage! yep. i want to make some changes, but it’ll take awhile (i design the look by hand, scan it in and then dave does his "computer geek magic" and i have a new look)! some changes i’d like to make and features i’d like to add include: easier access to my "archives," more "white space" in the center, top and right hand sides for text and pictures (so my entries don’t seem quite so long), add links to those blogs i read frequently (like Treasury’s) and more!

 

and totally unrelated to all that has been posted above, i had fun playing with davey’s blocks last night:

i took the photo on an angle on purpose – wanted a different view. but the blocks are current sitting atop one of our speakers (the one in front of the tv screen). i’m sure i’ll move them soon, but for now, they make me happy to see them sitting there. 

 

and since i know my posts are not complete without the addition of the little dude, here’s one of him from this morning, happy as can be, before he "peed out" of his diaper and had to change into a different onesie:

 

sometimes i really wonder what is running through his mind. these smiles still blow me away. and they do make everything better!  :)

cutie patootie

 wednesday: january 23rd

 

my davey is a cutie patootie… in case you didn’t already know that, i thought i would tell you!!  :)

 

here he is (on saturday), sitting up (by leaning against the corner of his pack ‘n play), reaching forward to play with his elephant! 

 

and here he is with grandpa on sunday…. watching football:

he just looks so "grown up" in his plaid, flannel shirt (thanks to sara for that!) with his arm bent and his elbow resting on grandpa’s shoulder.

 

and here’s a glimpse at the cover of my birthday gift from dave (the dunkins – 2007 – volume 6): 

 

and if you’ve never seen any of the other books i’ve received (usually for Christmas), here’s a glimpse at the cover of volume 5:

 

i LOVE these books. lots of photos. a little bit of "journaling." and all made by dave. gotta love iPhoto and apple – just choose a format and a font, plug in the photos, type the journaling and there you have it…. a custom book! so the new one gets displayed in our living room each year. last year’s is always moved to a shelf in our office for display. and all the previous years are lined up on a shelf like any other book… but don’t be confused… they’re not ANY other book! 

finally sent

tuesday: january 22

 

sarah and kels – your winnings are FINALLY in the mail. i went to the post office yesterday – only to see they were closed for MLK jr. day. so today i went and made sure your goods were sent off. they should arrive in 2-3 days. hopefully you’ll like your packages.