Thursday, March 26, 2015

Joshua { 7 Months }

My little man is growing fast. Not yet mobile, but it will happen real soon.

Photo by Melissa Pennington

Likes: Food of any kind :) You've tried peas, sweet potato, carrots, pear, apple, blueberries, and squash.
Dislikes: Bathtime; you cry the whole time.


Photo by Melissa Pennington
Skills: You say da-da, blow raspberries. You are getting on your hands and knees and rocking yourself. Pretty soon you will take off crawling.

Photo by Melissa Pennington
Teeth: You have two bottom teeth and there are two on the top about to break through.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

What we've been up to

This past month (!) we were in Missouri/Iowa visiting family. We had lots of fun, but, I've really been looking forward to getting back to my routines. Traveling also reinforces my quest of minimalism. There are many things we have that we can live without. I'm fine with keeping things around that have special meaning. Sometimes I keep things, though, that I feel guilty getting rid of. It isn't really anything I like or that holds special value for myself. It's just something that may have been gifted to me and I worry too much about upsetting someone. If you are like that, I promise you, the person who gave you the gift probably has forgotten.

When we got back from our travels, my mom watched Elena and Vera so I could get some cleaning done. We took six bags of clothes and misc. items to Goodwill. It's so nice to have that out of the house. There are many more bags that will be filled soon. I can't wait! haha.

Speaking of travels... here are a few photos of the past month.

My brave Vera climbing up to a slide

My lovely friend, Melissa, took the kids' pictures. They turned out so well!

Joshua :)

We stayed a night at the Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City.

I have more pictures to upload, those were just from my phone. :)



Saturday, February 07, 2015

Valentine Party

Elena hosted a Valentine party for her friends this weekend. I really enjoyed taking her to my favorite store, JoAnn's :) We picked out beads, decorations and cookie sprinkles. Elena found some boas to wear while we walked around the store. I should've taken a picture :)

All ready to party!



We were so busy having fun I forgot a picture of them making their jewelry :/
Here they are with the cookies they just decorated!



Elena's decorated cookie. And, aren't these plates so cute?


Friday, February 06, 2015

Discovery Park

One of our goals this year, is to walk/run three times a week. I'm combining that goal with my own goal of visiting more state parks. We are surrounded by forest and mountains, it would be sad if we never got out in nature.
Last Saturday we went to Discovery Park. We took a 1.5 mile trail that led us to the beach. It was an overcast day, so we actually didn't stay long. The temperature was dropping and the littles were getting cold. 


This is the historic area of the park. Fort Lawton. 

Puget Sound view. 
Vera was upset because she had just fallen down. :(

Lighthouse. 
Elena, busy marking the trail so we can find our way back. 

Hopefully the rain will let up so we can go out again.