Thursday, January 29, 2009

Growing Boy!

IMG_3291Desmond has outgrown most of the winter wardrobe that I bought at the fall consignment sale.  (I bought 6-12 month stuff and planned on it lasting until April.)  He’s mostly wearing 12 month size now, but the problem I’m running into is that 12 month clothes are typically made for more slender children.  Desmond is getting close to figuring out he can move himself around which should slim him up a bit.  Until then I’m enjoying the simplicity of his pre-crawling stage and shopping for a few new clothing items.  I found a great consignment store less than a mile from home called Once Upon a Child.  They had great stuff for awesome prices; I will definitely be going back.

A Missed Photo Opp


At the end of Baby Boot Camp Addison and Hope were walking down the driveway holding hands; it was very cute.  In the two seconds it took me to pull out my camera, Hope had fallen and Addison was trying to help her up.  I missed one photo opp and got another with a totally different twist.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Something New All the Time

IMG_3107All relaxed with Great-Grandpa.

IMG_3109I’m supposed to eat it, right?

IMG_3152 Cutie-patootie!

IMG_3156 What just happened? 

IMG_3163Hey!  I like standing up!

When it Rains...

It pours! This weekend is our major "get the house in order" weekend. But as the day goes on my to do list keeps getting longer and longer. (And more expensive.) All of these are little things, but added together it's starting to get funny ...or frustrating.
  • The diaper pail needs a new lid.
  • Fridge door rack broke off. It had been super glued. Hmmm.
  • Dishwasher leaks.
  • Toilet paper holder was pulled out of the wall and now we have some huge holes to patch.
  • The car has a headlight out.
  • The licensing office was closed today so we couldn't get our WA licenses.
  • Thought we could at least get the car registered, but it needed emissions testing... and failed. Grrr.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Move and a Desmond Update

We moved to Vancouver on January 4th, and I finally feel like I can catch my breath a little bit. Thank you to all who helped out! With the youth group there we had everything out of the house in an impressive 45 minutes. We're managing to get everything in half the space we had before. We just have to organize things well so it all fits. I've unpacked a little here and there during Desmond's naps, but with Jr High Wintercamp last weekend this coming weekend will be the first chunk of time Davin and I can team up together to hopefully finish unpacking.

Desmond gave us a little bit of a scare early this week when he started gasping and squeaking a lot when he breathed. At first I just thought he was playing around. We took him to the doctor twice and at the second visit they said it was croup. Thankfully he's getting better already. Through it all he's kept his (mostly) happy demeanor so that's good.

Desmond also had his 6 month checkup and everything's great. He's still off the chart for his weight and height percentiles checking in at 22 lbs 0.5 oz and 28 inches long. (When does that become tall instead of long?) Anyway, he's wearing 9-12 month sizes now and enjoying his big boy car seat. He still doesn't have any teeth although the bumps have been there for about 6 weeks now for his bottom two teeth. They're getting close but taking their time. I think he's going through a growth spurt right now or something because he's been extra sleepy. He'll sleep 10 hours at night (whoohoo!) and then during the day he'll be up for only an hour or so until he's ready for another nap. Some of his naps are 2 or more hours long. Sleepy boy!