Saturday, March 27, 2010


Leah had a great time with Grandpa, Grandma, Aunt Kristen and Uncle Matt. On Thursday, we all went to the Seattle Aquarium... it was a good thing that Leah had learned to say WOW already, because she got to say it a ton as she looked and pointed at all the fishies.

On Sunday, we went for a walk in Kirkland, watched some basketball, and hung out with the fam before they headed out early this morning.

We'll be seeing them again in May, but we'll miss them till then!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Choosy babies choose co-jack.

Today at the grocery store, Leah spotted a brick of cojack cheese, pointed to it, said "I want," and the nice deli lady gave her a slice.

talking about walking.

Leah is walking around the living room saying "I DID it. I DID it. I DID it." Apparently she thinks her walking is pretty awesome too :)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

le croissant.

Today was free pastry day at Starbucks, so we met Clara and Lilah and their mommies for breakfast. Mommy had a vanilla steamed milk, and Leah had a croissant. Yum :) We're excited for Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Kristen and Uncle Matt to come back from skiing!

Monday, March 22, 2010


Oh gosh. We haven't updated in a while, but lots and lots has happened! We've seen lots of friends and family - we had a picnic with Billy, Clara, and Lilah last Thursday, and a really fun breakfast with Lilah and Clara on Friday. The girls ate pancakes, quiche and lots of fruit.

On Saturday & Sunday, Grandpa Tim, Grandma Sue, Uncle Matt, and Aunt Kristen came to visit! Saturday was a beautiful beautiful day, so we went downtown. We visited Pike's Place Market, the Space Needle, and lots of things in between. Leah learned to say "I want" which scored her a new stuffed puppy friend at a store (thanks grandpa!) On Sunday, we relaxed during the day, and went to Rock Bottom Grill for dinner, where Leah had her very first kid's meal - mac and cheese and broccoli! She loved it so much.

Leah is talking and walking a ton now. She walks about 60% of the time now - choosing to stand and walk when she used to sit and crawl. What a gal :)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Weekend of Friends.

We had another great great weekend. On Friday, Clara came over to play in the afternoon while her mom was out - we played outside in the yard, and upstairs in Leah's room. That night, we went out to dinner with Clara and her mommy and daddy. Leah had her first sampling of sweet potato fries, which she loved. :)

Tonight we went to Lenna's 1st birthday party! It was great. Leah did some walking, and loved playing with the big girls.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Friends are so great.

We had Erin and Billy's going away party today... They're moving to New York, and we'll miss them so much. Clara, Lilah, Hunter, Jimmy and Billy came over, ate snacks, played, and had a great time. I can't believe how quickly these babies have grown into little people.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

super playdate.

Leah had quite a great day today. When she woke up from her morning nap, her friend Clara (and mommy Liz) were here to play while I went to the doctor. It was Leah's first time being alone with somebody that wasn't her mommy, daddy, grandma or grandpa, but you'd never know that if you saw how happy she was. :) She and Clara played, chased the kittens around, had lunch, and just had fun. Pretty great little girls.

leah's mommy is 27!

Yesterday was by far the very best birthday I've ever had, because I got to spend all day of it with my little boo. We went out for breakfast with friends Liz and Clara (the little girls split a mickey mouse pancake), out to University Village for shopping and fun, and back here for a yummy pizza and brownie sundaes!

Now it's time for Leah's birthday next - just over a month to go!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

great weekend.

We had a really great weekend. Luke worked from home on Friday, so it really seemed like a 3 day weekend to us girls :) Yesterday we went to Marymoor Park... Leah is still not crazy about swings (she gets that from her daddy), but really loved playing on the train, watching the big kids play. Today we had a girls' day while Luke went and WON his first road race of the year, in a sprint finish no less. We think he's pretty great.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

couch peekaboo.

Leah loves to play couch peekaboo these days. If someone is laying on the couch, she goes to the end, sits on the floor, and then pops up and giggles. :)

Today is a beautiful beautiful beautiful day here in Redmond, so we're headed to Marymoor Park today to enjoy the sun!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Cubs Fan.

Leah and I celebrated the first day of Cubbies Cactus League season (and first W!) by listening to the 2003 NLDS Game 5 - Cubs vs Braves, during our lunch. I tried to teach Leah to say "Cubs WIN!" but no luck... yet. She was born on Wrigley Opening Day last year, so I know she's a cubbie girl even if she can't tell me yet.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Leah can say wawa now when she wants water. I think I'm more excited about it than most of the other words, because her thirst is something that I don't guess super well about.

not so sick afterall.

Well, it appears that yucky roseola did not get Leah. One day of fever, a few days of sluggishness, and she seems mostly back to normal. No rash, but we have seen a lot of drooling and fingers-in-mouth. Perhaps the fever was related to some top teethers coming in? We'll see!