Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Recent Happenings

Lily has decided that she is a climber. Well, she decided that awhile ago, probably, but as of yesterday, she has a new conquest: our dining room chairs. :( Of course, this doesn't make her unhappy, just the parents who have one more thing to worry about. It's pretty cute, if I'm being completely honest. She sure is proud of herself once she's standing up on the chair, too.

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Half-way there! (please ignore the brown spot on her bum, she sat in something... lol :) )

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So happy! She got the Rummikub tiles Mommy and Daddy were trying to play with.

So, in pregnancy news, I'm almost 23 weeks, which is just over 5 months. I'm feeling him kick all the time now. It's still weird to me that with Lily I still hadn't felt her kick at this point. It's also weird to me that everything about this pregnancy is so laid back compared with Lily. By this time with Lily I'd had 3 ultrasounds, I think, and many Dr. appointments. So far with Michael I've only had two Dr. appointments and 1 ultrasound, which should be the only one. It's weird, but I am very grateful that Michael's so healthy and doesn't need all the extra attention.

I had a huge chocolate chip cookie craving a little while ago, and I tried to resist, but it didn't happen. So I ended up making like, 4 1/2 dozen cookies. I didn't eat them all the first day... but I'm not going to admit how much I actually did eat the first day! Let's just say between me, Ben, and then when the Adams came over for dinner a day or two later, (and yes, probably mostly me) they didn't last more than 3 days.

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For anyone who's wondering (cuz I know everybody is), I don't really have a special recipe I use - but I HAVE to use Ghiradelli milk chocolate chips. I usually just use the recipe on the back of the package, and they are sooooo good. They're basically the most expensive chocolate chips at the store, but I'm a chocolate snob... sorry. Actually, I'm not sorry. They are so worth it. Try them. You won't go back. And just stock up when they go on sale. Oh man, I want cookies now just talking about them. Oops.

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Lily enjoyed that I made cookies. She was being really clinging at the time, so it was hard to put her down, thus she kept getting samples. Lucky her!

Last week, and the week before that too, actually, Ben, Lily and I all went to the park. I found this park on the shore of Lake Washington in the Jaunita Bay area, and I really like it. It has a nice boardwalk over the lake for bit, some good shore that looks like it would be fun for Lily to splash in this summer, lots of picnic tables, lots of swings and playground stuff for Lily, and Lily's favorite, lots of ducks! So Ben and I wanted to have a picnic awhile ago when it was so sunny, so we grabbed some Subway after I picked him up from work, and went straight there before it got too late. It was lots of fun, and Lily enjoyed everything: the swinging, just lots of walking (which she is always up for) and watching us feed the ducks. Getting her to sit still for the picnic part was kind of hard, so we had to rush through that part. Here are pictures!

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I know you can't really see Ben that well, but I like how the sun silhouettes him. It was a very pretty day.

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Looking up at a seagull. She thought all the birds she saw there were ducks.

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I saw this photo and my first thought was "Who's that big pregnant woman in the background?" Duh, it's me! I guess I'm not used to seeing myself from the side like that - my ponytail threw me off too. It's so short!

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This picture is kind of dark, but I like it. She was so happy to be at the park.

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Ben said I needed to put one of myself in here, so here it is. I like the sky. :)

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I actually really like this one of us.

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Lily right after going down the slide. She's not really into the slide yet, but Ben was pretty excited. :)

We really really enjoyed the sunny days we were getting for awhile. I hope they start coming more and more frequently. That would make me happy. :)

PS - Tell me if you like my new background. Ever since I found out I was having a boy, I've been wanting something blue. I found this, but I don't know if I'm going to stick with it. ??


Vogels said...

I ate 4 brownies the other night...what is worse is that I doubled it so they were extra thick so I pretty much had 8.....Lets just say i wasn't surprised to have gained a few lbs at my dr aptmnt today...the brownies were ghiradelli too.. yum. Love the background

Vanessa said...

I like the background. I like all the tidbits of news too. Glad the pregnancy is going so smoothly still. Keep making tasty treats!! :)

Ashlyn said...

Juanita Beach Park! So fun! I love the huge beach and boardwalk. There are a bunch of other beachy parks over there that we'll have to introduce you to as the weather gets better. Juanita Beach Park has a slight reputation for giving kids swimmers itch :( So I don't really recommend it for swimming. But I'll show you some other slightly cleaner ones for Lily to splash in this summer!

Kristen said...

YUM! Those cookies look so good. I would comment on your most recent post so I could get some goodies from you, but I have no clue when we're moving back, or even if we are moving back to Bothell. So I won't make you mail me the goodies. :) I love all the pictures in this post...I hope I can look as cute as you when I'm pregnant. Love the new background too.