Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Weekend fun

I was trying to get Michael's head to look like it was on Penny's head but getting 2 kiddos and a slow camera to cooperate was a bit too much. Its still a fun shot! Notice how clean my seal is around the tub/tile area? It use to be a disgusting black and I had to photoshop it out of pictures (ha! who knew right?). Anyways, I scraped it all out and re-did it.
 No photo editing required for this photo. So happy to have nice grout again.

Balloons in the bathtub were a big hit. Not only did they float, but they were uber squeaky.

Michael is a walking boy now. He prefers walking to crawling to get around anymore. Its proven to be a lot of fun and he is so proud of himself. He still falls and isn't quite running yet. Baby steps, baby steps. In fact, yesterday he fell at the library on a hard hard HARD floor with carpet but no padding. By his reaction I could tell her hurt. So sad. So yes, he's walking, but still a little haphazardly. I love the orangutan hands in the air.....its his chosen stance.
Remember when Penny used to do this ALL THE TIME? He started this a few months ago. I love it when babies discover their upside down world. Not only does it make them laugh and squeal, but gravity makes their cheeks fall towards their eyes.

I love the serenity in this picture. A nicely made bed, a clean floor and tidy bookshelf, Penny folding washcloths on the bed all clean after bath time and Michael playing sweetly on the floor. Aaaaaaah, bliss.

I came downstairs to discover Penny putting glue on her hand. I showed this to Penny and Dominic a few days before Dominic left and she apparently wanted to try it again. So, we got out the blow drier and went to town. It took forever to dry because of the gobs of glue she used, but it was fun to sit and chat while it dried.

and play with the blow drier. I blew air in her face. She liked it as long as it was kinda far away because it was quite warm.

Penny loves LOVES LOVES to pick at things. So dried glue on her hand was a serious treat for her. It kept her busy for quite a while.

Michael was being such a goof one night. He kept fake laughing.....which made us laugh, which made him laugh, which....well, you get the idea. Such a ham.
Encouraged a little by some tickling by Daddy. We love this squishy baby.

We had a dead (but cool looking.... =(   ) oak tree cut down out in the backyard outside the dining room window. I will actually miss this tree. Its branches touched our bedroom windows and we could watch squirrels and birds out our window. No more. Oh well, it beats having your house smashed in a storm. Anyways, Penny really enjoyed watching the construction guys out there cutting the tree down. Michael kept looking at me and making chainsaw noises. 

What says I'm warm like a parka in the middle of July. This girl would have never survived in Alaska. She gets cold at the drop of a hat.

We went to the Bay area on Saturday to meet up with some friends at The Cheesecake Factory. Yum. Their baby is a few months younger than Michael and has the bluest eyes. I was lame and didn't get a picture of the group of us, next time.

Michael LOVED the cheesecake....well, the cream on top was his favorite.

Penny does very well at restaurants. Especially ones that provide booths with mirrors for entertainment. =)

After lunch with our friends we went to Sean's stomping grounds for a CD releasing party for a friend of his from HS. She's LDS and it was an LDS CD, Katie Jonuts Ball. It was fun. Penny was enthralled by it all and had her eyes stuck on Katie the whole night. She kept saying things like, "I'm going to tell her she sings so beautiful." and "Go Katie! You sound great! Keep singing!"

It was awesome.

Michael loves watching Sean work out. He mimics a few techniques like breathing while doing pullups and kettlebell swings. We caught the pullups on video last night. If you listen closely you can hear the breathing (usually Sean is breathing hard doing pullups so Michael just thinks that is what you do when you do pullups). Love it!

3 more weeks until Dominic comes home. I know the next 3 weeks will fly by, but we all can't help but feel that he's already been gone for forever and that another 3 weeks is torture. Michael still points to his picture everyday and signs "where." I hope he hangs on to his memory for just a few more weeks so he can be excited to see him when he gets back. 


Merilee said...

So cute! Loved the video.

Eva Jane said...

That video is awesome! And the glue hand.... brings back so many memories of doing that as a kid! See you in about a week... YIPPEE!