Tuesday, July 22, 2008

First Trip to the Oregon Zoo

We had a wonderfully relaxing weekend....no work on the house!! We spent Sunday at the Zoo....here are a few photos.

Friday, July 18, 2008

I've found the WMDs

In my spare time, I would love to write a book for new parents that describes in detail what the lovely and polite "What to Expect.." series fails to tell you.

It turns out that if left to grow on their own, baby fingernails and toenails can act as weapons of mass destruction. There is nothing quite like being woken up at 4 in the morning because you are having a nightmare that you are being attacked by a bobcat only to find it is your dear sweet son cuddling up next to you and scraping you to bits.

In other news, Anne moved in on Wednesday. We got the downstairs ready just in time for her arrival. It looks great!! Anne will start staying with Coulter in August when I go back to work.

Here are a few photos of the downstairs. For those of you who have been here and remember the "walk in closet" room, we have done away with that and created another sitting area.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Coulter is starting to do lots of fun things...he is very expressive and smiles and talks to us all the time (day and night). He has started rolling from side to side and when he is on his tummy he lifts and turns his head!! This is all wonderful news since preemies can sometimes have issues with motor skills....we are very much enjoying his daily developments!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Words of Wisdom from OshKosh B'Gosh

Coulter has these adorable overalls that finally fit him. Now I know that we all teach our children the basics....be kind, show compassion, respect one another, don't run with scissors, and so on....but here's one that was new to me, "always smile at a crocodile.." it's short and catchy, it rhymes and who knows...maybe it'll come in handy some day. I'm thinking the same advice might not work as well with a gorilla....must remember to clarify this lesson with Coulter in a few years.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

What a Face!

There are many days when it is hard for me to believe just how lucky I am to be the mother of this incredible little baby who looks almost exactly like my adorable husband....

Then I catch a face like this and I remember that Coulter gets half his genes from me....

Monday, July 7, 2008

Holiday Weekend Photos

This weekend we had loads of fun. We hung out in the Pearl and took Coulter to his first "First Thursday" event (note: restaurants in the Pearl do not cater to newborns....changing diapers became a real challenge). We had a great time at happy hour and playing in the fountain at Jamison Square. On Friday, we took a hike with Morgan...she was a happy pup.

We headed up to Seattle to see Aunt Cara and Uncle Kent and their brand new kitchen. We also got to see Jeff and Fumi while we were there. Cara took on diaper duty for 2 full days...that was a real treat ;) Coulter got lots of love from his aunt and uncle....looking forward to another trip!

Such a wonderful and relaxing weekend!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008