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Friday, June 27, 2008

Were Huskies Now!

Today we went and walked around the University of WA campus. The campus is beautiful. There are a ton of trees and really cool looking stone buildings. We walked around the campus for maybe an hour, and didn't even scratch the surface. It's just huge. The fountain below is awesome. In the background is Mt. Rainier. Very picturesque. 



I thought these pictures of Brock on Tim's shoulders were cute. They are such a cute father and son pair. That building straight ahead being built right in front of our building. Luckily, Brock is learning to sleep through lots of noise. YAY!


Giving Daddy "loves".
Brock has this new game that he absolutely loves. If I tell him "I'm gonna get ya" he just bursts out laughing and "tries" to run away. We think it's funny how hard he laughs.  In this video he keeps trying to hide behind Tim's legs. Isn't he the cutest?
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Thursday, June 26, 2008

AHHHH..... Seattle

Hello everyone! It has been about forever since I last blogged, so let me update you all on what we have been up to. Since I last posted, Tim, Brock and I moved to Seattle WA. I actually would have posted sooner, but we lost our camera USB somewhere in the move. Anyway, my mom and I moved up a week before Tim and my dad. And thanks to our handy dandy GPS, we actually managed ok with out the male genius sense of direction (as Tim puts it anyway). It was a lot of fun. We just went to all the huge malls Seattle has to offer and ate all our food on the floor. We slept on an air mattress for a week and watched movies on the lap-top. It was truly a week of roughing it. :) When Tim and my dad showed up, I couldn't believe how they managed to pack our whole house into a tiny U-Haul. I am waiting for my dad to send me the pictures so I can show all of you. Since Tim had been here we have had so much fun. Seattle has so much to offer, we always have something to do.

We went to Bainbridge Island with my parents on Sunday. They loved the ferry. As you can see, Brock no longer is content to ride in the stroller. He would much rather help push it around.
This is Tim and I at Gasworks Park. It is a huge hill overlooking the Puget Sound. It is an amazing view. In the back ground there are tons of sails. People also use this park to fly kites. There were a few people there that day and it was neat to watch all the kites.
The park is called Gasworks because it used to be a oil refinery. If any of you recognize the above photo, it may be because a scene from 10 Things I Hate About you was filmed here. I think it was the paintball scene. Anyway, they painted it to look new for the movie, but the city of Seattle made them remove it after they were done filming because they preferred the rustic look better. Just an interesting Seattle tidbit, compliments Mike Mitchell.  



I thought this was a cool picture overlooking the water. After we took it, I walked up to look over the edge and right down below were two guys smoking pot from a bong! It was the strangest thing! There were like families and little kids everywhere. Apparently cops have better things to worry about then the malfeasance of delinquent marijuana smokers. Unfortunately enough...Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me!


Brock seems to be adjusting to life in the big city just fine. He still loves his bath, is learning to eat all sorts of real food, is well on his way to walking, and has cut 4 molars! As for me, I have managed to only get honked at once (my fault) and flipped off once (not my fault). We also had dinner with my cousin Natalie and her husband. They live in Redmond. It is so nice to know that we have family just around the corner. It makes this big city seem a little more like home.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Grandma has all the goods...

Well. since being in Burley, Brock has discovered many new things at grandparents houses. Lots of fun new activities (wagon riding mentioned before) such as chasing the cat, jumping on the tramp and his personal favorite, climbing the stairs. Grandma Pearson has two sets of stairs for my little busy body to roam. Of course the first thing we did was buy safety gates. At night however, we usually let him  go up and down and up and down. It makes for a good night sleep. I put a few pictures of him climbing the stairs. I think they are super cute. He is just so proud of himself!

Besides the stairs he has also discovered a whole new buffet of interesting food. Any of you who know Brock know that he eats anything, all the time. Honestly, I have never seen this kid full. Among the new delicacies are cat food (he has tried to eat this on 3 occasions that we know of), the cat's water (2 occasions that we know of), salad (which resulted in a large pool of vomit), and soap. Yes he has had his eye on this bar of soap since we got here. Every single time I got him ready to bathe, he made a reach for it. But, being an all-seeing, all-sensing ninja mom, I snatched it away before he could get his cat food lovin' fingers around it. Well, one evening after my little brother (think big and hairy) had finished showering, TIM was getting him ready for his bath. Next thing I hear Tim gagging in the bathroom with the below pictures soap in his hand.
I don't know if you can tell, but there is a bite mark out if the still wet and frothy bar of soap. That's right, Brock took a chunk out of a freshly used bar of soap. Disgusting. But, I'm happy to say that he spit it out in the tub. I guess he won't be using any naughty words for a while!

Playing on the stairs with me.
He totally face-planted it right after this, but sat right up, smiled and began clapping. Future stunt man.
He is such a ham. I swear he just knows how to pose for mom and dad.

Caught red handed trying to make a mess of dad's papers. Doesn't he look guilty?

Sunday, June 1, 2008

"Promising Young Med Student Injured in a Serious Wagon Accident"

Tim and I went to Pocatello this weekend to visit his parents and some of our friends. We were also planning to buy a new car, but when it came down to it, Tim about had an embolism about spending that much money on a single thing. He just couldn't do it. It was comical watching him have a break down at Phil Meader. The sales people spent 3 hours on us for nothing. I guess when we do get around to that new car, it won't be from there. Opps! To more important and more exciting news, I cut my hair! I know I have been tossing the idea around forever, but I finally did it. And I love it. This is a before shot (at Sea World in April so it was a little bit longer).                                                                BEFORE
AFTER
I cut about 6 inches off! I was worried what Tim would think, but he likes it!
Now, wagon. Tim is actually  ok, but he was getting a little crazy in his dad's wagon. Racing it down the lane and in the driveway. I won't lie when I say I was a little worried he might tip over and disembowel himself with the handle. Hey no brakes! I know it's crazy but that's when the newspaper headline came to me and then it just seemed ironic. Anyway, he's okay and I survived the improbable wreckage.
Ready to go.
And he's off!
Corner where I thought he was going to lose it.
Next thing I knew, Tim had my baby on the wagon with him! I was a little freaked to say the very least. Nevertheless, Brock lives on the wild side and quite enjoyed the ride. He wanted to go again and again. But,much to my relief he settled on Dad pulling him around with mom in the wagon. Making him sit. And securely holding him in place. What am I going to do with these boys?

 
Riding on the 4-wheeler with grandpa Ulrich. Notice the BSU flag? Go Big Blue!
Riding the wagon with mom.
Racing with dad. Notice how Brock is unrestrained? Can you say heart attack for Me?
He didn't want to get out. He was laughing pretty hard.
On the scary turn. Thank goodness I still have both my boys!

I thought I would let everybody know that Brock is feeling much better. Unfortunately, Tim and I contracted his illness and felt crappy all weekend. Dr. Timmy even looked in my ears and said I have an infection. Hopefully we will all be back to 100% soon, because it is no fun being sick!