Thursday, April 30, 2009

She's Here!

My sister had her second baby girl today. She weighed in at 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches long. Welcome to the world E-squared; we can't wait to meet you!

Van and Sillyness

Come on in...

sit down and relax.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Swine Flu

According to the teen interviewee on Q13 Fox News, "In the airport there were women and children, but not really children, more like older people wearing SARS masks."

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Welcoming Sleep

Van no longer needs his night feeding. He sleeps through the night. I sleep through the night. Huzzah!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Pacific Science Center

My sister-in-law Sharon and I took the kids to the Pacific Science Center yesterday afternoon. (They're in town helping out while Tracy's on bed rest). Edwin and Van were so excited to see each other again.We spent a lot of time playing in the Kids Works exhibit. Van climbed stairs, rode down the slide, played in tunnels, and dabbled at the stream table.
The Tropical Butterfly House was also a big hit; we spent a fair amount of time there as well. There was something so magical about wandering through a garden full of butterflies; so beautiful.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Waking up Canadian

On Friday, April 17th, a new law was passed in Canada that gives automatic citizenship to first generation children born abroad to a Canadian citizen. This means Van has been a Canadian since Friday and we didn't even know it. Click here to learn more about the new law. Maybe you or someone you know is Canadian too!

Sunday, April 19, 2009


My boys are really sick today. No fun.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Nine Month Well Check

Weight: 16 pounds 9 ounces (3-10%). Height: 28 1/2 inches (50-75%). Head Circumference: 44.5 centimeters (25%).

Van's favorite things to do right now are cruising and mimicking sounds. He loves his walker and playing in the bathtub. We've started him on more table foods and he seems to be enjoying them. He's one determined boy and will try really hard to get what he wants. Whether that is Spencer's guitar, the toilet, charcoal in the fireplace, shoes in the closet, or the garbage can.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Why do I like this commercial so much?

It's in the Bag

Traditionally, I am not a bag girl. However, as of late I have realized that I am a woman and they are a necessity. I'm really liking these options. Find them here, here, here, and here.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Weekend

We were lucky enough to have my parents and my sister Kim come to visit for the weekend. Unfortunately we had pretty crummy weather; cool temperatures and a lot of rain.On Saturday morning we took Van to an Easter egg hunt put together by our friends Joie and Marilee. We had a great time visiting with friends and eating yummy food. I was able to snap a picture of Van and his friend Lily while we were there. My mom found these cute plaid pants for Van at the Gap and I used a Janie and Jack gift card to purchase the polo shirt and cap. The whole outfit was really adorable. Today we said goodbye to my family. It was nice having them visit; hopefully next time we will have better weather.

Thursday, April 9, 2009


On Sunday we took a walk to the park to enjoy the warm weather. It felt nice to get out of the house after watching General Conference. Van enjoyed feeling the grass between his toes, cruising down the slide, and swinging with his daddy.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Juanita Beach Park

On Friday night we had Lucas, Sunny, and Tori over for a little slumber party. Tracy's been on bed rest and James had a race to run early Saturday morning so we offered to have the kids spend the night. On Saturday we took them to Juanita Beach Park for a little picnic. The weather, and the kids, were very cooperative.