Sunday, October 26, 2008

Mya has become a proud future Vandal, and was thrilled to hear of the homecoming win against New Mexico State yesterday! She got to sport her garb today- thanks to Grandma & Grandpa for being such good Mya boosters!
We have survived our first two weeks of going back to work. I think it's been easier on Mya than it has on me! We are thankful for Grandma & Andrea to help us out watching her, it's sure a treat to come home in the evenings now! Our time together is now very limited, so we're trying to enjoy all that we can! This week we're looking forward to a visit from Aunt Suz & Uncle Jake who have just given Mya some great news about her new cousin- it's a boy! They'll be coming over to cheer on our Seahawks at Qwest Field next Sunday, and to see Mya's debut Halloween costume. It has yet to be unveiled to the public. It's pretty darn cute, I'm having a hard time not posting pictures yet! It's so fun to have my own little live doll for dressing up!
Even though I grew up on the farm, Mom didn't like tomatoes, so when it came time for me to plant them this year, I wasn't as educated as I should have been! However, below is an example of my final harvest of the tomato plants this year- I've learned a lot! There were a lot of green ones, but a majority of them have ripened up after sitting in the garage for a couple of weeks. In case you don't know, the plants get really big!!! I planted about 8 too many in my small garden space, so it was quite the jungle of tomato growth.
We hope your harvest time is enjoyable- stay warm!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Vacation to Leavenworth & Lake Chelan
We have had the most relaxing week in a long time. We are fully enjoying the fall weather at a time share (from Debbie-THANK YOU!!!) on Lake Chelan. Mya has been dealing with some reflux (for the past month), but thankfully has adjusted with some medicine and has been a much happier baby this week. She has made our little trip so much fun! We stopped in Leavenworth on the way over and got in on some of the Octoberfest festivities. In Chelan we've driven around to see several orchards, taken some nice long walks, and Mya's new favorite, swimming. We found a swim suit to fit her on the clearance rack at Target for $2.50- nothing like waiting until the end of the season for that kind of a purchase! You'll see part of her swim time on a video below- she loved it. After our time in the pool she crashed pretty hard, it was a definate hit for all of us! Recently I asked for prayer for our childcare situation. THANK YOU very much, we have found someone to watch her- we are so amazing blessed to have a wonderful church network of friends and young Moms who have been very helpful in what could have been a very stressful situation. I feel much more comfortable with Mya's new care taker than our original option anyway. Yea God!!! A few other "firsts" for Mya, she's started to stick her toungue out a lot, and is blowing little bubbles now. I'm sure it's in preparation for all of those teeth that will be growing before we know it. She's smiling a lot and starting to giggle, we work pretty hard to get it out of her, but have a great time with it.