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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Staying Busy

You'd think my friend Heather and I could have come up with this idea for headbands since we were the headband-wearing queens back in the day. But, I must confess, I can't remember if we ever did think of this fashion statement. It's so trekkie too! We were never cool or rich enough to own adidas flops though, but I guess that was more 90's anyway. And Rhi even has that 80's layers look down to an art...bright colors, nonsensical seasonality, and all. We really need a Freaky Friday.

We spent half of last week at Grandma Nanny Kim's and Grandpa's seeing Great Grandpa and Great Grandma. With all of our weekends full in June and the baby coming in July, it seemed best to me to visit sooner than later before too much time flew by. It was a wonderful time. Rhianwen did fabulously with the both of them, although she was a very distracted rambunctious toddler. Almost every one loves seeing babies in nursing homes and rehab places, so her very presence was a treat for the rest of the people there too. I wish I had that talent!

Visiting Great Grandma at lunchtime.

During a visit with Great Grandpa, they decided to move him to a different room, so we had to wait in the hall while they got everything ready. Rhianwen loved watching the birds.

With Great Grandpa in the new room after getting all organized. I think we were all a little tired :)

Once back at home, mommy had yet another checkup where she found out that she couldn't go to that remote island with Grandma Nanny Kim and Grandpa b/c the doctor didn't like the idea of being a 2h ferry-ride and a bit of a drive to the nearest hospital. So, we're going to Grandmama's and Grandaddy's instead while Wally tiles the kitchen and dining room next week.
The weekend was spent at various classes in preparation for Baby Alden's arrival, so Rhianwen spent some time with friends and babysitters and seemed to have a lot of fun without us!

In the garden, we've been enjoying some green beans, blackberries, and peas. I get this really satisfied feeling every time I see Rhianwen's mouth stained with blackberries or when she's popping a pea pod open and eating them raw. Of course, when we cook the green beans and serve them to her, she wants to open those too and picks the little bean seeds out and only eats those. She was doing that before she ever knew that's how you got the peas out.

Now that Rhianwen is bigger and more confident in her climbing and jumping skills, she's realized that she can get out of bed on her own. However, she can't open our doors yet, so often in the mornings, she'll hop out of bed, come to the door, and bang around on it until we get up to let her out. She also has thought of the fact that she can get books and toys anytime she wants to, and one night we had to go in a few times to put her back in bed. Most of the time she just brings them back to bed with her, so it's not a big deal. But one night, it had been going on for about an hour, and I finally asked Wally whether he thought she was still in bed...oh, if only we had a video monitor. He decided she was up to something and went in to check but didn't see her. All of a sudden a little cheerful voice piped up next to him, "Hi!". Wally peered down into the darkness to see Rhianwen lying in her dolls' crib with all of her sock monkeys at her feet. We thought about taking a picture but decided against making a big deal out of it.

This time the sock monkeys are on the bed.


  1. Oh the joys of kids getting out of beds on their own. Rose and Jay both learned how to climb out of their cribs. Thankfully Elisha hasn't yet.
    I look forward to hearing about the tiling project. Hope that goes well.

  2. Hmm, I wonder how she ever fit in the little crib?? Actually I am surprised she didn't break it! She looks fab in that top picture--so funny!! Hope you all have a nice week!

  3. Hmm, I wonder how she ever fit in the little crib?? Actually I am surprised she didn't break it! She looks fab in that top picture--so funny!! Hope you all have a nice week!

  4. Wow she is way more cool than we were. We never had the layering technique down like that.

    That is so funny that she was in the doll crib during the middle of the night. Kids keep our lives interesting, don't they?

  5. Ah ha ha ha. I love the Star Trek thing. Excellent. I can't wait to visit in August!

  6. That first picture made me laugh out loud! And I just love it that she got into that crib in the night. What a hoot she is!!

  7. It was so fun to catch up on your family! I can't believe that you are only 17 days away. I wish we were going to be there to meet Alden when he arrives but we will have to come for a visit when we get back. thanks for staying keeping track of us : ) It is fun to stay connected even when we are oceans apart. Hope everything goes well and I can't wait to keep reading!


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