Monday, March 30, 2009
A big part of our day was going over to Wildwood Park. The kids had a great time hiking around and we did get to see some ducks in the marshland.
Here they are hiking a long. Meadow was actually the leader of the pack sometimes. What a big girl she is.
Checking out the wildlife.
She is so fast it is hard to catch a good picture of her.
On our way down from the top, Meadow really wanted to walk so we got her out of the pack so she could have some exercise too. She wasn't a big fan of holding our hands because she wanted to run, so Todd mastered the technique of holding her jacket. There were some steep parts, which luckily didn't lead to a major face rash. So, Todd needed to have a good hold on her to keep her brakes on and keep her safe.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Todd getting a good back workout.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Here I am at almost 14 weeks pregnant. I definitely could feel the extra blood volume on this hike.
The family with the view of the Columbia Gorge in the background.
Enjoying the view
Meadow loves to talk about going to the pool. She wanted to practice getting her lifejacket on. I amm really looking forward to spending a lot of time in pools this summer. I have a feeling I am going to need it being 7 and 8 months pregnant over the summer. We have a pool in our neighborhood, an outdoor pool at the gym I go to, and Todd's parents have a pool. So, we will have many different options as well as her kiddie pool to play in this summer.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Sunday, I wasn't feeling very well and the weather was very cold and rainy so we decided to watch more basketball. Syracuse did an amazing job against Arizona State. It will be fun to watch the next round coming up. Both, Todd and I agreed that no matter what, this coming weekend we need to get outside and get a nice hike in and do some other activities. I think I did find that I do have a limit of how much basketball I can watch in one weekend. And hopefully, I will be feeling better soon and have more energy. I am in the second trimester now, so I am crossing my fingers that I will feel like a million bucks soon. Or at least a half mill.
Friday, March 20, 2009
It was a very long day watching four games. I normally watch a lot of March Madness, but it is a lot different when you are at home and can relax on the couch and do other things while you watch the games. Despite my back and neck being a little sore, it was a fun experience and I am really looking forward to the second round on Saturday. Meadow had a great time hanging out with her friend Jonah and my good friend Heidi for the day and will get to spend some quality time with Todd's mom tomorrow. We were pretty high up, but you could actually still see pretty well
Here is a couple pictures of Meadow in her new Oregon Duck track jacket. I found this at a consignment store with matching pants. Unfortunately, she is already too big for the pants but I am sure baby number two will get lots of use out of this outfit.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Here is a photo of Meadow slumbering last evening. After several failed attempts to wake her up after our drive home yesterday, I just let her slumber away.
Our new mini office
Being a little "ham" for the photo shoot
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Last night, I had Meadow help with making the salads for dinner. She ripped up all the lettuce and ate a few of the veggies going into the salad. I had looked into these learning tower things that you can put in your kitchen to help raise your toddler up to the counter. I figured I would just save $185 and use a chair. Worked like a charm.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
We found that the toyota highlander fit me the best. I can move the driver's seat up and forward so far and it works for Todd too. So, we had narrowed down the type of car and test drove both the hybrid and the gas model. They both really handled well and the only main difference was that the hybrid had a little more pick up and go up the hills and of course had much better gas mileage. I think the slow car market was on our side, because we ended up getting a great deal on the Toyota Highlander Hybrid and got a decent price on my forester. We also got a nice warranty so we feel pretty good about the purchase at least for the next seven years. Hopefully, the hybrid computer technology will become more mainstream and cheaper to fix, just in case we have any problems down the road. I am definitely excited about owning a new car, but also very nervous about hurting it. So, if you see me on the road or in the parking lot, make sure to give me plenty of clearance.
A view of the back seat and optional third row seat. The back seat's console can also be switched out with a seat that can make it seat three across. With the armrests up you can actually squeeze someone in there. We really liked how roomy the back seats are and how you can make a little separation if need be with the console and cup holders. I am sure many snacks and toys will be stored in there in the years to come.
View of the third row seat folded down