9 months: A weekend away


This past weekend we enjoyed a relaxing visit to the picteresque coastal
hamlet of Jenner. When we managed to drag ourselves away from leisurely
naps and card games, we took a little drive out to Bodega Head to watch
the waves crashing and the storm rolling in while we sampled 7 varieties
of saltwater taffy. Arwyn was inspired by the trip to the coast (as
usual) and delighted us by demonstrating her first sign language
expression: more. She is now signing “more” for everything; whether
reading books, drinking Dr Pepper, or going bodysurfing. Oh wait,
that’s her daddy.

She also began practicing the word uh-oh. She came up with creative
versions like “uuh” or “ooooh”, much to our delight.

She has mastered solid foods and is quickly moving on to chewables,
although dad doesn’t have to share his tri-tip yet.

8 months: Februray smebruary

So! life has been so busy with us lately, you would think it was the Holidays again. Josiah enjoyed a day off after working so hard lately. He went to the coast and hiked with his friend Joel who is on home assignment (missionary vacation). They couldn’t find any mistief so they had to go looking for it! But he had a good time … and lived.

A is getting so big… well not much bigger physically she is about 15 pounds. But she is working on crawling, situps, and pulling herself up. We are working very hard on highchair behavior, teaching her ” more” in sign lanuguage, to keep her hands down, and to not blow raspberries with food in her mouth. She enjoys singing with us, and chiming in the conversation when mom brings her to bible study on tuesdays with the other moms. She seems to understand that her presence in this room full of women is a sacred event, and she contributes to the conversation. She is eating breakfast lunch and dinner solids as well as nursing still.

And me… well i am tired… but enjoying activities out, having the car more,spending tme with friends getting to know people in our new bible study. I also like finding new recipes and cooking for my appreciative husband.

well pics to come.. stay tuned!