Friday, September 30, 2016

Greta is 7 months!

(Greta is actually almost 8 months and I'm just getting this post done. Eek). Regardless...we've got some cute pictures from this month and a few milestones. She got her first and second tooth this month! (pictured in Washington vacay part 3). She still loves food and this has opened some doors for her :) She can bite stuff off and is getting pretty good at it and also good at gnawing on food with her gums. Still sometimes likes to swallow a little sooner than she should but haven't had any choking problems. Here she is loving some fruit leather. She loved it, but unfortunately I haven't given her any more since. Super messy!

 She laughs a lot more but doesn't really get going like with a big giggle like Harvey used to. If she's happy she does some high pitched inhaling through her mouth. I can't really explain it that good. It's plenty funny and cute and we'll take it! Any time we have hiked in the last month or been outside in the bjorn, she kicks out her legs and makes that sound over and over and over. She REALLY loves to be outside. I love that.

She loves other kids! This was at my friend Brooke's house with her two boys, Garrett and Alec.
We went to the Salt Lake City library and she liked playing with the toys. I left her alone with them for 2 seconds to grab the stroller and she tipped backwards and didn't love that. Oops.

 More fun food time. She really loves food and I am still yet to find something she doesn't like.


A beautiful dress my Aunt Shirley got for her and I was just trying to snap a couple of pics to show her Greta in the dress, and they are just cute and sweet so we'll hang on to them.
She LOVES brother!
She is still not the best sleeper. I don't think our Washington trip did us any favors in that department. She gets so ticked sometimes and arches her back and SCREAMS. Usually if she gets her binky back she calms down and will go back to sleep, but sometimes it takes a few of these cycles. Ugh. Stinker.
At our new house inspection.  Sicky face
Taner captured this. He noticed it and then ran and grabbed his camera to take the picture and then just left the snot/bubble hanging there. Haha. My mom came to the rescue. But so glad we captured this gem.
Here's more food pictures. I took tons of Harvey too. She just looks cute eating and maybe that's when they are happiest :) and so it just affords a lot of great photo ops. Ha. This first one is at Whole Foods and she was pounding some of my Indian food. Made my heart so happy! I hope she stays this way and doesn't decide she's picky someday. Probably will. Oh well, for now it's cool!

She still has that great straight mouth smile and an adorable nose scrunch that usually accompanies it. I love this little face. She is a happy, adorable thing and we all can't get enough of her (well, except at night soemtimes and then I definitely can!) She's totally worth it though. No question about that!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

West Coast Goodness finale

So after we woke up to a soppy campsite, we decided we should just head out. We had originally thought about heading up to the San Juan Islands this day (Saturday) but realized it was really just too much driving and too much to squeeze in. So we took our time meandering over to my friend Kristen's house, which is in Carnation. We grabbed breakfast at a grocery store in some cool, small seaside town, rode a ferry and wandered around Seattle for a minute. Then we made it to Kristen's. They just recently moved up there and bought a house. Harvey had so much fun with her kids and it was great to see her and Tanner and Dave got along really well.

Breakfast burrito (and donuts) in the van.


VERY windy and Harvey wasn't a fan of that.

They gave him some pizza dough to play with while we waited. Which occupied him for a bit but it was theee slowest place ever. Holy smokes it was ridiculous! Luckily the pizza was really good.
 Discovered her first tooth at the restaurant.

 They were SO cute on this. He was up and pointing and hootin' and hollerin'. It was great.

Saturday we just hung out and made dinner. Sunday morning we went to church with them and the afternoon went to Pike's Market. That was really cool. Beautiful day again and the market was hopping and popping. We bought a bunch of delicious fresh salmon and grilled some up that night on their Traeger and it was absolute perfection. Definitely helped Tanner in his quest to sell me on one.

 Heading downtown...
 5 minutes into the drive :)

 This monkfish was hooked to a string, so the workers behind the fish would pull on it occasionally and scare people. Well, Harvey saw it move and it took a minute to register or something because he had a delayed BREAK down. Like full on FREAKING out, screaming and shaking in terror. It was funny in really sad way. Yikes.

$$$ of fish :)

The next morning we just woke up, cleaned up and headed home. We stopped at a truck stop just outside Boise. Our van looked tiny compared to all the huge trucks. We passed out and got an early start home.

It was SUCH a fun trip. One I didn't think would be a reality for MANY years and I'm so glad Tanner suggested it and we were able to make it happen. There were moments of melt downs in the cars or whininess during certain parts and all the driving, that I caught myself wondering if it was worth it. But I quickly realized we have whiney hard days at home and I'd rather have some fussiness on a cool adventure with my family any day!