Friday, February 29, 2008
So I haven't figured out how to attach a posting to a slide show, so if someone knows please enlighten me. We started Laynee in swim lessons a few weeks ago and she loves them. The first day she had a little melt down near the end of the lesson because her arm was tired from hanging on to the side of the pool and couldn't figure out how to get out to sit on the edge, but since then she's been fine. Her swim instructor does a great job with the kids even though she looks young. There's a seating area for the parents to watch the swim lessons, but it's far enough away that the parents can't talk to the kids. Occasionally during the lessons, Laynee will wave to me and yell "Hi Mom!" Most of the lesson she's too busy swimming and socializing though. I'm going to try to remember my video camera for the next lesson so I can post a video of her swimming.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
So the thing I'm most excited about with blogging is the video clip capability. Some of you may not know, but my parents are going on a mission for our church in June and will be gone for 3 years. I've been sad thinking about them missing out on the things my kids are doing. This will be a great way for them to see what things my kids are doing. So, there will probably be a lot of videos on my blog in the next few weeks as I experiment with it. (I can assure you that there will be no video clip of labor and delivery. Living through that once is enough for me.)
Sunday, February 24, 2008
For our 8th Anniversary, I planned a surprise trip for two to Seattle for Matt and I (complete with airline tickets, rental car and hotel...I even arranged for my sister, Heidi and her husband, Jake, to watch Laynee for us while we were gone.) For the entertainment while we there, I purchased Sonics/Lakers tickets (which was the highlight of the trip, with the Lakers winning in overtime with Kobe Bryant shooting the winning basket.) We also went to the Woodland Park Zoo, The Seattle Aquarium, The Museum of Flight, The Pacific Science Museum, The Space Needle and completed a one hour boat tour of the harbor. We visited Pikes Place Market several times, shopped downtown and ate out for almost every meal. It was liberating to go on a trip without a child. I had forgotten how much more work it is to take a kid with you everywhere. It was fun to get away and spend time with Matt, but I was definitely ready to get home to see Laynee.
After a lot of prodding, I've decided to start a blog. I'm questioning my timing of starting this endeavor since I'm due to have our 2nd baby in less than 3 weeks, but I thought if I at least got it started I could add pictures of the new baby on here after I have her.