Monday, April 28, 2008

Having Fun

We have been pretty busy over the last few weeks. I have been enrolled in a baby sign language class in Tacoma for the last several weeks, my friend Amy and I have been going together. It's been a lot of fun and we have learned a lot! We didn't bring our sons to the class, so it was a nice little mommy getaway. Thanks Amy, it's been great hanging out with you!

We made a trip to Corvallis with the Oehling family to visit Aunt Libby and Uncle Joe. It was so much fun! Nate was able to take off a day of work (an uncommon occurrence) but it was a great mini-vacation. Jacob just LOVED the attention, he had a wonderful time and adjusted well to being in a new place. Thanks again Libby and Joe! Oh, and I can't forget... Libby treated me to a 90 minute hot rock massage for my birthday - it was INCREDIBLE! I highly recommend it to anyone. Thanks Lib!

I wanted to thank everyone for their phone calls, cards, and gifts on my birthday. It was a great birthday, even though I am now 27 (closer to 30). Yikes! Nate took me out for a romantic dinner on the waterfront, while my mom babysat Jake. And I can't forget about my new stove and dishwasher (early birthday presents).

We got to see some friends Jason and Mandy from college and meet their 2 beautiful daughters, Taylor and Rilee. Jacob had a great time playing with the girls.

Jacob giving Rilee kisses

Taylor and Jacob

Jacob and Aidan - they had a great time hanging out together during the weekend, it was so cute to see them together for a couple of days.

Amy and Aidan

Brian with his hands full!

Last Saturday night, we went to a Mariners baseball game. Nate gets awesome tickets through Walsh, we are lucky to get them often, we were 9th row behind the Mariners dugout. We went with some friends Joe and Leanne and had a great time.

My grandma from Eugene took the train up on Wednesday and stayed through the weekend. It was great to see her and Jacob loved it! He gave her kisses and kisses and more kisses, he couldn't get enough of her. Thanks for the visit Abby, we love you!

Jacob is now 7 1/2 months old, can you believe it? I am really enjoying this stage, he is learning so much and so quickly, it's hard to keep up with him. He is crawling some, mostly backwards and a few steps forwards. He has his 2 bottom teeth (accompanied by a few rough nights) he doesn't let us see them very often, but they are certainly sharp! My favorite thing is he is mimicking everyone, he will try any gesture or any noise you make. It's so adorable, I laugh so hard, I realize I am crying. He is snapping his fingers, waving, clapping and loves to make raspberry noises with his mouth, like a copy-cat game with you. He laughs so hard when you play back with him, I will try to capture it on video and post it.