Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Quick Visit with Grandpa and Noni

Trip and I got to enjoy an unexpected couple of days with my parents last week while Kirk went to visit a friend in Tacoma. Unfortunately Dad and Mom both had to work while we were there, but we made the most of the evenings and lunches together. Trip also had a cold and cough, but he was in a fairly good mood nonetheless.

One of the first orders of business was a haircut! Since we hadn't seen Noni for over three months, Trip's hair had a lot of time to grow out. He enjoyed playing in the sink and talking to himself in the mirror during the trim.

He enjoyed the animal finger puppets that Noni had found when we went to IKEA in December.

Something that Trip loves to do at Grandpa and Noni's house is to use their Dustbuster. He was not thrilled, however, to have his picture taken!

One evening Grandpa let Trip listen to some classical music in his headphones.

He was fascinated with the whole listening to music and headphones thing.

He liked it very much and settled in for a while (with a potholder for good measure).

Trip also loved Grandpa and Noni's cat, Lucy. She was not so fond of him, so he didn't ever really get to interact with her much. He sure liked saying her name and looking for her outside and in the laundry room, though. Since we've been home, he's started calling other cats that he sees Lucy.

St. Patty's Day

[Sorry to our faithful fans for the delay in getting these pictures posted! :) ]

We had lots of fun on St. Patrick's Day! Unfortunately, I only got pictures at lunch, though.

More kisses!

We had two crock pots full of corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, onions, and garlic cooking all day, which turned out fantastic. I also made Irish soda bread and Guinness brown bread. We invited several friends to enjoy our delicious meal with us. Trip was thrilled because he had friends to play with him all evening.

Here are Trip and K playing. Trip loves to be in his crib and play peekaboo with someone outside the crib. He is also crazy about throwing a ball.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Would You Like a Kiss?

Trip had lots of fun eating some yogurt yesterday (and I was even able to get some pictures!).

He had it all over his face and hands...

and then started offering kisses!

What a sweet boy!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Stair Love

Trip loves stairs. We don't have any at home, but have one small flight of them at the church. They lead up to the nursery, so we use them often and Trip always wants to climb them whether we really need to go upstairs or not. He is a pro at climbing up the stairs, but going back down is another story. He was wanting to just step right down like everyone else does. This was obviously not a good idea, so I'm teaching him to sit on the steps and scoot his way down. He likes this method and looks forward to the "boom" each time he drops his little bottom to the next step. Here he is practicing his skills with some friends.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

It's Becoming Quite Difficult...

... to get a picture of Trip these days! He loves to look at pictures and videos of himself on our camera and phones, so whenever he sees one of these devices, he thinks he should be looking at pictures instead of being photographed. Here is an example of the routine:

Trip is being funny, eating with a wooden spoon and taking a bite of three crackers at a time, so I grab the camera.

I'm able to get one shot and then it begins (although you can tell that it was already staring in the first picture). It starts with upset noises, pointing, and motioning.

Then comes the crying...

and the screaming. Yikes!

So if the blog posts and pictures are a little more scarce for a while, that's why. Let's hope this stage passes quickly!

Friday, March 11, 2011

A Few Days Away

We got to spend a couple of days away this week, which was a nice change of pace. We attended a pastors' retreat in Klamath Falls at the Running Y resort. It was a great time of connecting with friends, meeting new people, and was very encouraging. Kirk also passed his final panel for his Foursquare pastor's license. He did very well and is glad to have all that extra studying behind him.

We didn't take many pictures, but here are a few. This was the living area of the suite where we stayed. There was also a bathroom and a bedroom, of course.

The one picture I took of Trip- he had been sitting and playing in the closet, but had to get up as soon as he saw me getting ready to photograph him.

The second night we got snow and woke up to these beautiful views from the balcony.

Monday, March 7, 2011


A couple of weeks ago, Trip decided to start touching his sippy cups to our glasses. We started saying cheers, and now he wants to do it all the time. He will often hold up his up and say his version of cheers, expecting us to hold up our glasses and touch his cup. Once one person has done it, he goes to the next person in the room and does the same thing.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Breakfast with Blankie

On Tuesday, Trip decided that one of his blankies should join him for breakfast. He wanted to snuggle it while he ate. It was pretty cute!

And then it fell on Habe who was waiting for Trip to share some of his waffle with him.

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

We have been celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday today. Trip loves watching "The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That" on PBS Kids in the mornings. He never sits down to watch an entire episode (he usually gets busy playing and running around after a few minutes), but pays attention when the "Go, go, go on an adventure" song that they sing comes on. He stands in the living room and says "Go, go, go!" Sometimes he will even point at the TV and say "Go, go, go!" or "hat", meaning that we should watch his favorite show.

For lunch, we enjoyed some green eggs. We were given some farm-fresh eggs the other day and one of them was green- perfect for today!

Really, though, I put the eggs and some spinach in the blender and then made scrambled eggs with the mixture. They look gross, but tasted great.

Trip thought they were pretty good.

We've tried to read a few Dr. Seuss books as well, but Trip hasn't made it through a whole one yet. Maybe next year!