Saturday, October 25, 2008

Week in Review 10/19/08 - 10/25/08

Dave lost his wedding band! He thinks he must have lost it during his soccer game Monday night. He went back to the field the next morning and walked back and forth trying to find it for more than an hour. Unfortunately, the search was unsucessful. I am still hopeful that it will pop up somewhere. :o)

We are in Truckee! Dave and his friend John planned a trip for this weekend to celebrate John's 30th Birthday.

Dave, Payton, and I came up on Wednesday night. Thursday and Friday we mostly hung out at the cabin but we also went hiking on the trails behind the cabin. We haven't been able to venture too far because of Payton but we ave been able to get out enough to just enjoy the great outdoors. Although the trails run behind the other homes in the neighborhood it still feels like you are out in the wilderness far away from civilization. It is so pretty.

Payton loves it outside. She is so curious about everything and it is fun to watch her take it all in. On one of the hikes Dave taught her that you could eat the needles of a Douglas Fir. Dave handed her a small branch to examine and she stuck it straight into her mouth. Good Times!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Week in Review 10/12/08 - 10/18/08


Thursday was a very busy day for Payton and I. We started off by going to visit my friends and ex-coworkers at Palo Alto Medical Foundation. It was so nice to see everyone. I miss them so much, I even miss working if you can believe it. However, I wouldn't trade the time I have been able to spend with Payton for anything.

Kerry and I went to lunch at the Olive Garden. Bread Sticks = Yummy! It was nice being able to visit and catch up. Payton seemed to have a good time too. She chewed on the crayons, child's menu, and Mommy's spoon.

After lunch Payton and I went to visit Daddy's work. We stayed long enough for Payton to projectile vomit all over the floor then took off. :o) It is so fun to see how excited people get when they see a baby, especially in an office.

Payton and I then ventured to Babies R Us to look for a diaper bag. Dave's sister Jen bought a Carters diaper bag that was baby blue suade type material on top and different kind of brown material on the bottom. I thought it was so cute and wanted to get the pink and brown version for myself. I was so excited to find that they had it, the Carters Outlet didn't carry it. Anyone would have laughed if they would have seen my going back and forth after finally finding it trying to figure out if I should spend the $40 on it. I did get it and love it! Well worth the $40 bucks.

Thursday night we had dinner with Dave's family. Jen's husband Preston came into town, it was good to visit with them. Payton and Ethan had fun playing and we ended the night with Sweet Retreat. I just love this picture of Ethan, slobber and all.

Friday, we went to San Jose to have dinner with my sister Jen for her 29th birthday. We ate at the Cheesecake Factory. I was sad that I wasn't going to be able to eat my favorite dish from there, the Four Cheese Pasta, but I ended up having the Chicken and Avacado Sandwhich which ended up being very good too.

Saturday, Payton and I went to Dave's Soccer game and then on to his parent's house for dinner. When we got to Dave's parent's house we noticed some writing on their Vote Yes for Prop 8 sign. It said if you are close enough to read this you are trespassing. P.S. You are being video taped. I guess their sign had been stolen before. I thought it was really funny.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Jen and Ethan are here!

Dave's sister Jen and her son Ethan are here in San Jose to visit family for a little over a week. Yeah!

Payton and Ethan are only about a month apart and it is so fun watching them interact. They are both so cute! I just love watching babies play.

Wednesday, Jen and Ethan are going to come with me and Payton to our Breastfeeding Support Group and the Las Madres Play Date. It should be lots of fun!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Payton's First Meal

Yesterday was an exciting day for Payton. She had her first "solids" meal...very soupy rice cereal.

Mommy and Daddy both got a turn to feed her. At first I don't think she knew what was going on but she figured it out pretty quickly and was waiting with an open mouth for more.

It is amazing how fast she learns things. It is amazing how fast Daddy learns things too. He learned not to set a glass of water next to Payton. :o)

She is so much fun. Isn't she cute!