Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Our weekend

We went to Harrisonburg again this weekend to see Drew...only a couple more times of doing it and then we get to bring him home with us!!! We took a trip back to our favorite swimming spot, but decided to fish instead of swim.

We SAW a bunch of little fish and they nibbled on the worms, but we didn't hook any. We had fun anyway.

It was Dad Hebdon's birthday on Monday, so we celebrated it with him on Sunday. I surprised him with a golf ball birthday cake. I think he liked it!

It was fun being there with them. We hope we made you feel special for your special day, Silly Grandpa! We love you!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Scooting and Signing

This is the first video I captured of David scooting....it was a few weeks ago, so he has gotten better since then. He now scoots much faster and can pull himself back to a sitting position after scooting. He has yet to actually "crawl".

I haven't been super consistent when it comes to teaching David some signs...I was a few months ago, but then got discouraged because he never signed anything back. Well, he finally signed his first sign this week!!! It's the "all done" sign. It's so stinkin' cute...it's given me renewed motivation to continue teaching him the basics!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Summer bobs...

Ok, so the girls' hair has been driving me nuts all summer long. They won't brush it out and they hate when I want to put their hair in ponytails. I hate that it gets all sweaty, in their face, and full of tangles. So...we took an impromptu trip to Great Clips today. That is so NOT like me. I have always cut the girls' hair and hate the thought of paying for something that I could probably do (after hours of screaming "sit still", "stop crying", and "I'm almost done"...) They had never been to a salon before..I was nervous, they were excited. End result: everyone is happy!! I think they look adorable! What do you think?

Hotel fun

Up in DC, we got a great deal on an extended stay hotel suite...it had a common area with a kitchen, two separate bedrooms with queen beds and bathrooms in each. Each bedroom had a tv as well...so the girls felt pretty special having their "own" space! David slept in his pack-n-play in the common area. I don't know if I ever wanna do the "regular" hotel room again!! The weather was actually a bit chilly, but the girls still wanted to swim in the outdoor pool. Why is it that cold water doesn't seem to bother kids?? You couldn't have paid me to go in past my knees!

The hotel had a grilling area, so we decided to grill hamburgers and hot dogs one night. (The grills had covers on them when we made our decision.) Drew uncovered them both, and this was the NICER grill...he had to borrow a lady's lighter and found a used match from around the garbage area to be able to light the grill. It was pretty sad. But he always makes magic on the grill..and that night was no exception!

The girls swam while Drew grilled. Then we had a nice, yummy picnic together. In retrospect, I should have had the girls wait to swim until after they ate because it was chilly outside. Alli made us all crack up when through chattering teeth she asked, "Mom, what season is it?" Ahh..happy summer!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Family Fun Day at Nationals Ballpark

We went to DC over the 4th of July weekend to see Drew. I'll need to do separate posts for all the different things we did....Anyway, the Nationals were having a Family Fun Day, so we decided to go. For $1 more per ticket we were able to get a hot dog, chips, and a drink! The girls got Nationals lanyards with a plastic pocket to hold their tickets. We hadn't been to the new ballpark yet...it's a beautiful place to watch a game....too bad they stink so bad!! BUT, we were lucky to see them hold on to beat the Braves 5-3!!

In the top of the 9th there was a home run that hit the backs of the seats in our row about 6-7 seats over!!! The seats happened to be empty, and if Drew wasn't such a good dad (worried about bowling over his 6 year old)...we would have had a nice souvenir!!!

This was David's first MLB game!! He was sooo good, even though he was tired. He danced every time some music came on and only got scared when we cheered loudly at the end of the game.

There was a picnic table area right by our seats where we ate our food...so much nicer than trying to balance a bunch of stuff on your lap!

The view from our seats...it was such a perfect day. It was only about 75 degrees and a lot of cloud cover with a nice breeze...we couldn't have asked for better weather.

All kids ages 4-12 were invited to run the bases after the game!!! The girls were excited, but so were Drew and I! (I love the look on Drew's face in this picture!) It was so cool to be down on the field!!

And...they're off!

Kimmi running to home plate

Alli crossing the plate...afterwards Alli said it was the "best day of her life!"

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy faces

I am convinced I have the happiest baby on the planet! David is such a joy to have in our home. One of his favorite things to do is go out on our balcony and watch the cars go by and listen to the birds. I decided to snap a few pictures of his expressions....priceless!

I'm having problems posting a video of his latest progress with crawling...I'll try another day.


We went on a hike/picnic to Pandapas Pond. David was all smiles that day, which made it really nice to take our time. We saw geese, ducks, turtles, and even a couple deer.

The girls finally got up enough courage to go down the big waterslides at the Frog Pond...and they loved it! They didn't even mind waiting in line.

David swam for a while and then had to take a rest!