Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Happy 26th Birthday Ben!!!

This year I made a dark chocolate stout cake with chocolate ganache and fresh raspberry filling...it was mighty tasty if I do say so myself! 

We headed over to Ben's dads Sunday for a birthday lunch of Sausage, corn on the cobb and fried potatoes. 

Despite it being Ben's birthday celebration, Parker per usual was the center of attention and received lots of loving from the family. 

On Ben's actual birthday, Parker and I went downtown to meet Ben for a birthday lunch. It was a beautiful day in downtown Seattle!

Next Saturday we will be having a mexican birthday dinner with Ben's mom, Jason and Sis...yummy!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Tummy Time

For Christmas Great Grandma got Parker a Tummy Time play mat. He is finally strong enough to use it and was all smiles this afternoon!

Happy St. Patty's Day

Happy St. Patty's Day from our family to yours!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

A Sunset walk around the lake...

Today Parker and I met Ben after work to walk around Greenlake. It is an absolutely beautiful area, especially around sunset. Parker slept for half the walk, but enjoyed the colors of the sky once he woke up. Greenlake has quickly become one of my favorite places to visit!

Amber Teething Necklace

We recently purchased an amber teething necklace for Parker.

Amber necklaces are made to wear, not to chew. Amber is easily absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream when warmed naturally by wearing it against the skin. The external layer of Amber contains Succinic acid, which is natural to the human body and works with the body to support the immune system, reduce pain/infection/inflammation, calms nerves and restores overall health.

Check out Inspired by Finn for more necklaces like Parker's. They also make them for adults.

Ben heads to the mountain...

Last Friday Ben's work invaded Crystal Mountain for a ski day. The snow has really been coming down in the mountains and this was Ben's first time out this year.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Mom n Baby Yoga

Today was picture day at mom n baby yoga, here are a few of Parker and his buddies!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Recognizing Daddy

On Thursday when Ben came home, Parker was nursing per usual. However, when daddy walked in the room he unlatched, looked up at Ben and gave him the biggest smile.

Moments like these melt my heart!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The walker

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Parker really enjoys standing on people's laps, so we purchased a walker for him to stand and play in. The first video below is him standing on a pile of books (he is not tall enough yet to reach the floor) and the second video is Ben having a bit of fun with him:) he really likes to ride around in his walker!

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Smiley boy :)

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A brisk winter walk

Clear winter days are rare in these parts, so taking advantage of them while we can is key! On Monday, the three of us headed out of a mile walk around the neighborhood. It was a beautiful clear, crisp winter night. The stars were shining bright and we were able to clearly see Jupiter and Venus by the moon!