Posts Tagged ‘Ken’


Here is a quick video tour of our new apartment. Ken went over to the school a couple of days before we officially moved (TODAY!!!) and took a video tour, complete with commentary, for you guys. Isn’t he the sweetest? I will post updates as furniture moves in, decor goes up, and it becomes infinitely cuter! Hopefully, it will someday be almost as cute as my babies.  Almost.


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The Fair

A couple weeks ago we took the girls to the Clackamas County Fair where we met up with one of my friends and her son. I have been going to this fair for as long as I can remember. It’s little, and kinda lame as far as fairs go, but I always thought it would be awesome to go again once I had kids.

It was a little disappointing.

After having a week or so to think it over I finally figured out why. First of all, it was hot. We went in the afternoon, after nap time. There is not a lot of shade at the fair grounds and a whole lotta dust. Second of all, it was dirtier than I remembered. Not just the fair grounds, but the people who were there. That may sound snobby, but it’s true.  Third of all? I think I expected too much out of the girls.  They have been really into Puzzle lately and get super excited when they see her and I just assumed they would be the same way in the animal barn. They weren’t. I think they got overwhelmed with all the new sights and smells and sounds. They were great the whole time we were there. They didn’t fuss. Hazel took a nap in the carrier. They were awesome.  Momma just got a little too ambitious.

Our first pig sighting!

Have I mentioned I love pigs? Not just bacon, but the actual live animal. Is it weird that my favorite barnyard animal is also my favorite food? It seems a little cruel, but I love them. I could hang out in the pig barn all day.

I love this look on her face. I feel like she’s saying “Dad, what does Mom want from me?”

She did get excited when one of the pigs oinked. It was like someone spoke her language!

Look how cute they are! And hot. It was hot in that barn. Every pig was snoozing.

Except for this little guy.  I have a whole new appreciation for momma pig. You go, girl.

I love this picture of Hazel. I love how everything around her is blurry and everyone is moving except for her. My sweet girl is the calm in the storm.  She just sits back and takes it all in.

Somehow this outing turned into a Haley photo bomb.

Hazel with Gramma. She was pretty funny the entire time we were in the animal barn she was holding her hands up by her shoulders. My mom joked that Hazel was saying “Ew. Gross. I’m not touching anything!”

To counteract the piggy love. I have a strong dislike for alpacas… and llamas.  Seriously, they freak me out. There is no such thing as too much distance between me and a llama. Or geese.

I think the cows was where I started to get disappointed. Haley loves cows. She has a stuffed one that she plays with.  I was looking for much, guys, just a smile. Maybe a wiggle of excitement/interest.

The hay on the ground got more of a reaction.

I never noticed this before but on the outside of the animal barn are big signs telling you which animals are inside. There’s pigs, llamas, goats, sheep, and beef.  I’m sorry, what? That’s right. It doesn’t saw cows or bovines, it says beef. It’s sad. And I kinda wanted to rescue all the cows. Or stage a protest. Or both.

We did do more than wander through the animal barn. There’s a pioneer village that we walked through (the only shady area at the fair), we sat in the grass so I could change diapers, we watched some tap dancers perform, but it was still kinda blah.

The best thing about the day? The thing that made the heat and the dirt all totally worth it? And I’m not taking about my annual corn dog fix.

This picture melts my heart every time I look at it. My girls love their daddy.  It makes me so happy.


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No adorable infants were harmed in the taking of these photos.  Daddy just needs to learn to keep his knees together.

Do you like that “whoa, who’s drivin’ this thing?!” look she has in this last picture?  Clearly, Daddy cannot multitask. And yes, doing ANYTHING when you’re holding one of the babies is considered multitasking in this house.



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We did it.  We officially separated the girls during naps/at night.

I ended up putting Haley in the smaller crib and keeping Hazel in the original crib.  It just felt like the right thing to do.  They slept great the first night.  They both were asleep by 7. Hazel woke up at 11 and Haley woke up at 1 and they both slept until 6:30 (brilliant!).  Momma is a pretty happy camper.

So grateful for:

21. my parents baby-sitting Wednesday night.

22. Ken coming home on Wednesday morning when I asked him to.

23. doing airplane with Haley and getting the BIGGEST smile.

24. Hazel talking to me in the morning as I unwrap her from her swaddle.

25. that the girls no longer need to eat thesecond they wake up in the morning.  We can have 20-30 minutes of play time before they get hungry.

26. phone calls with my BFF.

27. work out DVD (say buh-bye to pregnancy weight!)

28. Ken being so willing to work so much so that I can be home with the girls.

29. my sister.

30. starting to feel healthy again.

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