Monday, March 29, 2010

Vancouver. BC

Matt surprised Sam and I with a weekend trip to Canada to walk around the aquarium and the city. It was a perfect day for a family outing, and Sam's first trip out of the states.We went out and bought him a front-facing car seat for the car ride up north . He loved being able to see everything.Sam's first steps in a foreign land.We saw so many cool things at Stanley Park Aquarium. Sam was especially entertained. Moon Jellyfish. Some weird deep sea dweller.Baby moon jellys.Orange JellyfishHyacinth MacawsBull frog.Axolotl.Starfish.We were able to catch the Beluga show, and Sam and I were only inches away from getting soaked during the "splash the audience" routine. Me and baby Sam and mommy beluga and baby beluga. After we had seen our fair share of animal life, we headed down into the city to do some shopping on Robson St.We also stopped in at Cafe Crepe for a light dinner,and the candy store for dessert.All in all it was a great weekend. We love Canada!

Friday, March 26, 2010

11 months old

Pots and pans are his favorite things to play with.
He likes to carry his toys in his mouth while he is crawling.
Sam will not sit still or be quiet in church.
Has only 2 teeth.
Sam is only a few days from walking on his own.
He can and will climb anything.
He loves animal crackers and yogurt.
Cuddling is a requirement before nap or bed time.
Sam does not like wet diapers.
He loves to be outside playing in dirt and grass.
Making up words and noises is so much fun.
He enjoys pushing buttons.
Sam smiles at everyone but especially girls.
He can wave, clap, dance, and bob his head when you ask him "what up?"
Sleep is finally on a schedule.
He is wearing 12-18 month clothes because he is so tall.
Sam holds his own sippy cup, but refusing to do so with the bottle.
Loves making funny faces.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spring has sprung...

...and we are loving every minute of sun.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Seattle Dog Show

I was in HEAVEN last Saturday when we were able to attend the Seattle dog show to support Jan, Matt's mom, and her Brussles Griffon, Murphy. Courtney and I met Matt and Sam at the convention center, and we walked around for hours admiring all the different dog breeds.

Murphy did really good on Saturday, but had a harder time impressing the judges on Sunday. He is still number one in our book!
My favorite event was the agility competition. I would have loved to watch the Aussies do it, but we were only able to stay for the little dog event. It was fun anyway.
Sam loves dogs just as much as Matt and I do, and he kept saying "guh." "guh." (his version of dog) the whole day.
Maybe one day he'll show dogs just like his Nana Jan :)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

30 years RAD!!!

Thats right! Matt turned 30 years old on Friday, March 12th. I figured he deserved a night full of embarrassing moments, tons of awesome friends, great food and oh yeah...a MAJOR flash back to 1980.
But before we get into pictures from the night (thank you to Alycia for taking most of them), here is how it all played out:

6:30pm - Kyle and Mike pick Matthew up to take him out to dinner.
7:00pm - Guests arrive for surprise party at the Elks Lodge in Lynnwood.
7:30pm - I call Matt explaining that my dad has thrown his back out unloading band equipment at a gig in Lynnwood.
7:35pm - My dad calls Matt asking for help.
7:45pm - Matt, Kyle and Mike arrive at the "gig" to help my dad with some heavy lifting.
7:46pm - Matt is surprised at the door by all his friends and family dressed in ridiculous 80's garb.
Let the party begin!
Such a totally awesome night! Happy birthday Matty!