Saturday, September 29, 2007

Harrison's first vacay - off to Oregon!

Mike and I headed to Portland, Oregon to visit Christina's best friend Shannon and her two children, Braden and new baby Sienna and our dear friends from Arizona that recently moved back to Portland, Beret and Eric Dahm and their two children, Mia and new baby Catcher! Shannon left shortly after we got to town on a previously scheduled trip so we spent as much time with her as we could before she left - and enjoyed staying with, and spending time with Beret and Eric while falling in love with their new little man!

This picture was take shortly after we arrived - Shai met us at the Dahm's so I could meet Sienna! From left to right - Sienna, Mike with Harrison and Baby Catcher.

Aunt Shai with lil man!

Here I am with Sienna - she is such a happy little girl!!

And so lovable!!!

Shai and I took the bambinos to the mall - here's our car seat advertisement

How cute is Sienna in this hat??!!

Braden and Harrison checking each other out.

After Shannon left we spent the rest of the time with the Dahms. Beret's sister Kirsten invited us over for a cookout at her new house for Grandparent's day... they live on Lake Oswego, Oregon - the whole time I was there it felt like we were in a Coastal Living photo shoot - she set tables outside overlooking the lake with long white tablecloths and candles - and can you see the view in the background - the picture really doesn't do it justice - but is was gorgeous!

Harrison loving on Auntie Beret!

Playing with the lil' man

Later that day as the sun was setting we went out on the boat oohing and ahhing at the multi-million dollar lakeside homes... below - Eric's sister, Sarah and Beret.

Beret and I put Catcher and Harrison together on the floor and they were so cute together - fast friends in the making!

Mia was so sweet with both the boys...

Harrison loves to get the death grip on hair - Mia's hair was no exception

We spent an afternoon in the Pearl District - eating at one of my favorite lunch spots, Elephants (Shai introduced me to this awesome restaurant a couple years ago) and then we walked around and window shopped - Harrison was whipped and zonked out in his carrier. Just like his daddy the kid can sleep anywhere!

Chomping on those fingers!

Beret, Eric, Harrison and baby Catcher!

Beret got this little Bee outfit for Mia to play in - she was wearing it when we arrived from the airport and insisted on wearing over to the dinner at the Beret's sister's house. Mike and I bought her this little bubble blowing lawn mower for her 2nd birthday (which we later found out was a huge hit because bubbles and lawn mowers are two of her current favorite items... who knew??) I just died laughing when I walked outside to walk HayLeigh and saw her in the bumble bee outfit moving the lawn with her purse! A true modern chic!

Mia loving on HayLeigh.

Here's a pic Beret sent of Mia with her lawn mower - isn't she adorable!

Our little guy and can sit up with support and I propped him up on this chair and couldn't resist the precious poses he was making! How handsome is he!!!

Road Trippin - 3 adults, 1 baby, 1 dog and a 'Burb

So we thought hey if we are going to take this kid off let's really do it up - so from Portland we flew to Colorado to meet Christina's parents in Boulder where FSU was playing University of Colorado and then Mike flew out to his next golf event while Christina, Harrison, Nonnie, Gramp and HayLeigh all piled in a Suburban for a road trip through CO and Utah back to AZ! And amazingly we all survived and are still speaking!

Christina's good friends from childhood Becky and Jay Wozny live in Boulder, CO here we are visiting with Beck and her daughter Willow in their home.

Later we met them for breakfast and walked around downtown Boulder - here we are with a family friend who was also in CO for the FSU game, Uncle Squirrel. All of us except for Mike and Christina's mom ended up taking our shoes off and walking across that creek to avoid walking all the way to the bridge - while it seemed to be a great idea at the time - the water was freezing and the rocks on the toes were anything but smooth! But we can now say we walked through Boulder Creek

Lil' man in the appropriate colors - GO NOLES!

Chillin in the hotel room

So we have to include some trip pics - After the game we drove from Boulder to Arches National Park in Utah - if you have never been GO - it is awesome!

This is about as close as Harrison got the the famous big arch in the park - you can see it really small in the back... look really close....

A little closer....

Ahhh - now you see it!

On one of our many stops... I'm still nursing - and that added a whole new element to our road trip - since our little bug eats about every two hours! We stopped often (to my mom's small bladder's hooray) and in some rather interesting places - when the bug's gotta eat he wants to eat now - there is little patience when it comes to his dining - hmm I guess that could be a little like his mama!

Christina's mom and dad and HayLeigh at Bryce Canyon - another must see!

And unfortunately - we don't have any great pics of Zion National Park, Utah - but that just might have been the darling of the trip - it was truly breathtaking!!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Harrison 4 Months

Our smiling boy!

Now that the cast is off and the braces are on (until January) he thinks they are a new toy that is always available!

Chomping on those fingers!

Practicing his Yoga pose the Cobra

Saturday, September 1, 2007

More 3 1/2 months...

First time in the pool!

He loves the giraffe that Christina'a Godmother, Charlene sent him!

And in the mouth it goes - like everything does these days!

Aunt DeDe comes to visit (Christina's mom's best friend who has been like a second mom to Christina)

Sitting up in his Bumbo seat

His "Blue Steel" face!