Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I think I've mentioned before how Gabe loves to fold laundry with me. It is so cute to watch him, he totally thinks he is helping me. He has watched me fold enough clothes to know that I usually shake them before I fold them, so when he picks up an article of clothing he shakes it first and then looks to me for approval. He loves to climb in and out of the basket too. Andrew didn't seem to mind helping with the laundry, although I think he just had fun showing off his steady standing skills to Aunty Nat. He loved it when I would cheer for him when he got to his feet.
Playing the piano
Playing with the toys
In this shot both of the boys were actually dancing to the music the little walker makes. It killed me how cute they both were!
Monday, September 29, 2008
Not too sure what is going on here. Not sure if he is mad or just mid bite.
Lovin the one droopy curl in the front!
Look mummy "No Hands!"There's the water!
So last week as I was running out the door to work one day, I grabbed my cell phone (off the charger) and noticed that it had hardly charged. Slightly annoyed, but not having time to think about it (much bigger fish to try...LOL) I went on with my day. I love my current mobile and it has...so far... seemed indestructible (even with a distructobaby in the house). I continued to notice during the week that it wasn't charging properly and I was fearing that it might be time to break down and get a new phone. I really didn't want to go through the hassle and the expense so you could say that my poor phone had been running on faith and prayers all week.
Needless to say last night when Brad went to put it on the charger and noticed that the prongs that fit into the charger were bent beyond repair I was bummed. My response to him was, "Honey you are a genius, I know you can fix it, you can fix anything". He wasn't so enthusiastic and a pin and knife later Brad declared defeat. I was exhausted and went to bed huffing and puffing. Then....I woke up to find this in his office this morning:
This people, is my cell phone battery charging! At first when I saw it, it took me a minute to figure out what the contraption was and where the heck it had come from. Then the lights in my tired brain switched on. I went straight into the kitchen where Brad was eating his breakfast and declared him a true genius. Just when I think he can't possibly do anything else he manages to amaze me yet again. How did I get so lucky? I'll never stop asking myself that very question! Thank you honey! Now we just need to decide if the $50.00 we are going to have to spend on batteries is really worth keeping my tired old phone OR if it really is time to break down and get a new one!
This weekend our friend Wendy from Melbourne invited us up to Park City to stay in her brand spanking, no one has even slept in it yet, just closed last Thursday, gorgeous new condo at the 5 star Westgate Resort in Park City. She had said to me that she wanted us to come up for some "well deserved R&R" and that is exactly what we got. Ahhhhhhh. We drove up on Saturday morning and when we arrived, Brad made a yummy pancake brunch. Wendy's friend Bobby came too and we enjoyed a lovely meal together. Really what beats Brads heavenly pancakes topped with mashed banana, strawberries and vanilla ice cream? Nothing if you ask me!
After brunch, we hit the Park City outlets where Wendy spoiled us yet again (despite my begging and pleading). She wanted to make sure that Gabe had an outfit from his Aunty Wendy to keep him cute and warm this winter.
When we got back to the condo, Wendy headed home to her condo in Redstone and "left us to enjoy some time alone". While Gabe napped, I made dinner and then after dinner, we headed down to the pool. We spent the evening jumping from the pool to the sauna and just having so much fun. Gabe had so much fun swimming with mummy and daddy.
I was a little nervous that Gabe wouldn't sleep well away from home, but he gave us an extra treat and slept through the night and even slept in until 7:00am. Perfect! Once we were all up on Sunday morning, I made us some eggs for breakfast and then while Gabe went down for his morning nap I enjoyed THE most incredible shower. Have you ever had the pleasure of taking a shower in a floor to ceiling granite European Steam shower? OH MY! I was in heaven and am still dreaming about it. It is a shower and steam room in one. The shower had two shower heads. One of them was a regular on the wall shower head and the other was on the ceiling of the shower and was huge. The shower head above was about the size of a large dinner plate and it was like showering in the rain. Anyway, I could go on forever about this shower. Let me finish by saying that the hot steam in conjunction with the cool rain shower was divine!
When Gabe woke up, we had fun walking around the massive resort and exploring all of its amenities. At 1:00pm Wendy came over for a roast chicken lunch with all the sides. Then for dessert that morning I had made some homemade oreo cookies and we had them topped with a smidge of vanilla ice cream and fresh strawberry puree. Wendy had mentioned to me that whenever she comes to the states she is always hungry, but because the food is different is never sure what to eat. I could more than sympathize, so I wanted to make her a home cooked meal that I knew wouldn't be strange to her. I thought it was the VERY least I could do and I had so much fun doing it.
Later on in the afternoon while Gabe took a heavenly 3 1/2 hour afternoon nap, Brad and I enjoyed some time just relaxing and watching a movie. It may not sound too fancy to most, but I am easily excited and easily pleased and we just felt so blessed to be able to spend the weekend there. THANKS WENDY! We definitely drove home on Sunday night feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
I can't wait to go back for my birthday and will be counting the sleeps until it comes. Only 46 sleeps to go! =)
Sadly, in my rush to pack to go away I forgot the camera. We took the below pics with Brads phone so that you can get an idea of what it was like. Enjoy!
BathroomMost awesome shower EVER!Gabe on the ride home