Sunday, November 20, 2011

Weekend in Denver


We just got back from a weekend in Denver. Here are a bunch of family pictures from our excursions to Golden Gate Canyon State Park and Red Rocks Amphitheater.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thin vs. Skinny

I have always hated being called "skinny," so I'm making sure to correct people when they, with good intentions, use this word to describe Louisa.  She's had an interesting journey - heading southeast on the growth chart during the past 6 months.  When I was in school studying nutrition, I'm pretty sure I was taught that there is no need to be concerned unless a baby drops from one percentile line to the one below (from the 90th percentile to the 75th percentile, for example).  BUT, now I have this sweet, healthy little baby who has gone from the 75th to the 50th to the 21st at 2, 4, and 6 months...and I am not concerned at all. She loves to eat and has recently started eating solid foods (apples, pears, sweet potato, oats, acorn squash and plain yogurt).  In the past 2-3 weeks her spit-up has decreased too!  Lou's doctor was not concerned either.  I guess I shouldn't be surprised by Lou's body type even at this early age...I guess she takes after her THIN mom and dad :)

Here's a video from the latest doctor's appointment.  I decided against video taping her immunizations since they would make you sad.  I was amazed to see some videos on YouTube of babies getting shots!  Seems cruel.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011

A Good 'Ole Fashion Garage Raising

Thank you, thank you, thank you.  Nate and I are so very thankful for everyone that helped build our garage this weekend.  I am amazed by the generosity you all showed - giving up HUGE chunks of time to pound nails, hold Lou, climb ladders, haul shingles and "Novawrap" our new garage.  You know who you are, but you deserve some recognition (on this blog that gets MILLIONS of views each day)...

Mike, Trav, Ariyl, Paul, Abbie, Max, Georgia, Jeanne, Tony, Claude, Ryan, Grant, Jason, Rebekah, Adam, Kristy, Paul, Mike S, Aaron, and Jim








Nate started promptly at 8 am on Saturday morning and his work crew quickly grew.  Nate had an awesome idea to set up the camera to automatically take pictures every minute throughout the process.  Unfortunately, the camera battery died around 10 am on Saturday and we didn't realize it until around 4 pm.  Alas, here are some pictures from today.  I will hopefully update this post with the pictures from yesterday (before the battery died).  The last shingle was nailed in around 9 pm tonight. AMAZING work everyone.  Thank you.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A visit to Washington DC

Last weekend Louisa and I went to Washington DC while Nate was in Florida playing in 2011 Club Ultimate Nationals. They did better than the past two years, finishing seventh out of sixteen teams. I did my best to follow the games online while hanging out with Sarah, Dan and my parents. My trip was great - Lou was a champ on the flights and also during the Marine Corps Marathon that my dad participated in. Louisa had breakfast on a street curb not far from the Washington Monument before I took off to run the final 9.5 miles of the race with my dad. He did so well - finishing in about 4 hours and 20 minutes.

Here are some videos we took to send to Nate since he was really missing his Loubear...


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