Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Six Months!

Jewell is six months old today. We are so proud of her. She is just getting the hang of eating solid food. Though she still has trouble getting the lids off.

Okay so maybe we don't let her eat peanut butter. But she seems to like bananas.

I just weighed her and she was 19 lbs. (Nineteen lbs of cuteness that is!) Just today she started actually bouncing in her door bouncer. (Before she just played with the toys and slowly spun around.) She is also growing much more attached to her mommy and daddy.

Another new thing that Jewell does is reach out when we come to get her from bed. You'll come up to the crib and her arms will be under the swaddle blankets. But as soon as you get there she breaks her arms out and starts stretching. (And if she can't get her arms out sometimes she just pokes one little hand out. Can you say adorable?)

Happy six months Jewell!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Weekday Climbing!

Yesterday we took advantage of Aunt Renae's (Jewell's aunt) day off to go climbing together. This is the second time that we've taken Jewell out in her Kelty carrier.

She has totally outgrown the Baby Bjorn (front carrier). So now we have her in the backpack carrier. It is frustrating for me because I can't look at her while we walk. But she sure loves it.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Daddy's Haircut

Well last Friday was the day for my semi-annual haircut. I have wanted to get it cut for a while but I couldn't justify getting an expensive haircut and I didn't want a cheap one. So my solution up until now was to just not get it cut. My last haircut was in December.

So on Monday (tomorrow) I have a job interview. Jeanie decided that I needed to get a haircut for the interview. So she made me an appointment at the local beauty school. I rode my bike on down (my current means of transportation since we parked one of our cars) and got my hair cut.

So if you're thinking I've been building up to something such as "it was the worst haircut ever" you're going to be disappointed. The haircut is fine. Of course there is a punchline -- it turns out that the interview is going to be a phone interview.

Last Picture With My Long Hair

The New Hairdo (Jewell included to make me look better)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Aunt Jill is Visiting

Our aunt Jill is visiting this weekend. She recently retired so she decided to take a road trip. Her trip started in Arizona and she went to Provo, UT then Vancouver, WA and now Seattle.

We all went to lunch yesterday at the Greenlake Bar and Grill. It's a nice little place right on Greenlake. Jeanie's mom actually owned a store back in the '70s that was in the same space.

We have more nice adventures planned for today. Hopefully Jewell cooperates with those plans.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

No Mobility Yet

So we've been encouraging Jewell to start crawling. She's not always thrilled with the process though. Here's a video of Jewell having a little tummy time.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

New Jewell Video

Happy July!

I have been working on embedding my own customizable movie player to out blog so that I don't have to rely on youTube anymore. Here is a little movie of Jewell that was shot yesterday. She's playing with a rattle that Grandma Janetski gave her.

Make sure to click the button on the bottom right to test the full screen mode.