Sunday, April 13, 2014

Warming Up & Waiting

We've been playing the waiting game for the last week. Well....actually for about 3 weeks. George was early so I was hoping that this baby would come somewhere between 38 and 40 weeks but we'll officially hit 41 tomorrow. 

We're all ready. Very ready! We're doing whatever we can to pass the time. 

Last week as I was making dinner and I was super excited because of how well George was playing with his kitchen instead of whining at my feet to be held. I poked my head in the living room to find him sitting on his stove cooking up a storm. He's become quite the climber lately. 

He's still a pretty good eater but he's slowly letting us know what he doesn't want or would rather have. 

Yesterday was a beautiful day and the second day of our favorite ice cream spot being open. We met a few of George's buddies for ice cream and then headed to the park. 

George had a blast running around and wore himself out. He crashed early and even slept late this morning. That hasn't happened in a long time. Spring and summer are going to be good for all of us. 

Nathan taught him to throw things in the river. 

That's the latest and greatest. I'm hoping we'll be posting about a new baby soon but this kid doesn't seem to be in any hurry to join us. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Staycation 2014

Just like last year Nathan has a week off in March. Originally we had planned to go somewhere but with the baby supposed to arrive so soon we hung out around here. 

We started out by going to Lexie's Joint for burgers, fries, and fried pickles. 

I had been twice but Nathan and George had never been so this was their first time. 

They have the best burgers and fries I've ever had. This place is seriously amazing. Oh, and they have milkshakes made with local ice cream. Yum, yum, yummm.

I had their special for the day. If I can remember it had mozzarella, coleslaw, tomato, and chimichurri sauce. 

After our delicious lunch we walked around downtown. This is a new German coffee and pastry shop that I've wanted to try. 

It was really cute and the coffee was delicious. 

We worked on a lot of projects the rest of the week. I'll have a full post up of the tepee I made for George soon. 

St. Patrick's Day was Monday so we celebrated with the traditional fare. 

Three of George's favorites. Cabbage, carrots, and bread. 

As you can see George knows when his picture is being taken. 

On the coldest morning of the week we headed to our favorite coffee shop after breakfast and then to the library. 

This past weekend was maple weekend in NH. We had planned to go last year to a sugar shack but something came up and we didn't make it. The closest one to us is only about 15 minutes away. Thankfully it wasn't super cold Saturday morning since everything is outside. 

This is the big vat of sap from the trees. This particular sugar shack has about 900 trees that they tap plus they buy sap from two other guys that have trees.

The harvest is late this year due to the unusually cold weather. By this time last year everyone was pretty much done.

This years (top) and previous years syrup color.

Maple sugar coma. At this point he had sampled raw sap, maple syrup, maple candy and was about to get a taste of maple butter. 

Staycation 2014 was a success though I think next year we'll head somewhere warm for the week. 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Dumpling Update: 18-19 Months

It's been a while since I took George's pictures and did an update on 
what he's been up to. I took the pictures a month ago and I'm just now getting them posted. 

Length: 31 inches 
Weight: 24 pounds

He's a little peanut for his age but he eats a ton so one day he'll catch up with everyone else. 

What he's been up to and saying:
words: mama, daddy, hot, cold, dog, cat, pop, that, bye bye, hi, door, please, no, all done, I did it, wow, dip, uh oh, waffle (sounds like babble)
sounds: car sounds, dog, chicken, bunny & horse
plays in his kitchen
LOVES to read
LOVES his big boy bed in his tepee
thinks tea and teeth are the same thing (points to his teeth when Nathan makes or drinks tea)
likes to sweep and clean
really likes animals
enjoys coloring
obsessed with his daddy
is crazy for stuffed animals


I'm sure there are tons of other things I'm not thinking of but these are a few things that came to mind. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Last Saturday

We had two glorious days in the 40's this last weekend. Of course, it's back to highs in the 20's this week and more snow predicted but we enjoyed it while it lasted. Saturday was sunny so we went to Portsmouth after George's nap. 

We went to walk and eat gelato but our little place had closed so we had ice cream and sorbet. George managed to make it through his "kiddy" sized portion in record time. 

And was quickly off to seek and destroy something in the shop. 

 This is one of the very few pictures I have from this pregnancy. George turned 18 months on Sunday and I'm 34 weeks with H2.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

George's Valentines Breakfast

I love Valentines Day. It can be super simple, cheesy, and cheep but I think that's why it's so fun. I was really excited this year because George is old enough to know what's going on. 

I bought him a few things at the dollar store and made him a pink breakfast. 

Pink heart pancakes, grapefruit, and grapefruit juice. This kid LOVES grapefruit!

He also loves balloons.

His favorite toy was a little stuffed robin bird. It's in a strong tie with his penguin from his uncle Phillip.