Thursday, September 24, 2009

Travel Portland

In case you were thinking about coming to visit us....

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Learning to crawl

Sabine's first crawl on September 14th. Crawling is okay, but scootchin' is still a blast!


Photo shoot with Marty

Our buddy Marty is a professional photographer and stays with us when he visits Portland. He took some great pictures of Sabine during his last visit on September 12th.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A Visit to Mt Rainier with Bob & Sandy

Last week we took a trip to Mt. Rainier in Washington, thanks to the generosity of Heather's Uncle Bob and Aunt Sandy. None of us had been there before, so we were really looking forward to the trip. I hate to give Washington props over Oregon, but I have to say that Rainier is much more scenic than Mt. Hood. It definitely felt more Alpine. We stayed at the historic Paradise Inn, where I was surprised to find no phone, refrigerator, coffee or tv in the rooms. There was no internet or cell phone reception either. I guess that's what they mean by "free from modern life stresses and distractions". Don't they know I like modern distractions? I had to make a few calls and was sort of flummoxed by the wall of payphones.

We took some great hikes and Sabine had a wonderful time getting to know Sandy and Bob. They hit it off right away.

Bine really knows had to take a good nap in the car. Heather and I had Bine in our rather small hotel room, so when we put her down for the night at 8pm, we waited in the dark for her to fall asleep. The idea being that once she was asleep we would watch a movie on the laptop with headphones or read with our little reading lights, but we both fell asleep, too. We woke up at 1 in the morning wondering what had happened. The next night I managed to stay up till 10 or so, but Heather and Bine both got a good 11 hours of sleep!

On Friday night we stayed over at the Custodio's in Seattle, where Bine showed off her ability to eat a giant piece of fruit. Once we got back home, Bine displayed her new-found standing skills for the camera. She's been making a lot of big developmental steps recently. She pulls herself up in the crib and couch and baby gate. She walks along the baby gate and makes the leap to the couch. She's also started to crawl a bit. More on that soon...

Monday, September 14, 2009

More movies...

These were filmed on August 30, 2009.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Oma came to town... August and it was very fun for Sabine! She got to play all day and get all of Oma's attention. Oma took great care of Sabine and helped so much around the house. I worked too much while she was here but we did get a chance to visit Mt Hood and Timberline and followed the Fruit Loop to Hood River for a delicious dinner.

Bine got a whole new wardrobe from Oma which she needed since she's wearing 18-24 mos. clothes and she's only going to be 11 months soon. Thanks Oma. She also got a piggy bank that she likes to pet good night before she goes to bed....hmmm foretelling her future wealth?