Ride the ferry

Last two days I’ve been riding the ferry with Nicole and Sven into San francisco. Been fun hanging out with them and had a fret dinner last night.

Very much looking forward to seeing Kim and the boys tonight.

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A New Nickname?

It is tough not to compare the second child to the first child; in how they look, when they accomplish those baby milestones, their personalities, sleep habits, and so on. Today I am amazed at their differences. One in particular, Olin successfully put his foot in his mouth today. I think because I had taken away everything else he had to chew on. He is our little Billy Goat. Sander never was able to get his foot to his mouth.

I thought Sander put everything in his mouth but O takes it to a whole new level. Today alone I was holding our grocery bag while O was in the carrier and before I knew it he had it in his mouth (sorry Trader Joe cashier that had to touch that bag).

Next was the string to his brother’s balloon and it is not easy to pry something from his clenched fist. He has got some hold. Then as he was sitting next to me at lunch and had already chewed on both his socks I feel him tugging at my shirt. I don’t know what I expected but I got a nice wet shirt by the time I figured out what he was doing.

Finally he found his toes. I am sure it won’t be the last thing he finds today to chew on. I guess at least he doesn’t chew through things.

Out with the boys

Been a crazy couple of weeks as we prepare for our big move. In that time i’ve had some nice moments with my boys. Sander and I spent some time at schoolhouse beach. Great time in the fog. So pretty.

Olin has a tendancy to wake up too early in the morning. This morning we went out for an early morning walk to the rose garden and up piedmont ave.

Olin’s First Trip to Nevada

This post is a little overdue, but back in June we headed to my parents house for a long weekend. The two boys and I drove up together and much to my surprise we made it in one piece. Chris joined us a few days later.

Sander had a fabulous time (Olin too, but easier to gauge Sander’s reaction). We visited the pool, which was really an indoor wonderland for kids. Lots of water squirting everywhere, balls, buckets and water slides. Sander has to grow a little to go on the water slides, but I tired them out for the team. They were super fast and briefly made me feel like a teenager. I would post a picture from the pool, but I am not sure my Mom wants me to post a picture of her in her bathing suit on the web (though she looks fantastic), so I will err on the side of caution and leave the pool up to your imagination.

Sander enjoyed running around the backyard, watching my Dad’s train run around the track, climbing the hill and running along all the paths my Dad’s created. Olin just enjoyed being held all the time and some Grandparent love.

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And later in the weekend to further fuel Sander’s love of trains we rode one. It gives us something else to talk about when he says at dinner, “talk about (long dramatic pause like he might ask us to talk about something else), trains!” It was a little rainy that day, but fun none-the-less.

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The final shot is of the boys in Sander’s travel bed. Too cute not to post.

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Olin Mixes it Up

Today on his 5 month birthday Olin tried “solid” food. He has been watching us eat for sometime now, grabbing for food, mimicking us as we chew, so we figured it was about time.

The food of choice, rice cereal. Yum! The whole family was present. Olin sat on Dad’s lap, since Sander showed his first resistance to sharing something with his younger brother, his chair that is. Guess we will be needing another one.

Seemed like he enjoyed it. He even helped the spoon into his mouth. However, since he likes putting everything into his mouth this was really no surprise.

We relearned the valuable lesson, do not place the bowl too close to the subject eating. He will grab it and it will spill. Luckily there was plenty of rice cereal to go around. A new eating adventure.

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