Monday, March 24, 2008


HAPPY EASTER from Erica:

She turned 6 months old on March 10th. She had her appointment today.

Height: 25.5 in (32%) - the doctor predicted she would be 5'4''.
Weight: 14 lb 13 oz (21%)
Head Cir: 43.8 cm (79%)

Things she likes to do:
  • Eat her toes
  • Roll onto her tummy
  • Sit
  • Stand with support
  • Watch little kids and babies
  • Watch our dog, Kayla
  • Eat sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, prunes, pears, peaches (not peas or green beans)
  • Smile when she burps
  • Listen to her dad play guitar
  • Help her mom play the piano
  • Chew on her Baby Banana Brush
  • She doesn't like this, but her first tooth peeked through a couple days ago
We celebrated Easter by BBQing with our friends Dan, Jill and their little girl Lydia.

O-ma and O-pa

Troy's parents came to visit last week. It was so nice to have them here. Although Troy still had to work a lot, we did manage to visit Colossal Cave and the Saguaro National Park. We even fit a game of tennis in. We miss them and hope they come back soon!! (I kept meaning to, but I never got a picture of Erica with O-ma.)

Thursday, March 13, 2008


Troy's brother Andy, his wife Julie and their kids Noah and Lovi came to visit. We had such a great time and we were sad to see them go. Erica loved having her cousins around. They provided constant entertainment, so mom loved it too. We did lots of great things while they were here.

We visited the Desert Museum.

We went to a Spring Training game for the Seattle Mariners and Colorado Rockies. I spent most the game walking Erica around in her stroller under the shade of the bleachers.

We played around at our house.

We went running.

We went swimming.

And we took baths!

Monday, March 3, 2008

The Front Yard

I finished the patio, and we're finally posting it (I'm on blog duty while Nancee makes cookies. I am definitely getting the better end of this deal!) Note Erica staring at Kayla - one of her favorite things to do as of late. She's so interested in anything the dog does. Maybe I'd get more much attention from my daughter if I also rolled around in dirt and ate off the floor... more often.

At least I don't have to mow the lawn very often. Never, in fact. Here we are by our new agave.

Erica is being subjected to her daddy's palm fettish.
...and again... (we went on a plant buying binge this month)

I reshaped the grounds on this side of our house, planted two rocks, and a golden barrel cactus -none of which need much water. I found that big rock on a campout. It's heavier than it looks.

I did some reshaping of the grounds, redid the rock bed, and transplanted some stuff.