Tuesday, February 25, 2014
They were spending the weekend in the Virginia mountains with another couple at a cabin in Rileyville, aptly named "Appalachian Sunrise." They had scheduled to visit three wineries on Saturday around Luray. While visiting the first stop, Cave Ridge Vineyard in the Shenandoah Valley, Brian got down on one knee. Nancy says she was very surprised.
Have I mentioned how happy we all are for the two of them!! We love Nancy and know she will be a wonderful addition to our family as much as Brian will be a wonderful addition to hers. Congratulations you two!
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Next, here are some adorable pictures of Brock playing with big cousin Evan and Kali!
Finally, the last bit of random was from yesterday's bath time. Brock loves anything that will help him walk and the bath stool is no exception!
Such a funny little guy!
Friday, February 14, 2014
Happy Valentine's Day!!!Brock and I have big plans today! Later this morning Brock will be going to his last dance class this session. I'm not sure I know of any "Valentine's Day songs", but I'm sure we'll do something heart related. Maybe he'll get a kiss from one of the little girls in his class. :)
Our cousin Evan Klein and his girlfriend Kali are in this weekend from Spokane and they have agreed to babysit tonight! So Brent and I are headed out for a lovely dinner to celebrate my birthday and Valentine's Day. (I will try to get pictures of Evan and Kali and Brock) Thank you guys!!!
And Brock's home modeling for Mommy turned out.... pretty good. As I attached the red suspenders to Brock's pants, I couldn't help but remember Aunt Beverly and Uncle Sam's wedding where all the groomsmen (and ring bearers) wore suspenders. :)
|Uncle Sam, Jason, Jack, Brian, & Jeffrey|
Monday, February 10, 2014
|Peace Arch Border Crossing|
|Finally crossing the bridge to downtown Vancouver|
|View from our hotel room|
After a nice buffet breakfast at the hotel, included in our stay, we packed the car to head to Gastown.
|Gastown Steam Clock with Vancouver's Lookout Tower in the background|
Next stop was the Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park.
After this, Brock was ready for his nap, so after we bundled him all up and put a blanket over the stroller, he unfortunately missed the entire outdoor section with beluga whales, dolphins, sea lions and otters. He would have really enjoyed the otters - they were so close to the glass!
|Taking a nap|
|Brock playing with the Gummi Bear package (only the package, no gummis for him yet!)|
|"To the Rescue: Superhero Picks"|
Be on the lookout... the next event he modeled for will be live on February 18th, called "Rockabye".
We also got back some extra shots of his last time at Zulily. He's so serious now!
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
|Brock with his Seahawks Jersey|
So, to celebrate the awesomeness, we decided to go to the parade today..... we had good intentions.
|Interesting to note you can see the outside temperature is 28 degrees at this time|
And we waited.
And finally at 12:15pm, we heard signs that the parade had finally started. The police did a great job of keeping people on the sidewalk before the parade started, but all of a sudden people just pushed their way onto the street to get closer to the parade vehicles. It would have been fine if we didn't have the stroller, but now we had a worthless view, Brock was crying, and we were all cold (especially Brock and I who had been standing outside in 30 degree weather for two hours now).
Brent's office was only 4 blocks away, so we hurried over to get warm. Brock enjoyed seeing the fish in the lobby. We sat in Brent's cafeteria and had lunch while we waited for some of the crowds to leave. They estimated nearly 1 million people turned out for the parade and rally held at Century Link Field (and overflow at Safeco Field) for the Seahawks today. Wow! Good job Hawks.... but next time you win the Superbowl, we may watch you from the comfort of our home!
Here are some other snapshots from the parade (borrowed from others).
|Russell Wilson and the Lombardi Trophy|
|View from 4th and Madison.... no crowd control like the New York Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!|