New Pictures

October 22, 2008

Hi all, I just don’t know about this format for downloading pictures!  I’ve posted new ones on Facebook though, so feel free to check them out there!

We’re still here

June 22, 2008

I know it’s been awile.  Infact, it’s been so long that I can’t remember how to post pictures!  Scott is out of town, but when he gets back I’ll have him show me again.  Kian and I have had lots of fun together.  I enjoyed my first full week as a stay-at-home mom.  He is just precious and full of smiles.  He loves to throw rocks in the creek, wrestle, stir whatever I’m cooking, and copy what people say.  Today I counted “one” and he said “two” and climbed into his crib all himself!  He also says “pee” on his own.  It is pretty funny to hear that in his little voice!  This week we went to the zoo, the farmers market (where I discovered that Kian loves kettle corn… but who doesn’t?), the park, and we took atleast one walk every day.  We have also had two people look at our townhouse (it is for sale for those of you who don’t know).  It has been a challenge getting the house completely spotless all by myself while Kian explores everything.  Sometimes I feel like my efforts are fruitless – especially when I am putting things away in one cupboard and see Kian throwing tupperware out of another!  Somehow we have managed to be ready and out the door before the people come to look though.  That is nothing short of a miracle!  Apparently it is a tough time to sell, but we know it will happen.  We lowered our price and are now getting some bites.  Our target move date to Bend, OR is August.  I’m sorry to those of you who we were never able to have over!  I posted a virtual tour of our house so you can see it though.  And know you’re always welcome to visit us in Bend!  

http://www.easystreetrealestate.com/Nav.aspx/Page=http://www.visualtour.com%2fshownp.asp%3fsk%3d13%26t%3d1490231

April 21, 2008

Hi all!  Just wanted to let you know that our computer router (spelling?) is broken at home and we have been so busy since our trip to Arizona that we have not gotten a new one.  SO, I am at work updating the blog now, but will not have pictures for a little longer.  We do have exciting news though.  We are listing our house this week and will get our “For Sale”sign on Friday.  I’ll post the website with pictures so those of you faraway friends who I promised pictures of our new to (two years ago!) can finally see it!  Or you can buy it.  ( : 

We will be moving to Bend, Oregon this summer where Scott will help start an office for his firm, and I will be a professional residence manager.  On a different note, Kian is doing so many new things!  He loves to run and play football.  He gives the biggest kisses ever and says many things in sign language and with words.  It is so fun to be able to communicate with him more and more.  Kian got his first hair cut (by a professional) on Saturday and got to sit in an airplane, watch a movie, and have a lollipop.  If only it were that fun for us all!  I will post pictures soon.  Take care,
Tracey

March 23, 2008

You can check out my Uncle Kory’s blog to see a few more pictures of me.  His are fancier than mom and dads – I help him get practice as a professional photographer!

Star of the Show!

March 22, 2008

Mama’s little helper

On one of my days off last week I went to work (school) to lead a Student of the Month Assembly.  Kian stole the show as mama’s helper.  He would not leave my side, but I think he kept the kids quiet for me!

Peekabo!

March 9, 2008

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Kian loves to play peekabo!  In this picture, Scott was helping Kian duck behind the counter, then pulling him up to see me in the kitchen.  It was so adorable!  He is really doing some fun things now.  He claps his hands and dances all the time.  I will try to link a video of it one of these days – promise!  And when he disagrees with something (like leaving the park) he will lay down on his back and look up at me, no screaming, just quiet stubbornness!  This week he began taking a kleenex and wiping his nose, something he’s seen us do to him a million times.  Kian is also a walker now!  Yes, he walks all over the place.  Sometimes he’ll grab my hand and just walk around the house.  He is a bit like our old dog, Bailey though – he definitely goes where he wants to go.  Another favorite activity of Kian’s is to sit on the window sill and watch the garbage man every Thursday.  Last Thursday was a special treat because the clean water guys came too!  It is hard to believe he will be 14 months old on March 24th.  Time has flown by but is always an absolute blast. 

Fun in the Sun

February 29, 2008

Kian has been loving the sunny weather!  We have made several trips to the park this week.  You can see them all by clicking on this picture.  Yep, Scott has revolutionized the way we blog.  I’m not quite sure how to put albums up yet, but I will learn!  The pictures of Kian in the jean jacket were taken Saturday and the orange shirt pictures are from today.  He LOVES the slide, even the big bumpy one, and he has no fear.  Which makes me even more fearful that one day we’ll see him competing in the X Games.  It is kind of weird to see the littlest guy on the playground trying to climb up the slide or off the ledge!  But for now we are just enjoying the park by our house.  Kian still tries to eat the rocks and bark chips but usually if I ask him to give them to me, he will.  Such a giver!   

February 23, 2008

Okay, so I don’t think we’re going to rotate the pictures below.  You’ll just have to tilt your head!

The Next Picasso?

February 21, 2008

(We’re working on getting these pictures rotated the right way)

Unhappy painterhoarding chalk at art classLoving the chalk!  

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I think not.  Every Thursday morning we go to art class for babies at the Rec. Center.  I know, you’re thinking ART CLASS???  Well see, I couldn’t do swimming lessons because he’s had ear infections and it was the middle of winter.  They didn’t offer baby sign language classes and he was too old for the gymboree exercise classes.  So we are developing his creative side!  Actually, Kian hates the paint.  The teacher sets up stations with chalk, a fun activity (the oatmeal picture – sometimes it is beans or water, but this week it was oatmeal), finger paint, real paint with brushes, sponges, cotton balls and trucks to drive through the paint, oh – and there are easels too!  Anyway, as soon as Kian touches the fingerpaint he wiggles his fingers in the air because he doesn’t like the texture – notice the “Unhappy Painter” picture – and I actually painted that!  And last week I tried to get him to use the paint brush and he dropped it on my pants.  It never ceases though, every week he goes right to the chalk easel – not to draw, but to hoard all the chalk and eat it.  So I have learned that I could go to Walmart and buy him a bin of chalk instead of signing him up for art class and he would be just as happy.  But then we’d have pictures of him at Walmart.  So I guess this was worth it!  He sure looks creative!

Monkey Boy

February 8, 2008

Tracey told me she had caught Kian trying to crawl out of his crib lately. Today I was trying to put him down for a nap and he really wasn’t interested in napping. I decided to let him have some time in the crib until he started trying to climb out. He wasn’t just trying, he was succeeding. I had my phone and snapped this picture before I picked him up and explained why crawling out of your crib is a bad idea.

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