Saturday, February 27, 2010

Standing Up!!

OMG!! I was getting Chloe's crib ready for nap time as usual, not expecting anything different... Put the baby on the floor, Pull the crib away from the wall, retrieve lost binkies, push crib back, pick up baby..... wait a minute, Chloe is standing??? Yes between pull crib away from the wall and retrieve lost binkies Chloe learned to pull herself up and stand. Holy cow!

Now all she wants to do is to stand! Well I should say all she wants to do is stand AND crawl as fast as she can. Currently her favorite destinations are the DVD player (broken-thanks Chloe), and the dog bowls in the kitchen. I manage to get her up before she gets into the dog bowls, but unfortunately I wasn't quick enough for the DVD player.

Here is Chloe enjoying some play time in her play nook in the office.

Now that she can stand it is like she has all new toys. She is playing with them from a whole new perspective.

By the way, Happy Birthday Andrew!! 29!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

I heart Daddy!

This is a baby and Daddy post. Chloe has been so animated lately, and it seems some of her favorite times of day are when she gets to play with her Dad. He can ALWAYS make her smile.
Relaxing on Dad's lap. Oh so fun!Playing with Dad's hair---and getting tummy kisses!Ooooh such an awesome new toy! This is how Chloe plays with her toys :)
Right in the mouth, yum!
She is teething, or at least we think she is teething. Sore gums but no teeth yet. Who wants to take a bet on when the first one will make it's debut?

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Our day started out with some very excited barking dogs...They wanted to get outside REALLY BAD...Why? Oh because there is a giant moose right behind our fence! We see moose all the time up here, but I still think it is really exciting! They are just so dang big and goofy looking! We did not let the dogs out then, but later after the moose meandered away. It also began snowing which is always fun and beautiful! So on to the day's festivities. Dustin came over and the guys, and Chloe spent some man time brewing some spruce tip beer and making chili. Remember when we collected the spruce tips this last spring? Well we finally put them to some good use.
The brewed beer :) It won't be ready to drink for a few weeks.
But never fear, we had a bunch more that is ready to go. We chill our beer in a special way up here in Alaska. We just stick it in the snow- right outside our door! Since it was the superbowl, Andrew wanted to be sure we had domestic beer- I guess it seemed more American? As you can see the crowd was very patriotic.

Chloe made the rounds at the party and especially enjoyed her time with Conor. She was a very happy, very social girl that day. She must be a football fan.
Chloe wasn't the only one who had a good time. As you can see Andrew also enjoyed the superbowl this year. (Sorry Dustin)
It is always nice to get our friends together, and it seems like these days it doesn't happen too often! I have been busy busy busy with work and then also with organizing and baby proofing. It never ends. I have so much to catch up on..... more blog posts to come!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I can't believe Chloe can fit into these PJ's already! They are 6-12 month size (so yeah I guess it is only logical that she can wear them) but the thing is that I bought them on a trip down to Seattle when I had just found out I was having a girl. It seems like such a long time ago. I could never have imagined back then how wonderful motherhood would be.

I didn't know how much I would love all of the little tiny fingers

or little dimples, I had no idea that my little wiggly belly bump would grow to be this super happy baby. I hoped she would be healthy, and I prayed she wouldn't have colic, but beyond that I didn't have any real expectations. I certainly didn't expect all of the changes that have happened to us. We expected to get less sleep, and to go out much less but didn't expect that we would laugh a lot more- we laugh all of the time, and are generally complete goofs now. It is hard to take things too seriously when all Chloe wants to do is play with us. When she isn't playing with us she is off in her own world playing and talking to herself- it is just too cute.
We are so lucky!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Give her a hand!

Chloe learned something new today. Photos just couldn't capture the cuteness.

I took a video instead! Shoot I just realized it is sideways........ I always forget that I can't rotate video like I can a photo. Oh well you get the idea.