Monday, January 30, 2012

Week 3 – Self-portrait: Josie and Mom

This is an older self portrait but I remember that this was the first time that Josie held up her head in the moby wrap. We were about to go out for a walk and it looks like she is saying something but she was really yawning. I dont have a lot of self portraits and any that I do have are of the attachment (Josie) that I am holding most of the day but I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Josephine is Three Months Old!

Big changes for this three months old! We celebrated Chinese New Year by crying and fussing at a restaurant thanks to her three month growth spurt. We're starting to meet up with other moms who have children the same age. And best of all we're sleeping at 6 and 7 hour increments making mom and dad really happy and rested. Also setting up to be a world traveler she is getting a passport in March.

Nicknames: Josie, Josie-Bird, Smiley
Likes: She is still loving those walks either in the Moby or the Ergo carrier. Sitting on our laps and looking out when other people are around. She also likes to face out in the moby wrap to watch us cook dinner. She loves her morning massage, baby yoga and music.
Dislikes: Does not like sitting in a wet diaper.
Accomplishments: Spitting sounds, even more smiles, mimic what we say, lots of head control
Nuisances: Hiccups
Starting Weight: 11 lbs. 7 oz.
Current Weight: 12 lbs. 2 oz. (we did this weight check at home so it might not be accurate)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Week 2 – I Dreamed a Dream: Amalfi Coast

For some reason I have been dreaming a lot about the Amalfi Coast. It's probably my favorite place to visit. We love the little fishing town of Praiano. The town is small but has plenty of really great restaurants and the view are second to none. We've never had or wanted to rent a car there because everything is so accessible by foot or bus. And that's part of the adventure, right?

I have many fond memories of our two trips to Praiano, but one very specific part of these trips is the opportunity to ride the SITA bus. The SITA bus is the public bus that transports people around the Amalfi Coast. The Amalfi Coast drive alone is a really a treat to see, but to take that trip with one of the highly skilled (and usually good looking) SITA bus drive is an opportunity that shouldn't be missed.

I was able to find a short YouTube clip that I wanted to share.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Lots of Snow! And Slush.

This week brings Snowmageddon 2012 to Seattle. While accumulation has been wide-ranging in various neighborhoods and surrounding cities, I've already shoveled three times this morning. Very wet, heavy snow.

Probably will melt tomorrow, so enjoying today. :)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Shades of Sky Gold... then Purple

We enjoyed a beautiful and fast changing shade of sky this afternoon, viewed from the living room. Much better in person, but this will do!

Week 2 – Made with love: Josie's Owl Mobile

I was one of those people who thought mobiles for babies were silly. "I don't want to stick this thing in my kid's face when they should be sleeping." So I made an owl mobile to match the nursery for Josie. I made it mostly for show never intending that she would actually look at it.

Boy was I wrong (I now admit that I was wrong about a lot of my pre-baby judgyness). Josie loved this mobile. We would set her down in the crib after her changing and she would smile at it. We found that she loved it most when it was moving. When it stopped she would cry. Since I made it I never thought about making it move. Instead I would manually make it move by swiping it with my arm. She loved that but as soon as I left the room and it stopped moving, she would start to cry.

Luckily Rob is super smart and attached a motor onto the mobile so now she can watch it for much longer!

Walking on Alki Beach

Today was a nice clear day so Josie and I went for a 4 mile walk along Alki Beach in West Seattle. The views are always amazing and it's got a great walking path along the water. Today clouds were obstructing the mountain views but the Seattle skyline view with a huge container ship was a good capture.

Thankfully our winter has been really mild so getting out for our daily walks has been really easy.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

52 Week Challenge - Week 1

In an effort to capture our 2012, we are going to take part in the 52 week photo challenge. Every week we'll post a picture that captures the theme for the week.

project 52 p52 weekly photo challenge

Here are the themes for the next few weeks.

Week 1 – ending Friday, January 6: Resolution
Week 2 – ending Friday, January 13: Made with love
Week 3 – ending Friday, January 20: I Dreamed A Dream
Week 4 – ending Friday, January 27: Self-portrait
Week 5 – ending Friday, February 3: Shadows
Week 6 – ending Friday, February 10: Drink up!
Week 7 – ending Friday, February 17: True Love
Week 8 – ending Friday, February 24: Cabin Fever

We're already a day late on week one and not following the theme. Not being a fan of sharing new year's resolutions we changed the theme to "Our Life" to capture what 2012 means to us. It's one of our (Allison's) favorite photos from the Holidays (of my two favorite people).

Monday, January 02, 2012

Morning sky view

Every clear morning, we get a spectacular, sun fire sky view from the upstairs hallway window. Although a camera shot can never equal, here was from this morning.

Happy 2012!