Sunday, September 23, 2012

Day-to-day activities

Here are a few photos of Levi's daily routines.
Reading with Daddy

Watering the plants like Daddy.  Actually, just after I took
this picture, Levi got fed up with the fact that there was
no water in the can.  He got so mad that he bit the handle.

Levi always loves throwing rocks into containers.

Not a great picture, but that basket is full of small instruments. 
Levi understands how to play most of them.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

19 Months Old and the Fair

A growing boy!
 We went to the Puyallup Fair on Friday.  It was over 85 degrees and really crowded, so Levi and I were both exhausted after two-and-a-half hours.  We tried out the petting farm for the first time.  There were kids--human and goat--all over the place, and he thought it was fascinating.  He also sat down and played in the wood chips, which he enjoyed but I didn't really appreciate.  :)

I took a picture like this last year.  Levi liked the noisy roosters!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

It's a boy!

Since I'm 20 weeks pregnant, today I got to have a level two ultrasound.  We got a few good pictures, one of which showed that we're expecting another boy!  So two boys in the house!  This should be fun!
In this shot, the baby is looking up.  His head is on the left, and his torso is on the right.
Everything looked good in the ultrasound, so it looks like we have a happy, healthy baby.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Ocean Retreat

Nathan and I finally took Levi to the ocean!  On Friday we drove over to Long Beach to spend the night.  Our hotel was right on the beach, and we got a suite with a separate room for Levi; it was great.  When we first arrived at the beach, Levi plopped right down in the sand and dug his hands in.  It only took two minutes for him to get sand everywhere on his body: hair, ears, diaper . . . everywhere!  And he was so happy!

 We happened upon a sand castle that had been erected and abandoned.  Levi destroyed the towers as if he was Godzilla.

One of the local landmarks is this museum.  It's more of a gift shop than a museum, but there's lots of weird things inside.  Nathan used to come here as a kid when he was visiting his grandmother, and apparently it hasn't changed much.

Building our own sand castle.  Nathan constructed it, and Levi knocked it down.  In the end Levi wandered away, and Nathan was able to finish his creation.

I was afraid Levi woudn't like the water--he's such a cautious kid--but he loved it every time a wave rolled over his feet!  Below I captured the wave that got all three of us wet.

We're going to have to do this again!!!