Thursday, April 21, 2011


This last weekend we went to Seattle to visit Ken's sister and to see the Detroit Tigers play the Mariners. It was a really nice weekend. The Tigers won the game! We got to walk around the waterfront because Ken's sister and her husband had to work until around the time the game started to we rode the carousel, ate some yummy sea food, went to Pike Place Market - where we saw some absolutely GORGEOUS tulips! I wanted to get some SO bad, then to kill some time we went to Mercer Island where all the rich people live (including Bill Gates) and found a cute little park for Marlie to play. We had a really fun time and got some good pictures. And as you can see we are planning on taking a picture of Marlie by a dead fish every time we go to seattle haha.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Nothin' Much

So we are still alive in case you were wondering, nothing really exciting has happened lately. We are almost done house-sitting for some friends and then we are headed up to Seattle to see my sister-in-law and go see a baseball game. The Detroit Tigers will be in Seattle on Monday so there was no question as to whether or not we were going up there to see them play. Originally I was going to ride the train up with Marlie ahead of time so I could go to Ruth's baby shower but with gas being so expensive, we decided to just leave together. We are leaving on Saturday night after Ken gets off work. So it should be a fun trip. The weather has been all over the place here in Portland. I thought it was going to finally start warming up and then the next day it was pouring rain. Then it would be sunny and then it would rain. So we are just waiting on that sunshine! This Fridan and Saturday, a choir made up of people from all over the area is going to be performing the Easter portion of Handel's Messiah. I'm really excited to go! I invited a non-member friend to go with me and she said she might come with me so it will be exciting to see if she decides to go. Other than that, not much going on. Marlie has been sleeping really well lately. She has slept through the night for the past week, so needless to say, I've been a pretty happy camper. After we get home from Seattle, we are going to try potty training, and gettting rid of the binkie, and MAYBE even the sippie cup of milk at bed time. Obviously not all at once, that would be just as fun as climbing a barbed wire fence, but over time we would like her to be able to go to sleep without any dependencies - with the exception of the blankie. That doesn't bother me too much. On another note, Marlie is learning how to say "Please." and "Thank You." and she is really good at it. She is finally understanding when to say it instead of saying it all the time. When we put her to bed, we give her her blankie and her milk and she always says "date dew" ("thank you") so its really cool to see how much she is learning now! It's crazy that she's almost 2!! Anyway, that's pretty much it!