Sunday, February 28, 2010

What we have been up to...


We have having a baby boy! I know that I am already 26 weeks pregnant, but hey, time goes by fast and I haven't been very diligent about blogging. I am due June 6th. Saydee's 2nd birthday is June 16th. They will be exactly 2 years apart. I don't know why June is our favorite month, but it's a party! We are super excited! Saydee is very cute about the whole thing. She always points to my tummy and says "baby" and gives it a kiss...although she also tries to push babies off my lap if I am holding somebody elses child...hummmm...we will see how this whole thing goes. This baby boy will have to put on his football gear right out of the womb to protect himself from his very busy toddler sister.


Uncle "Gott" made a surprise visit home on February 12th. It was Presidents' Day weekend (and Valentine's Day), and it all worked out so perfectly. We picked him up at the airport Friday night, and went to my mom's house. Scott hid in his old room, and then I asked my mom and dad to come see something I had in my bag (which was in Scott's room). Scott jumped out and surprised them both. My mom screamed super loud. I have never heard her scream like that before. Not a horror scream, but a little school girl scream. We were all laughing so hard. He made the surprise visit because he recently received his mission call. He wanted the whole family to be there when he opened it. My was mom especially so happy to see her boy. So in Scott's room he read the letter with his mission call. It was to Salta, Argentina. We were all WAY off on our guesses. At least I guessed a country that started with the right letter. I guessed Australia. Scott will leave at the end of June! He will just barely get to meet our new little baby boy.


The weather here in Seattle has been so nice lately. We have been playing outside A LOT! Here is fearless Saydee diving down the slide without the least bit of hesitation.

Aunt Sydney came over for a semi-sleep over. She left late that night with my mom who was at the temple. We watched some awesome (sike) movies..."Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" and "Night at the Museum 2." Okay, so they weren't totally awesome. The funnest part of the night was the popcorn and just hanging out. Brynlee was there too. Ted too. And me.

This is what I do for my job for UW Family Housing...PARTIES! The Saturday before Valentine's Day I hosted a Valentine's Day Cookie Exchange. We exchanged cookies, and then wrapped up lots, and lots of plates of cookies to give to our neighbors around the complex.

Saydee and Aunt Brynlee. We are Washington Huskies. Did you know that?

Here is Saydee with her bike. Her favorite part of the entire biking experience is her "elmet." Yes, Saydee loves helmets. She has become obsessed with them lately. She sees people riding bikes all around Seattle, and always points out their helmets. She also makes sure that people are wearing their helmets. We were watching home videos recently of me riding my bike when I was in kindergarten, and I wasn't wearing a helmet. Saydee turned to me and put her hands in the air, and said "elmet mom?" I laughed and said, "yes, mommy should have been wearing a helmet huh?"

In the background you can see Ted and his totally sweet UW slippers that he wears everywhere. I think they are rather ridiculous...he loves them.

Here she is telling us what is on her head, a "elmet." That is why her mouth is open and her tongue is out.

Saydee's Great Grandpa Sutarik gave this "Tickle Me Elmo" to her when she was about 6 months old. We have kept it for her until now. She really loves little Elmo. She takes it outside, and plays with it all the time. He is always in the washer. Poor Elmo.

She also lost a boot while she was swinging. (by the way.)

Life is good. Seattle is great. We are going to Chicago next month to visit family and eat some Fox's pizza. We will take pictures. That is probably when I will be blogging next. See you in March! I hope you are all doing well.