Still no sign of Baby Nermie, even though we did have some Craigslist teases. Humper continues to be very clingy after losing both of his animal pals, and is treating his depression by binging and purging on pond grasses.
Blake and Mayan turned a portion of Blake's office into a special Star Trek zone, complete with his vintage Star Trek toy collection, blue walls, and spacey mid-century chairs.
Georgie Boy is basically crawling, and getting from one side of a room to the other in a flash with an army crawl. He's got the cross-lateral motion figured out but keeps his belly low. Now we are on constant "choking hazard" patrol and I have to sweep and vacuum nearly everyday.
Isadore shows him how it's done.
Blake is really into coin collecting again, and Mayan (naturally) has followed suit. Her first project is collecting the State quarters...of the ones that are already out, she only has about 12 to go!
"Oh keep looking at me, I'm so cuuuute, and drooly!"
I have been meaning to make an apple pie forevs and finally busted one out. This is where I pretend that my camera can take good pictures like the pictures on the new food blog BeanPlate. The pie turned out really, really good though!
"Look at me, I'm so handsome!!" Geo started eating rice cereal with bananas in the morning with the girls.
I realized that for as many family members read this blog, I don't post pics of the kids all that often so here's a goodie of all three:
Baking with mah ladies. I finally found a decent recipe for chocolate cupcakes that Mayan can eat.
In addition to crawling and eating, Geo is also sitting up so now he can really "play" with sister.
Other events this week included a terrifying trip out to Washougal to pick up chickens, just me and Is and Geo. The ride out was a white knuckler complete with freeway traffic, heavy rain, darkenss, fog patches, hydroplaning, getting lost on windy narrow backwoods roads, and having crazy good old boys on my ass honking at me for not driving fast enough under these conditions. To top it off the chicken guy couldn't find 2 of the chickens and told me we'd have to go find them in the dark and rain on his 24 acres. I passed on that, so the whole drive was a complete waste. And that was the short version....
Also Mayan took her first crochet lesson on Thursday thanks to her Avia.
Finally on Friday, I got to out to dinner with my wonderful friends for a joint birthday dinner (Joi's is the 9th and mine the 20th) at Cava on Foster and it was FREAKING AWESOME. The food was super tasty (they use no soy and make their fries in rice oil!) and they put us all in their party room so we got to move around and be loud and use their iPod dock. There was about 12 of us there and it was just a great night. I'm a lucky lady.
Okay, off the thrift shop with the family. Stay tuned this week for my post about my favorite baby products.