Monday, December 31, 2012

Cheers to 2013!

I've never made a New Year's resolution before, but I've decided my life has become a bit routine and mundane given I have a husband (I love you, honey), 2 kids, 3 pets (dog, cat, fish), a house (with a housekeeper named Julie) and work 50-80 hours a week in a stressful job.  So, for each month during 2013, I resolve to do at least one activity a month that is new to me - that is, something that is adventureous, scary, out-of-the ordinary, challenging, or just plain unexpected of me. 

Don't expect anything too crazy - I have chosen the least risky profession in the world (estate tax - the only two things that are certain in life are death and taxes). And, don't expect anything too time consuming - I have a lot of responsibilities (see above). 

Note: I am in no way complaining about my life.  I LOVE my life.  I recognize I have the BEST life of anyone in the entire world.  I'm so grateful that I have a life that allows me the opportunity to engage in new activities and challenge myself.

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that
you didn't do than by the ones you did." ~ Mark Twain. 

Cheers to 2013!  May everyone have a healthy, happy New Year!

Monday, August 2, 2010

18 Month Check Up

Jackson had his 18 month check up today.  The Dr. said "He is doing excellent!"  No immunizations today!  His stats are below. 

Weight: 26 lbs, 2 ounces (50-75%)
Height: 33 1/4 inches (75-90%)
Head circumference: 19 1/4 inces (75-90%)

Some of the things they check for at this appointment are whether he says 3 words, knows 2 body parts, can scribble, walks well, can take off his own shoes, points to things, and drinks out of a sippy cup (preferably no bottles, but a couple a day is still okay). 

So, good thing last week he learned where his head, ears, and toes are (in addition to knowing where his nose and tummy are) AND we stopped using bottles on Friday and are now exclusively using sippy cups (huge celebration for mom and dad since sippy cups are much easier to clean than bottles).   Two new things to come in to his life now are Flintstone vitamins (crushed up) and brushing his teeth.  We also need to start letting him eat with silverware - eek.  I forsee a much messier highchair and much happier dog. 

In addition, Jackson just graduated to the Toddler room (18 to 24 mos) at school from the Waddler room (12-18 mos).

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

More Boating

Even though summer hasn't made a full appearance yet in Seattle, we decided to celebrate it anyway by taking the boat to Bluewater Bistro for dinner.  It was a little chilly.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Summer finally arrived in Seattle!  We celebrated by taking Jackson on his first trip boating.  Since he has no neck due to his many chins, the life jacket didn't fit too well, but we're hoping his neck will appear soon!

Hawaii!!! Part 3

Hawaii!!! Part 2