We went to a Pow Wow, and then we came home and took a walk and ran into a neighbor who does bubble blowing street performance art, and Aurelien and I both took turns blowing bubbles. Then we went home to just have a very quiet family new year's eve. It was awesome!!!!!!
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
This is always traditionally the biggest party of the year in my family, where I get to see everybody all at once, so I get really EXCITED!!!!! William had fun but he did lose us in the crowd a couple of times and started bawling!!!! As if we would ever leave our little darling!!!!
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
We started taking walks around the block around this time, which was great! We also went to a couple of little people Christmas parties, which was also great fun!
And here were a couple more play dates, one with my cousin and her son, and another one with just William and I at Cafe au Play. Very fun!!!
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Monday, December 15, 2014
Ah yes I remember those days, when William was still a cuddle bug. Now he's Mr. Independent! I will treasure all those cuddles always in my heart...so incredibly precious to me...more precious than gold or silver...Love is the most important thing in existence!
Sunday, December 14, 2014
So last year we went to France for 9 weeks at the beginning of July, so we had to have William's US party before we left. It was an awesome party! He had a Winnie the Pooh cake, and I was so excited I forgot to give out the ice cream! LOL! After the party we all had to decompress a little, especially William, who was a bit bewildered by the whole experience!
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014
William could definitely feel that there was something truly special about this time of year. Hope we can make that same magic for him this year!!! Hanging out with Grandma and Grandpa, Papa, and his cousin...good times!!!
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014
I had to go into the hospital Friday, July 13th, because my blood pressure was too high. So they began giving me pitocin hoping that it would induce labor. I had some appallingly painful contractions over the course of the few days I was there with no progress in the labor. No epidural because I wasn't dilated enough or some garbage like that. So yeah. OUCH!!! We decided that I would just go home and be on bedrest and see if labor would start naturally on it's own. That didn't happen, and so after a couple more days we went into the hospital again to have William, for real this time. And that is a whole other story. Anyway, these scrapbook pages chronicle that time.
I know this may scandalize some people, but I absolutely love these pictures of enormously pregnant me, dancing naked. I felt like such an earth mama, a fertility goddess. I loved it!
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
When we got our baby chicks!
When they went out to the henhouse for the first time. I had so much anxiety for their safety I couldn't sleep sometimes at night!!!
Growing into big, beautiful hens!
Aurelien doing lots of home improvement projects.
And a few more home improvement projects...
Lots of nourishing meals being cooked to feed me and the baby!
And then we actually nursed a baby bird who had fallen from the nest...we kept him alive for over 3 weeks, but then sadly he died a week after William was born.
Hope you enjoyed this Flashback!!!
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Monday, November 24, 2014
Sunday, November 23, 2014
This was a fun date on a beautiful, sunny late spring day. My parents watched William for us while we went to Portland's Lan Tzu Chinese Garden, and the Museum of Contemporary Craft. I was rocking the Chinook Book Coupons that day! The garden is only a block square but it feels so much bigger when you're inside. It's definitely one of the hidden gems of our city! Very fun and romantic date!!!
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014
This is such a lovely town on the Atlantic coast of France. Unfortunately for me I was deathly ill while we were there! LOL! Sooooooo I don't remember much besides that. We did get to spend some time with Claude, Aurelien's aunt, which is good because shortly afterwards she found out she had cancer and she just passed away a few weeks ago. So it was sooooo good that she got to meet William and spend a little time with him. He looks very much like her, in fact, so it was quite sweet.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014
William has A LOT of cousins. I haven't even tried counting yet, but it's gotta be approaching 20, especially if you count his 2 second cousins and one on the way...so here he is a year and a half ago with 3 of the bigger kiddos...what a span in ages!!!! He is definitely the baby of that generation!
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
So for some reason when I was scrapbooking the month of November, 2013 I decided to take a sort of Project Life approach with the titles...no idea why. I don't remember...so we continued to enjoy our visit with Mutti, and my niece Audrey came to visit, and we took some pretty walks...good times!