Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wanna Buy Us Some Stuff?

The good thing about expecting a second boy (confirmed at our appointment the other day, by the way) is that we have about 97% of what we need. We got lots of stuff for Eli the first time around, and most of it is still here, ready for use the next time around (a few poo stains notwithstanding).

There are a few things we could still use, though, and since some of you might not be able to resist the urge to buy our new kid some stuff, we thought we could at least point you in the right direction. So we've done a very small registry at Babies "R" Us, mostly for stuff we now need that we didn't need the first time around. If you go to the Babies "R" Us website and search for one of our names or Registry # 40047361, you'll find it. Basically, it's:

--a second car seat for Eli, since he'll be in Eric's vehicle much more often now
--a compact swing for TB, for our compact apartment
--a second base for TB's car seat, so he can sit in either of our vehicles
--some BPA-free bottles (the whole BPA thing has blown up since Eli was using bottles)
--a second "noise machine" for TB's crib
--a mattress pad for TB's crib
--a changing table pad for TB, so we can change him in our room without waking Eli up in his
--some pacifiers

Also, if anyone is feeling SUPER generous, we'd love a double Bob Revolution stroller. We have the single Bob Revolution, and it's an amazingly wonderful stroller. It's worth every penny; you spend less on the one Bob than you do on the whole series of strollers that work for 2 months and break, forcing you to buy a new one. They don't sell these at Babies "R" Us, but they do at REI. Click here for the link. Warning: sticker shock ahead. We have the single one that we can sell, so the actual price would be more like half as much as the list price. We also have a membership at REI and get discounts a few times a year, so if we time it right it might not be so bad.

And that's basically it. It's not really traditional to buy people gifts for second babies, so we're not really expecting people to buy us stuff. But if you're the kind of person who just can't help yourself, here are some places to start!

3 weeks and 3 days left!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Camp Part II

We're almost halfway through the laundry from last week's time at camp, so it must be time to post some more pictures!

Most evenings when we had big events in the big camp Hall, Eli and one of us ended up on the back porch, which was thickly populated with all the toddlers and infants at camp. Eli had a great time with pine cones and various sticks, as seen here.
Tyler, Eli, and Isabella, left to right, were all in the same cabin, along with Hillary and Jack. They had a great time. The three pictured above are all within about 2 months of each other in age.
Running through the meadow.
Eli and dad on the back porch.
Watching bottle rocket launches on the meadow.
Eli and mama on the way to breakfast one morning.
This is a photo of a squabbit, which are seen all around Colorado but particularly at camp. They're a type of squirrel that's black with rabbit ears...quite freaky in person. Nobody ever believes us that these exist, so here's proof for all the doubters.

Don't forget to vote in the poll in the previous post! My (Eric's) prediction is August 25th.

Baby Birthday Poll

We did one of these with Eli, so we thought we'd do another one with this baby. Tomorrow marks the 36 week mark, meaning that there are just 4 weeks left until the due date! Make your choice here, and be more specific in the comments if you want credit if you're right!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Camp Fun

Brusha brusha brusha...
Snoozin' in Mama's bed.
Hanging at the Dining Hall.

Bedtime snack. Gnight!

Sunday, July 19, 2009


We are happy to announce that just in time for a week at camp, we have a new camera! That makes three in two years. Good thing cameras keep getting cheaper.

Here are some photos we took this morning, since you've all been so patient during our photo sabbatical. Eli and three of his favorite things: three Harry Elephantes, his Bob the Builder Hat (yellow hard hat), and the bulldozer he got yesterday from Ralph who works at church.
And, his absolute two favorite things: his nearly naked self, and Harry.

More to come from camp!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Eli at Play and TB's New Digs

Here is Eli the artist, creating a masterpiece at the Art Room at the Children's Museum.
On the look out for fish in the campus lily pond.
Playing on the little playground outside our apartment in his construction themed duds.
I finally finished Tummy Baby's crib bedding today!
I can't believe in 6 short weeks I'm going to put a tiny baby right there.
I hope he likes his little nook!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sad Camera

All I have for you is one lousy camera phone picture of Eli's owl friends that I made for his walls.

Our camera is screwt up. We go through cameras faster than, I dunno, people who use a lot of cameras. Looks like another new one is in our future, unless magic elves come in to fix our old one. Someone send us some elves!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Eli and the New Apartment

But first...watching deer on the deck with Christa at the mountain house.
Now, the new apartment. This is "Mustard's Last Stand," a fabulous hot dog restaurant on campus where we eat lunch lots. They have veggie dogs and chili, God bless 'em. Eli likes it.
Eli is happy to report that his nose is just as pickable in the new place.
Apartment snuggles.
Snuggling with Harry with his fabulous hand-me-down Elmo slippers.
He was saying, "Harry Cheese!"
DSP shirt and elmo slippers...fabulous.
Snoozing in the new pad...Buddha style. He sleeps so good here. He gets no morning sun in his window, so he sleeps until 8 am, at least. That may be the best benefit to the new apartment.