Sunday, June 5, 2016


What a crazy week! Best of the week was an ultrasound and learning that baby is doing well. He or she is measuring about a week ahead of schedule, about the same as Marshall was most of my first pregnancy. 

Some shots from lately:

Our first time making (and eating!) panzanella, which I HIGHLY recommend. It's going to be a summer staple around here, especially once tomatoes are in season at the farmer's market!

We're trying to find good ways for Marshall to cook in the kitchen with us, and guacamole is an easy one!

Fish tacos! We bought a ton of fish, so half is still in the freezer for another meal. Plus Mexican corn salad and Marshall's guacamole.

Marshall's two-year checkup! He did great, despite having to hang out in his diaper for a while (he really doesn't like not wearing clothes).

Scout hasn't made too many appearances on the blog lately, but he's still our little snuggle buddy. He's been pawing my tummy relentlessly since I got pregnant, so I wonder if he's trying to prevent another loud human from entering his space.

Recently Daddy was out for a dinner event, so I got to take care of bath (Terry normally does bath time and I do story before bed) and tried to snap a photo of the occasion. He was too giggly!

We spent Memorial Day weekend at the delta with my family:

(Marshall driving the boat with my dad)

Fishing with Uncle Chris

LOVING swimming in the water

Marshall's first s'mores experience! My mom offered to have a birthday cake for a little belated celebration, but I suggested s'mores instead. WAY more fun!


Terry and Marshall still go to swim lessons almost every week, but Marshall's confidence has really started soaring. Swimming in the delta last week in a life jacket gave him some freedom, so this week Terry wrapped the noodle around him and let him do his thing. Look at that little boy go!

Today we drove out to visit Terry's grandparents, which was fun for all of us. He got another cake! By the way, the cake says "Mustang" because Terry's grandparents have nicknames for Terry, his brother, and now Marshall, all based on the year they were born. Terry was born in the year of the tiger, so he's Tiger. Marshall was born in the year of the horse, so he's Mustang! Baby #2 is going to be the year of the Monkey.

Marshall also scored a new garbage truck for his birthday and loves it!

Plus his first hammer, which he used today to help Daddy "build a house" (actually, build a storage cube).

This cube was our first change in the kids' room to make space for another kid. We have a huge armoire in there now, but it's going to have to go to make space for a second bed. This cube fits perfectly into the closet in the room.

Tonight's dinner was broccoli cheese soup. I'm not sure exactly what I did differently this time, but it was the best version of it I've made yet!

Here's hoping this week is much calmer, both at home and at work. I have a six day work week ahead, and I'm bracing myself for it.


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