Wednesday, April 29, 2009


I'm sorry I haven't posted much (Read: Anything) lately. Life has just been CRAZY. One of our instruments at work has been out of commission for several months and is finally up and running, so that is taking a ton of my time. Here's a rundown of what's new, followed by some pictures:

We signed Garrett up for a preschool coop next year. I think both he and I would benefit from a little more structure in his life, but we can neither afford to send him to preschool nor want to send him away every day. This co op is the perfect answer--we've spent the past 2 mondays checking it out and both kids are officially enrolled. Since I have to help teach in the different classrooms, Summer will be going to their infant room. Its great, I'm so thrilled about it! Check it out:

Garrett started swimming lessons

Boot camp is back in full swing

I'm training for a triathlon in July or August, can't make up my mind which yet. 1/4 mile swim, 10 mile bike, 5K run. I do them all individually now, but all 3 back-to-back should be interesting.

Summer is a solid-eating-machine. She sometimes has 3 meals a day, little porker. She's still a nursing champ though!

The commando crawl is on . . . Summer is a mobile little machine. She turned 7 months this month, can you believe that!?

Our washer broke (and is HOPEFULLY getting fixed tomorrow)

My mom came to visit for Easter. Brad and I got to go on a nice REALLY long date to the Melting Pot while she was here (that's the pic of he and I below)

Pictures galore (click on them for an enlargement):


With Diego at the zoo
Anthony, Corbin and Garrett at the zoo
(Coincidentally, they all have little sisters under the age of 1, lol!)

Garrett has no fear--touching the ball python. He told the keeper all about the Criders snake

Playing at a friend's house during a playdate

Brad and I: Date night!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Still alive, I promise!!

Sorry I haven't posted much. . . things have been incredibly busy around here. I have ACTUALLY taken pictures, just haven't had time to post. Here is one from our pre-Easter photo shoot (ended up being the ONLY photo shoot, lol!) to tide you over until I have time for more. Pardon Garrett, he was not having getting dressed up for nothing. . . he had on his PJ shirt (and NOTHING ELSE!) :-)

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Cell Dump

I am horrible about pulling pictures off my phone. Here's a hodge-podge of our last month or so . . . of course they are craptastic, but thought everyone would enjoy them anyway :-)
Garrett at Homestead Bayfront Park, enjoying the sand and water!

I'm a firm believer that all children should have the small joy of playing in the rain.

Garrett at Koni weekend sitting on the thing the crew chief sits on :-)
The gentleman with him was soooo great!

Summer's first try at the baby swing. So far, she's NOT a fan.

Daddy and Summer watching Shamu @ Sea World
Summer sleeping in her stroller at Sea World.

Friday, April 03, 2009

The rest of the Orlando Trip

Its been an incredibly busy week since we returned home Monday night . . . here is a summary of the rest of our Orlando trip.

The kids LOVED swimming in the pool
(Summer has become a real water baby this week!)

The kids loved having Grandma and Grandpa around to read to them

Family picture:
It rained most of the day Sunday, after everyone else left, so we spent some time at the house. Garrett and I swam in the rain. We went to downtown Disney in the afternoon, best free way to spend the day!

T-Rex Cafe
Summer sitting in the highchair for the first time
(She gnawed on celery most of the time, her new favorite!)

Garrett and Daddy (and a pterodactyl in the background!)

On Monday we met our second friend April and her family at their hotel for a playdate. I've know April since Garrett was little--she's another work at home mommy from our Babycenter group. It was so great to finally meet the Cobos clan in person--Isabella is 12 days older than Garrett and Diego is a day younger than Summer. The picture at the top of this post is April and I with the kids. (Poor Brad, he was seriously confused by the Aprils!)
G and Isabella

Monkeying around with daddyBrad, the May 06 kiddos and Steve (April's hubby)

Sand fun

Three little monkeys jumping on the bed.
Diego thought it was hilarious. Summer tried and cried. She's such a princess sometimes!