Sunday, May 9, 2010

Whirlwind o' fun!!!

Shaun went camping two weeks ago with the Boyscouts in Potholes (Eastern WA). Sounds like a lovely place with a name like that! Well, it was. Shaun took on the task of leading the boys in preparing a soup with beef, potatoes, turnips, celery, garlic, carrots, and even mushrooms. Even though this picture does NO JUSTICE AT ALL--it was very good! The boys ate it up! Enoch and I spent the time Shaun was gone--to clean up the house and go to Wild Blueberries (a toy shop) and buy a toy--and a book. I lost the book with in the first 30 minutes of having it home. I have no idea where it is still. It was a funny book too called "My Fifteen Animals." Then we got some cupcakes from Katie's Cupcakes in Fairhaven. All in all---we had fun together.Last weekend, my dad and his wife, Yuko, came up to visit and came BEAR-ing gifts for Enoch. It was a teddy-bear soft book that you can put a real teddy bear into different "scenes" on each page--like playing, eating, getting ready for bed... he loves it! Thanks Grandpa and Obachan (Japanese word for grandma). We played with Enoch a lot---took them to La Fiamma (their first time)--introduced them to "Modern Family"--and a new game I invented called, "receipts." We had a blast.

Our friends the Tuppers came up a few weeks ago to visit from Seattle--which we love. We took them to Fairhaven to paint pottery. They had to have up pick it up and return their pieces to them later...so, I told Wendy I'd post a picture of my finished chicken/bird I painted into a round tray. It's quirky. I like it. I thought I could put pasta in it when I serve spaghetti. Yesterday, we went to Lynwood--and had lunch with Shaun's mom and family at Old Spaghetti Factory. Enoch sat in a high chair (the wood ones provided by the joint) and he did so well. He did get anxious to touch everything he could when he got bored---and tired though. He saw his cousins and aunt and uncle. Those were some fond moments to watch! Enoch touched his cousin Andrew gently on the tummy (Andrew is two) and Andrew smiled--then told his daddy, "He touched me!" It was cute. It was sooo nice to see them.

Here's my little baby! For mother's day, we went to Larabee Park and Enoch had his first time at a beach! AND---he touched the Pacific Ocean. He really liked all the rocks. He quickly learned NOT to put them in his mouth---but instead, to run your hands into them and move them around quickly. I was impressed with his enthusiasm to even crawl on the rocks....OH YES...Crawl.

The day came last Thursday....ENOCH is crawling. He's gotten much faster since he started. We haven't baby-proofed yet--waiting to move to our new place first. (Hopefully we get it--and will hear if our application revealed a safe financial background and no criminal background.)

Hey, didn't we tell you? We're moving out--so, Austin can move in . Yeah! Austin is the Booth's missionary son--who is expected June 15. We're excited for him...and agree that he needs a place to sleep. So, we have searched high and low---been dissapointed a few times--but have finally found the cleanest, nicest place we could have ever hoped for without being millionaires. We'll keep you updated. If we get it (we should know this week), we can move out before the end of the month--since the people there are moving early.

Anyway....I have saved the BEST for last. Shaun got into Western for the fall and into his major--HUXLEY--The College of Environmental Science. YEAHHHH! The end is in sight! We're all really happy for him and thank everyone for their prayers and support. We're glad we don't have to move to Eastern Washington --to Cheney.

Well, this is enough for now. Have a good week or so.

1 comment:

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