Friday, July 30, 2010

A VERY big day!

July 29th marked Gabe and my 4 year anniversary and Macy's 7 month birthday! What a day! We started with my very good friend Jamie and her son Mason coming over to stock up on home-made baby food.
Mom gave me this cookbook called, "Deceptively Delicious" that has some wonderful pointers on pureeing food. We ended up making banana squash, sweet potato, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots. There are several steps, but definitely worth it.

Happy 7 month birthday sweet baby girl! (This was Macy patiently waiting for her friends to get here!)
Yeah! Macy loves Jamie. :) (And her new whisk")
Our little "helpers" took turns in these stations, as well as the floor and taking naps at the same time. They were very very good and I love having friends that have kids at the same stage Macy is at. They totally get taking "breaks" to feed!
These 2 are 6 weeks apart. Mason is almost walking at 8 and a half months, sits perfectly and has 2 teeth, says Mom, Dad. Macy... smiles on demand! She also moves, rolls constantly and scoots. Mason prefers sitting in one place or standing holding something. They are sooo cute! Macy looked at Mason dreamy all day. She admires all he can do and gets a kick out of him. Notice too, their color difference? Crazy! Mason is one tan little man and Macy is as pink as a rose!
Mommy with Mason. Love this picture!
Look how excited Macy is just to watch her friend! Cracks me up!

After making loads of baby food, and having some lunch, Jamie and Mason left and Mom and Katie and I headed to Hovander Park in Ferndale. This place is so beautiful. I haven't been in years and it was just like I remembered. It was a perfect day to head to the park! We saw a bald eagle driving in and then enjoyed everything else. They have gorgeous gardens, animals and several fun buildings.

Macy was checking out Mom's jewelry... :)

Katie, Macy and I. Check out that view of Mt Baker! Gorgeous!
Playtime in the shade... Then when Macy hit the wall we headed home to do the trade off. Mom took Macy home with her, Katie went too, and I headed to grab a pizza so Gabe and I could celebrate our anniversary when he got home!

Gabe and I headed to Boulevard Park, where we went on our first date and had a ball. It was a PERFECT night to just sit, ALONE!!!! and chat, enjoy each other's company and relax. I loved it!!!! We had pizza, played backgammon and people watched. Our first "date" in a very long time.
My perfect date: Gabe, pizza, a game, nice weather, being outside... Couldn't have been any better!

We even saw this couple doing who knows what moves. Gabe thought they were ice skaters. We couldn't help laughing about how in Bellingham parks people just randomly start doing gymnastics. Happens every time. This time, I caught some on film!

Happy 4 year anniversary honey. I appreciate all you do for our family and all the little ways you show me you love me. This has been a very big year for us and the best so far as we welcomed Macy into our family!!! She reminds me of you in so many ways and I'm so thankful you gave her to me! I'll love you forever.


  1. Aww.. I loved that last pic the best! What a BIG day, you know how to pack it all in, don't you?!? Glad to see Macy enjoying a new kitchen gadget!

  2. Yes - but who won the game?!?! If you won - THEN it was a perfect anniversary!! :-) Wow - 4 years! You guys are great together! Do you think we'll make our not-so-annual pumpkin carving event this year with you guys? Love you all!