Saturday, March 13, 2010


Last night we arrived home from our mini-vacation to Seattle. On Wednesday night we drove up to Centralia, WA and stayed at Great Wolf Lodge. This was in celebration of my 30th b-day, plus we've been talking about wanting to go for a while now. Let me just say, this place is AMAZING! If you are between 7 and 13 I think this place would be total heaven. Somehow we were upgraded to a suite and had a total of 3 queen sized beds and 1 king in our hotel room. We were able to put Elliott in his own room and hang out after her went to sleep - with lights on! The water park is really fun. There are 4 water slides but we were only able to go on 2 of them. The other two you need at least 1 adult and someone else who is more than 42" tall - we didn't have that and we coudln't just leave Elliott with strangers. But, we did everything else. Elliott really liked the water and had a great time in the small pool for little kids. I got him to actually voluntarily put his whole face in the water. Every time we left the pool area he was mad at us.

On Thursday we drove up to Seattle and planned to attend the Seattle Sounders v. Portland Timbers soccer game. Thankfully Dan's sister, Lauren, came to the rescue and volunteered to watch E while we were at the game. It was really fun seeing a game in such a big stadium, Qwest Field (I've never been to a college football game or an NFL game). The Timbers won, 1-0! It rained for at least 1/2 the game, so I was pretty thankful when we were able to leave. It was cold!

We brought our camera, but forgot to use it at all. I did take a few pictures with my phone of E playing in a park in Edmonds while Dan was working on Friday afternoon.

E has a bunch of new words recently. Cookie, outside, truck, whale, shark, tree, airplane, baby, and bird. That's all I can remember off the top of my head. He is trying new words everyday.

Well, it is beautiful outside so I think maybe we'll head out to do something fun.

Monday, March 1, 2010


So, I'm 30....ack! I made a promise to myself that at 30 I would do P90X with Dan, but I was going to wait until March 1 to start. Dan did this program a few months ago and lost 15lbs and said that he was feeling much more fit. I've always had a hard time working out. I think it's because I swam for 12 years, I wanted a break. So, I just had a 12 year break. Back to working out.

This morning we were doing our fitness test. Basically we were doing push ups, pull ups, wall sits, etc. Elliott was very interested in what we were up to. After Dan did his pull ups, Elliott walked over to the door and lifted his arms up - meaning he also wanted to hang from the pull up bar. After push ups he did his own little version. After our wall sits he walks over to where I was and sits down next to me with his back to the wall. It was too funny. Here is a short video of his push ups. He's also obsessed with Owls, and I got him to say it on video.

In other news, Elliott and I were both sick right after our last blog post. I thought he had croup, but I'm not convinced of it now. Though, he was coughing a lot and we had more long nights than I liked. We are both finally feeling good. I also turned 30 and Dan was more than generous with a birthday present for me. I got a new fridge. While you might say that's not very personal, it is to me! I love my new stainless french-door fridge. Thanks Dan, you are the best!! My sister in law and soon to be brother in law - Lauren and Justus - got me a cookbook. So far I've made blueberry muffins and peanut butter cookies...both were fabulous. I might have to break the P90X diet and continue to try out recipes. Thanks guys!

Okay, I'm tired after working out for the first time, I think it's time for me to get to bed.