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Entries from April 2009

Spring has fully sprung

April 28th, 2009 by Allan · Comments Off on Spring has fully sprung · Seattle

We’ve had a relatively cold spring here in the northwest, and that has meant a late start for a lot of heat-dependant plants.  The tulips (as previously noted) are just one of the plants that have delayed their appearance thanks to the cool weather.  We’ve finally had enough warm days to bring out most of […]

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Spring Tulips!

April 27th, 2009 by Allan · 5 Comments · family, Seattle

One of the rites of spring here in the Seattle area is the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.  We first went two years ago (some of you may remember a tulip-rich Christmas card– that was from our visit back then.  Well, the tulips are finally out– it had been too cold for them to really bloom […]

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Lounging around on the weekends

April 26th, 2009 by Allan · 1 Comment · family, FGPO

Well, the title is an exaggeration, since we don’t really lounge much at all (Lydia and Hadley like to rise and shine well before 7 am weekday and weekend).  I thought that was a good title, though for some cute pictures that we took with the girls eating in their new PJs.  We’ve had to […]

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March for Babies Blegging

April 26th, 2009 by Allan · Comments Off on March for Babies Blegging · family, friends, Seattle

For those uninitiated, term blegging is a combination of “blogging” and “begging.”  It’s usually employed by “professional” or “semi-professional” bloggers as a fundraising tactic.  Well, we’re doing a little blegging, but its not for us.  As Eleanor mentioned in her post on March 26, we’re all doing the March for Babies in Seattle on may […]

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9 months old

April 25th, 2009 by Eleanor · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

The girls celebrated their 9 month birthday on Earth Day.  As usual, the day was commemorated with a trip to the doctor for their  well-baby check.  Here are their stats: Hadley weight: 17 lbs 8 oz, 30th percentile length: 27.5 inches, 50th percentile Lydia weight: 17 lbs 5 oz, 30th percentile length: 27.25 inches, 30th percentile Hadley has maintained her […]

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Splendor in the Grass

April 16th, 2009 by Allan · 4 Comments · family, FGPO, Seattle

With Spring firmly arrived, we are getting a few nice days of sunshine and warm temperatures (though on Monday I did drive home in a hailstorm that left a discernable [and slick] layer of hail on the roads of Redmond).  On Wednesday I decided to take the girls out in the front yard since it […]

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Happy Easter!

April 12th, 2009 by Eleanor · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

We had a great Easter weekend.  On Saturday we had a brunch reunion with our PEPs group, including all the dads for the first time.  PEPs is the new parent support group, which I’ve posted about previously.   We met weekly for the first few months after the girls were born.  It’s a really interesting and diverse crowd […]

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Spring has sprung!

April 10th, 2009 by Eleanor · Comments Off on Spring has sprung! · Uncategorized

This past weekend was our first real spring weekend of the year and it reminded me why I love Seattle.  When the sun is out, Seattle is hard to beat.  It’s surrounded by mountains and lakes (and on sunny days, when you can actually see them, the views are spectacular).   We took advantage of the weather by […]

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More Visitors!

April 5th, 2009 by Eleanor · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

March is grandparents month and we were blessed to have two sets of grandparents (plus Aunt Laura) visit during their month.  My parents came for a week and true to form, spent most of that time improving our house (and playing with babies, of course).  It was wonderful to have my dad to do all the little […]

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Give peas a chance

April 1st, 2009 by Eleanor · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

The girls have inherited my love for peas.  Never have I seen Hadley’s mouth clamp as tightly as when the peas came near her tonight.  Despite the imploring of her bib, peas have no chance in this household.

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