Tuesday, May 26, 2009

And it begins...

It has been a week (or two rather) of firsts in our house!! The biggest news being Troy started to crawl...finally. He's been scooting around for quite a few weeks now, but he took the plunge and started crawling the "correct" way. He's still pretty hesitant and content to just sit in one spot and play, which is fine by us!! But he does get curious once in a while and ventures to new places. He has already shut his fingers in drawers several times. Time to get more child locks! Life will never be the same. Bring it on! :)

Brooklyn is beyond thrilled that Troy can now get into all of her toys and things. :)Troy makes this cute face and says, "Oooh," when he sees or hears something new. Goof ball
Another first for our little household, was our first official over-night guest. Erik's best friend Troy (Troy's name-sake!) came into town for a couple days. We had a blast stuffing our faces at Red Mill Burger's & Denny's (Yumm! haha). The boys hit a Mariners v. Red Sox game, while I enjoyed putting the kids to bed early and falling asleep on the couch at 7:30. I have no idea what makes me so dang tired...oh ya, maybe it's the almost 2 year old and 9 month old?! And we of course hit up Pike's Market for some yummy sampling. Can't come to Seattle without going to the market!
They have an interesting "friend-ship." Ha haAnd yet another milestone, Brooklyn has officially graduated into Disney movies and put aside her possessiveness with Barney (THANK HEAVENS!!!). So we now watch "The Little Mermaid" a couple times a day. Don't judge me. She likes it! And I enjoy having "Mermaid" songs in my head MUCH better than Barney songs. Oh happy day!!

The next "first" is a little disturbing. So, we have this big window in the front of our house. Well, it just so happened our good friend Curtis was in town for the day, and telling us about his Grandmother's house with the huge front window where birds would fly into it all the time. He asked, "Have you had any birds fly into your window?" to which we replied, "Why no Curtis, we haven't. Only big honey bees and flies." Well, I kid you not, the next day, our first bird flew into our window. And no, I didn't just clean the window. The little bird crashed into the window, bounced off, and landed in the branches of our rodendrum tree. He was fine. Two days later, I hear a CRASH against the window and look outside and see a fairly large bird laying on it's back, panting. The poor little bird hobbled under a little bush for protection and proceeded to breathe heavily. I thought, "Should I call the vet or something?! What the heck should I do with this poor bird!!" It was obviously suffering. But being the germ-a-phobe that I am, I wasn't about to touch the thing. So I just continued to check on it every few minutes. I thought maybe it would fly away eventually, but when I checked on him after about 30 minutes, he had hobbled under the bush for more protection, but this time he wasn't moving. The poor little bird died. I felt terrible. So now, 5 days later, it's still sitting there. Erik doesn't want to touch it, nor do I. Uncle Mike, will you come dispose of our bird please? We know you don't mind touching dead birds! Ha
Troy has found a new favorite toy...the sippy cup. He thinks it's the greatest thing ever, and don't you DARE even try to pry it from his fingers. He will SCREAM bloody murder. We find it very interesting how easily he has adapted to it since Brooklyn had a hard time with a sippy at first. She was just so used to a squishly bottle nipple I guess. But it's fun to watch him drink it. And even more fun watching his little big sister try and take it from him. What ever did we do for entertainment before we had kids?!
Like the hair? Ya, Erik thought this would make a good impression on our new ward. Nice. Brooklyn was SO excited to get woken up from her peaceful slumber to go to church.

11 comments:

The Cope Family said...

I'm still laughing about Troy's lovely hair. haha, love the part down the middle! And poor Brooklyn! So sad... I can't wait till Annie starts crawling too.

Kiirsty said...

Oh, Marcie! I just love ya! Congrats on the house and all the new firsts =)

Heather and Don said...

Very funny stories about Troy! He does have a fun personality, giving Brooklyn a "run for her money"! It's amazing how you do it all with 2 babies! You are awesome!

Heather and Don said...

Love the priceless bird story! :)

Erik & Marcie +2 said...

Just an update: I disposed of the bird this morning. Oh my gosh, soooo grosss! We probably shouldn't have waited so long, I will spare you all the details. Yuck!!

Mamie said...

I'm so glad you posted. I have been wondering how things were going with the move and all. Moving is such a pain, but rewarding, too.
Have you introduced Brooklyn to Signing Time videos yet? Or Hi-5? The songs are irritatingly catchy...but fun. You should check them out if you get the chance. Lucy LOVES them.

The Evans Family said...

That's funny Marcie! You gotta love those firsts!

The Stratton's said...

When I was a missionary in Renton the was a dead cat by the side of the road in one of my areas that we passed by everyday. For a while it was just there, kind of slowly decaying, and then one day it literally exploded in all kinds of gross ways. Then what remained of the skin dried up and stuck to the bones. After about 4 months the street cleaners finally got it. Your bird story reminded me of that.

The kids are so cute. Brooklyn is so big and I'm sad I've never met Troy.

-Rod

Darin and Melinda said...

WOW! I didn't realize that your kids were so close in age...I love the picture of Brooklyn being so thrilled about her little brothers crawling progress...LOVE IT! And, no wonder you are so tired...I don't know if I can ever have another one, and mine is only 8 weeks old, I can't imagine 2 and 9 months.

Auna Leigh said...

okay I am so excited that you bought a house! yipee! you'll love it and hate it! but how exciting! you're kids are darling and you're amazing! you go girl! (I used to make fun of people that said that, but now i don't know how else to tell you you're friekn' rock, well i guess that'd work!)

Philip and Melissa said...

Whoa! your baby is already crawling???!!!! Holy toledo...time flies for these sweet little ones.