Sunday, December 21, 2008

Arctic Blast!

So, today was a snow day...I was supposed to go to work but we got so much snow yesterday and the top layer is ice so it wasn't very safe to drive. Since it doesn't snow very often in the city there are few (if any) snow plows or trucks to put gravel down. So instead of working I got to play with Mitch and Matt in the snow. Here's our family self-portrait.

Even though we broke through the ice layer by just standing on it, Mitch doesn't weigh enough yet; so we were able to lay him down on top of the ice to take some pics! I really wanted to make a snowman but the snow underneath the ice was not good packing snow; no snow angels either!

This picture gives a good idea of what the ice was like (by my feet).

Little Bear

Charlotte had a lot of fun playing in the snow (before the ice formed on top)

Here are just a few shots of what the street and our house looked like. Compare to just a few days earlier with the last posting of the first snow! What a difference!

We tried to put Charlotte's jacket on so she could play again, but with the ice on top she was a little freaked out! At least she looks cute!

Snow in the city!

Snuggle time with Mom

On the floor playtime with Dad

So, it's been rather cold in Portland lately and we had some snow in the city last week. You can see from the pictures that it's not too much but for Portland any accumulation is not typical. So, we were pretty excited to show Mitch the snow. He has an adorable snow suit that was given to us by his friend, Travis. It's a little big now, but it sure keeps him warm. In fact, I wish they made these in adult sizes!

Mitch's first encounter with snow

Mitch and Dad in the backyard

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Four Months old!

Here's Mitchell's 4 month picture. He went to the doctor that same day, here are the stats:
height: 26.25 inches (90th percentile)
weight: 14 lbs, 14 oz (50th percentile)
cuteness factor: off the charts!

Mitchell's first Thanksgiving

Here we are-our family picture from Mitch's first turkey day...we're in the bathroom because Mitch was a little overstimulated and we needed to give him a bath but wanted to commemorate the day on film!

Who's bigger?
(the turkey weighed a few pounds more, but next year I think Mitch will win!)

Since we were all together with Matt's side of the family for Thanksgiving we decided to have Christmas with them as well...Mitch seemed to like the wrapping paper.

Here's Matt and his dad playing rock 'em sock 'em with Christmas pens (they were supposed to be for Evan and Annie!)

Grandma Geiger makes the Cookie Christmas Tree every year with the grandkids-Mitch couldn't participate much this year but did manage to get together for a photo op!


While everyone was in town visiting we took the opportunity to take Mitch swimming in the hotel pool. He was a little unsure at first but after a while he seemed to get used to the water temperature and even enjoyed himself a little!

Thanks to Sheryl for the video from her camera!

Meeting the Oakleys

So, Mitch met more family recently...Matt's sister and family: Aunt Sheryl, Uncle Ron, and cousins Evan and Annie. He seemed to really like hanging out with everyone as you can see from the pics!

Aunt Sheryl provided a relaxing napping spot!

The Oakley family and Mitch

Mitch and cousin Annie

Cousin Evan and Mitch

While the Oakleys were in town, Grandma and Grandpa Geiger also came to day we took Mitch to daycare for a trial run (mostly for mom and dad's sake) and went hiking. We climbed to the top of Multnomah Falls and realized we were out of shape!

Mom and Dad's first day out without Mitch-we survived!