Gerrit and Elise

Gerrit and Elise

Thursday, July 22, 2010

What's the Latest?

We've been keeping busy since the last post. We are officially moved into the house now. We are slowly getting organized and settled. We took a trip to good ol' Michigan a week after we moved into the house. We had a great time and Avery loved everyone this time, a lot different than last time. She had a great time playing with her cousins, meeting her new cousin, Griffin, and helping Grady celebrate his 1st birthday. Avery continues to be a joy, learning and growing so quickly. Putting together full sentences, though they aren't always easy to understand. Avery and Chris got to spend a lot of time together last week/weekend. They even had a date to a wedding while I did the STP ( Seattle to Portland bike ride) on July 17-18 with Amy, Shauna and Kolleen. We had a great time riding our 204 miles into Portland. I made it and it wasn't nearly as painful as I was expecting. I may even be convinced to do it again someday. Especially if there's yummy food at the end of each day and a beer tent waiting at the end! Here are some photos of our adventures over the last few weeks. Our kitchen is going to be complete after this weekend, so I will post some new house photos after that.

Enjoying one of Aunt Alysa's giant marshmallows!

Playing in the rain with her Uncle Mikey

First dip in the new tub