Saturday, April 23, 2011

Google Security.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit a Google Data Center?
Well here is their security.

I know how crazy it is and that they have some untold measures too.

No wonder Dave cant talk about what he does behind those gates!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Maternal instincts

ok- silly title.

My parents (Zeke's maternal grandparents) came for a short visit on the way home from Florida. 

They were here for 2 nights (one day spent with us)

During that time they got to play outside with Zekes. My dad (Pake - pronounced Pa-ka) taught Zeke a different use for the slide as well as how to properly go down it.

"...and you put your feet like this"

hehe- look at dad- he was into this!

They spoiled Zeke and let him sit on their lap during lunch...
and shared french fries

but later Zeke shared his animal crackers.
(love his little smile/smirk)

So happy together!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

going for a walk with Chris

baby fern

with a feather and a stick

want some moss?


Monday, April 11, 2011

how to be the best postpartum visitor

I found this blog. 
Im not sure where - but this is a wonderful post!


Have a friend who had a baby and you're on the roster to drop off a meal?  Here's everything they want you to know and do, but are too shy and polite to say and ask.  

They are tired.  Breastfeeding is still awkward and having people around makes it more awkward. The mother is recovering physically, either from a surgical birth, or from the equivalent of a triathlon where the prize was a grapefuit sized head flying out of her vagina.  Either of these things makes you sore and tired. They would like to see you, but don't want to be tired out by a long visit.  You are not going to stay longer than 15 minutes, no matter how polite the parents are in saying you can stay  longer. If your visit/meal drop off scheduled for 5.30. BE ON TIME.   Make plans for 6:15 so that you HAVE to leave.

Before you walk in the door, put your game face on.  Set a timer, on your phone or watch for 15 minutes. When it goes off, get out of there! Remember that you are going to be a quiet, productive blessing.  This visit is NOT about you.  It is not about the parents hosting you and putting on a cup of tea so you can sit and visit and hold the baby. Think about how you would feel if you had either had surgery or ran a triathlon.  What would you want people to do for you?  This visit is about blessing the parents and making their life a little bit easier.  Your prize is getting a quick peek at the cute new human.

Here's how to play out your 15 minute visit:
1.  Bring a healthy meal. Include a salad or fresh vegetables.  Only use disposable dishes. There is nothing more annoying than 
         a) having to wash more dishes when you have a new baby 
         b) having to try to return dishes to all sorts of random people when you have a new baby
2.  In addition to your meal, bring cut up veggies and fruit, unsalted trail mix or nuts, or other such healthy snacks for daytime munching for mom to eat while she's nursing.

Read more:

Now be sure to click over and read the rest!!

There are more great ideas in the comments. 

I have a few friends expecting babies over the next few months and this is great advice to pass on to them.
I know I appreciated it.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Baby Shower pictures

Nikki's Baby shower

whats a shower without food?

Nikki greeting people

making diaper cakes


Cake 2

Cake 3

Cake 4

The table that won (many from my Sunday School group)

tasting baby food

love her face!

Seeing the quilt I made her for the first time. She knew it was coming. 

Homemade card

admiring the quilt

Having a blast!

Such a great shower.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Zeke makes me laugh!

mom! stop bugging me- Im trying to read

We were visiting a friend yesterday and they had a dollar store balloon. 


Zeke has been a bit obsessed with balloons since he saw my dad in March and had them pointed out to him even more so. 

This one makes me laugh everytime I see it!!
(saying balloon)

edit from that picture <---

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