Saturday, August 28, 2010

17 weeks

I am at the "awkward" stage of pregnancy where you don't look pregnant but your clothes aren't fitting as well. Everything is going great so far and in two weeks we get to find out if it is a boy or girl! you like the new jacket? It was Jake's gift to me while in Italy! Real Italian leather, bought in Florence, and all hand stitched! Jake has good taste and picked it out all by himself.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Agrigento, Italy

I know this is way late, but I have been meaning to post pictures from Italy and I am finally getting around to it. I am starting with one of our little trips while in Italy. Before I flew home we were able to go to Agrigento, Italy. Jake served 6 months of his mission here. It was alot of fun seeing the actual area he served in.
A few things about our trip to Agrigento:
-The flight from Rome to Agrigento is suppose to be a simple 40 minute flight, but this "simple" flight turned into one of the biggest nightmares ever and here is why...
1. Getting to the airport- We had to carry one suitcase, one pack and play (cuz the hotels never have them and Bailey won't sleep with us), a backpack, plus Bailey and the stroller. To get to the airport we walked a couple blocks to the metro stop, carried everything down a couple flights of stairs, rode the subway to the "termini" station, got off and walked up a couple more flight of stairs, and then walked about a mile to the train that takes you to the airport. Rode the train for 45 minutes (no air conditoner), got to the airport, waited in line for an hour to check in our bags, plane got delayed 4 hours, finally took off around midnight, Bailey cried the whole way because she was tired and won't sleep unless she is in her bed. Arrived in Palermo, Italy. We had car reserved, but the car rental place was closed so we found another one. Drove to our bed and breakfast where they told us they didn't have a room for us even though we had an email with a confirmed reservation. Drove around for another hour before finding a place with a room. Finally in bed at 3:30am!
The next day we drove about 2 hours to get to Agrigento. We had a blast hanging out on the beach and seeing the city. Our hotel was great! We were so happy to have air conditioner for the weekend, and we were dreading going back to Rome. Agrigento had some of the best food including the best Gelato I have ever had! Our flight home went alot smoother other then the fact that we had to wait almost 2 hours for our bags (which I guess is the normal in Rome). And then getting home is always a nightmare. It didn't help that I was pregnant and feeling horrible!
-One thing I learned about Italy- Italy=Chaos/Disorganization The People in Italy are so disorganized it causes so much chaos. No matter what you do it ends up being so much harder then it has to be. Example-standing in line at McDonalds (in Italy) you can have two people in front of you and it will take at least 15 minutes to get to the front of the line. People are constantly trying to cut in front of you anywhere you go.

Cheese! :)

Bailey eating breakfast

This is the smile we get when we ask her to "smile"

Ever since she was little she has pulled her legs up when eating. I guess it's a bad habit we will have to break someday

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Green Bluff-Peach Festival

Today we went up to Green Bluff for "peach festival" with some friends. They had a petting zoo, a "wiggle train", and a giant sand box with peas for the kids.

The Wiggle Train. Bailey didn't go on it because it was $5 and it seemed like it was for older kids.

...child labor

the pea box

Here are the other kids that came with us. Bailey is always outnumbered by the boys here.

The petting zoo

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Baby Dolls

Bailey has grown to love her baby dolls. She carries them around, hugs them, kisses them, and smuggles them on the ground. I am a little worried that she will want to do the same thing with a real baby!


This is how Bailey sleeps for all her naps and at bed time. She always puts her blanket underneath her, knees, up, and feet crossed. Looks uncomfortable, but she is a good sleeper lately so it must be comfortable for her!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Liberty Lake

We have enjoyed living in Liberty Lake since returning home from Italy. It is a great little town. They always have family activites going on. During the summer they camp and watch a movie in the park. They have food and campfires and it seems like a fun family activity. We stopped by and had some cotton candy and walked around the park, but didn't stay.

Mirabeau Park

There is a great park near our house that has a waterfall. Last week we met up with some friends and had a "going away" party for Heidi and Mark Jacobson Family who is transferring to Arizona. They will be missed here in Washington! Bailey had fun running around with all the kids. To the left is what happens when we take Bailey away from the waterfall, but all we needed to do was find a waterfountain to make her happy again.:)