Sunday, July 29, 2007

Happy 2 Years Anniversary to Us!

Two years today... well, there have been a lot of things going on! Not the least to mention one little boy who got his first tooth yesterday at exactly 4 months old! So here's the requisite picture with the bunny!

Cory helping Daddy in the kitchen... and trying to make Mommy smile!

So for our anniversary we went to Seattle yesterday. First we had lunch with my great aunt Lilly who was SUPER excited to meet Cory. Then we took the boat out to Blake Island to Tillicum Village. It's an Indian lodge where they serve you a salmon dinner (all you can eat) and you get a show/history of the Northwest Coast Indians in traditional blanket costumes. It was pretty cool and we got to sit right in the front, but it wasn't exactly how I'd pictured it from all my mom had told me (she's taken her class 2 or 3 times). It was fun, but definitely a once in a lifetime experience for the price! Good thing mom had one ticket already from the auction last fall!

Seattle on the way out

Now that we know why he's chewing on anything he can get ahold of... including Daddy's nose, ew!

Family picture in front of the lodge

Cory's stylin' ride!

Friday, July 27, 2007

It's Official...

Cory is 4 months old tomorrow and he has figured out how to roll himself over. Unfortunately that means that he rolls over onto his back and then he's like a turtle on his shell! It startles him a little bit, then he lays there and coos for a bit and then he gets a little frustrated after awhile and we roll him back onto his tummy... He thinks it's a fun game!

Since I've been slacking... here are some more Cory pictures!

I'm Mr. Kimono Man in my Mickey Mouse blanket...
and just let me get it up to my mouth where I can chew on it!

4th of July and the Fearsome Foursome is finally all together again!!! Plus one member! Julie (on the bottom) has been in Florida for the past 7 or 8 years so we haven't seen much of her.

We went to a wedding 2 weekends ago. It was HOT, but Cory was a little trooper! And he's quite good at finding his own thumb now!

The best view in the house!

We read a new book about Elmo and Cory decided he really liked it (Elmo is red...) he wanted it so badly off the arm of the chair that Brian handed it to him and he grabbed it with both hands!

Reading books with Grandma is lots of fun, too!

It's also official that Brian doesn't have a job next year at the Christian School. Their enrollment is too low to afford to keep him. We're still waiting to hear back from his interview at Wenatchee. He doesn't think we'll hear until August. Ugh.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Walking in the Rain

So I went walking with my friend Hawley this morning and we got soaked! Lucky Cory has a rain/sun shade so he was fine. But we have been having some crazy thunderstorms this past week. Friday morning and then today at 4am the lighting was so bright it woke me up! Or maybe it was the thunder right over head... At any rate it's been going off and on all morning and we had been planning to walk so we walked... and didn't quite make it home before it decided to pour again! I'm just waiting to see if it's started any fires that the rain won't put out.

Speaking of fires - we had one we could see from our place last weekend while Brian's parents were here. It's out now, but it was threatening some homes and you can tell it went right up to the edge of the orchards (which are nicely wet from irrigation). But this fire wasn't started by lightning, it was some idiot playing with fireworks.

You can see the flames on the leading edge if you click on the picture.
Black, right up to the orchards.
The view from out our front door.

And my brother is currently fighting the Tunk Grade fire up by the Canadian border.

In between the storms we've had some REALLY hot weather. Last Thursday we went up to Lake Chelan and played with all the camp people. The water there was too cold for Cory, but he did okay anyway. I was plenty cool against him after getting out of the water!
Then Saturday we went to a wedding up on Lake Wenatchee. It was absolutely beautiful! It was pretty hot there too, but about 20 degrees cooler than it was here in Wenatchee.

Monday, July 09, 2007

I don't know why the title thingy isn't working... but this post is titled: Cory goes swimming!

Grandma and Grandpa Herling brought him a swimsuit from Hawaii before he was born. It's size 6 months, but it fits now... So while they were at the Corvette banquet we went swimming in the Leavenworth pool!
What is this stuff?

I'm not so sure I like this idea, mom!

I thought it was going to be too cold for him, but it was okay. And due to heat loss from surface area it was actually quite a bit warmer in the deeper part rather than the children's play area.

White boy! Isn't he cute? :)

Corvette Weekend

Grandma and Grandpa Herling came up for the weekend in their Corvette because there was a Corvette Club show in Leavenworth. Oh, and to see their grandson, Cory! ;)

They came away with the trophy for car that came from the farthest away. And they think they weren't too far out of the running for the judging either. Cars were judged on how clean they were... down to the inside of the tail pipe, wheel wells, and door jams. Sheesh!
Grandpa's car is a 2004 Limited Edition Le Mans Commemorative car. It's pretty cool!

Thursday, July 05, 2007


Sometimes the things I find on the internet are so incredibly sad. Like this article about Hindu women when they become widowed. They are completely shunned, even by their own children and left on the streets to fend for themselves no matter their age.

I wonder why I've never heard about this before in all the complaints about human rights. Maybe we need to put a little more pressure on the Indian government concerning women's rights.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Happy July!

We had a salute to armed forces in church this morning. It was interesting to see the men (all were men) who came forward as service members. There were quite a few of them - we go to a rather large church - and most of them were middle aged or older. I suppose part of that would be because the younger ones are probably still in service and we don't live anywhere near a military base.
Anyways, it was cool to see a couple guys up there I didn't know were veterans and we gave them all a standing ovation. Made me wish my dad was there as well. He's a navy veteran.

In Cory news: I got down in front of him the other day so you can see the world from his point of view and also see how strong (and cute) he is!

Look at me, I'm learning to crawl!
And I'm so darn cute you don't know what to do with me!
Sleeping with daddy in the mornings

The play gym I bought him last week... it's the only way he'll lie happily on his back.
And he "talks" to the critters and makes up stories for them!

Becca's 2 older kids, Isaiah and Lydia, reading the story Cars. Practice for daddy!