Sunday, October 21, 2012

Hanging Around the House...and White Rock

The other day it was raining.  Greta decided she wanted to draw a picture of the rain.  She spent quite awhile drawing, and then decided she wanted to turn her picture into a hat!  We turned TT's into a hat too :-)  This has happened twice now! The girls love their hats!

Matthew did some work for our neighbor recently.  They moved to a new apartment and were getting rid of many things, one of which was this beautiful futon.  We couldn't afford it, but it wouldn't fit in their new they traded it for a few more hours work from Matthew! Come on up and stay the night! Greta will share :-)
Greta loves to get all her sleeping things out of her room and snuggle up on the futon.  There she is with her pooh blanket, her sleeping bag, and the cherry pillow and Tinkerbell scarf I made her. She often says how much she loves to be "cozy". 
Therese loves to snuggle up on the futon too!  It's much easier for her to climb up onto than our couch, but recently she's figured out how to get onto the ottoman first and THEN up onto the couch.  She's getting so big and strong!  At her 18 month check up last week we were told she is in the 90th percentile for weight! (...and the 30th for height!)
Showing off her muscles! So strong!!!
A couple weeks ago we met up with my mom and Shayne in White Rock again.  Greta told Nana Kaka many times that she's missed her, and at times just gazed at her with a big smile.  It was so cute.  When we left, Greta said that she didn't get to see Nana Kaka long enough and she wanted to be with her BY HERSELF too! Here they are admiring each others necklaces. 
Greta wears these 3 necklaces that she made nearly every single day! 
At lunch.

It was one of the last beautiful fall/summer days we had...and it was great to spend it in White Rock on the beach!  Here Therese is borrowing Nana's hat with Grandpa Shayne.

By the way, some of Therese's new words include: cat, woof, uppa (for star..."up above the world so high...") wabm (water) and apm (apple)
My mom made Greta a beautiful sweater (Greta made it very clear on our last visit that Nana Kaka should knit her a green sweater!) 

We also had a visit from Grandpa Dan recently.  He came up for the afternoon.  Greta loved every minute of it, and she said she wanted to come over soon and also told my dad that he should move closer (sort of tugged at the heart strings there...)! We went walking through Pacific Spirit Park and Greta did lots of bike riding!

It's been fun to see some family.  Soon we'll be heading down to Seattle to visit with Grandpa Paul and Sam, who are coming up from Arizona, and Melissa, Kristen, Ida and Poppy!  We are looking forward to some more family time! 

1 comment:

melissa said...

can't wait to see you guys in a few weeks!