Sunday, November 9, 2008

Out and About



Erich has made lots of improvement these past days...he's now almost off the crutches wohoo! It's so nice to feel a little more mobile as a family. We took advantage of the mobility this past Wednesday and went crusing around the mountains near Grangeville in hopes of scouting out some good hunting spots. Unfortunately we didn't see too many animals, but we had a good time nonetheless. It's so beautiful around here. Jacob was very compliant with the outing...thankfully he loves his carseat, his backpack, and the fresh air.




Now that I am not working I've been able to join some ladies in the ward who do the Power 90X workouts. For those of you who know me, you know that I am very excited to be working out hard again. And for those of you who need a good workout, I definitely recommend P 90X--it pretty much kicks my trash. I also joined a ladies volleyball league which I am absolutely loving. I hadn't played volleyball for so long I had forgotten how much I LOVE the game!

This week I also hosted a Fondue/Game Party as part of my attempt to get some special interest groups started in enrichment. We got in a lot of laughs and calories which made for one fun filled night. Anyhow as you can tell I am loving this stay at home mom life and am trying to take advantauge of this opportunity.


As for a Jake update..I really dreaded him growing bigger and older--I didn't think he could be any sweeter and cuter than he was as a little newborn, but now I know I was wrong. This past week he started smiling and cooing and really kicking his arms and legs in excitement. It's hard to capture with a camera, but it's pretty much the cutest thing I've ever seen! This is such a fun stage and we're sure enjoying it.

And speaking of Jake thanks for all of you who gave us great binky advice. I appreciate the input and feel much better now about letting him indulge in his binky love!






Jake loves to sleep in this "touchdown" pose with his arms and legs outstretched. It looks awefully uncomortable to me, but it is hi typical sleeping position. Anyhow we think it's kinda cute and random so we thought we'd post a picture of it.

11 comments:

Zach Gibson said...

good thing you guys have a cute kid, cuz man his dad is really ugly.

Stephen & Jill Williams said...

I love that picture of Jake in the touchdown pose! I'm glad you're adjusting so well to life as a stay-at-home mom.

Ashley and Nolan said...

That's so nice that he is a happy traveling baby, because you guys sure are on the move. I am impressed with all your party throwing, and getting out. It took me a long time with my first to get into a routine.

Angie D said...

Kara, I LOVE the camo pics! Makes me miss you guys so much...I'm so glad you're still able to get out and about. Fun! Jake is SO cute and growing so fast. What are your plans for Christmas?? Will you be in Helena at all? Talk to you soon!

meagan said...

glad to hear that Erich is feeling better. it's fun to see you all decked out in camo and then cute little Jacob in fuzzy baby clothes. I guess he'll be getting camo soon enough right. sounds like you guys are keeping busy and enjoying the fall.

liso. said...

Gorgeous pics, Kara! And you look amazing! ...you make SAHM sound like fun!

Jeff and Lea said...

I can't get over how cute your little man is. He has such a cute face. Jeff and I are so jealous of you playing volleyball. We have looked into it here and it doesn't seem to exist. How that can be in a city this size is beyond me. We really miss playing with you. I'm sure you're spiking great. Hope your team does well. Is it a women's city league? I bet you have women in your ward that play? Wish I did here. Our ward is very reserved. There are hardly any activiites. We really miss Moscow! Not sure how much longer we can stand it here. It has rained straight the past two weeks. Jeff is so sick of being soaked all day in the mountains. Oh well, hopefully we will find a job elsewhere soon. Sorry for the book, talk to you later.
P.S. Are you hunting too? Good luck to both of you.

Jeff and Lea said...

Okay, I know I just left you a comment, but I had to tell you. I am looking at random blogs and I came across a couple in Moscow living in your old place. They have pictures of it inside and out. It just made me miss you guys even more. So funny huh? I found their blog off of the Allreds. Can't remember how I got to theirs. Okay bye. I know, I'm such a dork. Oh if you're curious, the blog is bhcahoon.blogspot.com

Johnson Family said...

Very very cute! You look great! Glad to hear that Erich is doing better. Love the new family picture. I love Jakes sleeping position! What a sweetie!

liso. said...

hey, lady, get in touch! is there still a chance we might see you soon? Let me know!

Jason and Amy Smith said...

When are you going to be home for Christmas Missy, I want to see that little boy of yours?!!