Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Alpacas and Miniature Horses

As Aunt Mary pointed out, I haven't updated my blog in over a week. That is because I have had to write an action research paper about different compensation pay systems in education. I spent both of Archer's naps everyday this week writing my paper, which let me have no time to do my normal things like clean the house and write the blog.

There is one more entry I want to write about our trip to Sedona. The day before we had to leave we went with Star, a family friend of the Dansby's, to see her beautiful alpacas and miniature horses. Here are some pictures of David with Sniffy and the other critters. Archer really liked being on a horse. We think it reminded of when I get him to ride Brandy around the house.











Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Traveling with Gran

One of Archer's favorite activities in Sedona was traveling around on his wagon. Gran graciously helped him out by towing him around the house while his dad and I were out running or hiking or napping or otherwise unavailable. Here is a video of Archer enjoying his travels!



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Monday, February 16, 2009

Snowy Sedona

The past week has been a busy one, but so much fun. We had an amazing time in a beautiful snowy Sedona. It snowed last Monday and we showed up to white mountains instead of red ones. Over the 5 days were were there, we ate fabulous food (I ate a whole lot), ran every day, did some hiking, had an AMAZING massage thanks to Karen and John, and watched Archer's grandparents play with our #1 boy.

Here are the snowy mountains.





Monday, February 9, 2009

9 month Check-Up

A week ago today Archer had his 9 month check-up. We lucked out and got Dr. Lang, who really makes going to the doctor like an opportunity for patients to get compliments and praise for a job well done. Archer really knows how to be healthy...except when he gets a random shot (you aren't supposed to get shots for the 9 month check-up, but the office had run out of a shot at a previous appointment and they had to give it to him) and has a really red reaction that scares me.

Here are his stats:
  • Weight - 20 lbs 8 oz (50%)

  • Height - 29 1/2 inches (75-90%)

  • Head Circumference - 18 1/4 inches (50-75%)

Here are his stats from his 6 month doctor's visit.

"I am very healthy! Look at me being healthy in the tub!"

In other news, Archer and I went to Richmond this weekend and had a great time with Boo Daddy, Granny Goose and Aunt Mary. We even got some toys at The World of Mirth.

We were so lucky to leave Scout and Brandy at Camp Granny Goose for the week, or at least until Boo Daddy gets sick of them and drops them off at Broughton's Kennel. We did all this because bright and early tomorrow we are off to Sedona, AZ to visit the Dansby's!!!!!!!!!!

Can't wait to post from the sunny (and hopefully warm) west.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Natural History Museum

On Saturday David, Archer and I went to the Museum of Natural History. We saw the big elephant in the front room, the new ocean exhibit, and the insect zoo (there was a Black Widow spider there, but the Brown Recluse was not in his usual spot). We also went to an IMAX movie called Dinosaurs in 3D: Patagonia. We were a little nervous that Archer would get scared, but our fearless child loved it. He also liked eating the 3D glasses.

Archer and his dad by the big elephant.


Archer climbing through the termite tunnel at the Insect Zoo exhibit.



"I made it though the tunnel! I am now officially a termite!"

Monday, February 2, 2009

A New Job

A friend at playgroup needed help watching her child, Elliot. It was once a week for about 4 or 5 hours. I volunteered to help because I thought I could use the money to do extra things like yoga and because I thought Archer might like the company of another child. I won't say they play together because they don't. However, they do play next to each other and that's fun. Here are some pictures of Elliot and Archer hanging out together. I had fun with them!