We’ve been BUSY!!
Here is Mikey on his 2 month birthday. He is about 12 lbs now, and is a smiley, happy baby. He laughs at Evelyn and she thinks that is great!
We had our first camping trip of the year this month, we’re hoping to enjoy a few more. We bought a nice big tent and had a great time.
A few days later we went to Tacoma so Steve could take his FSOT test. We’ll know the results of that in about a month. We took Aunt Liz with us and played at the park while he took the test. That evening we went to my brother Ben’s design show at the University of Washington. He is amazing, check out the fabulous website he made for the show. (If you click on the “The Cast” tab, he is the one on the skateboard.) After the show we went out for Indian food to celebrate his (Ben’s) graduation, as well as the fact that it was my Mom’s 50th birthday.
Two days later, Friday, we celebrated my Mom’s birthday by throwing her a surprise party. The big surprise was that my brother, Keith, and his family came to visit from Utah.
I marked the occasion by making her a 50 layer birthday cake.
That’s right- 50 layers. I made some (delicious) crepes, and spread each one with a lemon curd/whipped cream filling. I served it with a raspberry sauce. Very rich, very delicious. And you can’t beat the wow factor of a 50 layer cake.
The next day was Steve’s CWU graduation. It was freezing cold, and so windy that the commencement speaker’s speech blew away, but it was a great ceremony. Congratulations, honey! I’m so proud of you!
Steve’s family came down from Sequim and Yelm to celebrate with us, and since their hotel rooms were in Yakima, we decided to have our graduation celebration at my parent’s house. Best taco bar I’ve ever had, if I do say so myself. And, of course, my daughter provided plenty of entertainment for everyone.
My side of the family was there, too, making it a full house. Aren’t my cousin/brother-in-law and my cousin-in-law/sister adorable?
The next morning Steve blessed little Mikey at our church, since all of our family was in town. It was a beautiful blessing. I’m a proud Momma and wife.
My sister-in-law made Mikey’s blessing outfit. It is amazing, like everything she touches. She also made Evelyn’s blessing dress.
There is our beautiful family on blessing day. It wasn’t until later that I realized he was only wearing one shoe. My beautiful dress was a birthday gift from my friend, Mandi.
More partying ensued after the blessing (this time at our apartment), and my fridge is still full of leftover deliciousness. After everyone left we decided we wanted to sleep for 3 days to recover, but since my family was still in town (albeit not my town…) we made some more Yakima trips instead.
There we played games (Carcasonne, anyone?), went to the movies, hung out and ate yummy food…
and even ran through the sprinklers and went swimming.
Tonight the kids and I made one more trip down, for a total of 7 days in Yakima in an 8 day period. We ate pasta and pie in celebration of Lizzy’s birthday, which is on Sunday. Keith et al leave tomorrow for their home sweet home, and Steve and I will be staying at ours, before heading back to Yakima on Sunday to celebrate Father’s Day and the aforementioned birthday.
And then we’re going to sleep for 3 days.