Sunday, October 18, 2009

Duck, anyone?

Life at our house is pretty mellow right now--newborn and all. Translation: I don't have much to post about, hence the nothing posted for the last week. But I have a few pictures on the camera...

I've been kind of bored in the last week or so (are we surprised?). Chris treated us all to a nice family walk so we could get out of the house for a bit. We also bought a new double stroller a while back (Baby Trend sit and stand, if you're curious) that we wanted to try out.

To keep the walk interesting, we took some old bread--stale with just a hint of mold, just how the ducks like it--and headed to the bridge over the river to feed the ducks. Well, duck.

There were a handful of ducks way out on the other end of the pond area, but for a long time, only the one came over.

Finally, another one joined in for more almost-moldy fun. I was glad. No one had to be lonely then.

Jane never held still long enough for me to get a nice picture of her face. They call came out blurry or faceless. Or both.

Megan was, obviously, the most entertaining thing of the entire trip...ok, not really. She slept.

At least the stroller worked well.

Again because I was tired of sitting in the house all day, we made a spur of the moment trip to Salt Lake. Chris didn't fix any cars--shocking, I know--but he did work on Deborah's computer.

He had to take pictures, and a video, just to read what the screen said. It all flashed by too quickly.

And that's the only picture I have of our adventure down south.

After church today, we all fell asleep. All four of us. All on one couch. Sigh. It might have been cute if someone were to see us all, but it certainly wasn't comfortable.

In the end, Chris won out. He got to stay asleep on the couch while us girls decided to play with the camera instead.

Jane's attempt at photography. Nice subject selection, good placement, favorable lighting...

Jane's latest trick: falling over on purpose.

Megan's latest trick: keeping her eyes open for more than twenty minutes.

And she's pretty darn cute while she does it.

P.S. There is hope in the Wampler Automotive Department! Chris removed the lock core from the driver's side door of the Mountaineer and took it to Beazer Lock and Key. They were able to fix it quickly and inexpensively. SO: I can unlock the driver's door to disengage the alarm. That is immensely preferable to going around and unlocking the passenger side door and going back around again. I can also turn the key twice to unlock the rest of the doors on the car. It makes life much simpler with trying to get two kids into the car.

...maybe there's hope yet.

P.P.S. Yay for bleach! Remember a while back when I mentioned that my shirt was massively splattered by chili? After a few washings with laundry detergent and bleach without success, Chris got smarter and soaked the shirt in bleach water for almost an entire day.

And now the shirt is whiter than it's ever been.


Liz, Karl and Madison said...

Sounds like a fun life to me. Everything seems to be going well for you all at least... even if life is a little slow and boring right now. Your baby is beautiful!

Jess said...

i can't wait for megan's next trick: smiling..

Britta said...

Megan doesn't look as much like Jane as I expected. Is it just the camera or am I right?

Kym, Shaun and Riley said...

I'm so glad all is going well for you guys. I can't believe how big Jane is?!? And Megan is so precious!

Jared and Delia said...

WOw...non-busy life sounds busy. :) Glad you are getting your car to be less possessed.