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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

16 Months

"I Play" is the first thing this boy says the minute he wakes up in the morning. It sounds a little more like "I pay" but its just the cutest thing I've ever heard. He is non-stop on the go all day, everyday and just so much fun! He is really enjoying testing his limits with Mom and Dad these days. He stands on chairs and shakes them while looking at us with a big smile. He tries to climb over the back of the couch. He tries to climb on just about anything he can.
Diego learned how to say "No" on the day he turned 16 months old. Right now, its pretty funny to hear him say no, but it's quickly losing its amusement. He is constantly learning new words and has a memory better than I could have ever imagined he would have at this age. He is always asking for my nephew Jagger and for Sawyer to play with. He will also say "motorcycle" and when you repeat it back to him, he says "Daddy!" He just knows daddy rides a motorcycle.
I made a few batches of fresh berry jam this month and Diego LOVES it! Each morning he asks for "min bears" (vitamin bears) and "bam" (jam). He actually asks for vitamins all day, and I have to remind him we have vitamins at breakfast. So cute! He will even ask for a "baba" and "kiki" (binky) when he's tired.

Diego has become a pro at opening doors in the house and if we're not careful to lock the door, he's out in the garage in a split second! Opening the doors is not my favorite of his new "tricks" I must say, especially since he likes to leave the bathroom while I'm in the shower. I've since put a child lock on the door, but it still was no fun!
We are LOVING our new backyard and we spend a lot of time out there playing. Diego knows which area of the yard to avoid (although he doesn't) because of "poo poo" (where the dog goes potty). He tries to go there every time we're outside!! He got a new outside play structure with a little slide and he's figured out how to go down all on his own, and he's SO proud!

Diego is now 16 months!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Goodbye Old House

Today we said goodbye to our old house. Even though we moved over two months ago and I'm in love with our new house, I'm a little sad to leave the old one behind. We're saying goodbye to the first house Eddie and I bought together, to the house Eddie proposed to me in and the house we brought our first born child home to. We bought our little house 6 1/2 years ago and were so proud to be the owner's. We spent some really happy years there and most importantly, we made it a home. We made some great friends with our neighbors there and hope to continue those friendships for years to come. Goodbye old house, we'll miss you.
We were quickly outgrowing our little house when we stumbled upon a great house coming up for sale, how convenient for us that it was The Kofoid family's house! A house we had spent a lot of time in and knew we really loved. We moved in two months ago, after our first offer on the old house died and the day after we moved in, we got our second and final offer on the old house. Two months and many, many frustrating hours later we finally signed loan docs today and we celebrated with dinner and fun at our house with the Kofoid's. All of us will sleep a little sounder tonight knowing we can finally move forward.
Here's to many happy years in our new house!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Little Climber

Diego has recently begun climbing on EVERYTHING! He started with the couch, which completely freaked Eddie and I out at first and we insisted on sitting right next to him each time he climbed up there...until we realized he can safely get back off the couch without help. So, now we're not quite as paranoid. Now he can also climb up onto the dining room chairs, and as I watched him a few days ago, he climbed right on to the table after Daddy's cell phone. At first I wasn't sure if I should let him climb on these chairs or not, but then decided its not such a big deal. So, Rachel suggested just turning the chairs around so he could still get up on them, just not onto the table, and that is working, so far.

Diego is very tall for his age, so he can also reach up to the counters and pull things off which means I have to keep them cleared at all times! He has also recently figured out he can get in the coat closet and shut himself in. He will stay in there for about 30 seconds and then sort of whine to come out, but now he just lets himself out. It took him a few days to figure out he could actually open the door from the inside too!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Fun in the Sand!

We took a day trip to the coast today, and were pleasantly surprised with the weather! Not super sunny, but some blue sky, only a little wind and not too cold.

This was Diego's second trip to the coast, but his first experience playing in the sand. He LOVED the sand, and kept putting it in his mouth and saying MMMMMMMM. He had a hard time walking in the dry sand at first, but quickly got the hang of it. He picked up lots of big rocks and threw them and even chewed on a few them, briefly until one of us could tell him "Yuck". He didn't have much interest in the water, so we pretty much just played in the sand. He was covered in sand by the time we left and even after we thought we had cleaned him of most of it, there was a big pile of it in the carseat when we got home! We had a great time at the coast today, and I can't wait to go again and stay the night!

Friday, June 5, 2009

3rd Haircut

At 15 months, Diego got his 3rd haircut! He just got his second about 6 weeks ago and it was already out of control! I had been wanting to just drop into a barber shop or quick haircut shop, but just hadn't done it. I was also a little afraid to go somewhere other than my usual hair salon, but just didn't want to make an appointment, have to wait until the appointment and drive all the way to Silverton. We went to Keizer Station Target this morning and then stopped in at Great clips. It worked out well, there was no line and we got right in. He cried the whole time, just like he did when he got his 2nd haircut. But this time I really can't blame him, the stylist really had no patience for my sweet little man and was fairly unfriendly. She even tried to use the electric clippers, even though my sensitive boy was PETRIFIED of them! She did a good job on the cut though, and I'm pleased with the results!

When we got home and I took some pictures, he gave me this adorable cheesy grin, so I just had to post right away to share it with everyone!

Thursday, June 4, 2009


One of Diego's very favorite foods is Strawberries, and I swear he would eat a pound of them in one sitting if I'd let him! Today, we were looking through one of his Animal Baby magazines (courtesy of the Kofoid Family for his birthday) we came upon a page with a strawberry on it and to my utter surprise, he pointed to it and said "strawberry (sounds more like be-berry) MMMM." I was so proud! We immediately got up and had some strawberries!