Monday, April 4, 2011

One last hike and some news

 We took the dogs on their last hike here in sunny California over the weekend.  Next Sunday Orson and I start the long drive home to Texas where the dogs will take up residency with my brother.  I am excited that Nate has offered to take them, we just can't give them the attention they really need with Orson in the house.  Anyway, the hike was along the Yuba river and the views and wildflowers were beautiful.  It was a lovely day and we all had a great time.

In other Ewalt news, Orson has a cool new shirt he wanted to show off.....

That's right a new Ewalt should be joining the fun here sometime in October.  We are all really excited.  Orson has taken to rubbing my belly, making noises at the baby, and  trying to "see it" by looking through my belly button...pretty dare cute.  Unlike with Orson I have felt pretty sick all day everyday with this one, maybe that means it will be a girl :)  We are going to go for a home-birth with some great midwives that Matt and I already like a lot.  After our experiences at the hospital last time, we just know that we will do better and have a more positive experience birthing at home.  

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Welcome Spring

 Spring has officially sprung here (it tried earlier but then we had two weeks of cold and rain), with temps in the low 80s the past few days.  Given all the rain and then the sudden sun, everyone is outside and my garden has something new in it everyday it seems. 

We've really enjoyed being outside, it started Wednesday with our playgroup spending most of the day in the backyard (moms all sitting out in the sun, babies using the slide and swing as much as they could). And then Thursday we got to keep Lucy until 7 pm when her mom got off work instead of her dad picking her up at 5.  Matt got home early and Lucy got to help Orson walk the dogs...she loved it, though her little legs gave out much soon then long legs Ewalt :)

 Orson tried to help her keep up by taking her cute together!

We have also been enjoying all the fresh fruit at the stores and is easy to tell that I ate grapes by the pound when pregnant with Orson, he still loves them!

And then today, after spending time in the garden, Matt cooked our official 1st grill out of the year.  We had bangers and mash (with gluten free chicken sausage from Costco) and grapes (yes again).

 I love this above potted display in the front walk, I planted the bulbs 3 years ago in the pots and the yellow flowers are random seeds that found their way in.  I also love the flowers right at the front door, makes me happy to open the door for friends :)

Yummy dinner! Thanks for cooking Babe.

 Flower for the table, I just love the smell of lilacs, especially from the yard.
Hope everyone else is getting to enjoy some spring.