Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sorry that it has been so is a bit to catch you up!

Kora and her cousin Bella
Jeremy, Christy and Bella came over for dinner and a game night the other evening.
The girls had so much fun looking at each other. Kora was working with Bella
on teaching her how to sit up and Bella was helping to teach Kora how to roll from her
back to her stomach (which Kora still seems to have no desire to want to do). It will
be so fun to watch these two grow up together.

BBQ at the Montoya's House!

My cousin Amy and her husband Ronnie live on a farm out in Ridgefield WA. They
invited us all over to come and enjoy some BBQ, horse shoes, Cornhole and a bon fire to roast marshmallows. It was a lot of fun! It was a beautiful day. Here are a few cute shots from the day.

Josiah Looking so cute

Kora staying warm by the fire

Ronnie and Jasmin roasting marshmallows

Kora's first camping trip!
We went camping at Beaver Bay a few weeks back. It was Kora's first trip out in the
great outdoors and she loved it! She had a blast watching everyone playing in the
lake and hanging out at the camp site. Cody broke the boat (took on a rock in the Willamette, the rock won) a few weeks ago so it was being repaired so Kora's first trip in the boat will have to wait for another time. Below are a few picks of her sporting her sun glasses and hat. So cute!

Berry Picking!
One thing I love about living in Oregon is all the berry picking you can do! We set out one evening to Kruger Farms on Sauvie's Island to try and pick Raspberries. When we arrived the raspberry picking was slim but we did manage to pick some blueberries. I have a wedding I am coordinating that will be held at this farm in a few weeks so it was good to scout it out.
Kora was a huge help, she loved to reach for those berries! That is her new thing these days and she is quick! She will grab just about anything and everything that she comes within reach of and you gotta watch out!

Happy Fourth of July!!
The fourth in Portland this year was a HOT one! It was about 95 degrees so we spent the majority of the day trying to keep cool. We had a BBQ at the Sweatman's and enjoyed a nice time with family and friends. We had some rather large fireworks to let off so we weren't too sure how Kora would react. We came equiped with earplugs (that she actually left on!). She had a few moments of panic over some of the loud noises but with a little convincing from us she started to realize it was all ok.

So big!
Kora is 7 1/2 months old, hard to believe. She is starting to threaten the fact that she just might start crawling soon...not sure if I'm ready for that. But I truly do love watching her grow and develop. My favorite thing to do is watch her as she is learning to do something. She knows when she caused something to make a sound or has figured out how to throw things and something so fun is that she is learning to clap her hands. I also love watching her sleep, I swear I could stare at her sleeping for hours, she is so beautiful and peaceful. And, the girl already has her two bottom teeth sticking up!

Drinking from my sippy

Yay, I love to swing!!!! I laugh and laugh....

Daddy's glasses....

Cousins! Kora, Josiah and Jasmin

Kora sits up so good, she loves it!


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Kora is 4 months old today! Crazy how quickly time flies. She has grown so
much in that amount of time...she has also blessed us greatly. I am so thankful
for her everyday. She wakes up with a huge smile on her face ready and excited
to start a new day. I love peaking over her cradle and seeing her face light up when she sees me

She is sick for the first time today. She has a cold and it breaks my heart. She has
been coughing all day and her little cute nose is stuffed up. But it hasn't killed her good mood!

Enjoy some pics from the last few weeks!

Kora and Bella on our way to Babies'r'us...aren't they cute!?!

Kora loves this little lamb. She has three that sit by her on her changing
table, she always reaches for them and laughs a lot when they give her kisses.

Kora was cracking me up, I was trying to get a picture of her in her cute
hat but everytime the camera flashed she got this spooked look on her face.

Waiting for Mom to get the bath all ready...

Bath time! Kora has learned to splash a lot in the tub.
I have to be on guard when it is bath time these days.

Post bath shot

Kora, Grandma and I went to Fred Meyer for the fuschia saturday event.
We had a lot of fun looking at flowers on a beatiful sunny spring day....but it
was a bit chilly as you can tell by Kora's attire :)

All ready to go!

Spring is here! We had beautiful 70+ weather this past weekend. I was able
to bust out some of Kora's cute sundresses, she is so adorable in them! I couldn't
resist getting some pictures of her!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Cute shoes and my bumbo!

Kora is getting bigger and bigger everyday. She is so much fun to laugh and talk to. Cody took a picture of her cute shoes that Jenni and Isaac Marshall got for her so I just had to post it, I am sure you will see more pics of these in the near future....

I bought a bumbo seat for Kora this week. She is just LOVING it!! It is fun for her to be able to sit up and look around more. The first time she sat in it she was super excited to watch me vacuum and then sit by us at the dinner table. Plus, she just looks so stinkin' cute in it!!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Valentines Day and Kora's First Beach trip!

For Valentine's Day Cody, Kora and I went to our family beach cabin. We were joined by the Sweatman family also. It was a fun weekend of laughing, games and nice weather. It was exciting to take Kora to the cabin for the first time as it is my favorite place in the whole world and I know we will have many fun family memories there in the years to come.

Making Valentine's Day cookies with Grandma and Jasmin

Naptime at the cabin

Cody and Jamie

Let's go fly a kite!

Kora's first walk on the beach.

Our little family...the first of many memories at the beach

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


We took Kora for her first vacation! We spent a long weekend in Sunriver with the whole Weso family. We had a blast! We snowshoed, rode bikes, found a place to sled off the side of the road, played lots of games, and relaxed around the cabin. It was a great weekend.

Dad sledding

The not so good "red sled"

Jason after he tumbled over some big rocks
when his sled went "the wrong way"

The line of snowshoers

The view from the lookout

My snowshoes! Aren't the pink boots hot!?!

Our family

Kora in her bear suit

Josiah after his first taste of a lemon, yum!