Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Afternoon Visitor

This afternoon I was putting Lana down for a nap and see this adorable spotted fawn through the window.

I think she saw me too, but didn't seem too bothered. We get deer around our place all the time, but I've never seen a lone fawn. I hope her mother wasn't too far away. Mostly the deer stay in the pasture or at the end of the driveway. This fawn came right into the back yard.

She really is a cutie.

Oh Yeah. This one's pretty cute too.

Probably cuter.
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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Lana's First Fair

We took Lana to the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden. Okay, actually, we went to the fair because we like it and we brought Lana with us. She'll probably enjoy it more next year. There's not much for a two-month-old to take in. She did well though and slept in her stroller as we walked around. Lana got to spend some time with Grandma Sue and her cousins when Dan and I went out to the demolition derby on Monday night. We also did plenty of visiting with friends and family and everyone got a chance to meet the new addition.

Sue doesn't live far from the Million Smiles Park in Lynden, so one morning we walked Lana down there and enjoyed the tot lot. She really is too little, but she liked the baby swing for a few minutes. She might have enjoyed it longer had I remembered her sun hat. Sorry Lana, my bad.

These two little girls were so very willing to spend time with their newest cousin. Avery and Kenzie spent time singing Lana songs and reading her stories. Lana would just look at them and smile and jibber-jabber on. I think all three of the little blonde girls enjoyed each other.

And it just wouldn't be a fair unless we watched the livestock show. Travis showed his heifer and did a very fine job. This was his first show and he performed like a seasoned pro.

One of the friends that we visited had a baby 5 days before Lana was born. Little Amber weighed just over 7 lbs when she was born, so she was smaller than Lana at birth. Looking at them now, Lana is several inches longer, but Amber is a full pound bigger, yet both are big eaters. It just goes to show that every baby really is different.
We had a great time in Lynden, but then again, we always do.
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Lana's turn to blog....

Because today was so tough on Mommy, she's making me do the blogging. See, today was my two-month doctor's appointment. I'm not quite two months old yet, but that's okay, I could get my check-up anyway. I got weighed and I have gotten bigger. I am 10 lbs 4 oz. I am so big. Dr. Mike examined me and says I am healthy and doing well. He does a good job making sure Mommy and Daddy take good care of me. Then the nurse came back in and she was so mean. She made me drink some yucky tasting stuff, but the worst was when she stuck needles into my legs. It hurt so bad. I screamed and screamed and screamed and Mommy held me and rocked me and talked to me and tried to feed me, but all I wanted to do was scream. I was crying so much and Mommy was crying a little too. I think it hurts her heart to see me in pain. She explained to me that the shots were important to keep me healthy, but I don't really understand that. All I know it that they hurt and I didn't like them one bit.
Once I got calmed down, Mommy fed me and then I zonked out for a nap on the drive home. Now I'm home and playing and I think I'm just fine and dandy.
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Monday, August 10, 2009

Sunday, lovely Sunday

Sundays around our place are usually pretty quiet and pretty predictable. We get up, eat breakfast and get dressed for church. Right now, church is at 10:30, but in two weeks it goes back to two services, so we'll have to figure out how in the world we'll make the 8:30 service. Wish us luck!

Here's the two Lenssen Ladies all dressed up on a beautiful summer morning.

After church, we usually have a project or two to work on around the house. This weekend Dan was finally able to install the bull bar he got for his birthday last year. I think it looks really good and Dan is happy with it.

Then of course, there's this little sprite. She doesn't know what day it is, but she enjoyed her quiet Sunday too. She likes to play on her little floor mat. There are toys that rattle and a mirror and a stuffed animal that plays music. That play mat can keep her occupied and happy for a half an hour sometimes.

Here's our happy girl!
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