Congrats to Matt and Abby Lake, Owen Matthew Lake made his entrance today!
Tutu and her sixth Grand!
Zoe's First Pumpkin
Zoe has commissioned me to create her first Pumpkin, I think her design was executed quite well, her grunts seem to approve. We have been busy visiting other states, introducing Zoe to relatives and friends and trying to establish a sustainable sleep schedule.
Our recent travels started with a Trip to Puyallup so that Zoe could meet a few Aunts, Cousins and Friends at Alicia's "Welcome our Lil Pumpkin" baby shower. After a short layover (a few hours) we packed up the Grandparents and hit the road, Missoula or bust. We busted in Spokane (pre-planned), got some much needed rest and woke up to a nice waffle bar. Fueled and recharged we hit the ground running and "made great time" to Missoula.
In Missoula we played Frolf (aka disk golf), drank a lot of local beer, fly fished, hiked, sampled local ice cream and had a great time visiting with the Montana Flecks.
Blue Ribbon Trout Stream and Beautiful Fall Colors, The Rock Creek. A few trout were caught and released, one by me a few more by Greg. Apparently I came on an off day or I just have no clue how to attract the 7000 trout per river mile.
Aunt Anne gets some quality snuggle time with her favorite niece.
Aunt Martha shows her skills as a Baby Whisperer, I took notes on the powers of a face down hold.
Dinner time at Anne and Pat's house, Uncle Greg gets his Z time.
Four days of having a great time enjoying and doing what we can to go full tilt (as full as Zoe allowed) didn't leave a lot of time for taking photos. Trust me it was beautiful and a lot of fun.
Back in Portland Zoe got to know a few more people and tried to make friends with her four legged future partner in crime.
Theresa has the baby magic.
Ky's work buddy Teddy brought her kids over, Elliot loved meeting Little Z, unfortunately getting a good picture of a young child and a baby simultaneously is very difficult.
Zoe tries to convince Kona that she will be worth the noise right now with all of the food she will start dropping in a few months and the play time to follow down the road.
I don't think they came to an agreement.
Also visiting Kona and Zoe were Ky's work Friend Dena and her kids Axel and Sloane.
Kona thought that Axel was good people
Axel gives Zoe a few tips on proper parent management.
Axel does a great job with Zoe.
Sloane, future Baby Sitter extraordinaire!
We topped off the week with some Pumpkin Carving and a photo shoot, you've already seen the Pumpkin and here is ours.
Lil Pumpkin Zoe.
Our Future Pilot, class of 2036.
She already has a 4.0 GPA in cuteness!