Hammond Family

Moving forward, one day at a time.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Family update

So i know that it's been awhile so here's a little update and hopefully I'd get better again.  We have moved into our house in Oregon and love it. It's currently 95 outside and our AC is running full blast but it's nice to know it won't last more than a few days!  A few weeks ago we drove out to Cannon Beach to see the sand castle competition. Over Father's Day weekend.  We somehow missed the competition but the kids had fun building their own sand castle. 
 We went home to Washington for my mom's 60th birthday and went to Silver Lake. Great fun had by all. It sure is nice being able to drive.  Grant did pretty well in the car, and I'd so much rather drive than fly.
 We blessed Grant on June 2, my dad's 60th birthday. He was a happy boy before the blessing and was all smiles during.  He is a pretty good baby. His personality reminds me a lot of Lily. Very happy and interested in everything going on, and rather vocal.  He gets easily distracted by noise when he's eating like Lily did. Lance was all business when it came to eating. He also looks more like Lily than Lance to me. He gave his first real big laugh the other night when Robby was singing The Spaceship Song, a made up song for Lance.

Right after we moved into the house my dad came for a day to visit with my mom. It was great to see him and have him meet Grant. Janica's family came up for the night. Lily and Akaila are looking more alike as they get older, which is kind of funny. Caleb and Lance continue to be best friends and major trouble any time they are together. 
 We love living on a culdesac. Our neighbor across the street watches her 4 and 5 year old grandkids most days of the week so when they are out we try to go out and play. They were funny all playing with their umbrellas in the rain.
 Mom came sometime, I think this was mother's day. My kids still act like they haven't seen her in a year when they see her, it's great.

Enjoying our bathtub. 
 I took these newborn pics of Grant when he was 10 days old. I just couldn't justify spending $100+ for it.  It was fun and Lily helped. Obviously not as good as a professional but it was fun.

 Cannon Beach-Haystack Rock

Lily and Lance just finished swim lessons. Lily would freak out and scream any time her teacher made her do anything-he was great and probably ready to be done with her! So she's not swimming yet. And Lance did great for 3 of the 5 days. The first day and most of the 2nd he screamed, until he realized the teacher had rockets. Then he was a happy boy.  Robby is liking his job, and is especially liking being 3 minutes from work. Which I like too, I have taken advantage of it and ran to Costco on his lunch break. I'm loving running where it smells good and being close to family. I miss my Texas family, though!  And the food in Texas. Though it's probably good for my post-baby diet that there's no Chuy's or Texas BBQ near by. Or Chick-fil-la. We do get Cafe Rio this week when we go home to see Robby's family, so I'm super excited for that. My VT told me she doesn't really like to eat. How can you not like to eat?  I had Copper River Sockeye Salmon today for lunch and was so, so happy!