Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Nutley Family Vacation

It's almost vacation time!

On Sunday we're leaving for our family vacation for the year. Just a small trip down to Seattle for a week. We figured it's a bit of a waste to do any big trips while the girls are so little so we'll save those for the next few years.

We're starting out Sunday with a Mariners game with The Meads. Sam is the only one who's every been and it was at the Tacomdome so we're looking forward to checking out Safeco Field.

Monday morning we're heading a bit farther south to The Great Wolf Lodge for two nights. There's supposed to be a ton of activites there to keep everyone busy. From a full waterpark to to an ice cream bar/nail salon and a handful of restaurants and bars (woohoo!) we should be pretty busy.

After that it's back to Seattle for 2 nights at the Westin downtown. We've got lots planned and hopefully the weather is nice so we can walk as much as possible.

Looking forward to the whole thing and we'll take plenty of pics to update the blog when we get back.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Holy hell it's been a while. I seem to usually start this blog by explaining why it took so long to update. It's seems that everyone is too busy these days and the same goes for us. My job has been very demanding lately and that's when I typically write these entries. Oh well, guess it means I'll have lots of info to update with.

I'll start with Emma who has grown up quite a bit in the last few months. She is around 8 1/2 months old, has 3 teeth all on the bottom, laughs and smiles constantly, says a few words (Dada, Mama and Nana) and sits up all by herself. No crawling yet. She's very close to standing on her own so the wee Emerald may just skip straight to walking.

She definitely loves having a big sister despite Livi bullying her all the time. She follows her around the room and they are constantly hugging and holding hands. They share toys and Emma even tries to imitate Livi when she says something. Can't wait to see these two grow up together.

Emmers has eaten a variety of food and taken it all very well. I think we started with sweet potatoes (yum), squash (yum) and peas (yummers). Here's a video of her eating:

As well as a few pics:

As for the Livster, she is still our sassy little 2-year old. Lots of full sentences demanding we bring her to the park or playground or shouting out what movie she would like to watch. It's hard not to just smile. Her newest phrases are as follows:


"Livi, let's go inside for dinner"

"Nooo, I can't!"

"Come on Livi, dinner is ready"

"I can't, I can't"

"Yes you can"

"I cannnnn't"


"Very dark Daddy"

"I know, it's nightime Livi, time to go to bed"

"Very dark"

She also uses it completely grammatically incorrect as well:

"How's the popsicle Livi?"

"I very like it!"

She definitely keeps us entertained. Looking forward to a fun summer coming up with our vacation at the end of April. A few days at the Great Wolf Lodge and then a few days in Seattle.