Tuesday, August 24, 2010

First food: Avocado!

Eliza has been showing a serious interest in food lately. I have been letting her suck on things like cantaloupe and other non-allergy fruits.

We decided to give her a little taste of avocado. We mashed it up and Mark put some on the tip of his finger. She devoured it. She struggled with the concept of chewing and swallowing, so about half of it ended up on her shirt, but she really liked the flavor!

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

I would like to formally introduce Dr. Mark Alan Hanses, Chiropractor

Mark graduated yesterday with his Doctor of Chiropractic.



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We're beyond proud.

Mark's grandma Betty (Elizabeth- Eliza's namesake) , Aunt Marilyn, Cousin Nate, sister Lisa and Mom and Dad were all in town for the festivities.

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Mark received a research award and was presented with a plaque.

HA!

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Mark and Mitchell's BBQ! Catered by Chet!

Here is a photo round up of the party! It went late and we had a great time!

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Tough guys and their babies!

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Auntie Suzanne and Uncle Matt

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Chet the BBQ master

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Jen and Olivia

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Mitchell enjoys the BBQ

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The January's and everyone in the kitchen

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Katie and E

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The band

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Bradley Babies!

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Potato Pig after!

As you recall, the potato pig before was something large and in charge.

Here she is almost two years later, spry as an 8 year old, all her fur grew back, she can walk and run, she jumps up on people (we discourage this, but what can you do? Its like yelling at your grandma), and she is generally very happy. We have to stop her from jumping off her bed and hurting herself. She has also been known to jump off the deck.

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Ta-da!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Awesome little bit about our family!

http://www.gamedogguardian.com/help-people-help-dogs/owner-profiles/rachel-mark

Check it out! Great website!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

HOLY COW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! er Potato Pig!!!!!!!!!

This is Sassy 6 months after we adopted her. She had already lost 20 lbs at this point...

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Ill post a pic of her later today.... WOW... WOW.... WOW!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Blonde or Brunette?

What do you think looks better on Eliza?

blonde eliza

or

baby hair

Ha!

Eliza's first boat ride!

Yesterday our good friends Chris, Kylee and baby Bob invited us out on their boat. We met up with them and Casey, Rachel, Finley and baby Scarlet. We ended up spending the entire day out on the water, the babies were amazing!

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Eliza seemed to enjoy the constant movement of the boat and took a few short naps.

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Eliza and Mommy
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Eliza and Daddy
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And the ham of the day, Finley. She was adorable and a really good sport. I think she ate an entire large bag of sun chips!

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We got home and had to check the baby a few times. She was out like trout.
Tired and sun-kissed

So was her sun burned daddy
Two tired sun babies