Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Visit to the Golden State: Fall

Climbing in Trees

Family shot

Lily with her boyfriend Cole... we have to keep our eye on her.

Lily with her Noni and Lexi the Chihuahua

At the Harvest Festival

Cousin Sienna drawing with her favorite color at the Harvest Fest.

Cousin bonding time- fun with wigs.

Undercover Baby.

Tiff the newly Prego. Lily will have another cousin to play with soon!

The Secret Life of Lily

Connecting with her inner Cabbage Patch

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Conspiracy to Keep North America Fat

This post is a little off topic for our blog which usually focuses on our bouncing baby but I feel this must be shared.

We all know that McDonalds' food is notoriously unhealthy and could likely kill us if we ate at the fastfood chain every day. In his documentary Super Size Me, Morgan Spurlock decided to test this notion and ate McD's every meal for a month. At the end of his experiment Spurlock gained 24.5 lbs. and experienced liver damage. It seems like common sense not to eat excessive amounts McDonalds but have you considered what you are doing to your body by imbibing a daily or even weekly Starbucks coffee?

In the past few weeks Ben and I have frequented our local Starbucks while taking Baby on a walk. Recently there we ordered a Grande Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate. Seems harmless enough on a blustery Fall day. Think again. The hot chocolate was delicious but upon further investigation I found that it costs the drinker a whopping 550 Calories and 24 Grams of fat. For a hot chocolate!! The caloric and fat intake is equivalent to a Big Mac (540 cal and 29 grams of fat). We basically drank a Big Mac.

There are Starbucks on corners of every major city in North America. I have suspicions that the Starbucks chain is owned by pharmaceutical companies. They are just passing the time until we become dependent on their high fat drinks and in turn need their drugs to lower our high blood pressure and keep our livers from becoming toxic. So before you grab a Grande Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate you might want to ask yourself if you would rather bite into a Big Mac because essentially it will do the same thing to your body.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Sitting Pretty

This is the Little Lil's newest feat- Sitting!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Fall Already?!

Fall has officially hit the Pacific Northwest. As I write this post I am peering out my window at leaves in brilliant hues of red and orange, while listening to the rain tapping on my roof. I have a love hate relationship with Fall. The summer is my favorite season for obvious reasons- the sun, warmth and vacations. So I am sad when summer is over, but I find something endearing about the sights and smells of Autumn. You can check out the pics below to see what we have been up to while cooped up in our house this Fall!

Naked baby on her new sheepskin rug. We stole this idea from cousin Hunter's cute pic.

Watching football (her favorite thing on TV much to Mommy's dismay) with Daddy.

Nice and snug like a little bear for a walk outside in the cold!

All bundled up with Mommy.