Tuesday, August 23, 2011

What's been going on?

Alright, I'll admit it, I've become a total slacker when it comes to keeping this blog up to date. I'd like to say that from here on out I'll do my very best to set aside time each week so that all who view this page will be abreast on what the Kaufman family is up to. I know however, that there really isn't much conviction in me keeping that promise. So for now, I hope everyone out there won't mind my mass-blogging posts spanning the length of weeks, and showing up only when I have a few spare moments that I can stitch together in my aspiration of creating a cohesive entry.
Our little Gracie is figuring out the finer points of getting from point A to point B. That's right folks, she's almost crawling! I like to call her my little yoga baby because she will straighten her legs while on all fours and it looks like she's in the downward dog pose. Both Christian and I can not believe how fast the past 6 months have flown by. Everyone constantly reminds us to soak in every moment because it goes by so quickly, and believe me when I tell you, we are trying our hardest to bask in every little second that flies by. Each Friday afternoon Grace and I walk down the street to a farmer's market that the town hosts. I have to share my find because I never even knew that this existed. I purchased a watermelon from a vendor, and when Christian cut it open that night for dessert I heard him say, "Taryn, what kind of watermelon did you get?" To which I replied, "Seedless, why?" Turns out that there are crazy, "alien" yellow watermelon out there! Who knew? I of course did what any normal person would do, I googled yellow watermelons, you know, just to make sure it was safe to eat. Google told me it was safe, and my taste buds told me it was oddly good. The yellow watermelon is sweeter than the typical red watermelon, and I've learned it is rare to find. So I like to think that I won the watermelon lottery.Christian made me laugh the other day. He brought Grace is to show me what I'm sure if the first of many borrowed things. He had Grace completely wrapped up in a scarf of mine. She looked like a swanky Upper Eastside Manhattan baby. What can I say, the girl has good taste in scarves.The video is self explanatory. Enjoy.

One morning we woke up to a rather sweet sight. Two fawns were relaxing on our front lawn. Super cute, and I know that I say this every time I see deer, but the fact remains the same, it always makes me feel like I'm closer to Oregon when I see deer.
I just had to throw this photo in. She looks so adorable.Earlier today my mother-in-law and father-in-law drove up to spend some time with their granddaughter. We took a stroll to the park, and Grace took her first ride on the swing set with Grandma while Grandpa pushed and cheered them on. It's the little moments like this that bring my heart so much joy.

So that pretty much brings you up to date with Grace and the Kaufman Family. There's so much to do, so many things going on, and I can honestly say that Grace, and her parents, we're all enjoying every single day that life gives us.