Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cody, Lilly, & Auntie

I had to wait two whole weeks to see that little man!! He is just the sweetest thing and so dang cute! Last Tuesday I dropped Em and Drew off at Suzie's for a few days while Lilly and I headed up north to see the new addition to our family and the first addition for Patty and Clint.

Of course, we had to stop in Buellton at Anderson's Pea Soup. Of course, we had to take a picture and of course, we had soup. In fact, Lilly would not eat anything but pea soup with crackers. "Mommy, soup. Mommy, I want soup," were Lilly's exact words as I pulled off the freeway. And of course we had to stop at the Madonna to look at all of the pink!

Seven hours later we saw him. I just love that baby! Lilly walked around saying 'baby Cody,' she stole his bibies, and she LOVED Murhpy & Blackjack. She was not even afraid of them, unlike Emma who screams when she sees the dogs.

We went to "Tuesday's Farmers Market" where Patty picked up some veggies for dinner the next night. Clint knew the 'bird guy' at the market and placed a bird on Lilly's arm. She loved the birds and wanted him to put it back on. I, on the other hand, was not too thrilled because I am not a lover of birds! They always poo on me:) Since I do not eat food from vendors, we went to dinner and by the time we went to bed it was 10pm! Super late for Bills.

The next days were filled with trying to fill Cody up on milk to get his weight up. He still had not hit the 7pd mark. With adjustments in his feeding times, amount, what he was going to be fed and appointments to "Baby Moon" (lactation people) & the baby doc...I am happy to report that when I left he was well on his way to gaining weight. Now he is above 7pds and getting cuter everyday!

Even though it was all baby in the Hanna household, Bills and I were able to get out for two "culture stops." I have been to Monterey many times I have pretty much done and seen it all. The city of Pacific Grove, is a different story. I have stopped on the shore once, but I have never stopped in the main part of the small city. We went to the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History and a huge antique store. I really should have gone super fast though the museum and spent my time at the antique store. The entire place was filled with this.....

How cool is that piece! But we did have fun at the museum and Bills just walked around wanting me to take pictures of her next to all of the stuffed animals. She also liked all of the Monarch Butterflies.

I had to take this picture of a plant's sign for Hailee (aka Monkey).

After having great dinners, feeding the baby, and spending time with my littlest monster...we headed home. But first we had to stop by Mr. Mike's house in SLO. I LOVE it in San Loui Obispo. The last two times we have gone up to see Patty Mike hangs out with us for a bit and shows us around town. If I were to live anywhere else but OC , I think it would be SLO. Mike took us to the street over from his place where a farmers market (yes, two in one week) was taking place. Once again, I wold not eat anything so we went to pizza. I was so full on pizza and a couple of beers that I really did not want to drive home...but after a quick rest on the couch we were back on the road for 3 hours. Here are two pictures from Mikes. One at the pizza place and the other is infront of his fish tank. Thank you Mike for entertaining us!

Now that Patty and Clint are moving and I do not know the next time I will see them, expect one more post from Monterey. Oh, and I still need to post Easter!

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