Friday night we had our first "date night" with Sawyer in tow. (Actually, our first date was last Friday night, but all we did was rent a movie...not as exciting!) We got Red Mill Burgers to go, and took our little son for his first picnic at Ella Bailey Park in Magnolia. It was such a beautiful, clear day, you could see all the way to Mt. Rainier. Jacob brought his guitar along, too, so we ate, enjoyed the weather, and had Jacob serenade us as we enjoyed the sunset.
Saturday, we spent several hours at Matthews Beach, celebrating our friend Sheila's birthday. The weather was amazing (summer seems to have finally arrived in Seattle!) We had a very relaxing and enjoyable time visiting with friends and cooling off in the shade.
Sawyer pretty much slept through our visit to the beach. We can hardly believe he's 2 weeks old now! He had his 2 week checkup on Thursday, and he has gained almost an entire pound as well as grown 1.75 inches since birth! He is doing incredibly well. Our pediatrician told us he is "advanced" in a couple of areas - smiling intentionally, and his level of alertness. But don't worry, we won't let it go to his head :) We just love having him with us.
To top off our wonderful weekend, we went over to Matt & Lynn's house and Sawyer was introduced to his "local cousins". These are kids I nannied for years. We are like family. Lynn, Claire, Micaela, Sam & Kaitlyn were delighted to meet Sawyer. We sat and chatted in their shady backyard while the kids splashed around in their new kiddie pool. Kaitlyn kept scooting close to me and then touching Sawyer's little fingers and toes. And Sam kept saying "he looks like a mini Jacob". We look forward to many fun times with these kids as the days go on. Funny thing is, now Claire and Micaela are old enough to babysit my baby! In a few months we might just see if they're up for it! Today will be Sawyer's first time going to church. I sure hope he likes it! Most likely, he'll just sleep through it! We had such a wonderful time getting out and feeling a bit more social this weekend. While still feeling a little sleep deprived, we can report that we are doing wonderfully. We are truly blessed!