Gourmet Club – Chinese style

Hosted by the Caldwells, our Gourmet Club met again for a fabulous kid-free night of delicious food and conversation. This theme pushed us out of our comfort zone to try new exciting recipes. Special touches abounded with Chinese lettered placecards, lanterns, fireworks show and custom fortunes. I was so impressed by Amanda and Ryan’s hosting skills!

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Gourmet Club – French Style

Our friends gathered at our place for our first official Gourmet Club dinner. The theme was french cuisine.

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4 month pediatrician visit

Huck has gained 3 lbs since our last visit and weighs 16 lbs 12 oz. He is 25 3/4″ long. I can stop worrying about his weight gain now. Oh Holly.

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Huck gets Immunizied

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2 month pediatrician appointment

Pediatrician appointment stats:
13 lb 10 oz 95%
24 3/4″ long 95%
40 cm head 50%

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Huck Celebrates Talk Like a Pirate Day

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Huck in Red CANARY onesie

huck in red canary onesie

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Huck’s Great Great Great Grandpa Motl

Do you see any family resemblance?

Great Great Great Grandpa Motl

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Found: Old picture of Baby Todd with brother Kirk

Kirk and Todd

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Daddy feeds Huck

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Family Portrait Time on the Greenbelt

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Favorite outfit from Grandma Rose Ann

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Toes

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Daddy gives Huck his first bottle

Momma is so proud.

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Holly and Huck on the Gaviota Pier

Too cute.

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This makes it all worth it

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Daddy soothes Huck at the pediatrician’s

Huck is now 10 lbs 1 oz and is 22″ long. He’s grown 2 lb 3 oz and two inches since we took him home. His growth success is bittersweet cause he’s growing so fast.

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Grammi Debbie Visits Huck

She can't stop kissing his little face

She can't stop kissing his little face

MMM, butter chicken for dinner

MMM, butter chicken for dinner

Mommy and Daddy work as a team

Mommy and Daddy work as a team

Good shot, Debbie

Good shot, Debbie

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Grandma Rose Ann Visits

Hanging out in the back yard

Hanging out in the back yard

Huck in the stroller

Huck in the stroller

Grandma likes to walk her Grandson

Grandma likes to walk her Grandson

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Amy’s visit to the Peterson’s

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Amy is a good cook

My sister

My sister

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Dad and Ducky Huck

Dad and Ducky Huck

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Huck Smiles

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Huck and Dad

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Tie-Dye Hippy Huck

Hippy Baby

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Todd and Holly Baby Pictures… You decide who looks like Huck – Please leave a comment

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Sweet Baby Huck enjoying his mobile

Thanks auntie Amy! Huck smiles at the donkey and the Mozart music it plays is good for his little baby brain.

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Reasons Behind the Name Huck

  1. We both love the sound of the name and it’s uniqueness. Everyone is familiar with the name “Huck,” yet it was left out of a book of 40,000 baby names we looked at.
  2. We both love the book The Adventures of Huck Finn. We read it together a few years back. It’s considered by many to be one of the most prized pieces of American Literature and we agree. Ernest Hemingway is quoted to say “All modern American literature comes from” Huck Finn, and hailed it as “the best book we’ve had.” The book has been said to have played a key role in the humanizing of the African American slave and thus influencing the civil rights movements of the 1960s. In the book, Huck isn’t a perfect character, yet he is admirable in his compassion and decency during his search for adventure. Sounds awesome.
  3. The name has come to mean “steadfast friend” in today’s culture, as in Huck Finn’s relation to Tom Sawyer.
  4. “I’m your huckleberry.” A phrase popularized recently by the character Doc Holiday in the film Tombsone, can also mean “the right man for the job.” So cool. For even more history on the term, “I’m your huckleberry,” read this explanation by Michael Quinion.
  5. Holly had a friend whose husband was named Huck. He seemed to be a very lovable person who had a great experience with the name his whole life.
  6. In the last presidential election there was a candidate who’s nickname was “Huck” so the name is not limiting in that sence.
  7. You can call him Huckleberry when he is a baby if you want. But his name is Huck.
  8. If Huck wants to be real fancy when he grows up he can always go by H. David Peterson. If he wants to be the CEO of some fortune 500 company or something. But that’s up to him.
  9. The name Huck just seems lovable, strong, friendly, and masculine. Perfect.
  10. He can also be called HD Peterson. High Def Peterson. 1080Peterson. Awesome.
  11. When Huck goes to first grade there will be a lot weirder and unfamiliar names than his by far. Here are some extremes.
  12. Huck’s middle name was chosen to honor Holly’s father and Holly’s side of the family. Todd’s side of the family gets honored by the Peterson name living on.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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Sweetness Abounds

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Grandma & Grandpa Peterson

We took this photo on Tuesday before they went back home to Riverbank. So sweet!

grandma & Grandpa Peterson Say Goodbye

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Huck gets dressed for his first trip home

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Sleepy-doo Huck in his Moses basket

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Huck Happenings Day 4

Huck in Dad's Hands2

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Huck asleep in his crib for the first time

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Huck Happenings – After Day 3

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Holly’s recovering well

Thanks for the flowers Jen!

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Huck after 48 hours. Loving life.

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Huck is born

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Huck Prints

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Introducing Huck David Peterson

7lbs. 14oz. 20″ long!

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It’s a boy. Name to come soon.

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Garett teaches Todd about the car seat

Thanks, Amy and Garett for letting us use the car seat!

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Holly, Most Beautiful Future Mom

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Friday Night at Avila Beach

Only 2 weeks to go!

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Goats on our neighborhood hill

Soda wanted to get em. Holly wanted to snuggle with them.

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Holly gets another A+ from the Dr. Today

What a good Holly.

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Todd and Soda Hike Islay with Ryan C.

todd-soda-islaySodie got tired on the way home.

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New Nesting Pictures

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Holly mails packages late at night for some reason

One box was too big and wouldn’t fit.

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Another good Dr. Visit

We now start seeing the dr. every week.

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Todd assembles rocking bassinet

What a good daddy

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4 weeks to go!

Baby is the size of a Honeydew melon!

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Sienna Time

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Movie about Holly’s shower made by Sherry Elliston

Sherry Elliston made Holly a movie documenting the Pleasanton baby shower. Pretty much the best movie ever.

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Monday afternoon Dr.s visit

Dr. said everything was perfect!

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Holly got tired on our walk

We took a rest at the bus stop.

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Crib and Nursery Nesting

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Baby mattress installed

Thanks grandma and grandpa Peterson! And thanks to Sherry and Carol for the comforter and crib sheet! And thanks to Auntie Susie, Aunt Carolyn, and Katie for the awesome bumper!

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Crib construction complete!

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Just finished putting together the changing table

That was hard work, but it looks great!

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33 Weeks today!

This is what baby orange is the size of today.

This is what baby orange is the size of today.

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Look what was at our front door!

The crib and changing table came early!!! We are going to have super fun weekend!! Thanks Grandma and Grandpa Peterson!

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At the park with uncle todd

Faith & Grace love their uncle.

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Hangimg with the twins

Outside Tully’s coffee shop. Downtown Pleasanton, CA.

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Todd and David stuck in traffic

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Baby Basics Class

Holly was good at swaddling. Todd needs more practice.

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Baby basics class

Todd and Tan baby Diana

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Baby Peterson Shaking things up

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Todd and Holly Nesting

This was about a week ago. Things have progressed.

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Baby loves duckies

Morning times in the our new favorite room

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Holly’s Hydrangias are looking nice

Mmmm summer.

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Bbq burgers

Todd enjoys a coastal evening.

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Awesome present from Bill and Cheryl Hayton

Baby Peterson can’t wait to drop cherrios and sweet potatoes all over this baby! Thanks Bill and Cheryl!!

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Painting Finished

Soda blends into the walls nicely.

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Finishing touches on babies room.

Not sure I like Holly on the living ladder. But were almost done with painting!

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Doctors visit

Just a normal check-up for mommy and future baby. Holly grew 4cm in 2 weeks! Babies heart beat was strong. Dr. Called him/her “Thumper.”

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Holly takes a break from painting

Just finished the second coat!

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Saturday morning with Soda-pop

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Painting with Tanya

Tanya is working on Costa Rica sunset

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Prepping baby Orange’s room for painting

Todd is doing a good job with the blue tape. This is something I always wanted to do my whole life!

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Taco Bell

I’m eating a taco.

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What’s it gonna be?

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Holly chooses a color for the babies room!

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Which color to paint little baby Petersons room?

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Fetching with soda-doo

“enjoying a nightly chore” said holly

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Soda-Pop’s pig after a bath in his water bowl.

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Driving to Ikea/simi valley/home

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Lincoln back seat

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Memorial Day Morning

Andy and little Andy are enjoying some morning times together.

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Holly Cooking

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Holly and Soda-Pop Part 1

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Sitting on the couch

I love Holly.

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Holly and Soda-Pop – part 2

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Nap Time

Sleeping doos.

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Soda and Nacho

World’s best dogs.

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Faitherton Eats

Some veggies.

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At the Hayton

Currently I’m at the Hayton enjoying a wonderful weekend and hanging out with my nieces.

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Utah… get me two.

Probably the great line in a movie ever.

Point Break Movie Clip

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Burrito

Tonight Simon Jones bought me a burrito. I poured lots of hot sauce on it and so did Simon. Some of Simon’s burrito went down the wrong pipe. He had to get a tissue. All in all, the night was fantastic.

Yum Yum.

Yum Yum.

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