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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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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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Daddy feeds Huck

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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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Huck gets dressed for his first trip home

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Huck asleep in his crib for the first time

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Holly’s recovering well

Thanks for the flowers Jen!

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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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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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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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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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Bbq burgers

Todd enjoys a coastal evening.

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Painting Finished

Soda blends into the walls nicely.

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Painting with Tanya

Tanya is working on Costa Rica sunset

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Fetching with soda-doo

“enjoying a nightly chore” said holly

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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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Sitting on the couch

I love Holly.

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