The Bergs

We are "The Bergs" Rich, Brie, Roman, and Griffin. Rich is in the United States Coast Guard. The Coast Guard has sent us from coast to coast of the US. We've lived in Portsmouth, VA Clearwater, FL Marinette, WI Cheboygan, MI Key West, FL and currently Seattle, WA. We are always looking for ways to keep in touch with friends and family whom we miss very very much everyday. Love To All. The Bergs

Saturday, November 29, 2008

November in Pictures... time flies!!

These are just a few pictures of our November. It was a quiet month, but went by in a flash!

Griffin is starting to cruise and climb more and more. Hopefully a sign that he will soon be walking.

OK, so before I have people sending me emails about how caffeine is not good for kids... this cup was empty before he got a hold of it.

This picture is very telling. Griffin is full of piss and vinegar!

Roman has a new best friend, Kristopfer. The are play just like real brothers, they love, argue, fight then love some more.

We got Roman a Cool School computer for his birthday. It was completely worth every dime! He is learning to write his letters and actually do a little math. It reads him stories he can change the characters to and even drive a virtual tractor. He loves it!
Click the play button to play this cute video of the kids.

Christmas Tree Oh, Chirstmas Tree!!

We put the Christmas Tree up last weekend. We got an early start because we won't be here for Christmas, and I wanted to be able to appreciate it before we left for Missouri. Roman was very helpful in assembling the tree.

Griffin was mesmerized by the lights.

Mommy and Roman putting the Christmas tree up.

Anybody remember these antlers... maybe from our Christmas cards 3 years ago??
Let's take a walk down memory lane.... Yep, these were the same antlers from Roman's first Christmas. This picture was on our christmas card 3 years ago.

We put a tree up in the boy's room. It provides a great night light.
Roman helped decorate their tree also. We used all the fun ornaments I remember decorating our tree with when I was a kid.
Griffin "helped" too.
Unfortunately, Griffin really hated the tree in his room. He screamed at it for about 30 minutes or so, until he realized he wasn't scarring it away.
Griffin and the Christmas Tree finally made their peace. He likes it now. It might be a permanent fixture in their room.

Click the Play button to watch these cute videos.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Olympic Game Farm

Rich had to work a few days this week in Port Angeles, WA, so the kids and I took advatage of the advantage of the hotel room and tagged along. Port Angeles is a beatuiful little town just before the Olympic Mountains.

On Rich's day off we went to the Olympic Game Farm and had SO much fun! Olympic Game Farm is a drive through zoo sort of. You can buy loafs of bread to feed the animals that roam around. They come right up to you window so you can feed them, and aren't too proud to beg!

Roman loved feeding the peacocks! When the zebra came trotting along, we quickly rolled up the windows.

We were warned that the zebras could become aggressive. I think the warning should have gone more like: The zebras will bite your face off, so keep your window up! We feed them from a crack in the window.

Zebra trotting next to us, after we decided to move on.

Next up, Llamas. They were just as insistant on us stopping. I'm not going to lie, these animals scared me!

Yaks. They literally charged our car as we came around. We feed them, and they rammed our car when we decided to leave. This Yak had us driving 50mph through a drive through zoo!

I figured if the Yak could do some damage, that this buffalo would likely be the death of us. I was too scared to even crack my window, and I wouldn't let Rich stop the car.

Elk. These things are HUGE! The babies were big as the zebra and the adult males had to bend down to get the bread from the window.

The bears were by far my favorite! They were behind a fence so not a threat at all. As we drove up they encouraged us to stop by making funny faces and waving their paws.

Griffin was pretty quiet the entire ride, but he was very interested in the bears.

These bears have a funny way of making you feel like you could crawl in the pin with them and cuddle. They were just so darn cute! I'd hang out with a bear over a mean zebra any day!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Little update on Griffin

Some of you know, so of you don't that durring Griffin's 1yr apt, the doctor was a little concered about his walking pattern, or lack there of actually. He is not walking, nor crusing which puts him just slightly behind. The doc noticed that he has really flat feet and something seemed abnormal. After getting normal results on his hip X-ray, she Griffin was referred to a Orthopedic doctor.
I was not really worried about him not walking, but had noticed that his feet just seemed akward and really 'bendy'
So last thursday we had our appointment in Tacoma at the Orthopedic Dr. He noticed the same thing the first doctor noticed. He did some tests and showed me how overly flexable Griffin is. The doctor bent his four fingers really far back and Griffin didn't even react. He took his thumb to his forearm; and the top of his foot easily touches his leg.
He explained that Griffin has really loose joints, so he does not get the support from his ankles to help him balance. So until he gets better control of his body, he'll just keep practicing and may not walk for a while longer. He suggested getting hightop sneekers (which are very hard to find since it's not 1985 anymore!).
I asked if his delay had anything to do with the fact that he has very small feet for his size. He said he does not have small feet for his size, he has a huge body for his feet!
So pray that Griffin's little feet can carry his big body soon, because he is getting pretty heavy to carry everywhere! His new shoes should be here in a few days.