Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Thanks for the new outfit Gam!

Gam bought this beautiful, soft bamboo outfit for DeDe in Santa Barbara. Thanks Gam, check her out doing yoga in her crib. Solly still loves his cart and is carting around the house here.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Stairs down to the beach, a gift from the Lintz's and fingerpainting

Today we got a present from Genna, Mike, Phoebe and Liam! Donna says thank you so much for the book it is awesome, books are the best gifts ever. We had a new piece of stairway built down the bluff because we had a small slide over the winter and Solly tried his hand at finger-painting! He really enjoyed it and made a masterpiece for Gam and Pa. All is well on Raft Island,
Mumma :)

Monday, April 27, 2009

First gymnastics class

Today was Solly's first gymnastics class and it went great! I will have to get him a leotard lol. DeDe and Kaitlin sat in the bleachers and watched and stood in the sidelines to take pics. I am so grateful to have Kaitlin to help me with everything, Solly and I still get to do all these things he wants/needs to do with his Mum and I am content knowing DeDe is right there with us in good hands. It is a huge help to have Kaitlin and I don't know what I would do without her. Solly is napping now and I am going to make a cup of tea and watch DeDe jump in her jumper.
Have a good one,

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sunday April 26th,2009

Today we had some fun! Tried on our new bike helmets for our beach cruisers, took out the Vespa and I did the Ethiopian stripes on the whaler with some patience and an exacto knife.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Ear infection jumps to the other ear

DeDe has an infection in her other ear now and we had to bring her to the ER to get some meds. Poor girl has been through it since we got home! Hopefully this will be our last trip to the doctor for awhile!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Bad worker guy has competition...

OK, so my best friends(Liz) two and a half year old boy Rohan loves his tool belt. Last time we went to Mexico Liz brought it with them and Solly was enamored with it. Rohan, or "bad worker guy" as he likes to call himself wasn't so into sharing (shocking for a two year old!) so I made a mental note to get Solly one. It arrived in the mail today and of course he loves it. Here he is is full dress.

Friday April 24th, 2009

DeDe is in her rocker all snuggled up playing with some faux pearls, she loves them. In a week we go to our house in Mexico for the first time with her, I am excited to be in the pool and in the sunshine with her and Solly. It seems somehow, that people in Mexico are far less perplexed by our bi-racial family. Here in Washington people usually ask very personal questions regarding our kids straight away. In Mexico it is only "what is their name?" and many hugs, smiles and kisses. I feel at home there...
DeDe is starting to do new cute things every day and Solly is growing ever interested in her. When she is in her exersaucer he climbs all over the perimeter and tries to kiss her while monkeying around. He knows her name and says it very clearly and seems to understand she lives here now. It is almost 8 am here now and I better get going. Gam and Pa are in Santa Barbara to see the Dalai lama speak today and tomorrow, what an amazing experience, I miss them already...
Below is a picture of Solly in Playa, happy as a clam in the pool

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I love this girl with all my heart and soul

She is eating a lot, baby talking all day long and sucking her thumb a lot. She is a little angel.

Basketball y Dos Dientes!

If you look closely you can see two teeth in Dede's lower gumline. Solly loves to play skinny basketball and its warm baby!

My new favorite store

Monday, April 20, 2009

Pool on the porch

Kaitlin and I bought a pool for the back porch and filled it with warm water from the kitchen sink. How you ask? By duct taping the garden hose to the faucet of course! It was a hit and a half for one and all.

Boat in the water day

Brad, Zack and Solly took the boat out for the first run of the summer. Solly loves the boat. Actually, we all do.

DeDe got her first tooth!

Last night while biting on Brad's finger we discovered Deeders has a tooth, a teeny tiny small pearly white tooth directly in the middle of her bottom gum.
I am glowing :)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sunday afternoon with all four kiddies


Emily was here all weekend, and Zack made some appearances also, here are the kids in all their youthful glory :) And a nice sunset to seal the deal.

DeDe is the Sweetest Baby

Vanessa here. I can't stop thinking about the moment that we met DeDe. I expected that my sister would be comforting a crying baby (which would be completely understandable) but DeDe wasn't crying. She had a smile on her face and immediately cuddled up to mama. I love this little girl.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Brad cleaned the garage

I feel I must share that Brad did indeed clean the garage, and did a pretty good job at that. He is now out for a run with both kids in the double BOB stroller.