Thursday, April 29, 2010

Through a child's eyes

Here we are, with our wonderful, sweet friend and neighbor Claudine or as Solly calls her (Cwaw-deen). We will miss you Claudine... We will miss the twins too!
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

-Abraham Lincoln

Last day in Playa

Good morning, or Buenos Dias,
it is 7:30 am and I am sitting here with my coffee and sweating down my cleavage already. It is humid, and hot... Today is our last day here in Playa as our journey to get Patty's visa is complete, thank God! We are going to have a beach day and Patty is having the day off to say goodbye to all her friends and family. Tomorrow, an exciting travel day ahead :)

See you soon DADDY!!!!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

We have the physical visa :)

It arrived at Patty's casa today and we all breathed a collective sigh of relief!!!
Below is Patt's email to me (so cute)

mi madre me envio un mensaje!!! la visa ya esta en mi casa!!

My mother sent me a message. Visa is already in my house

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

New Chapter

Linnea went back to USA today, and I am busy packing up the house for the summer when we are here much, much less. Headed back to the states with the kiddos and one beautiful Mexican Ninera :)
More soon
Love Mama,

Monday, April 26, 2010

Kiddies goofing off

Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.

-Elizabeth Stone

Sisters goofing off

We were seriously trying to channel our inner pole dancers here, but have no clue as how to look sexy! Enjoy a laugh at our expense.


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Playa beach bums

We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
Mother Teresa

Packed up the monsters and went straight to the beach this morning. Had a grand ol' time and here is the proof.

Hey, I am sandy...

We are really going to miss Auntie LInnea!

This is what Siegfried Javier von Hessert is doing right now

Siggy is my sister's baby (in utero) and here is a cool update of what he is doing in there...

Your baby's weight has doubled in two weeks and now weighs about 3.5 ounces! The crown-to-rump length of your growing baby is 4.4 to 4.8 inches. If you spread your hand out opened wide, you can see about how big your baby is.

Your uterus is moving up and is now approximately 1.5 to 2 inches below your navel. You are showing more now and there is a noticeable swelling in your abdomen. At this point in your pregnancy, a 5 to 10 pound weight gain is normal. Other people can probably feel the difference in your lower abdomen if they were to rub your tummy. To be the most comfortable, you should be wearing maternity clothes or clothing that is too large for you. You may have felt your baby move already. However, you might not feel it move every day at this point. As your pregnancy progresses, movements become stronger and more frequent. Feeling your baby move can help reassure you that your baby is doing well. You might also notice that your gums or nose bleed occasionally. This is from the increased blood volume that puts pressure on small blood vessels and capillaries.

Huge changes continue to take place within your developing baby. This week fat begins to form and will continue to do so until he is born. Fat is important to the body's heat production and metabolism. Right now, at 17 weeks, water makes up about 3 ounces and fat 0.018 ounces of your baby's body. In a baby at term, fat makes up about 5.25 pounds of the total average weight of 7.7 pounds. The placenta is continuing to grow at an amazing rate. The placenta will continue to develop in tandem with the fetus and it will weigh more than a pound at birth! By this week, the placenta is large and well established with a network of blood vessels that exchange nutrients and waste.

The eyes are facing more forward. The ears are now close to their final position.

Your baby is more flexible with ability to move head, mouth, lips, arms, wrists, hands, legs, feet, and toes.

Fingerprints are forming now.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

We made it :)

Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
-Mother Teresa

We made it to Merida, Patty passed her visa appointment and we stayed an extra day to sightsee :) We are now home, happy and excited to go back to Raft Island with Patty! (on Friday) Let the pictures tell the story...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

For my funny Jewish husband :)

Jtube: The Simpsons: In Israel

Tuesday April 20th, 2010

To give and not expect return, that is what lies at the heart of love. - Oscar Wilde

Here we are, in all our glory. We leave for Merida the day after tomorrow to spend a night and Patty gets her interview at the US consulate. Pray, chant, sing, cross your fingers, om and do the hokey pokey for her. This is the chance of a lifetime for Patty, and we cannot imagine going back to the states without her. Ella es familia...


mas helado

free swimmer :)