Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Going for a walk

A beautiful fall day with 2 children big enough to sit up in a stroller

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Big Sister update

Tovina is doing pretty well with Ari Patrick. She generally doesn't mind him unless he starts crying during her much coveted TV time. And she very much enjoys the positive attention she gets when holding him with other people around. Tonight when getting ready for bed she told me that after her story she wanted to spend some time 'focusing on Ari'.

The other side of this is that she also asks us to 'focus on me' or, if she is feeling particularly neglected, 'I'd like you to pay attention to me now'.

We appreciate that she can so clearly tell us what she needs.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Pictures from this week

Here is Ari at his doctor appointment and Tovina with Kayla from tonight's Sukkot dinner

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

More pics from August

I still have lots of left over photos from visits this summer, so I decided to share a few more. One stop was with Chip and Sarah and Quinn and Will. Quinn had a few features on the blog back when we lived in China. This makes sense as that is where we met this family. But now, just to shake things up, we spent time together here in the states. 
This involved a lot of baby holding sometimes while doing other things

and sometimes as the sole activity.

Dad spent some time holding Ari Patrick too (of course)

Even the kids got in on the deal

Thought they also had a grand time while not holding the baby (which is very logical given his expression in the above photo.)

Quinn himself managed to resist most of my attempts at photographing him but I was able to capture him when he was otherwise distracted by crafts!
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

3 month check up

Ari saw the doctor today. He
  • is still at 80%+ for weight
  • didn't cry when he got his shot
  • has started to giggle
  • loves standing
and best of all...
  • slept 8 hours straight last night!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Ben, Joann, and Aiden

We had some friends in from the east coast on Sunday. Given the momentous nature of such an event photos were in order. At first I thought it would just be the boys but then we were reminded that someone else needed to be in the scene.

Then we switched phtotographers and she took the shots rthat were important to her.


Who was this mysterious person?...

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Sunday, October 02, 2011

Visit with Sheila and Kim

Some more pictures from August - visiting with Kim and Sheila.
Here we are checking out Wolf's Neck State Park.
Then did some wave watching, which other people might refer to as whale watching.
Tovina liked how much the boat felt like a roller coaster.
Here is some of Ari's favorite quality time with our hosts.

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