Saturday, August 29, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

New experiences

Their thirteenth month has held a lot of firsts for Max and Vanh.

The first overnight cottage trip, and the first time sleeping in the same room as Mommy and Daddy (and Shadow!) How sweet it was to wake up together.

First timbit, first ribs, first steak, hummus, and peanut butter.

First happy meal (thanks grandma and grandpa) quickly followed by first upchuck (Max - Vanh's is yet to come).

First time up the stairs - and today Max climbed on top of the ottoman. So much for our child-proof home.

First sign language - they touch their mouths for "hungry", put their hands together for "more", and wave for "hi" and "bye". Oh, and when Max does something impressive, like stack 3 blocks, he will look at you and clap, which means "applause please".

First band:

Thursday, August 20, 2009

6 months a family

Max likes to stack different kinds and sizes of blocks, and yesterday, on his 13-month birthday, he started building towers by connecting megablocks. They both love bouncing and chasing balls around. Vanh eats everything, unless it has even the tiniest speck of medication hidden in it, in which cas he refuses to taste it. Max is a much pickier eater (although has no problem with meds). They had ribs, hummus, and a timbit for their celebration (for photos click the link for August photos below).

More later - I had to post this unfinished for now as it's already tomorrow.

Friday, August 14, 2009

For Marijke

We got an Oma for our birthday!
We dance with her...

...and sleep on her...

...and she bought us these outfits.

Look! Shoes from Holland!

For more August photos click here

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

9 months

On November 12, 2008 we found out about you and saw your photo for the first time.

Not flesh of our flesh
Nor bone of our bone
But somehow, miraculously
Our own

Never forget
For a single minute
You didn't grow under my heart
But in it