Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Flying Solo

With Brad on a week long business trip, my mother-in-law predicted that both kids would be in my bed and that we would eat all of our meals in Elijah's "car" tent. So far her average is 50 percent.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


Anna and Elijah are making many new friends during our time here. Not all of them, however, are of the two legged variety.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Every princess has her throne

Today we helped our friends celebrate their daughter's 1st birthday. Elijah used every stealth tactic that a three year old could muster to sneak a bite of her cake, but only managed to stick his finger in the icing a time or two. Anna on the other hand just went from person to person and swiped treats off their plates when they were unattended. Most of the time they didn't seem to mind, after all, who could resist a cutie like her!

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Boxer Briefs

Elijah's grandma Wanda and Papa Steve sent him boxer briefs for Christmas that he has just now grown into. After some initial confusion and lots of tears over the fact that they were underwear and not intended to be worn outside to play, Elijah decided they were the perfect attire for body building.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Little Southern Girl

Where did all the biscuits and molasses go?

Saturday, February 3, 2007

Family Outing

Needing a break from our normal routine, we woke up, packed a diaper bag, threw the kids in the car and one hour later we arrived at a volcano which when translated, means the "upside down boat" volcano. It is a bit of a tourist trap, but is beautiful. It is relatively inactive, but still has boiling hot springs and sulphur gas bubbling up. It was actually cold at the top due to the elevation, which was a welcome change in climate for us who have been living in the tropics. At the top we stopped at a local food stall and had a hot ginger drink and some instant noodles.

Little Mama

It's amazing just how soon gender differences emerge in children. At 17 months Elijah loved lawn mowers and anything else with an engine. Anna on the other hand, wants to carry her teddy bear around in a traditional baby sling like I use to carry her. She patted and cooed and rocked her "baby" to sleep.