One too many bottles

July 16th, 2009

Anna’s walking now, but it looks like she needs to lay off the bottle.

Anna 1 – Cake 0

July 3rd, 2009

Anna’s first birthday party had a bunch of family, food on the barbecue, and lots of playing in the back yard. However, we’ll just skip to the cake part, which was Anna’s favorite.

Note from mom: The dress was adorable, though you can’t see much of it in these photos. There was also a cute hat, but Anna refused to wear it. And the cake was the wrong color, we had ordered pink.

Ooh, this is pretty good stuff. Why have you been holding out on me all year?

Anna wins, cake is demolished.

Would you like some?

Mom and Simon get to share some cake.

Anna’s almost walking

June 29th, 2009

Anna’s getting close to walking, we’re wondering if she’ll make it by her birthday.

Simon’s Words

February 2nd, 2009

I was keeping a list of all the words that Simon says, up through the beginning of January. I had to stop because he began picking up words so rapidly that the list would get out of control.

Anna Azin Caco (Carlos)
Dada Edna Gapa (Grandpa Jack)
Jazz Mom-mom Nadia
Ninon (Simon) Papa Sammy
Tata (Abuelo Simón) Yayo (Sergio)
uno dos tres
five seis ocho
nine diez
Other Stuff:
abajo agua alla
araña aqui arbol
ariba ai-ai-ai azul
blanco brisa bye
cafe cama casa
cheese choo-choo coco (small injury)
Elmo Enchie galleta
garage gata girafa
gracias hi ketchup
leche luz mas
moto (motorcycle/bicycle) mucho no
otro pan papas
parque pato pes
pie puente puerta
pulpo rojo salsa
si sienta tienda
uh-oh up-up verde
wow wow-wow (dog) yay

Since then, his words have probably doubled, including a bunch more names (Jack, Carol, Maria, kids from school). He also started playing copycat, imitating new words even if he doesn’t know what they mean. I wanted to keep the list just of words where he knew the meanings.

Happy New Year

January 1st, 2009

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Simon turns 2

December 21st, 2008

Happy Birthday Simon!

Here we’re admiring the cake, getting ready to blow out the candle and start making a mess.

Blowing out candles can be a lot of work.

And now we can get to the eating. Another blue face, but nowhere near as big a mess as last year.

After the mess is cleaned up, time for prizes.

Don’t bother me, playing.

Anna was sad the she couldn’t have any cake.

Anna gets Peas

December 12th, 2008

Anna got to try her first pea-mush. Here they go in:

And they come out. In spite of the way it looks she’s less messy than Simon was.

Simon’s now had much more practice eating, and he’s getting better at it all the time.

This is his first milkshake, and the sugar rush that comes with it.

A Spider and a Ladybug

October 31st, 2008

We decided to dress up as a spider and a ladybug for Halloween. Here’s the scary spider costume.

The ladybug costume isn’t quite as scary.

And here’s the ladybug in her natural habitat.

We figured out how to get the candy. Just go up to a door, ring the doorbell (repeatedly) and say “treet treet”

We’ve been busy

September 22nd, 2008

Between the colic and the sick kids, we’ve been pretty busy lately. Luckily, all of that is going away, and things are getting back to normal. Here’s a few recent shots of what we’ve been up to.

The girls come home from the hospital

July 7th, 2008

The people at the hospital couldn’t think of any more reasons to hold on to us, so they let us out. Just in time, I’m not sure if we could have taken any more of that food.