Today we had a playdate with Tallan and his new sister Elisa, who’s about 6 weeks younger than Tomi. As you can see, he was quite taken with her:
Tomi Pix September 6, 2009
We don’t take nearly as many pictures of Tomi as we did of Aili, poor guy.
But here are a few from the last few weeks.
Thanks to our sleep consultant Dawnn, Tomi is becoming the loveliest little sleeper, just like his big sis. These days he’s sleeping 12 hours through the night, with one ‘dream feed’ just before I go to bed.
My question is, however: how on earth did he manage to turn himself 90 degrees?
Speaking of the big sis, she’s a pretty darn good sleeper herself.
We’ve often wondered, however, why there’s so much racket during the night. You see, one side of her crib slides up and down, and it rattles slightly within its tracks. So we figure that if she happens to bump it, it makes sense that there would be some noise involved. But we hear it rattling a LOT, and couldn’t figure out why.
I’ve got it figured out now:
As we do every year, we ended the summer with a trip to the PNE! The PNE is always fun, but everything has an extra degree of delight when you get to see it through the eyes of a child.
First stop: the petting zoo. “Big ‘orse.”
Grandpa! September 5, 2009
My dad came for an unexpected visit to see the kids. It was his first meeting with Tomi!
Watching, observing, contemplating, considering….
Where have the weeks gone? Suddenly it’s Labour Day long weekend, the rains have returned, and I have an urge to purge the tank tops from Aili’s closet to make space for her autumn wear. The days just fly by, and the kids are growing and changing too quickly to measure.
So what HAVE we done this summer?
Well, we went to a party and had lots of watermelon:
We even took a short but lovely trip down to Tacoma to see our cousins. Not only are they fun, but it’s a real vacation: tv, chips, and a red balloon! Wait 15 years and this photo will include pedicures, hair dying, and gossip about boys.
Family Photo Shoot September 4, 2009
We recently met a lovely lady named Michelle who took some great photos of our little family. She’s working on a photography business; you should check her out!
We can’t decide which pics we like the best, so here are a whole bunch of them, in no particular order. Enjoy!