Thursday, March 31, 2011

Okapi rides, sipping a spot o' tea & other such fun

Since visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom, Kate has been enthralled with the okapi. As random as this aminal may be, my daughter has chosen it to be the center of many moments of entertainment. How does this occur, one might ask? Well, quite easily...Kate yells, "Okapiiiiiii" and Michael comes running, throws himself on the ground, she clmibs on board and goes for amazing Okapi rides all though our home. Rather amusing to watch! Especially when you picture Michael as an Okapi!

With the lingering cooler weather, I have been drinking more tea. One morning Kate asked for some too. So she happily drank (several cupfuls) from her adorable mug she got for Christmas from Auntie Li by the fireplace. Fitting!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

11 months

Who could imagine that such a small little being could take up so much of your time, bring so much laughter to a home, cause your love to expand more that you thought possible?

At 11 months, Joseph has 7 teeth, frequently gives hugs and kisses, now has tubes in his ears (to prevent any further ear infections), says "mama", "dada" & "ball" (mostly in the proper context), loves to be chased as he crawls away laughing so hard that it slows him down and continues to bring us delight daily!

When you wake up with your hair looking like this, you KNOW it was a good nap!

Princess in Training

Once upon a time, a sweet (though sometimes rather emotional) 2 year old was learning to be a princess. As she prepared and poured her tea, as she danced and courtsied she gave instructions to those in her kingdom how to use their manners, she tip-toed around in her new Cinderella dress and gleamed!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011


Animal Kingdom

We were blessed to leave Joseph with his doting grandparents and spend the day with Kate at the Animal Kingdom. She walked all over the park, through Africa, Asia, went excavating in Dinoland and explored the Tree of Life! It was a spectacular day, not too crowded and perfect weather. We all loved the safari where we saw elephants, cheetah, lions, wildebeest, hippo, rhino, giraffe and so much more...

Thursday, March 3, 2011

One of these things is not like the other

Hmm...something does not quite belong here?!