Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Daily Life

Here are some glimpses into our ordinary daily life:
Lots of playing in the new yard.
Jack napping in his crib, recently passed onto him.  Brings back good memories of when Lydia slept in it at a young age.
Tummy time.  Like his sister, not a fan.
I may be tired, but also very happy.  Megan






Sunday, April 13, 2014

Casita de Lydia (Lydia's Small House)

John's Grandma used to tell him as a boy that he would one day make a woman very happy, being that he was so handy.  I totally agree!  In addition, John's handiness is making his kids just as happy.  Here is the completed playhouse, a three day project that left Lydia thrilled and John exhausted.  Lydia "helped" along the way.  She seems to have her dad's inclination to build and fix.  Megan

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

About My Daughter

She is not a dumb-blond; Lydia loves doing puzzles and "reading" books to us.  To me, she seems to be athletically-inclined and a bit of a tomboy. However she still requests to wear dresses and asks "Am I beautiful, like Cinderella?" I tell her that she is even more beautiful than Cinderella.  Pleased by this, she proceeds outside to play in the dirt, tangle her hair and rub snot on her hands.  Potty training? We seem to be stuck, with Lydia losing interest and motivation.  I have moarned the loss of Lydia's nap and am now in the acceptance stage.  Instead we do "downtime."  I am not exactly sure what Lydia is doing in her room during that hour but it is not quiet.  Megan

Happy Friday!

This little guy has given me the gift of a full night's sleep.  The past two nights he has slept from 7:30 pm until 6:30 am solid.   Thank you Jack! Megan

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Handing Down


It was like the passing of a family heirloom from one generation to the next, Lydia introduced Jack to her old rainforest jumperoo today.  She kindly showed him all the features it has to offer.  Megan

Friday, April 4, 2014

Our AMAZING Backyard


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We spend several hours each day in the backyard.  It allows us to take advantage of gorgeous weather with no crowds.  Our old yard, though huge by San Diego standards, was a little sad.  We were constantly yelling at Lydia to keep her shoes on for fear of small shards of glass.  A favorite game of Lydia's was to scour the yard for yellow and blue balls, which were actually BBs from a BB gun. Cleaning the dust off of Lydia's toys and patio furniture was a endless chore. Luckily, our landlord is extremely kind and was open to improving the yard.  In fact, she went above and beyond by hiring professionals for the job.  We now have turf and woodchips.  We have three new trees, Flowering Plum, Olive and Oak, as well as a drip line to keep them alive.  They also fixed some of the concrete.  We feel like we won the lottery!!!  All it needs is an adorable playhouse for the kids (coming soon).  Megan