Thursday, May 21, 2009

Boys Club

It has been so fun this year having friends with babies! Josiah, Jack, and Malcom are each two months apart. In the beginning Josiah was the big boy

But as you can see- they've caught up! (don't you love the way Josiah is leaning in the for picture?!)

When they were first born we could all have a leisurely lunch together while the boys slept. Now, things are a bit different. Here, Emily and Jamila took me out to lunch for my birthday. The floor was a mosaic of finger food- but we all had a great time!

Josiah and I are so thankful for our buds!

Friday, May 15, 2009


How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!

Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
River and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside--

Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown--
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!

My mom used to recite this poem to me when I was a little girl swinging in our back yard. It has been so fun to watch Josiah discover the simple pleasure of swinging. Baby swings are few and far between in Hong Kong so whenever we see some we get excited and have to stop. I feel a little funny saying the poem aloud to Josiah, but often it is running through my head as I push him. Thanks mom!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Lavished with Love

One of the things I fell in love with Jason for was the creative and thoughtful ways he planned our time together. Now, 12 years later (yikes!) he still loves to wow and appreciate me. And I don't object. Jason was able to take his two personal days over the weekend of mother's day and my birthday. Here's a bit of what we did. . .

Eating out, here is my birthday (western style) breakfast



We stayed a night in Discovery Bay which is like Little America. Our friend let us use his vacant flat. This is the view out the window.

Josiah loved the beach.

Thanks honey for making everyday a happy day! I love you!

Friday, May 1, 2009

1 Year

Dear Josiah,
I remember one year ago gazing at you all night long in your clear bassinet next to my hospital bed. I couldn't shut my eyes because you were finally here!! Tonight your Daddy and I ate left- over cake and watched videos from when you were first born. How much you have changed in a year! We have loved watching you grow and explore. You just keep getting more fun as your personality shines stronger. We had a great time partying with you today, dancing, eating, playing, and laughing. It was a day to celebrate for me. This last year being your mama has been the biggest, most rewarding, accomplishment of my life.
All My Love,

* Birthday party photos are coming~ right now I'm crashing into bed.