Archive for October, 2006

Halloween Part I

In : Uncategorized, Posted by on Oct.10, 2006

Our friends, the Duffields, threw a Halloween / Birthday party this past Saturday.  Riley was a Texas A&M Cheerleader.  She even had a pom pon that she wanted nothing to do with.  See photos here.

On Tuesday she will have another Halloween at Nido.  She will be a pumpkin.  There are no cheerleaders in Peru, so I thought a pumpkin would need less explanation.  I'll post pics when we have them.



Would you like to stare at babies all weekend long? If so, you are in luck!

In : Kiddo, Picture Pages, Video, Posted by on Oct.10, 2006

I am sorry if you have visited the page recently and found an error message. Apparently we have exceeded our traffic limits (too much downloading and uploading) and the credit card we gave the web.com people wasn't valid anymore, having expired in June, so they cut us off.

After Todd typed in the information from our valid credit card and Kirsten made a nice, but firm phone call, we have our page back.

I promise not to disappoint. We have FOUR videos available for download. One is of Riley and Tess from the first couple of weeks. It is short and a little out of date, but seriously cute. The next video is really a Trilogy. I tried to put the three clips in one video, but the video quality was horrible that I made three different videos (Part I, Part II, Part III). Each file is just over 6 MB.

Last, but not least are the still more photos from September when my mom was here. Also, Lindsay was in town last week and we did nothing but shop, eat, and play with babies and there are tons of photos to prove it.

Tess is growning by the second and is close to toping 10 pounds. She is lifting her head, smiling, and laughing. I cannot believe how much she is changing. However, she has kept her blue eyes and dark hair.

Riley is hilarious. She is prone to temper tantrums when you don't understand her or don't give her exactly what she wants only seconds after she wants it, but usually she comes out of them pretty quickly. She is saying new words every day – puppy, bug, bee, knee, mono (Spanish for monkey) are new since last Saturday. Her reactions to Elmo and herself in the mirror are priceless – lots of giggles and adorable facial expressions. I woke up last night at midnight to hear her plaintively calling out "Elmo" from her bedroom.

Todd is working on putting up his play in 2 and a half weeks, and I am half way finished with my maternity leave.

We are excited about returning to North America for some Christmas fun and we will hopefully find a job. We will be in Banff from the 23rd to the 28th of December and then Houston until the 13th of February. At some point during our stay in Houston we will go to a job fair, but we still have not agreed upon when and where.

We miss everyone bunches, but it has been nice to have company recently. If you are even remotely considering coming to Peru, you have only a few months left. May and June are the nicest months for Machu Picchu because it is the end of the rainy season and the beginning of the dry season. We will be leaving Peru in early July, so make your plans now.