Norah loves to "swim" in the pool with her princess.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
We were honored to be our friends' son's sponsors for his baptism. It was so nice to go back to our old church in Iowa City....it felt like we never left. We can't wait to find a similar church here. Here's the family: Becky and Tim, and the three boys: Cade, Drew, and Eli (who we sponsored).
Friday, August 12, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Here in IL we have some voracious mosquitoes--they bite during the day, in the sunshine, and they are quickly able to hone in on areas I miss with the repellent (i.e., Luca's face and around his eyes). Consequently, he has been a bit of a mess lately; his mosquito bites swell up and weep fluid--let's just say he has looked better!
Thursday, August 4, 2011
When Norah first got to Nonna's (on the fourth of July weekend), she would hover by the ladder of the pool and scream whenever anyone splashed her. By the time she left, she was "swimming" in the pool with no swimmies, and even perfecting her floating technique, seen here. She can jump in the pool, get to the ladder, bob underwater, "swim" underwater, and more! I predict she will be full-on swimming next summer!
Luca's security object at the beach (and other times, too) is a shovel. He quickly learned that the shovel has a practical use, and started moving sand around. He tried to eat some once, but after tasting the sand in his mouth, he didn't try THAT again!
Don't Norah and Luke look like they are on a ship in the ocean, scouting for dry land? That might be how Luke felt, surrounded by the sea of green grass that he hated so much. By the end of our visit in MI, he was happy to walk on grass just like other normal children!
The kids and I (and James on weekends) spent some time in MI in July. It was a good thing, too; that heat wave was just barely bearable with the pool at my mom's house!
Here's Luca and Lucia giving each other a "kiss" in the playpen by the pool. They had fun together, until Lucy figured out how to pull Luke's hair.