Monday, December 22, 2008

Wegowand (Legoland)

One of Boston's best girlfriend's celebrated her 4th birthday (in December) at Legoland and we had the pleasure of being able to go. Emi's mom made the kid's custom "Team Emi" t-shirts with their names on the back. It was adorable and great way to keep track of the kiddos. We had SO much fun and Boston went on his very first roller coaster and LOVED it. As soon as he was buckled in he put his arms up and squealed with joy the whole time. This is the beginning of our adrenaline junkie. Thanks Savage's for an amazing day and Happy Birthday Emi.

Boston and Kali on Thomas (notice the sign in front that says "Do Not Climb".

The whole group.

Playing hopscotch at the entrance.

The cutest shirts.


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Tyler's bowling birthday party

Boston was invited to his friend's birthday party and had his first experience bowling. It was quite an experience. He would drop the ball, push it and then sit down and watch it go. The other kids would sit down and watch too. You might as well, it took about 5 minutes to go down the lane :) I think he even hit some pins, but not hard enough to knock them down. They would just wobble a little and the ball would get stuck. He also discovered Dance Dance Revolution.

Nancy and Mike

We had a wonderful and unexpected surprise before Christmas. I have a previous blog about Nancy and Shoukoo. They are neighbors that go on a walk down our street everyday. Boston just loves to see them and Nancy LOVES to smother Boston with kisses (which, I'm sure, is part of the reason he loves to see them so much). Nancy came over with her husband, Mike and we were so excited to meet him. They also brought Boston a train set as a gift. What a lucky boy and generous friends. He absolutely loves it and plays with it every day. He also tells us quite often that he wants to see Nancy and Mike. We love having these new friends.

Redlands and the cousins

Jeremiah has a cousin who lives in Redlands that we go visit (not often enough). His aunt and another cousin were in town for our niece's birthday (Happy Birthday Katelyn) and we had the pleasure of joining them for the celebration. Here are some pictures to demonstrate what these cousins are like when they get together. It's hilarious and I love the laughter and joy that fills the house when we all get together!!!!

Boston, Katelyn and Emma. Those silly belly's. (Jeremiah, Boston and I went to a Christmas tree lighting in San Juan and he met a cute 5 year old girl waiting in line for a train ride. They had fun talking and playing and she called Boston a "silly billy". So he pulls up his shirt and points to his tummy and says "see, silly belly")

Katelyn. As you can see, she is the leader of the Silly Belly Club.


The fam just hanging out! We had so much fun!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Miah's first meal

Here is Jeremiah on December 1st at midnight eating his first meal after eating the refugee diet for 30 days. He had some chicken red curry coconut soup, a banana and glass of OJ. It was a great moment and I am so proud of him.

Thanksgiving '08- The untraditional year

I've been consistently a month behind in my blogging. Now that Christmas has past, here is my post for Thanksgiving. My camera broke over Christmas as well (so sad) and I have a month's worth of postings saved so it gives me some time to replace the camera!!!

Here we are this year on Thanksgiving morning. We went to San Clemente Pier to "catch" our dinner. We dug up some worms in the front yard, grabbed our poles, and headed out. It was so nice and warm that we didn't care the fish weren't biting (except for what to do about dinner). Jeremiah was still on his refugee diet and the Fischer's joined us for a nontraditional Thanksgiving dinner of take out. Tasha got a turkey sandwich and I got some butternut squash ravioli, both from Mimi's. The guys didn't really eat (out of respect to the refugee diet) and I think the kids had mac and cheese. It was a low key year, but one I'll never forget.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Skee Ball

I went to see a Christmas production called "Savior of the World" put on by my church (which was amazing) tonight, so Jeremiah had Boston all to himself.
Here is a picture Miah took of Boston playing skee ball at Dave and Busters. Miah was so proud that he would only put the balls in the 100 point hole. His strategy worked so well that he earned himself a couple of prizes with the tickets he won. Jeremiah let him pick the prizes all by himself. Guess what he came home with. . . . a wind up walking happy face and a shot glass (Boston calls it his baby cup).

Boston showing off his winnings to mom. Drinking juice out of his "baby cup".

B grabbed this "stick" out of the utensil drawer, put it in his mouth and crawled around the kitchen trying to say "woof" with it in his mouth. Good Boston, good Boston.