Thursday, July 30, 2009

Just Fatter

Remeber this post: ??

Well a whole year may have passed but Lanna hasn't changed - just gotten fatter!

(yeah the quality sucks but it was taken on my cell phone this morning)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Ok I promised a picture post so here it is:

Back in March still at aunty rissa's house:

Parenting Fail (see very funny but sometimes rated R):

Playing with "aunty" and "unco danul" in april (it's pretty cold out):

Aunty Rissa took Lanna on an easter egg hunt:

Easter in the super cute outfits aunty rissa made:

Letting Lanna eat dirts so that we could get a nice picture:

There are more pictures of the easter egg hunt at church and of Tira and Kathleen playing at Ikea when Lanna was with aunty rissa but they're on another computer.
Standing monkey:

Potty training:

The stupid bbq I bought myself as a birthday present that came in 10,000,000,000 pieces and took 20 hours to put together:

The delicious birthday cake G-ma made that had little finger prints and swipes in it by the time we got to dinner:

Me and the nuggster in the kitchen, Tira wai'ing to try and get some cake:

G-ma trying to SHOVE phat girl into a pair of shorts that were obviously way to small

She's getting so big ::sniff sniff:: and look HAIR!

Trying to escape the baby-proof living room for the much more fun and dangerous kitchen, being the good mommy I am instead of saving her I rushed for the camera

Ok people are starting to arrive so I must start working. More to come!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sneaking in a Post

Hi All - It's Thursday... no it's not it's Wednesday. And shockingly I'm the only one in the office right now! My project is complete (for now) and I'm not under any huge time constraint to get anything done. So I thought I'd take a few moment's to update everyone on some of the happenings here in wonderful Salt Lake City (stop laughing, SLC is really nice).

The weather has FINALLY warmed up! In fact it went from being cold cold cold to one week of beautiful weather, to nice and hot hot hot. I just got back from lunch and my car said it was 98 degrees. We got the girls a nice little blow up kiddy pool and I do have pictures... somewhere.

I'll do a post of just pictures later when I can get all of my pictures on one computer. I finally broke down and purchased a dropshot account (they had a great deal $4.95 for the first 3 months) to store all my pictures online. When the three months is up I'll probably pay the lifetime membership. It's unlimited photo and video storage! And I have A LOT of pictures.

Tira is now 28 months old (2 years 4 months). She's actually ::knock on wood:: not too bad when it comes to the infamous terrible twos. She can be whinny, and she hits sometimes, but not too many full blown tantrums, which I see as a huge plus. Her new things is to say "bop you [insert name]" when you do something she doesn't like. I have NO idea where she got that from, I've NEVER told her I would bop her LOL. Her vocabulary is huge now although she's not talking in adult sentences like some of her little friends - I still blame that on the bilingual environment. She's a TV addict! I try and limit it but she LOVES Dora, Rocket (Little Einsteins), Clifford, and a bunch of other stuff. She fights Papa for the TV in the mornings, it's pretty funny. She loves playing outside with the other kids and there are a couple kids in the complex her age that she gets to play with regularly. It's usually 8pm when it finally starts to cool off. (I still find it bizarre that it stays very very light out until 9pm here.) Her hair has started to really come in too! She looks adorable in pig tails.

Lanna ::sniff sniff:: is only a few weeks away from being a big one year old. She' so much fun and (mostly) a happy baby. She crawls faster than I can walk and go between traditional crawling and crawling on her hands and feet. It's pretty funny to watch. The other day at church all the kids were running up and down the hall and poor little Lanna was crawling her heart out trying to keep up with them. She's also attempting to walk. Tira never did the scoot along furniture thing, she just up and walked - but Lanna is a little more cautious. She's taken a couple of steps, usually for food but hasn't really gotten the hang of it yet. She's also eating big girl food now, thought I mix in her pureed fruits/veggies when ever I can. She's a little talking machine. Obviously she doesn't know what she's saying, except when she yells "Yai Yai" but she's very good at mimicking - "get it, ohh ohh, yai yai, papa" and lots and lots of jabbering. She's still fat and lovely but I know as soon as she starts walking/running she's going to be a skinny mini.

Pictures to come!!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Quick while the boss isn't looking

I've been so super busy at work it's not even funny. It's insane but hopefully ::fingers crossed:: the craziness will die down in a week and the money will start coming in :-D

Anyway while I have a second I'm going to post some pictures. These are a couple of pictures from when the babies were baptized and the 4th of July. I have more but the boss is calling...