April 2008 Archives
T and I joined Sofia and M at Baker Beach this morning. It was great to arrive early before the crowds. At first Tesla was hesitant to touch the wet sand, and I realized she's actually had very little beach experience. She got used to it and loved getting messy. Luckily we're heading to NC's outer banks for a week this summer so she'll have lots of time to become a beach girl! Sofia and T looked soooo cute together. Loved it, especially when they held hands as we walked from the parking lot.
One reason I've been busy is that Web2.0Expo was last week, and Six Apart had a booth as well as threw a party for attendees. It was a lot of work, and although I usually don't handle an entire event like this, it needed to be done. Coming right after our Argentina/Peru trip was a bit intense for me, but overall, I'm pleased with the results. I feel energized by what was accomplished, and touched by everyone who chipped in without a complaint and worked super hard too. A lot of Six Aparters were involved and I felt a true team effort.
Anyhow, that's why I haven't bothered blogging, and have some catching up to do. Below is from our recent road/camp trip with Chicken John.
I went over to visit granny, Dav's sister, and Tesla's cousin after work last Thursday. Tesla admires Maria-Rose, and Maria-Rose is so sweet to Tesla. I love seeing them together and really want them to grow up together as much as possible.
We all decided to go to dinner within walking distance of their house, and because Tesla had a fit when I tried to separate her from the toy stroller she was playing with, we let her walk all the way to the restaurant with that thing. It was very cute.
Unfortunately, Tesla also has a fit leaving the stroller when we sat at the table...and although she hung in there for a while, it was just not a good evening for her. Granted it was very late for her so she was cranky, but I basically had to leave early to get Tesla out of the restaurant because she had multiple melt-downs. Luckily, Colleen and granny were very helpful, and we just dealt with the situation as best as possible while I tried finishing as much food as I could.p.s. Although tired, Tesla pushed the stroller back too.
This was from April 1st. Since we were still tired from our trip, we almost didn't make Jessica's birthday dinner, but I'm glad we did. Got to see Frankie, Rachel, Jessica, Toni and baby Aesha, and just at the end before we left, Khaleel and Noura whom we hadn't seen since they moved back from Palestine.
This was in the east bay at a Middle Eastern restaurant, and the cushion arrangements were perfect for a toddler. Plus, Tesla was mesmerized by the belly dancer. And that picture of Tesla with Rachel? I have no idea what goofiness got into Tesla, but she kept doing this weird squinting play; I'm pleased I managed to get her expression!
I haven't been updating much since I want Kokochi to look more how I envision it, and for the moment, it still feels in transition. Also, I've just been super busy lately. But here's some Tesla cuteness. Some folks have been missing T updates :) I got her sunglasses. She never wore the infant ones we bought her but now that she wants to copy us, she obliged wearing these for a second. Afterwards though, she wanted to put them on herself which proved a bit too frustrating.
Here is our view from our apartment in Lima on our way back (different apartment from the stay at the beginning of the month). It was a 3 story apartment and more than sufficient room, and quite nice, but we were so spoiled by the gorgeous Buenos Aires apartment. Still, we had great views and great sunsets, and were located centrally. Since we already knew the neighborhood, we settled right in.
hmmn: musings from the far east(erwood)
Big in Japan
Ed the Cat
Anil, the Nigritude Ultramarine
A Full Belly
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