Wednesday, October 2, 2013
September Updates Continued
Ana is now so long! She is not a baby. She is at this really beautiful stage where she still has the roundness of a little toddler in her face but the smile and lengthening figure of an older toddler. I know this wont last long. She is very beautiful in this phase though and her smiles are powerfully captivating. She counts things often up to thirteen, usually skipping the four. The other night I heard her just counting in bed, practicing 8 through 10 over and over and in different orders. This after counting the blinds up to thirteen several times before we put her to bed. She talks to me a lot more and loves to sit on me. If I sit on the couch I can almost guarantee she will sit on me these recent days. I, needless to say, love this!, and hope this lasts a while. She smiles at me and talks kind of serious sometimes, serious in tone. And then she smiles and laughs and makes her own jokes. Before long, she is off jumping or climbing again. Jumping and climbing remain her favorite pastime. Tami tells me that all of her 4 molars are poking out to some degree now. I could only see the bottom when I looked. Those are almost completely out with only a bit of gum flap left. Tami says to her in Spanish to show Tami her teeth and Ana instantly complies and opens wide, holding her mouth open for Tami to look. I say the same, and she flashes her mouth open quickly and then clamps it shut in a smile. Funny girl. She did this more than once.
In September we were in a Parade. My sister-in-law asked if I could drive the bug with the music for some of her dancers in the Newark Days Parade. Tami and Ana strolled along as helpers while I drove. Enzo went part way with me, part way walking with his Aunti Tia, and part way in the stroller with Ana.
I must say that I like parades as an observer and as a participant.
I recently had the opportunity to flip through yearbooks from when I was in high school. That's a weird experience! I generally think of myself as a quiet type of person. And, obviously I had forgotten about being voted one of four "Most Memorable" in my graduating class. Really? That is not at all part of my self image for my high school days. But after seeing the picture, see below (who wouldn't be memorable with that crazy hair and beard in high school!), I do remember us taking the photo and the honorable designation.
Tami and I celebrated our 8 year anniversary in September. Eight years and 1 month of marriage, to be precise. First we made it a special day by taking the kids to Roaring Camp. Those photos were in the last post. Then, we took the kids to Grandma and Grandpa's house to play and stay for a couple of hours while Tami and I went out. We went and walked around the Los Gatos Lodge where we got married. It is so much simpler and smaller then I remember it. Funny how that works. After a walk around and a drink and fond memories, we went for a nice dinner in downtown Los Gatos. That's where I snapped these couple of pictures of my beautiful wife, 8 years and a month after we married.
Here a couple of pics from a breakfast at the Farmer's Market.
These next two are of the kids laughing and playing at Grandma and Grandpa's house. You can't tell from the picture but they are pushing each other, stomach to head, to see who can move the other.
Posted by Randy at 7:05 AM