Friday, August 27, 2010

Fenton's 2nd birthday

Fenton turned 2 on Thursday and we had a little party with some of the families here. It was fun to see them run around and scream and eat lots and lots of starburst.
We have been calling Fenton 2 years old since he was about 18 months because he acts like one, runs like one and talks like one. Now he is officially 2 and we can't wait to see what this year brings.
He is such great kid. I love him so much. He just makes me smile. He is a snuggler and yet he knows how to tease. I am not sure how he learned that, or if it is just innate from being a brother, but he is great at it, and he knows he is doing it. He loves tunnels, trains, planes, cars, balls, and wrestling. He is becoming quite a little swimmer with his floaties. He has a great vocabulary, he loves to jump and run anywhere and he is full of energy. He is already in the why phase and sometimes he answers himself and says "cause". He has to do everything himself.
We love him so much and he is such a special boy. We are glad that we have seen him grow up this year and really become a little boy.





Please note that I am not an artist but I drew that Eeyore and the tails for pin-the-tail-on Eeyore and I was quite pleased. Also noticed my attempt at the Winne the Pooh cake (above)


The Biggest smile ever!!






See if you can count how many times he says "happy birthday"





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Sunday, August 22, 2010

14 weeks

I wanted to announce that we will have a new Grenadian baby Hirschi in February.
I am 14 weeks and I have felt really good. I haven't been sick at all and I am hoping that it stays that way.
I am starting to get tired, but that could be due the fact that my kids get up at 5:30.
I am due February 18 and I am planning on having the baby here in Grenada.
We are excited to add a new little one to our family.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

the kids

The kids are starting up at a preschool and it is their first day of school. Eliza is super excited.

Eliza hit herself on a gate we have in our front porch, she had a shiner for about a week. She looked so tough.
Fenton wears his sunglasses at night.....



The kids are sporting their new t-shirts David got for them that sponsor his Medschool.



Carnival

This last weekend was Carnival in Grenada. It is basically 3 days of partying. It is filled with a lot of drinking and a lot of inappropriate things for my family, so the only thing that we could participate in is was a parade.
We met up with a few other families on the island and we headed over to the parade. We were told that it started at 1:00, so we left about 12:45 to get there. We were surprised that when we got there that no one was around, the streets were closed and there were a few venders, but there was hardly anyone out. We slowly started to realize why. The parade really wasn't going to get going till 3:00. Now in America, being early to a parade is normal, but here, in Grenadian time, whenever everyone shows up is when the parade starts.
So we stayed in the shade for a few hours then started to head up to where we could catch our bus and waited there for about 20-30 more minutes. It was a hot day and the kids fell asleep right when the parade came. It was quite the site though. A lot of color, dancing and loud music. It was quite the cultural experience.













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little critters

Here are just a few of the critters that are around here. This caterpillar is huge and so odd looking. The kids watched it for about 20 minutes.

Doesn't this spider just look mean? There were two of them on a bush in the back yard.
I was talking on the phone with my sister and the kids were outside playing. Eliza kept calling my name and so I got off the phone with my sister to open the door and let her in. She was standing there holding a 8 inch long lizard and I about flipped out. I kept yelling at her to drop the lizard, drop the lizard. I didn't know if it was alive or fake, but it was long. It was dead, so I don't know if that is any better, but Eliza didn't even blink an eye about holding it. She isn't afraid of anything. She picks up the little caterpillars all of the time, and Fenton loves playing "step on it" with the bugs. I don't think the bugs like it because they always lose.