Friday, December 27, 2013

Adalyn: 7 Months

This has been my favorite month so far with Adalyn.  She has been such a joy to be with and has just blossomed into a babbling, giggling and super fun baby.  She is really starting to interact with us.  She knows her parents, friends, aunties and her loved ones far away.  She cut two teeth this month and is loving the transition to solid foods.  She's mastered sitting and I know she will be on the move soon.  She still loves to play under her play gym and can't get enough of Coco, the cat.  This month, Adi was a tutu model for a friend who is starting her own business.  Adalyn also celebrated her first Christmas and met Santa for the first time.  Here are a few pictures of our gorgeous sweet girl! 
She was great for her photo shoot!  Very cute
She has graduated to "mommy's" blocks
The foot goes in the mouth...right??
Upside down, is her new favorite position!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Adalyn's First Christmas

This was our first official Christmas in Penang.  Our last two years were spent on beaches in Australia and Thailand.  We had a lovely day and Adalyn had a great time opening her gifts.  We were able to skype with family in the States and share a few magical moments of Adi's first Christmas with them.  Eric smoked a delicious pork shoulder and I made all of the traditional sides.  Our friend Tracy joined us for dinner.  It was a great day!  Enjoy a few pictures from our tropical Christmas.
Adi met Santa at the annual Christmas Treat at the Hostie.  She was all smiles
Daddy teaching his girl about Christmas
Adalyn's favorite Christmas present, her new bear! 
Opening her presents.  Teething rusks..yumm!
We hope y'all had a Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Adalyn: 6 Months

Half a year, that was fast.  Adalyn continues to be the joy of our lives, growing and changing everyday.  This was a big month for our girl, she took 13 flights, visited three countries, three states, swam in the ocean, had her first Thanksgiving and started eating solid foods.  Lots of changes, and lucky for us, Adi just rolled with the changes.  This month, Adalyn has learned to sit unsupported and she is "talking" to anyone who will listen.  Despite changing time zones five times this month, she is still a pretty solid sleeper.  She continues to be the happiest baby I've ever seen and her smile brightens up any room she is in.  She weights 7.8kg or 17.4lbs and is 67cm or 26.5 inches long and puts her just above normal for her age.  Here are a few pictures from her 6 month of life! Enjoy.
Smelling the roses in Northern California
With Daddy at the Golden Gate Bridge
Exploring Nature in Michigan

Riding Mya for the first time
First taste of solid food
Adi's first rainforest hike in Borneo

And her first swim in the ocean!
The play gym destroyer!

Sweet Cheeks!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Our Annual Pilgrimage: Northern California

Wine Country in Northern California was our last stop on our three week trip back to the States.  We met up with 12 of our college friends and rented a house on the Russian River.  We enjoyed the amazing weather, wine and time together.  We also made a day trip to see the Redwoods and the gorgeous California coast.  I am so glad we were able to have a reunion with our friends!  It was a great long weekend and I hope we can do it again soon! Here is a quick photo recap of our trip! 
Adi smelling the roses!
Em & I enjoying some beautiful California Red Winne

No water drinking out of bottles for this big girl...straight to the glass

The guys taking the girls so the big girls could have more wine

Gorgeous Fall colors in Healdsberg
The fun continued at the house, thanks to Amory and his big bottle of champagne

We even let the babies join in.  Gotta teach them early!
Annabelle shared her story time with all of us

A morning in the Redwoods

The stunning California coast

Adi chilling with her Sofie and her feet.

The Golden Gate bridge.  Our last stop before flying back to Penang
 We had such a great 3 week trip back to the States.  It was such a joy to meet up with so many loved ones and introduce Adalyn to her home country.  It was a fun and busy trip and we weren't quite ready to fly back to Penang.  To all of you who made our time "home" so wonderful, Thank you!!