Sunday, May 30, 2010

My Weekend with Daddy

has been awesome!  It's been just me and daddy the whole weekend long!  Mommy and Grandma went somewhere (daddy says Quebec City) and we've had so much fun together!  We went to the park yesterday and got home just in time, right before it started raining really really hard.  I got to go on the swing, down the slide and on the teeter-totter (although daddy said it was really hard with no one on the other end).  Then, when we got home, we had a tea party!  Well, daddy had coffee and I had a bottle, but we had a tea pot that talks and plays music, and some crackers to munch on.  He even let me stay up later than usual so we could hang out and watch the first game of the Stanley Cup finals!  I think we're rooting for Chicago because daddy says all the good teams got kicked out.  Then, in the morning, I shared my oatmeal with him and we went to church where I just usually play with a couple of my friends while daddy and mommy sing songs and listen to the preacher.  After church, we ate some lunch and then went on another walk to the park so I could swing some more.  I just love it when we go outside!  When we came back from the park, I had to take a nap because I was really tired from having so much fun.  In fact, I think I set a new nap time record; I slept for 3 hours!  Well, it's time to have some more fun before dinner time...and still no signs of mommy and grandma.  Daddy says he has some big news he wants to share, but he's waiting until next tune back in a few days from now!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Grandma's Here!

That's right; all the way from sunny California!  She even thought to bring the sunshine and the warm weather with her!  Check out the 3 generations:  Grandma, momma, and baby!  We've been doing the tourist thing again, seeing all the sights, having picnic lunches at the park, going on long strolls.  The only difference now is that we can get around mostly in French!  I guess two and a half semesters of classes are finally paying off!

Our monthly support has begun to slowly climb towards 90% now.  That's a wonderful thing; it would be so nice to just focus on all the little things that need to get done and our shipment of belongings.  We are still hoping to depart sometime in September.  Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day next weekend!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

7 Month Pictures

Actually, I'm just about 8 months old now, but mommy and daddy took all these pictures a few weeks ago.  We went for a really long walk because it was so nice outside.  They took me to a huge park where I got to swing and play in the grass!  They showed me dandelions, and a big place where water goes called a river.  It was so much fun!  I can't tell you how happy I am that it's nice outside now; there's so much to do and see!

I'm working on crawling right now too.  It's really hard, but I've almost got it down!  Mommy and daddy have been working hard to finish up the rest of their schoolwork and have been sending lots of emails to people, asking them if they want to join our team so we can go to Africa and help the people there.  They say we're really close to meeting our goal, if we only had about 25 people who could give $25 a month, we could go!

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Tourist Thing

Aside from our regularly scheduled program, that's what we've been doing lately.  We took a day trip to Québec, North America's oldest city.  It's got more of a European feel with narrow cobblestone streets lined with shops, cafe's, and bistros.  The one on the left is pretty wide, they get much more narrow than that.  The building on the right is the "Chateau Frontenac," or Frontenac Castle, named after the French governor of the then "New France."  In 1690, He famously mouthed these words, "I have no reply to make to your general but from the mouth of my cannons and muskets," when British forces sailed up the St. Lawrence River and demanded he surrender.

I just thought this sign was a little funny.  Tourist Information, the Citadelle, Parliament Building, Frontenace Castle, and...Youville?  Hmmm, wonder what that is?

We also spent this past weekend in Montréal with Grammy and Papa Konop who came all the way up from Ohio to visit.  We went shopping, swimming, saw an IMAX film, saw the Body World exhibit, and got a passport for Kaitlyn too!  Here me and Kaitlyn are learning about "African army ants" on the Discovery Channel.  Hopefully we will get some pictures of Kaitlyn swimming soon; she LOVES the water!