Monday, June 23, 2008
Here's a sample of something Priya was hot to trot for this evening...
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
I left the room for a minute to get some clothes for Priya to wear for the day. I had just finished feeding her but there was about an ounce of milk left in her bottle. I left it way out of her reach before stepping out of the room. When I returned - only a minute later - she was lying on her back with her bottle in her mouth, feeding herself!! She accomplished two major feats in one fell swoop! She got to her desired destination and was able to drink from a bottle all by herself!
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Tonight I put a very tired girl to bed and was surprised to find that she was still awake and chattering happily in her crib nearly an hour later! I went in to investigate and found a sitting up Priya poking her little arms through the slats of her crib, playing with the ties of the bumper pad. She has finally figured out how to go from a lying down to a sitting position and has seemingly decided that staying up and playing is much more fun than sleeping.
She is also on the verge of crawling and will soon be pulling herself up as well. So I'm sure that this is only a small glimpse of what is to come... Looks like it's time to make some more changes to her little crib.
Friday, June 13, 2008
We've enjoyed our time getting settled into being back home today. Priya somehow slept until 10:15am (she fell asleep around 9pm last night)!! She was obviously tuckered out from her long day of traveling.
Her 5th tooth popped through today too! They are just coming in like crazy!
We had the opportunity to join Janis & Holli Meredith for lunch in the afternoon (thanks again for an awesome time!) and then trekked out to see Ashish for a while where he was stationed for the day.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
We were both thrilled to see Ashish at the Sacramento airport when we landed. It was awesome to see how happy Priya was to see him and to see the joy that he had in being reunited with his daughter. He was happy to see me too, but it was really neat to see the bond that has formed between father and daughter.
The past 11 days have been a whirlwind. Thanks to Judy, Kyle & Niko for an amazing stay at your home! Thank you to Mom and Dad for letting us tag along on your journey and for being such a huge help with Priya all along the way! And thanks to all the friends that I was able to meet up with on our journey! It was wonderful to catch up a bit with each of you! Hopefully we'll be able to do this again sometime in the near future - but with Ashish next time! :)
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
In the afternoon/evening we trekked out to Aldergrove to meet up with the Huberts' family & the Palsma family. Below is Jacky & her 3 boys Noah, Levi & Mattias.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
(Priya also has her 4th tooth now - it just sprang through yesterday)
It was wonderful to see Rachel Zalinko and her boys, Max & Marty, who stopped by for a visit.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Priya had 3 teeth while we were in Calgary (as seen in the photo below). Another one really popped through today (Monday) so now she's the proud owner of 4 teeth.
Making the nearly 11 hour trip from Calgary to Abbotsford. Priya did amazingly well again despite the fact that she was once again confined to her carseat...well, for most of the time...
I'm telling you, I've got a budding coffee drinker on my hands! Anytime I took this cup away from Priya she would really scream! Don't worry, she's not really drinking anything... ;)
It was AWESOME to have the time to reconnect with Wendy again! Thanks for babysitting Ray and Grammy & Grandpa so that we could get out and enjoy an evening of freedom together!
Friday, June 6, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Our trip took a total of 2 days. We drove from Redding, CA to Spokane, WA the first day (about an 11 hour trip). The 2nd day was only about 8 hours but we were overjoyed to finally step out of the car and into Kyle & Judy's new home in Calgary. Priya greatly appreciated the opportunity to move and no longer be confined to her carseat. She was also quite thrilled to meet Niko - Kyle and Judy's Husky. Anytime Niko leaves the room now Priya cries for him to come back. Maybe she'll grow up to be an animal lover just like her mom...
Getting reacquainted with Aunt Judy & meeting Uncle Kyle for the first time.
Niko and Priya get acquainted. Niko kept licking Priya's feet which resulted in an abundance of giggles from Priya.
Enjoying a nice sink bath.
Priya loves her Uncle Kyle.
Priya tries to join the adult table by making an attempt at drinking from a big girl glass.
Priya loved bonding time with Bud Johnstone (Kyle's Dad)!
Where are you Mrs. Johnstone?