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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Home Again!

It's nice to be home. We had a fantastic time in California. Both girls were healthy the entire time and the flights to and from were uneventful (if you can call schlepping 2 little ones across the country with everything they might need in a 6 hour period stuffed under the seat in front of you "uneventful") Thank you for your prayers for our trip...it was a resounding success and we can't wait to do it again. I'll post a few more pics of cousin camp when I get things together. A grand time was had by all. Until then, we're enjoying getting resettled in our home and the girls are re-exploring their "hood".

Sister Time on the Rug

Making Ruby Laugh

Ruby's Post-nap Hairdo

Ruby is itching to crawl, and I'm convinced she's started saying "Mama." We won't get to document it in her baby book until Matt's on board, but needless to say, it will be soon, I think. She's over 22 lbs now and LOVES to laugh. We get such a kick out of her easy going,
sunny personality.

Elizabeth had a round of labs as soon as we got back, and they showed that while still high, her ammonia is coming down, so we'll continue to watch it and confir with her doctors. She's got an appointment with the feeding clinic here at St. Louis Children's Hospital tomorrow so we're praying that this therapist has some new tricks up her sleeve. Granna taught her some sight words while on the plane back from California and she LOVED spelling, so we continue to play lots of word games, along with her daily diet of signing and reading. She loves drawing pictures for people & right now she's fixated on "Auntie Julia", Matt's sister, and "Benjamin" our friend in California.

Matt's job is going well and we're beginning to look down the road a little and (gasp) think about that light that's been at the end of the tunnel that we're going to be reaching soon...

Friday, July 25, 2008

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Elizabeth Speaks German!

Elizabeth is tri-lingual! She speaks English and American Sign Language, and apparently she's decided to add German to the list. Uncle Ralf and Auntie Julia, we'd welcome your help with pronunciation. This is a little rhyme that her Grandpa Harms loves to say to her...it involves bouncing her on his knee and then a pretend fall at some point...She loves it. I didn't realize she'd managed to memorize it too!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Peterson Family Reunion

We're having a fantastic time at Granna & Papa's house. We've enjoyed swimming, eating, laughing, playing, and relaxing with family. Here are only a few of the hundreds of photos we've taken.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Harms Cousins

Elizabeth, Grayson and Ruby hanging out

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Safe and Sound in the Golden State

We're here! We've arrived for the first leg of our California Journey. Elizabeth and Ruby travelled beautifully and we said a prayer of thanks as we touched ground at the airport. We're having a blast already and it would only be improved if Auntie Julia and Uncle Ralf were camping out on the balcony. Here are a few pics of the fun:

Uncle Matt with Grayson

"So you see Grayson, the Babinski sign is normal for a baby of your age."

Partying Hard

Foster City Fireworks

Grandma & Ruby

"Okay, who want's to entertain me??"