Saturday, January 27, 2007

The Goods

This morning, I finally found a little time to post the pictures that many of you have been waiting for.

Such wrinkled little feet.

More feet

Big sister checks out the situation

I'm a serious little baby.

Is this my good side?

Four more pictures, and then we're done.

All this posing wears a little guy out.


A little snooze

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

He's Here!

Cohen Robert Hide arrived at 2:55 A.M. on the morning of January 24th, 2007. He weighted 3.5 kg, or 7lbs 11oz and measured 50 cm or 20 in.

Mom and baby are in hospital doing well. They may come home today, or if not, tomorrow.


Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Happy Birthday Ka.....

We have interrupted this program for a fast breaking news flash. Beginning around 8:30 P.M. local time, early signs of labour were detected.

We will carry updates as the become available. We retun you to your regularly scheduled program.


Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Baby Yet?


Saturday, January 13, 2007

Boys and Balloons

Yesterday was Aysha's birthday party. It was a success. When Aysha woke up this morning, I asked her if she liked her party and she said, "Boys and balloons." She must have really enjoyed the party.

Karla invited the kids over a little before the adults. Julian and Matthew arrived early and were busy playing by the time the rest of the staff showed up. The kids didn't let the rest of us get in their way. Balloons were batted around. Toys snaked their way through the crowd. They just kept playing in between the adults, sometimes finding an adult that would join their games for a few minutes.

Here are a few photos from the celebration. I made use of some of the suggestions from the digital photography book that Karla got me for Christmas and took lots of pictures - 104, that I narrowed down to 24 of the party. You get seven.

It's my birthday. I'm a happy girl.

Everyone gets hats.

Sometimes you wait for the train. Sometimes you wait for the tracks.

Matthew loved to drive.

Gabriel was really concentrating on having fun.

Aysha got a couple more presents.

There was cake an singing too. Aysha was unsure how to receive the sudden focus of attention.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Happy Birthday Aysha

Today is Aysha's second birthday. Yesterday, we went to Aysha's first birthday party for the neighbours' daughter Sylvana, who is one year and one day older than Aysha. It was an extravaganza at a little amusement park not too far away. Lots of kids were there and the decorations were amazing. They had a table set up with a wrapped gift for every child who came and another covered with an all-you-can-eat candy bar for the kids. It must have cost a fortune. Even though Aysha could only go on a few of the rides, she had a great time. Here are a couple photos of mine of her on the trampoline.

Aysha inside the protective netting around the trampoline.

With the help of the trampoline, Aysha can almost get off the ground.

The whole birthday event tires a girl out.

Here is a picture from one of the "kids' games". The object was to follow a treasure map and find a puzzle, then put it together. Note how the nannies (the women in white) are doing the work on the floor, while the kids are coloring.

We'll just have a quite day today: a swim and maybe a trip to the park. When all the other teachers get back, we'll plan a little party for Aysha. I'll fire up Skype when Karla gets up for birthday calls.