Tuesday, November 11, 2014


We had a really fun day with Gus and Greta yesterday. In the morning we greeted them with a rousing and off-key rendition of "Happy Birthday," then taught them to answer "How old are you?" by yelling, "TWO!" My dad and Hassie were in town, and we had everyone over for pizza and cupcakes. All in all, a very low-key but wonderful celebration. Pictures below.

We tried to recreate the first year photograph series, but as usual they would not sit still in the same place, so we had to settle for individual shots.

Eric took some cardboard and cut out the number two for a photo prop, and you can see how much that impressed Gus and Greta. Greta kept pointing at it and saying, "Five!" which is actually pretty smart when you consider she was looking at the 2 backwards. No wonder she was confused.

 Eric and I got them brand new, exceptionally shiny low-rider tricycles. They were a huge hit.

 Photo credit Grandma Hassie.
Off roading
 Grandma, Grandpa and Uncle Stephen in party hats.

 Everyone except me.

Family portrait with Gris, our au pair. Gris will return to Mexico in February. After two years, it feels like losing a family member. We are so sad, but looking forward to spending these final months with her and excited to see what life has in store for this amazing woman. 

I took Gus and Greta in for their 2 year check-up (all is well) and was surprised to learn that there is not another well child visit until 3! So many things like this leave me feeling like I graduated to the next stage. We are so excited for our journey into the unknown!