Sunday, August 31, 2008


Seriously, who knew polo was such a great sport to watch with kids. Sorry there are not more photos of Jonas today but he kind of slept through most of the afternoon. He had a hard time going to sleep because Nila went into a full out freak out during bedtime. She starting to scream at the top of her lungs and then I was looking at Jonas and he started to scream at the top of his lungs. (He is such a little follower). We did eventually get everyone to bed though.

I will try to get some more Jonas shots this week. He is trying to crawl so badly. He gets up on his hands and knees then sometimes uses his head and his knees (like a little tripod) then goes to his hands and tiptoes. It is all very cute.
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At half time everyone goes out on the field and replaces divots. I was there to make sure Nila was picking up turf and not... well.. you get the idea....
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Seriously these guys were lean.
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Jonas could really care less about horses, polo players, fancy dressed people or anything else that is out of his grabbing range.
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This is the extra horse that rides along the side waiting for action. Nila liked it a lot because it always went right by us.

The whole day I felt like we were in a Ralph Lauren ad or a Pretty Women movie.
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There where at least 50 horses at the match. Four people play on a two teams and they even have a extra horse for each team on the sidelines waiting during the matches if your horse gets tired (talk about some expensive equipment) The horses (or ponies actually) where all super lean and shaved. They were lined up and the kids could pet them.

Sarah asked Nila if she wanted to pet the horse and Nila said. "No I want to Soft the Horse" When she lays in bed with us she rubs our faces and arms and always says soft.

She really had a good time today, and since she skipped her nap I am sure horses will be running through her dreams.
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Our friends Phil and Cat called us on Saturday and asked if we wanted to go to a Polo match Sunday afternoon. We have never been to a Polo match before and ended up having a great time. Sarah packed a picnic and entry was free. They also had a free merry go round for Nila. She is always very serious when on the merry go rounds. Sarah was able to call to her and get a small smile though.
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Friday, August 29, 2008


Looks like we will have to start talking about oven safety with him too.
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Jonas Fridays

I pulled out some new toys for Jonas the other day and he is very appreciative. I think he was getting bored with the selection. He loves this bird thing and wierdly enough so did Nila. I picked it up for a buck at the used store, but both kids seem facinated by it...money well spent!




He has started that rolly polly stage where even though they cannot crawl they seem to migrate across the floor and get into everything. Nila and I cleaned her toys out and are trying to pair down what we have in the playroom which seems to have come at a perfect time because Jonas needs a lot of space to roam now.
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Ready to go!




All ready to go to Christine's!
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Thursday, August 28, 2008


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I love this photo.. It does not do as much for Sarah. I love it because she has this top model look going on (Sarah is making me watch Tyra) while on a red donkey in her pj tops, sandals, chocolate on her face, three crazy berets... etc.. etc....

Its the eyes I think.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Christine's daughter Fanny is learning to sew and she made this super cute apron for Nila. Fanny is Nila's best friend.
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Jonas and his hair fuzz



Monday Jonas had his 6m checkup. He actually is moving toward the middle growth curve on both weight and height so I guess all our complaining is just madeup. He weighed 8.3 kg and measured 68 cm (and no I have no idea what that is in pounds and inches, I am lucky I remember it at all in metric). I talked over his aversion to all solid food and his current sleep crisis with the pediatrician and she advised me to stop trying the solids for a week and only nurse him 5 times a day total and not at all at night and then reintroduce solids a week or two later. I have tried this for the last two days, but I seem to have spoiled him rotten and he is not having anything to do with the only 5 nursings a day. I did well yesterday, but it seems like he was way hungry because I had to nurse him three times at night. I am struggling over what to do...I guess I will read all 12 of my baby books tonight and compair advice. I am getting pretty tired getting up three to five times a night (three to nurse and twice to settle him back down) plus nursing so much during the day. But, making full fat milk 10 times a day has seemed to suck some of the fat off of my middle so I cannot complain too much.

Other than that he is doing awesome. His hair is growing in and looks like a mini military buzz cut...except for five or six strands that seem to be left over from his newborn hair and are super long. Nila and I rotated some of her toys today, putting a bunch away for a bit and taking the ones in storage out. Plus we got out more toys for Jonas too. I have been trying to sit him up, but he is more interested in being on his knees. He rocks back and forth with a vengence - but it has to be too early for him to start crawling, right??
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Potty love


Potty training.... Monday Nila went to Christine's and I got a lot of wet pants back. So, on Tuesday I had to come up with a plan. We are going cold turkey on the diapers and are pretty much confined to the house until we crack this. Seeing as Nila is not at all lured by stickers anymore - I used them a few too many times on the many plane rides - I had to pull out the big guns and give her two things I usually frown upon ...tv....and bare buns. I set up a potty station with the potty, the portable dvd player and a naked toddler. Getting everything out in the open seemed to do the trick and we didn't have one accident the whole day. After naps she even was able to recognize the urge and would go running from the kitchen or playroom to the potty. Today we tried to put underwear on, because we would like to go out in public eventually, but the pulling down of the underwear has proved to be a bit tricky. Never before have I contemplated the general merrits of underwear so much. They need to be tight enough to stay up around her little buns, but loose enough to pull down. We have 11 pairs in total which seemed like a ton, but now I see that only six pairs work well.

The picture above is of Nila trying to use both the potty seat and the little potty at the same time. I have a whole set photos of her trying to make this match work.
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Sunday, August 24, 2008


Jonas basically grew a whole size in three weeks!
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Or at least he did like hanging out with us at the table until something more interesting came up - like this table support.
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