Monday, August 24, 2009

I was able to post 3 more pictures. We only have wi-fi in the hotel lobby and my battery is starting to go so that's it for tonight.

Dawn- if you are reading Happy Birthday!


Leigh, Anthony and Oliver


our trip

We are having an amazing trip. We left Belgium and our family yesterday. They were so good to us. They kept us well fed and busy.

We have been so busy that there has been no time to download our pictures let alone post on the blog. We are in Paris now and I finally downloaded all of our pictures. There are an overwhelming amount of pictures so I just quickly went through and picked some. I posted 4 pictures and I've been trying for the last 20 minutes to post more. I guess I have a bad connection because I can't do it. I'll try one more time.

Oliver has been great. He is so easy and just goes with the flow. I'm amazed at how well he has adjusted to everything. The flight went perfect. We were able to get a bassinet. It was little bit of an issue because they are only for babies 9 months and younger. We flew scandinavian airlines. When they asked us how old he was and how much he weighed we just kept on saying he'll fit. He didn't exactly fit, but it worked. He slept the entire flight.

Oliver is so cute picking up the different languages. After a day or two with our italian family he was saying ciao. Now he is saying merci.

There is so much more to tell, but that's it for now. We'll be in Paris until Saturday.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

where have we been?

I can not believe how time has been flying by. Wasn't it just Memorial day weekend?

Our summer has been great. We have seen so many friends and a lot of family. Oliver has loved all the attention. I feel like he has changed so much these last months. He really is a big boy now. He is talking up a storm. He is repeating everything we say. I mean everything. Down to my ums. I apparently say that a lot especially when I'm looking for something or standing in front of the fridge. He'll just lean against the fridge and say "um".

He is really into trains. That's his big toy right now. He brings a train with him where ever we go. As we walk into a store he'll show it to the first person he sees and say "choo choo". He likes to knock one train over and say "help help". He'll get another train to push the train that's been knocked over back up. Than he says "thank you".

We joined our town pool so we've been spending a lot of time there playing with our friends. He loves the water. He loves to kick, splash, drink, and jump in it. I signed him up for swim lessions for the fall. I think he is going to love it.

The past couple of days we have been teaching him to say ciao and give kisses on the cheek. We are getting him ready for our trip to Europe. We leave this weekend. We can't wait. We are going to visit Anthony's family in Belgium and than we are traveling to Paris and Stockholm. Anthony's parents are going to be with us in Belgium. I'm so glad we are all getting to take this trip together.

This last week running around getting ready for our trip reminds me so much of last August when we were getting ready to go to Vietnam. It's crazy because that trip is behind us and now we are planning a big family vacation. There were times last summer when I never thought we would get to this point.

We will definitely post pictures while we are there.