Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Monumental Occasion

The last few days have been quite exciting for our little popsicle. On Sunday afternoon, she attended a birthday party for the first time. Her very good friend Lily Sitarski turned one! I'm not sure she knew she was at a birthday party, but she was pretty content anyway. On Monday, she FINALLY got to meet her Uncle Matt and Aunt Vicki, who flew all the way from Guam to meet her. (OK, so they had a wedding to attend as well, that just happened to be convenient for them.) She has heard so much about them and has met just about every one of her aunts and uncles but was holding out a little special lovin' for Matt and Vic. She went to the Iwaszkowiecs' for dinner last night to celebrate the Weltons and life and friendship. She seemed very pleased to be in such a warm place with ridiculous quantities of great food, tasty beverages and wonderful friends. We were able to see pictures of their travels and Carolina is already well educated on Guam, Bali, Mt. Fuji Japan, Kyoto Japan, the Australian outback and avoiding coconuts that were "rinsed" (fell into) in the "river" (sewage). And we learned a new tip, those crazy big bouncy balls that people use for aerobics and such are magical baby spaceships. Leigh bounced her for a few minutes and she was rendered nearly unconscious for much of the night.
Carolina finally gets to meet Matt

She's a big fan of Johanna and Vic

Amie, Carlos, Jon, Me, Jeff, Matt, Vicki, Johanna and Rachel via Skype from Seattle.

Lily at her 1st birthday party


  1. the other missing I siblingOctober 15, 2008 at 7:16 AM

    looks like a grand time. sad we missed it...

    you should definitely invest in a big rubber ball.

    your kid is cute.

    good times.

  2. Ditto to the above, but glad I could join you guys via skype and meet your beautiful (though highly pixilated ) baby girl.

  3. ive been saved by my pinchers of power..er uh perilOctober 19, 2008 at 11:06 PM

    great to hold your offspring.
    there was a moment when you guys were upstairs and i was all alone with her in the living room. she brought tears to my eyes and we bonded. cant wait to be there as she grows up.