Wednesday, May 30, 2007

We're Godparents!

Madeline Dianne Yingst was born on Monday, May 28th at 4:00 am. Her proud parents are JR and Amanda Yingst. She was 8 lbs, 19 inches long; almost exactly Mali's size at birth. Also like Mali, she was born with her hand up by her head--OUCH!

Jonathan and JR have been friends since grade school and even survived being college roomates for a year. Here's a picture of them at our high school reunion last year, in the same pose that we have of them in every picture for the past 15+ years. We were thrilled when JR finally married Amanda and know they'll be great parents to their beautiful little girl. We're excited for another trip back to Michigan for her baptism. Congrats, Yingst family!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

More pictures to post

We seem to always be behind on posting, but click here for the rest of our pictures from our San Francisco trip. We definitely recommend that as a wonderful place to visit and only wish we would have had more time there. Since then, Mali has been on yet another airplane flight to Michigan to catch up with family and friends as well as celebrate a belated Mother's Day. Our girl is a traveler!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Happy 29th Jonathan!

Belated birthday wishes to our favorite man of the house. We had a great time celebrating his birthday last week in California with yummy Italian food, San Francisco sight-seeing, and birthday hazelnut chocolate crepes. Not many guys could handle a wife experiencing not one but two pregnancies in the last year, new parenthood, and an-ever increasing number of pink clothes around the house, but he does it with grace, humor, and enthusiasm. We're grateful every day for him and his example.

We love you Jonathan/Daddy!

Home again

One great vacation. Here's a shot of us at John Muir National Park, under one of the famous redwoods. As you can tell, Mali is trying to escape, probably to go play with her dear friend and role model, Kaeta. Maybe to snack on some "boo-rahs" (aka "Cheerios" to those of us over age 2) together.

More pictures to follow.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Mali's milestones

Yes, we realize that she's been practicing standing for weeks now, but nothing quite prepares for you walking in to see your child whom you laid down and tucked into bed now standing fully upright in her crib. And of course, incredibly proud of herself.

She had another big event last week, on her 10-month birthday--her first word! Not, the "mama", "dada" or "baby" that we've been practicing, but while we were at Whole Foods, a complete stranger walked down our aisle, and Mali greeted her with a distinct "HI!". The woman herself said "You just said hi!", and again, smiles all around. We're now working on saying it to people we actually know and love, but no luck so far.