Wednesday, February 27, 2008

ghostesses and dog mistakes

this is one of Eli and Sonny's games they play, and they call it "Ghostesses." It's really fun to see them play well together, and when they play ghostesses, Sonny walks around following Eli, and he bumps into corners of walls and such. It's pretty funny.

We go to the zoo a lot because it is really close to our apartment. We can actually hear the moneys sometimes when we're on walks at our apartment. Eli and Sonny love the carousel, and it works effectively as bribes when needed. I know that's not the best parenting technique, but it can come in handy.

This is Eli and Sonny in the first apartment we lived in down here. We only lived there a month, and we call it "our stinky apartment." There were bad smells lingering in the cupboards--I think they were coming from the apartment next door through the thin walls or something. All these pictures are from last fall, because our newer ones were on Jordan's laptop which broke when our cute little dog (we had him for two weeks, and realized we didn't want another toddler in the house) bit the laptop cord, and fried the whole thing. The dog was okay, but the all the stuff on the laptop is irretrievable.

p.s. ESOL is English for Speakers of Other Languages.

Monday, February 4, 2008


I never feel like i have enough time for blogging, probably because i want to make it look good and sound good. but i've decided that this is the issue that paralyzes me many times in my life. i'm just going to get started. so this is our little family blog to keep in touch with friends and family. nothing fancy--just pictures and stories.

So we moved to South Carolina in August. it was an awful drive, with Sonny throwing up and miserable from day 3 on. Jordan is starting an MSW program at University of South carolina in Columbia. It is a 2-yr program, so we'll see what happens after that. Here is the state house in Columbia, proudly flying the rebel flag. beautiful building, though.

This is Eli and Sonny this summer in our living room. They are entering a fun stage of playing better together for longer intervals before one of them ends up bugging the other one. Eli started preschool in january, and sonny started going to the childcare 3 mornings a week where i am teaching ESOL.