It’s only been a little over a week since my last post but that feels like a long time for me. We are enjoying our last week in Southern California as a family. We’ve been visiting some of our favorite places: the baby beach on the peninsula, Crystal Cove, the wedge (above), Fashion Island, Whole Foods, and of course visiting with friends. Tonight we were down in Laguna Niguel swimming/barbequing with friends. Ryan leaves on Monday for Dubai. Let’s all cross our fingers that he’s able to obtain his work/employment/residential visas (whichever one he decides to apply for) he will need that before he can lease an apartment. It would be nice to get there and already have a place to go. But, whatever happens we’ll make it work!
Ryan snapped the photo above, thank you Cheri! I didn’t even know we had the camera out. Always fun to find a truly candid photograph when I go to upload pictures. I think photography is really becoming a passion for me. I am not a very creative person and it pushes me to be creative to take something different in a different way than I already have. I really miss the camera when I don’t use it even for just two or three days.
Chasing that seagull ! Funny boy! There is a difference between chasing, and really trying to catch! He was trying to catch him! The boys came close too! That belief they could grab him really took them a long way.
Re-entry from Minnesota has had a few significant moments. One sticks out particularly in my mind: the boys are trying to catch every creature they come in contact with! No Jude, you can’t actually try and catch the seagull. It was a bit of a problem, at one point they even saw a rat and they both wanted to climb down and chase after it. Funny boys! No these creatures are a little faster than the toads you were trying to catch.
We have a lot of pictures from our time here, so I haven’t been documenting all that much, and to be honest it’s a lot work. I wanted some time off, those Minnesota posts were hard!. I have been doing this – baby booties! Oh I love, love, making these. Finn is so excited about his ‘slipper’. He did not understand why I was calling them baby booties! Who wants a pair? They don’t take nearly as long as an adult size.
Royal James 9 mos photo is on its way! Love this tradition! So timeless. Thanks Linges!