Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Little Tin Hat

The other night we were happily eating our super-burritos at René's taco stand when Chuy (pictured above) came in and told us we should look at Elena. She had been outside with some friends when he decided to put a serving bowl on her head. She didn't seem to mind the irresistible knocking that we did on her little tin hat.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Sunrise Hike

The other morning I made a rather selfish decision. I woke our little darling up several hours before her normal waking time so that we could load up with a few other students and staff and drive 1/2 hour east for an early morning hike. I knew once she got into her backpack, she wouldn't go back to sleep. In fact, she happily squealed and looked around as we walked. The early morning air, new sights, and movement seemed to invigorate her. It does Ryan and I, too. Later that day, as she fussed and didn't really want to sleep, I couldn't really be frustrated. I had gladly asked for it.

looking out over eastern Tijuana

Monday, 18 January 2010

A new outlook on life

Elena isn't quite pulling herself to standing position but she loves it when someone helps her attain that goal. She's especially fond of standing in her crib and chewing/gumming the railing. This is clearly demonstrated in the following video.