Saturday, June 21, 2008

team chait, the reunion, pirates, and smiles

let's get started, shall we?

team chait (hawk, allison, max, and nina) graced us with a short but very sweet visit a few weeks ago. we love this family and miss them terribly.

mayan is sure she will be marrying max when they are older. we took the kids to omsi.

the Nomad shirts have arrived!

B is actually quite silly on occasion.

this is where george-ephraim takes his mid-day naps--our friend rich made this baby hammock and it rules! the grasshopper mobile is from a jeweler that blake knows and it also rules.

very special--all of the cousins from the perlingieri side come together (mayan, chemynne holding george, athena, and isadore)

it was a great day for a family reunion!

avia brought mayan a rocking chair from england (and she literally bought it in england and lugged it here) circa 1870. happy early birthday, mg!

keeping it together!

avia reading a bedtime story to all of her grandkids

the breeders (minus a napping baby g)

running with scissors

more stories

my boys with matching haircuts

avia taught mayan how to crochet

ilya and her children, blake and chemynne, together again. pretty special father's day.

so many sweet faces!

beware of the dreaded kitty-pirate!

and look at these fierce bucaneers!

mr. man is all smiles these days. he's so handsome!! yum yum yum!

ancient secret of happy babies and long naps: swaddle and bundle. (we noticed this in the book celebrating babies, that nearly all tribal newborns are swaddled then tied to keep the swaddle in place--this not only calms babies but also helps them sleep sounder by protecting them from their own flailing limbs.)

happy solstice everyone!


elliesmadre said...

Wow, Athena is so big now! And little George-Ephraim looks so comfy in his baby hammock. :) It looks like you all had a nice visit with Blake's mom. And I knew there was a silly side hiding in there somewhere...

UrbanHippieMama said...

happy solstice!!

what great pictures.. thanks for the update. (not like i'm not spying in on you during all these moments, anyway... i just like to see the pictures, too. lol)

i love all the cousins together -- what beautiful children you all have.


Lee said...

That swaddle and tie technique looks neat. Jake would SCREAM if I tried to restrain his arms? And yet only took 30 minute naps. Maybe the next baby. Love the pictures.

Korin said...

Love the pix! :D miss you!!

I would love to try that swaddle next time around. hell, i'd love to try it now. ;)hahahaha

The Noble Fat N Happy One said...

love love love your family!
Addy has been asking about Mayan and Isadore "hey mom, you remember Big Blakes little girls? and they are so nice to me, and can we go see them?" so,someday, we must.
that sweet baby you got there looks scrumptious!!!!!

Amy said...

Yay, Blake shaved his head for Mr. George-Ephraims moon birthday eh? Aww!

So cute. Miss you guys.

Playdate soon? I promise my baby will be better behaved. We had a little chat about fipping other babies off. I think we're good now. ;)