All the grandkids were able to meet up together for the first time. We hadn’t seen Vincent since he was just a cute chubby 5 month old. And now he is 2.5 years! Nara loved hanging out with Maddie and Neila every day. We fortuitously were able to celebrate Ama’s 71st birthday – the first time Erich and I had actually seen her on her birthday in literally decades and this time with all the grandkids.
We packed up Sept 27th to allow the floor contractors refinish our floors. Spent a day in a hotel recuperating from a stomach bug that hit John, Nara and Otto the night before, then head out to Cat and Joel’s house for a week stay. We love it there – they did a really nice job renovating and I got a taste of some quality handiwork.
Top of bike route to beach, Bottom is map to Mikka’s house in California as interpreted by Nara
Just finished a new bumper that truly fits the oval with Kei “Honeycomb” and cotton gauze using my friend Curie’s method inspired by her ties http://cchauchat.com/wp/process. Cousin Sonia and Gwynn got to be the first to test it out while babysitting. I guess it had an indirect soporific effect.
Nara is shy about speaking in Mandarin in front of people outside daycare. But when Ama and Akon zonked out on the couch from jetlag, she speaks! Then I got a bit of documentation of John and Otto having some bonding time.