Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Summer post

Things are winding down here in California. We have about 1 month before we head back out to Utah. We've already got a place in Provo. It's the same apartment complexes that we were living in before, just in a different location. I'm excited about having a place of our own again, but I am SUPER nervous about taking on two kids. I've tried handling both of them at the same time, and it is chaos! If Nenji could just be a little more independent, I don't think it would be so hard, but it seems that lately he needs me just as much as Rylan needs me...and around just the same time too.

Nenji is now 17 months. He is one of the funniest kids that I know. I absolutely love his sense of humor and sneakiness. I can tell that he's always up to something, because he has this sneaky little smile and gleam in his eyes that give him away. I introduced him to time-out a few weeks ago, he totally gets the concept, but that doesn't keep him from doing things that he shouldn't. Sometimes when I ask if he wants to go to time out, he looks at me, puts his little finger up, and waves it around while say, "no, no". Sometimes that's enough for me to not put him into time out. :) His new favorite movie is BOLT, he loves the action at the beginning of that movie.

Rylan is now 3 months and 1 week. He is a good 15lbs!!! He is turning out to be a not so good napper during the day, but an excellent sleeper during the night. :) He is such a happy and bubbly baby. If anyone talks to him, he'll smile and laugh and talk back. I enjoy watching him interact with people, because he really does have the sweetest little face. He can now sit the Bumbo chair with out any help! That's great for me and him, so that I don't have to hold him all the time during this hot weather where sweating is inevitable.

Fi Dan is almost finished with his internship at Hmong Women Heritage Association. He's been able to finish a big part of his project, which was having over 100 Hmong women fill out surveys. He might be able to finish in December, but we're not too sure yet, if not then definitely in April 2011.

As for me, I passed the RICA (the California state Exam to get your teaching license) just this past month! Woo-who! I also took the PRAXIS II test to see if maybe I can get my teaching license in Utah too. I don't know the results for that test yet, but hopefully it'll be good. Crossing my fingers!

Anyhow, here are some random pictures that we've taken during the summer. Enjoy!

The Lo Family
Here's Fi Dan's side of the family

I just love this picture!
Nenji and his Txiv-txiv (grandpa)

Me and my little Ryce-ball :)
Don't you just want to squeeze him?

Rylan, Nenji and grandmas at Ry's baby blessing.

1 comment:

  1. What a great update! It was so good to hear about how you and your family are doing. And I love the family picture you have posted at the top of your blog--so cute! We will have to get together again when you guys get back to Provo--especially because you will be close and we haven't moved. Take care! *hugs*