Thursday, July 31, 2008

Bath Time!


Alethia's first few baths were unpleasant experiences for everyone involved. She hated it, so she screamed and fussed and squirmed, and generally made the process more difficult. That of course made the whole thing take even longer, resulting in an even more miserable child. Five weeks later she does quite well with baths, and one might even gather that she likes them. Last night Torrey was kind enough to let me out of my bathing duties to take a few photos of the happy girl getting her bath. Enjoy!



Monday, July 28, 2008

Felices Fiestas Patrias!


I was having a bit of fun taking pictures of my Peruvian coins today since they are one of the few very obviously Peruvian articles in my apartment. Anyway, I hope that all my Peruvian friends enjoy this day of celebrating the veintiocho. If you happen to be in Peru, have some anticuchos for me. Shannon came over last night and we had ceviche, but we didn't plan in advance enough to track down any Inca Kola.


Want a Bite

Want some? We have some left over.

And just because I went to the work of taking these photos, maybe someone will enjoy them, so I'll add a few more here.

Medio Sol

Un Inti

Un Nuevo Sol

Dos Nuevo Soles


Happy Birthday, Peru!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

She's a Big Girl Now

Well, maybe not so much...

But she is a month old! And it is a great delight to have her. Today we went to the park for the afternoon. We are getting to be more and more able to get around again. There is no backpacking trip on the schedule yet, but we'll get there.







Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Joy Joy Joy


We went for a short walk in the park yesterday. That was a great sign of progress. Recovery is on its way.

Don't those two look great?


Fortune cookies are usually pretty dull and meaningless with their ridiculous statements that come closer to describing a person's personality than their future. Every once in a while I get one that is really amusing though. That happened the day we came home from the hospital. On our way home we stopped for Chinese food, and the fortune I got says this: "The evening promises romantic interests". RIGHT!

I should be getting some other things done, so I've got to go. Here's a parting shot.


Saturday, July 5, 2008

First Family Holiday

Brilliant Flash of Light

Actually, this picture is not from any fireworks we saw this year. We didn't go out to see any fireworks at all last night, so I looked through last year's pictures to make up for it. We had a really great time yesterday though, just the three of us. It was a day without visitors, just Torrey and the baby and me hanging out at home. We had all slept really well the night before, so we were rested up enough to have our own little family barbecue and watch the Euro Cup Final. I know, that took place almost a week ago. It was a great game though. Its just too bad I already knew who won. Well, the baby is crying and I need to go make breakfast for Torrey. Hasta la proxima.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Birth Announcement!

Mama and Baby

Ok, so it is time I got something up here about the new addition to our family. One week ago, little Alethia Grace Nystrom was born. She is truly a delight despite the many, many hours of sleep we have lost feeding her, feeding Torrey, etc, etc. It has been an exhausting journey so far, but things are looking up already after just one week (seriously, where could things go but up after the first few days with a hungry newborn?). I don't much feel like writing, so here are a few pictures for your viewing pleasure.

My Little Angel

Sweet Dreams

Great Grandparents