Three months old! Dear baby girl, you are so cool. You love doing moves from our Itsy Bitsy Yoga book. You love being spoken to and sung to and often talk back. You love to eat and sleep and smile. You often close your eyes or tense up a bit when your brother comes in for a smackeroo on the lips. You loved the brownie that Grandpa Ben fed you this weekend. Just kidding. He asked if you could try a brownie crumble, but luckily I was there to remind him “not quite yet.” Your dad couldn’t get enough of seeing you on skype today. You sleep from 9 or 10pm to 5 or 5:30am most nights. At 5:30 I put you back down and you wake again at 8:30am. Your eyes are still blue. You weigh about 13 lbs. You kick and scoot across the floor on your back. You are cuddly and cute. We love you, Hensley Ruth.
Sweet baby, sweet chair huh? Michael did quite an excellent job finding one out of the six Vernon Panton S chairs that was on my wish list. Now if we can only find five more and trade them in for the beautiful glossy white ones…I have no plans to trade in the sweet baby, btw.
This chair is quite lovely, no? I love it in glossy white. The design of this chair is genius, I think.
It’s true that absence makes the heart grow fonder. The funny thing is that you’ve only been gone for 2ish days. Ha! As you were leaving the country last night I missed your call twice, and just now I missed your “live chat” in gmail. It makes me remember when we were in college and you spent 6 months in France. I would miss your call all of the time and cry, cry, cry. I’m not crying now, don’t worry. Just wished I could say hi. Several times today Tegegne said, “Mommy, when are we going to skype with Ababayeh? I want to skype with him. I miss him.”
Besides missing you, we’ve had an exciting afternoon with tornado warnings then gorgeous skies and now more suspicious looming clouds. Luckily Kara from up the street stopped by with her kiddos asking if we wanted to take a walk when we heard the sirens. She and I took the kids to the basement, turned on the radio, built a fort with tables, got out play dough and puzzles, breast fed our babies, and then put bike helmets on the kids. I had our huge scooter helmets ready for for the two of us. With the tragedy in Joplin, we figured we couldn’t be too prepared!
After Kara left I had one of those “woe is me” afternoons until I found my phone and saw that sweet Kate, Emily, and Taryn had all checked in with us. Thanks friends.
Okay, and I’ve been in and out of this post, (you know…tending to the needs of the children) and I just listened to my voice mails and I also missed your call. Holy cow. Thanks for the message dear. I hope to receive all further correspondence from you!
I love you.
Happy Birthday Mason! I had so much fun at your swimming party! (P.S. This photo is so last summer, but the photos from your party are on the camera which is traveling with Ababayeh to France!) Love, Tegegne
Taryn and Micah, thank you so much for loving my sister and I like you do. We LOVE spending time with you guys. Especially last week, when you let my mom and dad go to a last minute movie and you hung out with us. We cannot wait to be in your wedding in a few months. Love you so much! (Ummm, this photo is also from so long ago. I think all of our pics are on Taryn’s camera!)
-Tegegne & Hensley
Last but not least, have a happy week! We are in survival mode without Ababayeh for the next two weeks. Cannot wait to skype with him soon and hear of their crazy travels to Bayonne!
We cannot wait to spend more time with you guys next weekend!
Tegegne and Hensley
Blue Mama and Baby. Just the girls hanging out today. We took a nice walk to visit some friends in the neighborhood. Husband and wife architects who are making awesome renovations to a big brick house just up the street from us! They have three little ones too!
Hensley wanted to say hello to everyone!
As I was looking through photos I found this of Michael and his good pal Johnny G. We miss you Johnny and Tanya and we are trying to get ourselves to Austin to see you this summer!
I also found this old video of the boys and thought it was quite adorable! Tegegne, you were such a little guy!