Friday, March 6, 2015

Favorite School Photos

At school the teachers take some snapshots of the kids and here is a collection of our favorites.


Monday, March 2, 2015


School was celebrating a lot of New Year events for Chinese New year... so I decided to set up a special display to introduce families to Persian New Year (or Norooz).  Norooz is celebrated on the first day of spring on the vernal equinox.  A typical spread includes a haf seen where families place seven items that begin with the letter 's' and where these items signify something special.

To learn more check out these links:

Sunday, March 1, 2015


Yes, yes, he is just about there!  He is walking!

Fin we know can walk, does a mummy (hands out in front) toddle... he can walk but is very cautious.  This weekend he practiced (ever so proudly) going between Ahmad and I in the kitchen.  It was sooo exciting.  However, with the new found mobility also comes the new found exploring skills... watch out kitchen drawers and cabinets... there is no hiding from a 1 year old!

Its funny, January 1 marked Kai's first steps and Fin's are with March 1st.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

Potty Training

How could I forget, Kai started to go potty by himself with the help of the teachers at school.  Its been actually fantastic that school has done most of the convincing and help in this area.  He is diaper free at school since Feb. 4th and now at home he is mostly diaper free except on the weekends and at night.  All fine by me!

Kai is one who wants to be more grown up, so if the big kids are doing it so well he.  He also has a strong sense of self which we love and is not just a follower.  If Kai decides its right for him then game on!

So, Game on my sweetie... Game on!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Fin's Surgery

Well, finally the little man was well enough to proceed with surgery.  We drove over to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek early in the morning.  The hospital was award winning and beautiful.  It had special set ups for children (toys, pillow cases, attention to details).  We met with the anesthesiologist and then the surgeon.  It was so hard to let him go, i was so nervous but he was a champ.  We found everything we were looking for and the procedure was a full success.  We left around 3pm just in time to beat the work day traffic home, pick up Kai and cuddle with our baby!

Love you Fin, so glad its over and CONGRATS on being such a brave strong boy!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The CheckIn

We had the kids 1 and 3 Pediatrician visits today.  Its always exciting with two in the small offices of San Francisco.

Here are the stats:

  • Weight: 27lbs 14oz
  • Head Size: 53.5 cm
  • Height: 33inches
  • Weight: 37lbs
  • Height: 39.75inches
  • Eyes: Perfect!