Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Yum Yum Good

I didn't realize just how large Quillan is. I mean, he's big, VERY big, but I haven't been able to truly put it in to perspective until I looked at Xaelen's stats from when he was 18 months old. Quillan is the same size, now at 9 months, as Xaelen was at 18 months. 23 pounds, 31.5 inches. Holy Thunderthighs, Batman!

And he's not just heavy, he's TALL. He's just 4.5 inches shorter than Xaelen.

Amazing.

Although, not entirely surprising given how much this kid eats. He eats and eats and eats and eats. He will just sit in his high chair and open his mouth repeatedly like a baby bird. He eats everything too! Xaelen wasn't very fond of eating from an early age (and it hasn't changed much). Quillan likes ALL food! He eats soup, oatmeal, yogurt, fruit, noodles, chicken, fish, you name it, he eats it. Although, there was one thing he NEVER wanted to eat. Baby food. You know, the kind in a jar. Smart kid, that stuff tastes nasty.

I'm trying to encourage Xaelen to eat more by telling him that soon he'll be the little brother and Quillan will be his big brother. He wasn't so sure that would happen.

"*I'M* the big brother, mommy. Quillan is the BABY brother". Duh. Everyone knows that. That kid is sharp. Can't get anything past him.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day



For those of you who don't know, Adam and I are a host family for international students coming to San Diego to learn English. Every 6 months or so, we get a new student (or two). We are currently hosting two girls from Japan. Mizuki & Risa arrived at the end of March and are staying with us until the end of June. The boys adore them and it's been wonderful having them.

This year, Mother's day wasn't just about having my oldest give me tons of hugs and kisses. This year, I have another child. This year, I am a mother two times over. And actually, you could say I'm a mother 4 times over. My wonderful students made me this card to commemerate Mother's Day. They signed it "Your Children". I love it!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The news clip

Let me first start out by saying what a joke it is trying to get a snippet of news somehow transmitted to you. The actual news station contracts out to a third party who deals with providing people with news clips via CD, DVD, VHS, etc. Would someone like to guess how much that costs? $35 is the cheapest way - VHS tape. Now, why on earth would I want a VHS tape of a 42 second clip, I have no idea. So I suggested to the 3rd party, how about you just email me the 42 second clip. Guess how much that costs - $70. For an AVI file. I've never heard of such insanity in all of my life.

So, as it stands, I decided to go the cheapskate route. Forgive me. But there is no way in this or any other world I would pay $70 for an emailed 42 second clip. No thank you. What you are viewing is Adam pointing our little video camera at our 10 foot TV screen we have in our den. Hopefully, nobody minds?

video

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Checkup Update

The kids had their visit to the doctor today. X doing his 3 year checkup and Q doing his 9 month checkup. Here are their stats:

X - 36.25 inches (25%)
31.50 pounds (50%)

Q - 31.50 inches (97%)
23.00 pounds (80%)

As you can see, Q is catching up to X in the height department. I'm not entirely surprised. Q eats SOOOooo much better than X ever did at this age (or any age for that matter). I'll post some pics tomorrow of both little monkeys.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

X makes the local news

The world distance throw attempt was today.

The bad news: We missed the 75 foot distance needed by about 22 inches...There's always next year.

The good news: Xaelen was on the news! CBS San Diego had him on at the end of the news hour to close out the news program.

So incredibly cute! They called him a disc golf prodigy. Adam did a little interview which they aired as well. I looked fat. Overall, a lovely time was had by all.

Tomorrow Xaelen turns 3! We've got quite the fun filled day planned. 1st off, we're heading to the doctor for X's 3 year check-up and Q's 9 month check up. Then we're off to our favorite place for lunchtime SUSHI! And then tonight, to finish off a fabulous day, we're having a little "party" for him at the nearby Chuck E. Cheese. Now, personally, I'm really rather anti places such as that. Unfortunately my parents have him hooked on that place. They've taken him there numerous times and he won't stop talking about how he's going to have a birthday there. I had no choice.

Alas.

On a side note, does anyone have any idea how I can take what I recorded of the news segment on our DVR at home and somehow put it on my blog? Or put it anywhere for that matter? I checked their website (for channel 8 San Diego) and they don't have this story online, only on the evening newscast. Any ideas? Much appreciated!

My little family

My little family
Mama bear, Papa bear & Xaelen bear

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San Diego, California, United States
I'm gLobey, also known as Rita, also known as Mama. I'm a married mother of two awesome boys named Xaelen (age 3) and Quillan (9 months). They are super cute! My other half is Adazm, he's quite cute too.

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