Thursday, December 29, 2005

**Snow baby**

href=""> Tenzin LOVES the snow and riding in his sleigh!

Mele Kalikimaka

We Had our Christmas party in Hawaii before we left for Canada with my brother, sister and her boyfriend Santiago. We had our gifts under the tree, and a little feast. The next day we left for Honolulu, where we spent the night before heading to Canada for Tenzin's first Christmas in the snow!!

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Little Nipper

Tenzin got his 6th tooth today, now he has four on the top, two on the bottom. The space was nice, because when he would bite me, the nipple would have a little way out. I'm *hoping* that now that the teeth are in, there will be no need for nipping :)
Well, Tenzin did get his two front teeth for Christmas, although he can't say Merry Chrisssmas yet, He is learning how to kiss. (very important since everyone in Hawaii does the cheek kiss) He just grabs your by the ears and smashes his face into your cheek for a few seconds. It's very sweet. If he really loves you he'll do the cheek lick, or try to suck your entire cheek into his mouth.
I don't have to wonder what the meaning of life is anymore. This is it.

Parallel Universe

I wonder what Tenzin thinks when he sees himself in the mirror? Sometimes he makes himself laugh. Sometimes he tries to crawl through the mirror and bangs his head. Sometimes he plays, responding to himself. Sometimes he scares himself.
Sometimes he waves bye-bye to that little boy on the other side.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Laughing at the moon

Tenzin has been laughing at the moon the last few nights.
His top tooth cut through, so we are sleeping much better now :) Tonight we had the Christmas party with Tai's company, it was fun and we got a hammock in the gift exchange. It will be great for swinging with Tenzin.
We just got an e mail from our good friend Nyima who is a Tibetan and former monk. I tutored him for two months when we lived in Dharamsala. He took me to the Dalai Lams's office to get Tenzin's name. Well, he and his girlfriend just had a baby daugher and her name is Tenzin too!! They were both born in 2005, it just seems really special. I'm going to send them some things, and some money since they have very little.
I have been so happy all day thinking of a little baby girl with the same name so far away. I hope Tenzin and Tenzin can meet someday.
We will be leaving on our trip next weekend!! I wanted to send this picture of Tenzin along with a "Merry Christmas!" Just incase some of you don't get your card in time... And for Auntie Pema and Grandpa & Grandma that are off having amazing adventures in Asia. WE LOVE YOU!!
For our loved ones near and far, Laugh at the moon, we'll be laughing at the same one.
Sending you lots of love, and peace all year long.
Keri, Tai and Tenzin*

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Sleep deprivation

Again I should be sleeping. Our entire family is becoming insomniacs over the impending tooth.
It should cut tomorrow.
We are busy preparing for Christmas, Christmas parties, our trip, and a garage sale this weekend!! Tenzin is being a lovely curious little guy these days, getting into everything as he should be.
We've been having fun even though seriously sleep deprived.