Thursday, August 17, 2006

Sad News

Tai has gone to California to help his family out since their house burned down... :(
It is so devastating. I wish there was more we could do, but I think Tai can help them out quite a bit in two weeks. He said they have put up sheds and are salvaging some things now.
I wish Tenzin and I could go too, but I know we would take more energy than provide help.
I'm glad that Barbara and Richard came to Hawaii for vacation, they have a lot of hard work ahead of them. Tenzin misses Pappa, and asks for him a a lot. He sees pictures of him on our computer slide show and gets so excited, "PAPPA!!!" Tenzin is being really good for me though, and seems to be understanding of the situation. Madeline and Genevieve are doing great now, and have had a break through! They play happily, and are getting pretty comfortable here. Tenzin loves playing with them, and they all get along better than I could have hoped. Tenzin is also doing much better if one of them is distressed. When I used to take care of Xavier, he would cry if Xavier cried, but now he just goes on playing. It's much easier now to take care of other little ones. Tenzin is really sweet to them and takes them their blankies, sippy cups and tries to feed them snacks. It's pretty cute! I've got some great pictures that I will put up as soon as I have the energy...
Katie left for Canada today, she'll be there for a few months. We had a little thing for her on the beach for her tonight. Tenzin found some briquettes in the sand and instantly had black hands and black streaks on his face...
Well, I'm off to finish cleaning up the house. I need to be a little more efficient with my time since I can't ask Tai to watch Tenzin while I shower or do the laundry...
We're doing pretty well- but we miss you Tai!
Goodnight Noon!

Monday, August 14, 2006

Tenzin proud in his underwear!

This is what exausted looks like...

oooohhh, nice shot pappa!

A BBQ for Tai's company.

Tenzin the little gabber

Gramy Bee and Grandpa Richard

Gramy Bee and Grandpa Richard just came to Hawaii for a visit. Tenzin warmed up to them right away and was good at buttering them up for taking him outside to play ball. He loved playing drums with Grandpa Richard, and would go take them books to read to him in the morning. They babysat so we could go on a date, and took Tenzin to the beach while I baked a carrot cake for Gramy's birthday. It sure was nice having grandparents around!
I am feeling like it would be really nice to live closer to family. Tenzin loves having his grandparents around. I really wish he could see all of his grandparents more often.....
Still working on the master plan...

Happy Tenzin!

From left: Tenzin, and the twins Madeline, and Genevive
Tenzin looks pretty happy!
We are taking care of them 3 mornings a week.

He loves to share his food. Want some sushi?

Hiking on his own now

Checking out some shrimp they found at baby beach

His favorite place to sleep

More Beautiful Sunsets....