Friday, July 25, 2008

ABCs and 10 months old

I haven't posted a video for a while. This is Jaan, reading to Raia. It's too bad our camera won't go for more than 30 seconds with video. Jaan can't get through the whole book fast enough. I got a bunch of quick clips, but I can't tell which one is best.

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Asya turned 10 months old yesterday! That seems old. At nine months, I feel like we're getting close to that first birthday; by ten months, they're just old. Her latest accomplishment is that she can climb right up to the top of the (big!) slide. She has two teeth now, and eats everything in sight. I tried to get a photo to show her teeth yesterday, but when I looked at it just now, I couldn't see anything. This photo of Raia in the archives could be Asya, except that Asya doesn't have anything on the top yet. Asya really doesn't look too much like Raia in other photos, but that one is just about identical. Since the tooth photo didn't turn out, here's another cute one from a recent village visit. She was enjoying the raspberries and apricots.



I might be posting less than usual for a little while here. Our friends, the Sullivans, just arrived from Moscow. They'll be here for two weeks, and I am going to enjoy every minute of the visit!

6 comments:

Lindy said...

What a great video to open while I'm working with 20 elementary reading teachers!! We have been working since Monday and each day brings more discussion about the importance of a love of books. This exemplifies that belief. I rarely saw you or Leetra without a book when you were growing up and it continues. We'll miss you next week when the family gathers. Thanks for the updates, pictures, and videos. Love, Aunt Lindy

Mom said...

I second Lindy's appreciation for the heritage you are passing to your children by your delight in books--and how I love hearing that sweet voice of Jaan reading to his sister!

Enjoy every minute of your time with the Sullivans (and please greet them for me).

Love....

Anonymous said...

Hi! What a sweet video! And, it is so nice to hear Jaan's voice! Of course, with a mother and father who have loved books so, I would expect that love to pass right on to the next generation. What a blessing! Love to all! Baba Julie

Abby said...

oh my! this is adorable! I love that Raia echoes Jaan..."Fish." "Fish!" Too cute. Thanks for sharing! =)

Love, Abby

Tim's Mom said...

Very cute!

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Julie said...

Molodets Jaan! Love ya