December 19, 2009

Thanksgiving in Norfolk

I know it's a bit late but I thought I'd post some pictures from Thanksgiving. We had family from both sides come to our house for the holiday, and it was grand. John fried his famous turkey, and everyone else brought all the fixin's.

I like this picture of Daniel with the parasol. =) He is actually shading Eliza from the warm sun in Pete's arms.

November 15, 2009

It's a GIRL!

Elizabeth "Eliza" Mei Malcolm. Born November 9th at 8:58 a.m. 8 lb. 7 oz. 21 1/2 in.

Eliza took her sweet time deciding to come into the world, but she made a quick entry when it was time! I was 1 week overdue and started labor around 2 a.m. We were at the hospital by 7 a.m. and she was born by 9 a.m. Many people have asked about her name. Mei (pronounced may) is part of my Chinese name Mei Ling given to me when I was born by my Nanny's sister. Mei means beautiful and it seems to suit Miss Eliza Mei perfectly.
We are all doing well. Norfolk had some catastrophic tidal flooding in the days following Eliza's birth. The whole city was under water and housebound so we had a few unexpected days together as a new family. Eliza is perfectly healthy and for that we are extremely thankful. The kids argue over who gets to hold her next, and they are so sweet with her. It is a true joy to watch. Hope you all can meet her soon!

October 31, 2009

More Halloween

Halloween is not my favorite holiday, but you wouldn't know it from the vast number of pictures we took today! Maybe it is because it is a Saturday or maybe it's because we're just waiting for this baby to come on down! Regardless, here are some pictures from our fun day.
{Bradley made a game-time decision to be SpiderGirl instead of a princess. I think she actually scored more candy this way. Henry is a highway.}

{I am about to pop! Also, quick disclaimer on the UVa pumpkin. All John's idea and carving. A UNC logo would be much more difficult. Don't think I have been converted!}

{Off to trick-or-treat!}

{Henry's Halloween art from today. It's a PUMPKIN RACE, of course.}

Happy Halloween!

October 28, 2009

October 28

NO BABY YET! (just in case you were wondering. . . .)

October 14, 2009

Pumpkin Time!!

while we wait for our 'lil pumpkin to greet us!

October 11, 2009

Recent iPhone Moments

{John & Henry attended another NASCAR race in Richmond.}

{The boys ran a 1 mile race together a few weekends ago for a fundraiser. I see many more of these in their future! Can you see them crossing the finish line?}

{John attended the recent U2 concert in Charlottesville. Nice seats!}

{Bradley at breakfast one morning. Doesn't everyone dine like this?}

{Henry plays soccer once a week at a field nearby. LOVES everything about it. I THINK we might have a little athlete on our hands!}

September 10, 2009

First Day of School

Miss Bradley started school on Tuesday which might have been the nastiest, rainiest day of the year here. But, as you can see, she was all smiles with her umbrella and backpack! She LOVED her preschool class and wishes she could go everyday. The best part? It is 4 blocks from our house so we can walk or bike (when it isn't a monsoon outside).

Henry started school last week and made the big transition to Kindergarten. He is so grown up and would NOT stand for me to take his photo, so this is all we got. He is attending a small school called The Williams School which is a great fit for him this year. He is loving it so far but not loving the long days away from home and the only schedule he has ever known. He'll adjust soon I'm sure. Meanwhile, we are just waiting for that note to come home from his teacher telling us what a child genius we have . . . . . we're still waiting. . .

September 08, 2009