Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Happy 1st Birthday, Reed!


You gave us quite a scare when you were born in the scorching South Asian heat last year,


And quite honestly, we have struggled because you are so different than your older sister 

(Can you please sleep through the night at some point?).


But we are so excited about the crazy, happy personality you have developed,


And the way you always have a smile for everyone.


SO, we thought today's blowout party was something you'd enjoy.


And we weren't wrong.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Everybody's Family Photo Session, Roberts Edition

Yes, we are biased editors of this blog.

We only want the best pictures to appear,

So usually both James and Kristie give their Editorial Approval

Before each blog post. 


But just so you know, 

For every 1 good picture of everyone calmly looking at the camera,

We have at least 5 of Brother messing with Sister's Hair,


And Dad urgently telling Rebekah to get the mean look off her face

While Brother inquisitively wonders why Dad is talking loudly.


Monday, May 4, 2015

Pictures of Monkeys

Just to give you a glimpse into the life of a non-South Asian child living in South Asia...

They just want pictures of monkeys, 


Because monkeys are cute, 


And because they are always being jokingly questioned by their Papaw about how many monkeys they've seen/eaten/played with each day.


But be it in the Tourist Destinations, the big-city shopping malls, or the roadside chai stands,

Very often our cute...


Little...


Monkeys... 


Are themselves fodder for others to hold, pose with, and tell their families about over the evening meal.


 We don't mind. This is the life we live. This is the country we love.