Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Who's who...





As the girls are getting older, everyone's having a harder time telling who's who.  The girls are walking now, but not quite running yet.  They were giving each other hugs the other day while aunt Kelly was here.  So cute!  Four words in their vocabulary... "daddy", "mama", "baby", and "Hi"....  The girls also love giving kisses.  When asked for a kiss, they'll open their mouths and give you quite the wet one!  It's great.  They're also wearing the neckolaces aunt Teenah and uncle Pat gave to them without trying to take them off.  As far as safety goes at our place, gates that don't lock into anything don't quite work anymore.  They pull them down to get to whatever they're not supposed to be in.  It's entertaining, but we've got to watch them so close!  They're getting so big so fast.

Our new wagon...


We were helping ba put it together...


Good helpers!!!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Our home-made trampolines....

Raegan and Riley still love using their bouncy seats.  They used them at one to six months to sleep and eat in, and now as recliners when they get to watch their 30 minutes of the backyardigans.  They use it to climb onto the couches, and they bounce on them as a trampoline.  Best investment as far as multiple-use baby gear!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Update with the Conrads....

So, we've been traveling quite a bit these last few months... Our trip to Tennessee was more than we expected.  Quite hot, but it beats 30 below Minnesota winters.  As far as everything else, it's absolutely beautiful and green down there.  The bed and breakfast we stayed at was great.  The inn-keepers used to own a restaurant, so breakfast was fabulous!!!  We plan on going back later this fall, and even again in the winter!    

We were off to Colorado over the 4th for Suong's wedding.  The girls had stranger anxiety for the first time.  I think they were a little overwhelmed with the amount of people who wanted to hold them.  We ate lots of pho at the restaurant for Di Thuong's birthday.  Happy birthday Di Thuong.  Too bad ma and ba didn't give us any ice-cream cake though. :).  We were re-united with family we hadn't seen in about 10 years.  Great to see everyone!

We will definitely keep you all posted with our next trip.  We haven't quite decided where yet.  It is kind of fun to look on a map and chose another destination... Maybe we'll be able to fit in several more trips before we have to buy airfare for Mai and Dao when they turn two.  I can't believe they've been on 8 plane rides already and they're 13 months.  They've done really well, but it seems that they're not wanting to snooze much on the plane as they did when they were younger.  

Mai and Dao are both trying to take their first steps.  I will post videos tonight.  Hope everyone is doing well.  Miss you guys already.
-Conrads

Tennessee trip...

We spent about two hours at the zoo, and couldn't last much longer.  It was 95 degrees out, and extremely humid!  By our fourth and fifth day, we got used to the humidity though. 
Our favorite part was petting the goats...
Don't pinch him too hard...
Yay!!!  What a great trip!

Tennessee trip...

Raegan and Riley love to look at the fish...
At the Opry Mills, we were able to go to a sting ray and shark park, where we were able to feed them shrimp by our knuckles... 

Our first Merry-Go-Round ride... ma and ba got really dizzy!

Colorado

My milk mustache...
Watching the backyardigans...
 saying goodbye to di Thuong and ong me ngoai...
Mu Annie and Cau Thai...

Suongs wedding...

Thuong with the mother of the bride at the reception...(above)
The sisters... (above)
With Di Linh.... (you're next :))
Riley with Cau Nhi... (above)
More cousins!  Notice the girl in the front is wearing the same dress as Mai and Dao.

Colorado

getting ready to leave for the wedding reception...
relaxing with ong me ngoai....
The wedding party....
Raegan & Di Thuong....
Riley & Cau Thai...

Colorado trip....


with the bride....
We had to drink our bottles quick before going to the morning ceremony...