I explained in this post why I didn’t go visit Adalia when I was in New Zealand for Abel’s birth. The thing is, the girls live *almost* as far apart as they could and still be on the same island. To get from Tilly’s place to Adalia’s, it takes two plane rides and a hour and a half drive through a steep, narrow, mountain pass.
Adalia and I mentioned several times how sad we both were that Tilly was just sitting around her house with Abel and we were just hanging around Adalia’s house. We wished she was closer and that we could all meet up. I almost messaged Tilly (on more than one occassion) to see if there was any way she could come down and visit…so you can imagine how excited I was to recieve a message from her asking if Adalia was up for visitors.
Umm…that was a big YES PLEASE!
This is what Abel looked like last time I saw him…
And this is what he looks like just two months later!
Abel is such a little doll! He is a beautiful baby who is happy, happy, happy all the time. He is the kind of baby who you can just lie on the floor and he stares at the ceiling and laughs and coos…at nothing.
Jared is totally smitten with Abel and it makes my heart happy to see it.
Ben’s older brother Jason came down to visit for a few days. It was a full house…to put it mildly. Can you spot all three babies in this photo?
Abel is super chill and easy to rock (or bounce) to sleep. I know he always looks super serious in photos but he’s one of the smiliest babies I’ve ever seen.
I managed to get a couple photos of the baby cousins together. No easy task at this age!
“Hey, I know, let’s get matching outfits for all three boys and take pictures!” – Me, envisioning beautiful portraits of the boys outside.
Reality: It’s raining (hard).
This was literally the best we could do. But hey, we tried…
I know, let’s try one where you hold the babies…
Well. We tried. Again.
Yeah, that didn’t really work either.
How about if we do one with just you two and the babies?
Okay, I give up.
It was hard enough to find a window of time when all three boys were awake and neither baby was nursing…
Percy discovered Snapchat…and quickly became obsessed. He also got ahold of Adalia’s phone and started a group chat on Facebook. Much to my disappointment, I was not included.
Percy signing “all done”.
Welp…I didn’t get to sleep until past 3 am and I had to take sleeping pills to get there. International travel will do that to you. And my kids start school Thursday so my week is jam-packed with appointments that needed to happen after I got back…but before school.
I hope you enjoyed this little peek into our New Zealand Family.