Magdalena

Kids Say Funny Things

The other day when Brynn and the kids went to the beach and saw the dead baby shark I had to stay home for a two-hour phone call I had with a peer mentoring group. Magdalena wanted me to come, but I told her “I’m sorry I can’t, I have a big phone call I need to be on.” Later when the kids got home and were telling me about the shark I said “Wow! That sounds exciting, I wish I could have been there to see the...

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First few days in HK

Hong Kong has been great. So far we have spent most of our time in Discovery Bay (on Lantau Island) where we are temporarily living. Yesterday we went to dinner at the home of friends on the island of Peng Chau. And today we made our first trek into Central (what downtown Hong Kong, on the island of Hong Kong, is referred to). It was busy and hectic, but that was to be expected. It’s relatively quiet in Discovery Bay. Tomorrow we are...

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September-November 2011

I can’t believe I haven’t posted since the beginning of September! Crazy. Well, here are some photos from our autumn adventures. There are pictures of  the day my dad went paragliding and the kids watching dad in a triathlon from their stroller. Then photos of when Josh’s parents, our brother-in-law, Brent, and our nephew Renen came out for General Conference. We had lots of fun with them–crafts/activities with Grandma, Hill...

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A Basketball Surprise for James and Magdalena (Freethrow Fred Newman)

 Josh’s parents work out at the same gym as the famous “Freethrow Fred Newman,” so when James went through a stage of being obsessed with basketball, In June Grandpa Steimle asked me to take some pictures of James with a basketball for a “surprise.” Magdalena didn’t want to miss out on the action and wanted her picture taken too. It cracks me up how differently they handle a basketball! See pictures of our...

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Feb 2011 Stuff

Here are some highlights from February. *Mommy group trip to the dinosaur museum. *Making valentines for Mommy group. *Magdalena starts gymnastics. *A visit from Uncle Walter, Aunt April, Cammie, & Lauren *James moves to a forward-facing carseat. *Magdalena starts...

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Magdalena, the artist

Magdalena, the artist

The other day Magdalena drew this–ink on a sticky note. I know as her mother I am biased, but isn’t this pretty good for someone who just turned 3? It caught me off guard. In the past her artwork has consisted mostly of scribbles with an occasional letter, rainbow, or circle with a few limb-like appendages. She wasn’t even looking at a picture. And she’s never seen a mouse in person that she would remember. And I...

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