Friday, December 12, 2008

Holidays 2008!

Getting ready for Christmas is fun!  I love my Santa Hat...

I am doing all of my holiday shopping online

On our way to get a Christmas tree!

There were so many trees, it was hard to decide!

I helped Mommy decorate the tree

Here is our tree after being decorated!

Logan came over one day to play while his mommy had some work to do!  We had fun in the park! Logan is quite the soccer player...

We also played at home - it was fun!

Nina had her first birthday party.  I had a great time playing with her...but she is starting to have an attitude about her toys!  I will have to remind her I am still 7 months older!  Here is me giving her a bad look when she stole her walking toy away from me:

Uncle Adam and Grandpa came to visit - we took Adam out on the Golden Gate bridge.  Uncle Adam liked it, but it was COLD!

Papa sleeping on the couch after Thanksgiving dinner...I guess turkey really does make you tired!

Eating brunch, with my big blue eyes!

I love riding the carousel!
Playing at Buena Vista playground in the water

Crawling around my Hayes Valley playground - I come here all the time!

Weeeeeeee!  I love when Daddy throws me in the air!

Cindy Loo Who hair....with cereal and milk

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Out of Africa

Mommy and Daddy went to Tanzania while I stayed with Granny and Grandpa. They were helping people who don't have electricity to get lights. They stayed most of the trip in a small town called Kayanga on the Rwanda border, west of Lake Victoria, but also went on a safari through the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara. They say it was their most amazing trip ever!

The people involved:


The dissigno intern, Joel, and his girlfriend, CynthiaRobert, who was hired in Kayanga to help out

The project - pedal power to replace kerosene lamps with LED lights:

Around Kayanga:

Samuel was a local man and one of the most genuine people - he received the first light and was overwhelmingly grateful:

Visiting Samuel and his family:

Lunch everyday at Mama Roida's:

The children were captivating:

Particularly a little girl named Olivia - Mommy said they saw her everyday and wanted to bring her home!

A positive sign before the election:
Around Lake Victoria:

Leaving Kayanga for safari:

On safari:

Masaii Village:

I can't wait until I get to join Mommy and Daddy on a future trip!