Thursday, December 20, 2007

Emily's 5th birthday - 17 Dec 2007

We celebrated Emily's 5th birthday with a number of her friends earlier this week (17 Dec 2007). Here are some of the pictures from the day:

For more pictures taken the same day, look here.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Jonathan reading to Asher

Jonathan reading to Asher
Originally uploaded by aliyense
Danetta captured this "keeper" image of Jonathan reading to Asher on the living room couch, the day we celebrated Jonathan's 11th birthday (Dec 3, the day before his actual birthday to make the party logistics work).

For a dozen or so other pictures we took during the birthday festivities, go to our family photos site:

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Sunday night pancakes, Dec 2 2007

Got some cute shots of Asher in Danetta's rocking chair:

Several who came for pancakes played cards on the living room floor for a while (clockwise, Leila, Joy, Emily, Jennifer, Sandra - mostly behind Jennifer, and Vince). You can see Asher cavorting on the rocking chair in the background.

Jennifer with Sandra, one of Emily's best friends (daughter of our Kenyan coworkers James and Noeli)

The pancakes table (clockwise, Danetta, Kimberly, Heidi, Becca). We had variety in toppings tonight: besides traditional maple syrup, there were strawberries and home-made gooseberry syrup. (The maple syrup's home-made too, except for the mapleine flavoring.) This evening we had a bunch of fresh gooseberries, so Danetta used some of them to make a delightfully tart alternative syrup.