Friday, May 29, 2009

we were sad to see them go

well, news on the chicken front is that we've moved from 4 chickens to 2. there's always a chance when buying chicks that you'll end up with roosters, but I don't think it's as great as 50%. we ended up with two. last night durga and jett when to a new home. durga was practicing her crow and it was jett was looking like she's heading the same direction.

we're looking for another brahma to have at least a trio. but, we were sad to see durga and jett go.



New Pro Photos

here's the best of helio's studio shots at 9 months. we had to wait an hour for our turn so helio was tired of being at babies r us. But, we managed to get a few good ones.




Tuesday, May 12, 2009

helio is 9 months!

today is helio's 9 month birthday! it sure has gone by fast. in a few days we have a standard 9 month check-up so we'll see how he's doing according to the pediatrician. he seems just fine to us. since we haven't posted for awhile there's lots to show off.

helio is learning lots of new things these days. he's become pretty good at sitting up. he'll still tip over once in awhile and just in case we put pillows behind him and on his sides. he seems to always lead with his head.

food has been a big thing lately too. he's really gotten into feeding himself. the big favorite seems to be cheerios, which will keep him occupied for quite a while. he also has a thing for cheese, feta, cheddar, goat cheese, mozzarella, parmesan. we try to feed him what we're eating and I guess we eat a lot of cheese.

anyway, kava's family visited recently. they hadn't seen helio since he was born so there was big difference, especially, how excitable he can get. luckily, the local tulip festival was extended so we had a chance to wade through the crowds and see the tulip fields. the picture is just one field of many. sorry to the person who gets the tulip that helio got his hands on.

that's about it for now. enjoy the photos!

kurt and helio

kava's mom and dad learn what gets helio riled up

skagit valley tulip field, one of them, outside of mt vernon, wa

helio's deciding which flower he wants

helio is still tulip size

broccoli is a new favorite

new chix
bonus picture: left to right - jet, durga, darla, and coco enjoy their new outdoor digs

Sunday, May 3, 2009

new sweater

nai nai (grandma fong/gerry) made helio a second new sweater. we all love it, thanks very very much. here's pics from the first day he got it. we went to the park to swing and later play with the tree blossoms.