so, it's been awhile since the last post. a lot and not much has happened in the last couple months. we are all doing well. helio is growing up very quickly. we visited grandma and grandpa in michigan for christmas and he seemed to learn new things every day! more on that later.
this picture is helio waiting patiently for everyone to come have thanksgiving dinner. we were lucky to have gerry and corey over for the weekend, and mei and kevin were in town too. it was the first immediate fong family thanksgiving in seattle and it was a lot of fun.
the days quickly flew by until christmas. we were in michigan for about a week. up until then helio had flown twice but the flights were only 2 hours. this was going to be our first 4.5 - 5 hour flights. the trip back was much better. going there we had a meltdown during the last hour. lack of sleep, food and space does not make a happy baby.
these are from Christmas morning. by the end of the day helio understood that if you unwrap the present there is something more fun to play with inside.
there wasn't a lot of snow this year, but helio had fun playing in what there was. he's sporting new snow boots that are now being used as rain boots.
these are from the hands on museum in Ann Arbor. we visited the water area twice since it was just so much fun! the slide might have been a close second though.
these are just random photos of helio being helio. he picked up a couple new words in michigan. i think his vocabulary now, that we know of, consists of cat, vacuum, cracker, tractor, truck, up, mama, and papa. he's also been eating with a fork and spoon almost exclusively the last week or so, can navigate stairs (up and down) pretty well, and learned to fist bump (kurts goal for the few days we saw him). helio also is a little too good at shaking his head "no".